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

About The Author: 

Marianne R. Metzger is GPG business manager for National Testing Laboratories Ltd. Metzger can be reached at mmetzger@ntllabs.com or 800.458.3330.

Publication Date: 
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

About The Author: 

Amanda Thomas, CWS-VI, is product certification supervisor for the Water Quality Assn. Thomas can be reached at athomas@wqa.org or 630.505.0359.

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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

About The Author: 

Brian Daschner is president and CEO of Hydroflo Pumps Inc. Daschner can be reached at bdhydroflopumps@yahoo.com or 615.799.9662.

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November 4, 2011
Activation Date: 
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

About The Author: 

Diego Bonta is an applications development specialist for Dow Water & Process Solutions and is a member of the WQP Editorial Advisory Board. Bonta can be reached at dbonta@dow.com.
Denise Haukkala is part of the Technical Services team for Dow Water and Process Solutions. Haukkala can be reached at drhaukkala@dow.com.

Publication Date: 
May 31, 2011
Activation Date: 
May 31, 2011
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Legacy
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22809

Effective Well Maintenance

Proper well maintenance is essential to ensure maximum efficiency while keeping costs to a minimum

About The Author: 

Neil Mansuy is vice president of technical services for Subsurface Technologies, Inc. Mansuy can be reached at 816.221.7770 or by e-mail at nmansuy@subsurfacetech.com.

Activation Date: 
April 10, 2009
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Legacy
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20279

Minimizing Lifecycle Costs

Selecting an energy-efficient pumping system

About The Author: 

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

Activation Date: 
October 24, 2008
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Legacy
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19753

Improving the Bottom Line & Customer Satisfaction

Building a consistent dealer income stream with service and maintenance

About The Author: 

Mike Perkinson is director of marketing for Pro Products, LLC. He can be reached at 800.285.9176, or by e-mail at mperkinson@proproducts.com.

Activation Date: 
April 25, 2007
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Legacy
Legacy ID: 
18108

Diagnosing & Repairing Residential POE Systems

Improve your troubleshooting ability for better repairs

About The Author: 

Jerry Horner, CWS-VI, CI, is vice president of sales and technical support for Topway Global, Inc. He can be reached at 714.255.7999, or by e-mail at jerry@tgipure.com.

Activation Date: 
April 25, 2007
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
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18107

Peristaltic Pumps: Not Just for Labs Anymore

New designs offer higher flow rates and pressure capacities

About The Author: 

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 jschaub@coleparmer.com.

Activation Date: 
November 1, 2006
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Legacy
Legacy ID: 
17439