Water Blog

May
24

Texas Drinking Water Quality

Have you ever wondered about the quality of your drinking water?  The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has a page on their website called Drinking Water: Consumer Concerns.  The TCEQ also provides a searchable database on their page called Drinking Water Watch.  You can use this tool to find the analytical results and compliance data to learn more about the quality […]

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May
03

EPA Grant to Improve Texas Water Quality

Grant of $8.3M for Water Quality and Environmental Programs   DALLAS –  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) a performance partnership grant of $8,354,808 for administering water quality and environmental programs.  “Complex environmental problems require innovation and teamwork across different environmental programs,” said Acting Regional Administrator Sam […]

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May
03

State Water Board Adopts Mercury Limits for Water Bodies

Effort intended to Better Protect Those Who Depend on and Consume Fish Regularly SACRAMENTO — Yesterday, the State Water Resources Control Board adopted rules to protect people and wildlife consuming fish from freshwater streams, lakes, and rivers in California that contain mercury – a potent neurotoxin. “Fish like salmon, bass, sturgeon and other popular fish like […]

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Apr
26

State Water Board Rescinds Mandatory Conservation Standards

Reporting Requirements and Prohibition on Water Waste Remain SACRAMENTO —Today the State Water Resources Control Board rescinded the water supply “stress test” requirements and remaining mandatory conservation standards for urban water suppliers while keeping in place the water use reporting requirements and prohibitions against wasteful practices. The action by State Water Board Executive Director Tom […]

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Feb
09

Disinfection

Compounds formed by the reaction of hypochlorous acid (or aqueous chlorine) with ammonia.

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Feb
08

Water Storage

A water level that is equal to the water level in a hydraulically attached body of water. Used to see tank water level by using a sight glass attached to the side of the tank.

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Feb
07

Corrosion Control

The positive pole or electrode of an electrolytic system, such as a battery. The anode attracts negatively charged particles or ions. (anions)

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Feb
06

Distribution Piping

A mechanical pipe joint consisting of one cylindrical middle ring, two follower rings, two resilient gaskets made up of a special compound and a set of steel track head bolts.

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