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EPA Signs Research Agreements to Develop Early Warning Detection Devices for U.S. Water Systems

To protect the U.S. drinking water supply, EPA is joining in research agreements with YSI, Inc., PureSense Environmental, Inc., and Hach Company to develop early warning detection devices for water distribution systems. Development of technology that can rapidly detect and identify unknown contaminants is critical to safeguarding the drinking water supply, treatment, and distribution infrastructures in U.S. communities. Key research areas are detection and identification of contaminants, response and mitigation, and prevention and protection. “Protection of America’s drinking water systems is a critical element of EPA’s mission. The agreements we are recognizing here are outstanding examples of how government and industry are working together to find ways to protect our water from contamination,” said EPA Acting Deputy Administrator Steve Johnson. “We are excited about the prospect that these partnerships will help water utilities implement effective, new early warning systems for drinking water contamination.” Full Story

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