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Water Quality Research Foundation Funds New Drinking Water Contaminant Study
October 18, 2019
Corona Environmental Consulting is conducting a state-by-state call for occurrence data regarding contaminants in drinking water for the Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF).
The WQRF-funded Contaminant Occurrence study is led by Dr. Carleigh Samson. Samson and her team at Corona have extensive experience in developing, conducting, presenting, and publishing national drinking water contaminant occurrence studies. The research began in July 2019 and is anticipated for completion in July 2020.
"I believe this effort is a very important step for our industry," said Gary Hatch, WQRF's Contaminant Occurrence task force chairperson. "It will help solidify that POU/POE products are a final barrier against potential contaminants in drinking water."
The following are the study's main tasks:
Conduct a state-by-state call for information in order to compile occurrence data to identify frequency, concentration, and populations affected by aesthetic contaminants, as well as occurrence of a selected list of regulated contaminants detected at levels below the enforceable MCL, but in excess of the MCLG.
Preliminary development and design of a potential interactive tool that corresponds with occurrence data collected.
The Contaminant Occurrence study is one of several WQRF-funded projects under way right now. Details of other WQRF research are available at www.wqrf.org.