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Dry Well Education & Maintenance -

All You Need to Know About Dry Wells If storm water races from your yard and across the next lawn over after every heavy rain washing out a flowerbed and cutting a ditch along the way you could probably expect a knock on the door from one very disgruntled neighbor. But neighbor issues would be the least of your problems. With uncontrolled storm water, you can expect erosion and localized flooding time and time again. Dry wells are just one means by which business owners can collect and control storm water runoff. When Dry Wells Can Help Imagine a large commercial paved parking lot. Before the parking lot was there, falling rain soaked evenly into the soil. Now when it rains, the water can no longer drain, so it runs to the lowest area on the parking lot. Before long, water pools, and if the developer did not make provisions to divert the water in a controlled manner it will run over the curb and erode the soil beyond. The same principle is at work in your own yar
Coronavirus | COVID-19, Drinking Water, & Wastewater Drinking Water & Waste Water There is no higher priority for EPA than protecting the health and safety of Americans. EPA is providing this important information about COVID-19 as it relates to drinking water and wastewater to provide clarity to the public. The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking-water supplies. Based on current evidence, the risk to water supplies is low. Americans can continue to use and drink water from their tap as usual. EPA also encourages the public to help keep household plumbing and our nation’s water infrastructure operating properly by only flushing toilet paper. Disinfecting wipes and other items should be disposed of in the trash, not the toilet. Waste Water Management Workers Such As All Storm Drains Inc. Are Currently Considered Essential Workers during the COVID-19 | Coronavirus Pandemic.   On March 27, 2020, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler sent a letter to

COVID-19 Being Tested In Waste Water of Virus Infected Communities

Researchers at Cranfield University are working on a new test to detect SARS-CoV-2 in the wastewater of communities infected with the virus. The wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) approach could provide an effective and rapid way to predict the potential spread of novel Coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) by picking up on biomarkers in feces and urine from disease carriers that enter the sewer system. Rapid testing kits using paper-based devices could be used on-site at wastewater treatment plants to trace sources and determine whether there are potential COVID-19 carriers in local areas. Dr Zhugen Yang, Lecturer in Sensor Technology at Cranfield Water Science Institute, said: "In the case of asymptomatic infections in the community or when people are not sure whether they are infected or not, real-time community sewage detection through paper analytical devices could determine whether there are COVID-19 carriers in an area to enable rapid screening