Arsenic Reduction Systems

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Nelsen Arsenic Reduction Systems feature the proprietary Nelsen 7000PID Arsenic Reduction Control Valve and LayneRT adsorption media. The 7000PID is a non-backwashing controller programmed for the specific water chemistry of each installation. The controller indicates the capacity of the system and the remaining safe levels of media adsorption.

EPA Reaches Agreement on Cleanup of New Jersey Superfund Site

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U.S. EPA
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$23 Million to be spent on protecting drinking water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a legal agreement with SL Industries Inc. and SL Surface Technologies Inc. to perform soil cleanup and reimburse EPA’s past costs at the Puchack Well Field Superfund site in Pennsauken Township, N.J. The soil to be cleaned up is contaminated with hexavalent chromium and is contributing to the pollution of groundwater at the site. Hexavalent chromium may cause cancer and can have other serious health impacts.

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April 19, 2013

Pennsylvania State Police Accept Unwanted Prescription Medications

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Pennsylvania State Police
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April 27 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

The Pennsylvania State Police will accept unwanted, expired and unused prescription drugs Saturday, April 27, as part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

"The 'Drug Take-Back Program' aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of these medications," State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said.

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April 16, 2013

Survey Finds Americans Concerned About Home Water

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Water Quality Assn.
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Independent survey finds more willingness to pay for water treatment

More than half of Americans have concerns about the quality of their water – and are increasingly showing a willingness to pay for treatment in the home.

These are among the conclusions of an independent survey released at the WQA Aquatech USA 2013 convention. The random sample survey, conducted by Applied Research-West Inc., offers a look into Americans' evolving attitudes about their water.

"As awareness increases, consumers are looking more and more for ways to protect themselves and their families," said Dave Haataja, executive director of the Water Quality Assn.

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April 5, 2013
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Survey Finds Americans Concerned About Home Water

West Virginia Settles Alleged Regulations Violations

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U.S. EPA
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West Virginia Department of Transportation to pay $30,000 for alleged storage tank regulation violations

The West Virginia Department of Transportation (W.Va. DOT) has agreed to pay a $30,000 penalty to settle alleged violations of underground storage tank (UST) regulations at 10 facilities operated by its Division of Highways, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced. As part of the settlement, W.Va. DOT has also agreed to statewide improvements of its UST monitoring procedures.

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April 1, 2013

Catalytic Carbon for Chloramine Removal

Many water utilities across the U.S. are transitioning to chloramine for disinfection as an alternative to chlorine. This change is in response to stricter U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations on disinfection byproducts (DBPs), which are created when chlorine reacts with organics in water. Chloramine, a combination of chlorine and ammonia, is more stable and does not create DPBs.

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Specialized carbon products improve chloramine removal

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Vivekanand Gaur, Ph.D., is general manager of technology and R&D operations for Filtrex Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Gaur can be reached at vgaur@filtrex.co.in.

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March 15, 2013
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March 15, 2013
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Fumigants Found at High Concentrations in Madera County Groundwater

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U.S. Geological Survey
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High concentrations of fumigants detected in about 10% of the Madera County, Calif., aquifer system

Arsenic, uranium, fumigants and nitrate were detected at high concentrations in untreated groundwater at depths in the aquifer system typically used for public water supply in the Madera County region of California’s San Joaquin Valley.

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February 14, 2013

New Filter Technology Reduces Drinking Water Contaminants

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Ceramic Filters Co. Inc.
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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.

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December 13, 2012

Get the Lead Out!

In an effort to ensure that America has the cleanest water possible, on Jan. 4, 2014, a new law reducing the amount of lead allowed in plumbing products will go into effect. Williette Nyanue, assistant editor for Water Quality Products, recently spoke to Barbara Higgens, executive director of Plumbing Manufacturers Intl. (PMI), to discuss the implications of the law and how manufacturers are preparing to comply.

Williette Nyanue: What implications does the new lead law have?

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Barbara Higgens is executive director of Plumbing Manufacturers Intl. Higgens can be reached at bhiggens@pmihome.org.

Williette Nyanue is assistant editor for Water Quality Products. Nyanue can be reached at wnyanue@sgcmail.com or 847.954.7922.

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November 29, 2012
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November 29, 2012
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Assessing Quantity & Quality

Groundwater provides a valuable source of drinking water for millions of people across the U.S. But as new contaminants are discovered and droughts continue to worsen, resulting in depleted aquifers, it is increasingly important to monitor the quantity and quality of available groundwater. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently updated Water Quality Products on the status of groundwater quality in the U.S.

What is the role of the USGS in surveying and monitoring groundwater quality and availability in the U.S.?

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U.S. groundwater faces increasing contamination & overuse

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Herb Buxton, Kevin Dennehy and Bill Wilber are scientists for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). For more information, contact Kara Capelli, public affairs specialist for USGS, at kcapelli@usgs.gov or 703.648.5086.

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November 15, 2012
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November 15, 2012
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