Many regions in Malawi, Africa, are struggling with access to safe drinking water. Urban areas are subject to tap water supplies with little to no water treatment, while the surrounding rural communities are forced to drink from untreated and poorly maintained wells and boreholes, resulting in high rates of diarrhea and other sanitation-associated illness.
Solar water treatment helps Malawi communities achieve clean water
CTS Printex Inc. and ADN Corp. will treat contaminated groundwater in Mountain View, Calif.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reached a settlement with CTS Printex Inc. and ADN Corp. to complete the remaining groundwater contamination cleanup at the CTS Printex Inc. Superfund site in Mountain View, Calif.
Webinar will identify treatment technologies and equipment needed to mitigate recontamination
The Water Quality Assn. (WQA) will host its Mitigating Recontamination webinar on Feb. 5, 2014, at 2 p.m. EST. The webinar will explain where recontamination may occur and identify treatment technologies and equipment needed to mitigate recontamination. In order for your registration to be processed, it much be purchased no later than 5 p.m. EST on Feb. 4.
The UGACR chloramine reduction cartridge is a cost-effective POU option for reducing chloramines in municipal water supplies. The cartridge uses catalytic coconut shell carbon that acts as a chloramine “grabber.” It is available in 10- and 20-in. lengths, as well as 2.5- and 4.5-in. ODs, making it compatible with most standard filter housings.
Excito under-counter systems remove mechanical impurities, organic contaminants, and some bacteria and viruses. They reduce hardness, the concentration of heavy metals and up to 99% of chlorine, and improve taste and odor. Big Blue 10- and 20-in. housings can be mounted individually or connected in series. They consist of the housing and filter head with a 1-in. brass insert and are equipped with a valve that allows the release of pressurized air accumulated in the filter.
$7.3 million project will provide safe drinking water to residents and businesses
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is constructing a water line extension in Chester and Washington Townships in New Jersey that will provide a safe source of drinking water to 73 homes and businesses potentially impacted by contaminated groundwater from the Combe Fill South Landfill Superfund site. The 65-acre lLandfill in Morris County served as a municipal landfill from the 1940s until 1981.
Inorganic Contaminants Symposium to address drinking water treatment and analysis techniques
Drinking water experts will convene at the Sacramento Convention Center, Feb. 5 to 6, for a symposium focused on inorganic contaminants found in water. The Inorganic Contaminants Symposium will feature presentations and seminars led by U.S. and international experts. Topics include new techniques for treatment and analysis of drinking water, new challenges and risk assessment affecting the drinking water community. The event is hosted by the California-Nevada Section of the American Water Works Assn.
Wellhead Protection Program recognized for protecting groundwater sources from contamination
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honored two Lancaster County, Pa., communities for protecting sources of drinking water used by more than 20,000 people. EPA Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin presented the agency’s 2012 regional Source Water Protection Award to the Warwick Township Municipal Authority and the Borough of Lititz at a ceremony at the Warwick Municipal Office.
AquaMetix reduces harmful contaminants including Hexafluorosilicic acid
Ceramic Filters Co. Inc. (CFCI) is set to release a new range of residential drinking water filters that will incorporate AquaMetix, a ceramic and carbon technology designed to greatly reduce many harmful contaminants including Hexafluorosilicic acid which is commonly used to add fluoride to municipally treated water supplies for the prevention of tooth decay. This product will be introduced initially as the new premium core of its ceramic filter candles and cartridges. The company plans on introducing a full range of standard filter cartridges in time for the Water Quality Assn.
EPA issues legal complaint to the owner and operator of 17 underground storage tanks for violating federal regulation
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a legal complaint to the owner and operator of 17 underground storage tanks at six gasoline stations in western New York state for violating federal regulations. The complaint, which seeks $42,295 in penalties, was issued to United Refining Co. for violations at its Kwik Fill stations in Dunkirk, Westfield, Jamestown, Fredonia and Rochester, N.Y. In addition to paying penalties, the complaint requires the facilities to come into full compliance with the environmental regulations.