Drinking Water Advocacy Groups Critical of Consumer Right-to...
By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD How do you know if your drinking water is safe? For many, the answer to that question is if it tastes and smells good. Most drinking water contaminants of […]
New Support for Monitoring and Reducing Contamination of Pri...
By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD In December 2020, US EPA announced the availability of $1.7 million (USD) in grant funding to provide technical assistance and training to support private drinking-water well owners. According to […]
New Report on Waterborne Illness Highlights Need for Public ...
By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new report in the Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) journal on the health and cost burden of waterborne disease in […]
Sanitary Surveys: Assessing Risks to Drinking Water Supplies
By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD Waterborne outbreaks and disease result primarily from microbial contamination. Water providers are required to routinely monitor source and treated water supplies to ensure safety. In addition, proactive approaches toward […]
Wildfires and Water Quality
By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD Wildfires in 2020 have reached record proportions in North America. These events are not only damaging to people, structures and land, but also dramatically impact source-water quality. Future predictions […]
Microbes and Emerging Chlorine Resistance
By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD Chlorine disinfection is used by the majority of drinking water treatment municipalities to control microbial pathogens. Some microbes, however, are resistant to chlorine disinfectants and require additional or substitutive […]
The Benefits and Risks of Bottled Water Supplies
By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD Bottled water sales have been on a mostly steady increase for over a decade. It is now the number-one beverage in the United States and has been for several […]
Make-shift Pools and Essential POU Maintenance
By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD With everyone stuck at home and community pools shut down, stock-tank pools are having a moment.1 These galvanized metal containers are staples on farms and ranches for watering livestock […]
Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace
By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD In many regions, the reopening of businesses following pandemic lockdowns have been associated with a spike in SARS-CoV-2 exposure and COVID-19 infection rates. By nature, the POU water treatment […]
Ensuring Safe Building Water Supplies Before Reopening
By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD At press time, states were just beginning to lift restrictions around America, allowing previously deemed non-essential businesses to reopen. Many businesses are opening in a phased approach, serving clients […]