Rhode Island River Restoration Projects

NOAA Administrator Dr. Jane Lubchenco joined last week with federal, state and local officials and volunteers at Hunt’s Mills Dam on the Ten Mile River in East Providence (RI, USA) to celebrate a USD3 million American Reinvestment and Recovery … www.european-waternews.com

A Lesson in UV Canadian Water Treatment

UV disinfection can also be used as part of the treatment train allowing waste waters to be recycled to very high water standards for beneficial reuse in agriculture or for aquafer recharge. UV disinfection produces no identified … watertreatment.ca

Timaru Herald- New Zealand – Spring infection warning

by Timaru Herald – Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand
“Campylobacter, salmonella, cryptosporidium, giardia and yersinia live in the gut of animals and birds, and may be present in large numbers in their faeces.  www.timaruherald.co.nz


Naturalnews.com – U.S. Pharmaceutical Factories Dumping Huge Quantities of Drugs Into Public Sewers, Rivers and Waterways

USGS study of sewers downstream of pharmaceutical factories finds high concentrations of drugs in waste stream.  www.naturalnews.com

EPA Requiring Local Governments to Initiate Storm Water Pollution Public Awareness Campaigns

“Love Your Stream”, “Low Impact Living” fine art posters inspire change, teach residents best storm water practices. Teaching people to keep rain water … www.prweb.com

Carl Pope – Water, Water, Everywhere, Nor Any Drop to Drink…

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner anticipated the perils of climate change. There won’t be less water in a warmer world — total global precipitation may well increase. – www.huffingtonpost.com


Giardia – A protozoan parasite.  Occurrence in water sample must be confirmed by identification of two or more morphological
characteristics, nuclei, axoneme and/or median body.

How are MPA groundwater tests conducted?

Samples are collected in accordance with the EPA “Consensus
Method for Determining Groundwaters Under the Direct Influence
of Surface Water Using Microscopic Particulate Analysis (MPA).”
Two sampling events are recommended, one during a dry period and
a second during a wet period.  Turbidity, temperature, rainfall and
stream flow records, and conductivity etc. may be used for guidance
for when to test.