AWWA: SDWA Anniversary Cause to Celebrate, 'Renew Our Commitment' to Safe Water

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American Water Works Assn.
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AWWA CEO David LaFrance thanks water professionals nationwide for keeping water safe for drinking

Dec. 16, 2014, marked the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), which today includes regulations for more than 90 contaminants. American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) CEO David LaFrance issued the following statement to mark the occasion.

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December 18, 2014

Contamination Considerations

The source for drinking water is an important consideration when determining which water quality tests to run. Groundwater sources, especially private wells that are not tested on a regular basis, are susceptible to various naturally occurring and manmade contaminants.   

Well Depth

The depth of a well is an important factor when determining which contaminants are present in groundwater sources. Shallow wells are more vulnerable to surface contaminants, such as gasoline from a spill, because the contaminant has less distance to travel.

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Evaluating factors for testing groundwater quality

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November 15, 2012
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November 15, 2012
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Carbon Filtration Basics

Six months ago I opened the refrigerator to pour myself a glass of water from my pour-through pitcher. As I was filling my glass, I realized I could not remember the last time I changed the carbon filter. I had been thinking about replacing the filter for a while—a really long while.

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Determining when to change your activated carbon filter

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November 4, 2011
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November 4, 2011
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Legacy
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23123

The Keys to a Healthy Pump

The initial purchase price of a pump is just a small part of its actual life-cycle cost. Whether your pump application is municipal, commercial or industrial, the long-term costs can result in a much larger investment. Luckily, there are steps you can take to minimize this investment and increase your pump’s life expectancy by following proper installation and maintenance procedures.

Life Expectancy

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Proper procedures increase a pump’s life expectancy

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November 4, 2011
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November 4, 2011
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Legacy
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23119

Preventing Short-Life Field Failures

Previous articles in this series explained principles of how reverse osmosis (RO) systems work and the main factors and components that impact their performance. Once a point-of-use (POU) RO system is operating in the field, there are several troubleshooting tips that can prevent failures due to shortened lifetimes. These failures are usually caused by scaling, biofouling or particles. This article will cover techniques and tools that are used to troubleshoot these failures.

Sights, Smells and Sound

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Avoid fouling to keep RO systems running smoothly

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May 31, 2011
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May 31, 2011
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Legacy
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22809

Minimizing Lifecycle Costs

Selecting an energy-efficient pumping system

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Robert K. Asdal is executive director of the Hydraulic Institute. Asdal can be reached at 973.267.9700.

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October 24, 2008
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Legacy
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19753

Diagnosing & Repairing Residential POE Systems

Residential softeners and filters may work wonders when conditioning water, but they will eventually need service. Diagnosing and repairing residential point-of-entry water conditioning systems need not be a profitless, multiple trip ordeal that results in an exasperated service technician and a befuddled customer.

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Improve your troubleshooting ability for better repairs

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April 25, 2007
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April 25, 2007
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Legacy
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18107

Peristaltic Pumps: Not Just for Labs Anymore

New designs offer higher flow rates and pressure capacities

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Jaime Schaub is product manager in the Fluid Handling business group at Cole-Parmer, proprietary distributor of Masterflex peristaltic pumps and tubing. She can be reached at 847.327.5919, or by e-mail at [email protected]

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November 1, 2006
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Legacy
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17439
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