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      Understanding Covid-19 Testing in Wastewater

      May 12, 2022 at 2:00 PM / by Evan Walters posted in wastewater, USEPA, covid-19, coronavirus, omicron


      Have you ever heard about monitoring wastewater for Covid-19 outbreaks? If you haven’t, let me be the first to tell you that environmental chemists can monitor Coronavirus outbreaks on a routine basis. This procedure represents a scientific field referred to as Wastewater-Based Epidemiology.

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      How will the UCMR 5 Program Help Determine if Drinking Water is Safe?

      March 3, 2022 at 2:45 PM / by Evan Walters posted in contamination, Drinking water, UCMR, USEPA, assessment monitoring


      If you live in an urban area or city, then you may be familiar with paying a water bill for the water you utilize in your home. For the most part, this water bill covers the cost of water testing, treatment, and transportation from your regional water facility to your home. When you look at the life cycle of your tap water, the journey it takes to make it to your home is quite amazing.

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      What is Wastewater?

      February 7, 2022 at 5:09 PM / by Evan Walters posted in wastewater, USEPA, NPDES


      Throughout my entire life I have always had an appreciation for water. Growing up in the Midwest, I spent my summers at the lake and winters in the snow. As a child, school taught me that water makes up ~70% of the earth’s surface and that most of that water is oceanic water (aka-salt water).

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