Water Testing News
Water conditions, water testing and your family’s health are leading topics of news, environmental issues and even movies. Below are some recent news items dealing with water contamination as well as news items about e-WaterTest.com.
Well Water Testing Frequently Asked Questions – Center for Disease Control Healthy Water FAQ:
Should I have my well tested?
Yes. In 1999 – 2000, contaminated private well water caused 26% of the drinking water outbreaks that made people sick. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rules that protect public drinking water systems do not apply to privately owned wells. Most states have rules for private wells, but these rules may not completely protect your private well. In other words, as a private well owner, it is up to you to make sure that your well water is safe to drink. Your local health or environmental department can help advise you.
e-WaterTest.com Performs Water Testing for Former First Family
March 14, 2005 – Bordentown, NJ
e-WaterTest.com, a leading New Jersey-based water testing laboratory, announced that the company recently was selected to test the drinking water for the residence of former President Bill Clinton at the request of the U.S. government agency responsible for managing the Clinton’s property in New York State. e-WaterTest.com was approached by the agency to test the drinking water coming into the Clinton’s residence for potential contaminants.
Pennsylvania health officials testing water after miscarriages
The Allegheny County Health Department is investigating water quality at a suburban Pittsburgh office to determine whether there is any link between the water and the miscarriages of a number of employees.
Two Water Testing Methods Could Prove Useful in Predicting Effects of Global Climate Change
In order to map water usage, scientists from Ohio State University have successfully used two water testing methods to determine the age of water taken from different sites around a Gulf Coast tourist community in Alabama. The age suggests how quickly rainwater renews the water supply, and how quickly seawater could potentially enter the system. The two methods could prove useful for gauging rising sea levels — one of the possible effects of global climate change.
Water Issues Find Way Into Movies & TV
Water contamination has found its way to the big screen, as evidenced by the recent release of the movie “Erin Brockovich”, a movie about a lawsuit involving the pollution of a California town’s drinking water supply. In addition, a March 2nd broadcast of the television news show “48 Hours” featured a segment on E. COLI BACTERIA contamination of an untreated private well at a New York fairground that led to a disease outbreak and the death of a three year-old-girl.
MTBE Featured On CBS’s Popular “60 Minutes”
As reported in the February 2000 edition of the American Water Works publication “MainStream”, the January broadcast of CBS’s “60 Minutes” detailed the surprisingly widespread contamination of groundwater sources, used for human consumption, by the gasoline additive MTBE. Opening with the prediction that MTBE contamination of drinking water supplies could become “the biggest environmental disaster of the decade”