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22
DEC
2015

Science Education with WETLAB

At WETLAB, we are often approached by members of the community who are interested in having one of talented scientists come talk to students about chemistry.  We try to oblige as much as we can, and this year, we were able to do two completely different presentations for...
08
DEC
2015

Revised Total Coliform Rule

The EPA revised the Total Coliform Rule (TCR) in 2013, but these changes need to be implemented soon. By April 1, 2016, all compliant public water systems will have to implement the revised TCR requirements. At WETLAB, we take a great interest in the new regulatory measures that...
19
AUG
2015

Would You Drink Effluent Water?

Effluent water could soon become part of your normal drinking water in Northern Nevada.  According to KTVN, reclaimed water is around 30% cheaper than potable water, but the problem is that waste water is not drinkable yet. Yet is the key word here, because regulations that...
29
JUL
2015

Lake Tahoe Clarity Improves

According to a recent article in the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s Tahoe in Depth Newsletter, the clarity levels of Lake Tahoe are improving.  Lake clarity increased due to several factors, high among them being the continuing drought.  Lower amounts of precipitation means...
11
MAR
2014

Updated Methods for Mercury Analysis

Effective March 6, 2014: The Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation (BMRR) announces updated certified methods for mercury analysis required in Part I.D of the Water Pollution Control Permit. WETLAB will no longer utilize the analytical method 200.8, Determination of Trace...
05
FEB
2014

Public Health Alert

On January 8, 2014 the water supply for one of the largest water treatment plants in West Virginia was contaminated.  The contaminant was 4-methylcycolhexene methanol, a chemical used to remove impurities from coal. It leaked from a storage container at Freedom Industries, a...
17
SEP
2013

First Lady Advocates for Drinking More Water

First Lady Michelle Obama has been advocating for people to drink more water in an effort to improve health.
17
JUL
2013

Nevada Group to Look at Near-Shore Water Quality at Tahoe

As we’ve discussed before, Lake Tahoe gets a lot of attention from both Nevada and California regarding water quality...
13
JUN
2013

Water Quality Question at Lake Mead

A recent water quality story caught our eye out of Southern Nevada – mysterious brown foam found floating on Lake Mead...
16
APR
2013

Improving Water Quality – What You Can Do

In this blog, we spend much of our time talking about water quality testing news, science and politics that we find interesting; but with this month’s blog, we decided to do something a little different.
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