Category Archives: Wastewater Analysis

Water Quality: New Objectives for Mercury

The State Water Resources Control Board has adopted new water quality objectives for mercury. These new rules are meant to protect public health and wildlife by limiting mercury in all inland surface waters, enclosed bays, and estuaries in California. The … Continue reading

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Water Reclamation and Reuse: $23.6 Million for Projects and Studies

The Bureau of Reclamation has awarded $23.6 million for water reclamation and reuse projects and studies. California is among seven states to receive funding, with many projects located in Southern California. As the press release from the U.S. Department of … Continue reading

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Waste Not, Want Not: CA Plans for Direct Potable Reuse of Recycled Water

California is likely to be the first state to embrace recycled wastewater as a potable drinking water supply after the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) released a report on the feasibility of regulating direct potable reuse of recycled water. … Continue reading

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The Drought’s Effect on Water Quality in Southern California

California is in the throes of the worst drought it’s experienced in the last century. The focus thus far has been on water conservation, reclamation, and alternative sources—and rightfully so, given the lack of water available in the State. There … Continue reading

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Environmental Impact Report Propels Wastewater Treatment Plant Project

East Valley Water District’s proposal to build a water recycling plan in Highland successfully passed its first milestone earlier this month, thanks to certification of the final environmental impact report for San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District’s Sterling Natural Resources … Continue reading

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PT Results Verify Excellence in Quality Control

The results are in — and Babcock Labs once again receives an A+ in Proficiency Testing! Twice a year, Babcock Laboratories, Inc. participates in Proficiency Testing (PT) programs required under the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP). During the PT … Continue reading

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Babcock Labs Scores 99.6% on PTs for Summer 2015

Babcock Laboratories, Inc. PT scores for the summer of 2015: The average score for all PT testing was 99.6%, verifying Babcock Labs’ analytical testing expertise and reaffirming Babcock Labs’ reputation as “The Standard of Excellence for Over 100 Years”. Overall Scores: … Continue reading

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