Less than three months after the January 2006 deadline for public water systems to make operational changes to comply with the 10 ppb MCL for arsenic, the U.S. EPA is proposing a revision. The revision would allow systems serving 10,000 or fewer residents to have as much as 30 ppb of arsenic, three times the level of contaminants allowed under the new regulations.
The proposed revision is a direct response to complaints by small communities that cannot afford to comply with the new limit.
POE arsenic removal program provides testing, support and residuals removal in addition to treatment system
Decentralized treatment helps small communities comply with arsenic rule and prepare for future regulations
NSF/EPA project delivers cost-effective solutions to meet new arsenic MCL in Grimes, Calif.
Commercial POU installations improve drinking water quality in Grimes, Calif.
Long-term cost benefits of the point-of-use program for communities to comply with the arsenic rule
Water Quality Products asked Frank DeSilva, national sales manager for ResinTech, Inc. to share his thoughts on the potential market the new arsenic rule may create for POU/POE dealers.
Joint NSF/EPA study analyzes the feasibility of an economically sustainable POU/POE decentralized public water system
After another busy year, it is time to take a look forward to the issues and developments that will likely have the greatest impacts on the water treatment industry’s growth and direction in 2006. In the upcoming year, the industry will experience the results of past efforts while setting the stage for new projects and goals.
In mid-2003, AdEdge was selected to implement three full-scale arsenic treatment demonstration projects with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) using its granular ferric oxide technology. At the Rimrock, Ariz., location, implementation began in September 2003 including engineering submittals and permitting by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. Upon completing site preparations and construction in early March 2004, AdEdge Technologies installed a new 100-gpm Adsorption Package Unit (APU) arsenic treatment system at the Montezuma Haven well site.
AdEdge Technologies installs a new 100-gpm Adsorption Package Unit arsenic treatment system at the Montezuma Haven well site in Rimrock, Ariz.