EWG Toxic Algae Website, Legionella in School Drinking Water

EWG and Toxic Algae Website

August 2020, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has launched a new web site on “Toxic Algae.”  On the site there is an interactive map of reported algal blooms in the United States from 2010 through August 2020, a table of health effects and videos.

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Legionella in School Drinking Water

The website “boston.com” posted an article regarding nine schools in Ohio and Pennsylvania detecting Legionella in drinking water after prolonged shutdowns due to COVID-19

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About Dan Askenaizer

Dr. Askenaizer leads WQTS’ work on regulatory compliance support for many of our water agencies clients. Dr. Askenaizer tracks water quality and treatment regulations at the Federal and State levels and provides regulatory updates to our clients. Dr. Askenaizer has strong expertise in the development of Regulatory Monitoring and Compliance Plans (RMCPs), which he has completed for a number of water agencies. He has also been working on a number of projects dealing with the development of distribution system monitoring plans and review of nitrification control strategies. Prior to joining WQTS, Dr. Askenaizer was the Water Quality Manager for the Glendale Water and Power. Under his leadership, the Water Quality Group conducted a demonstration-scale study of chlorite for nitrification control and a pilot-scale study of biological treatment for removal of nitrate. Dan has 30 years of experience working on projects dealing with regulatory, water quality and public health issues. Dan has given numerous presentations at workshops and round-tables across the country for water utilities. Dan was instrumental in developing and implementing a Mentoring Program for water staff and was involved in a Sustainable Development team.