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

Sanitization for Safe Water

The Water Quality Assn.’s Guidelines for Disinfection and Sanitization of Water Treatment Equipment recommend that equipment be disinfected every six months, when it is serviced, after installation and when there is a contamination issue with the source water. If water treatment equipment is not properly sanitized, bacteria can grow and multiply on the inside surfaces of tanks and hoses.

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Options for sanitizing RO and softener equipment

About The Author: 

Justin Ramsey is marketing manager for Pro Products LLC. Ramsey can be reached at jramsey@proproducts.com or 800.285.9176.

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March 27, 2012
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March 27, 2012
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Legacy
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23272

Battling Bacteria With Chlorine

Homeowners with a private well as their primary drinking water source are responsible for ensuring the safety of their water. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), well owners should test their water at least once a year for bacteria, nitrates, total dissolved solids, pH and any other suspected contaminants. Additional testing should be considered if there have been any repairs to the well, the wellhead gets flooded, there are recurring gastrointestinal problems in the household, or there are any noticeable changes in color, odor or taste.

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Procedures for chlorinating a private residential well

About The Author: 

Marianne Metzger is GPG business manager for National Testing Laboratories Ltd. and a member of the WQP Editorial Advisory Board. Metzger can be reached at mmetzger@ntllabs.com or 800.458.3330.

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March 27, 2012
Activation Date: 
March 27, 2012
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Legacy
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23271

Better Quality Assurance Through ORP

There are many forces driving water treatment and quality assurance practices: efficacy, reliability, health and safety, cost, practicability, aesthetics and government regulations from government agencies such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Though effective, there are alternatives to the traditional testing methods prescribed for characterizing and monitoring water quality, saving time and money. 

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Using ORP to accurately measure disinfectant efficacy

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Heather Rekalske is technical writer for Myron L Co. Rekalske can be reached at hrekalske@myronl.com or 760.438.2021.

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October 26, 2011
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October 26, 2011
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Legacy
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23091

Advances in Chlorine Testing

Water is the most important natural resource in our environment, and it is used daily. If water was a pure substance it could be used without concern—but water is far from pure. It contains microorganisms and dissolved minerals, both of which need to be controlled before water can be used safely. Because of its effectiveness against a broad range of microorganisms, chlorine is the primary disinfectant used.

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New technologies improve testing for common disinfectant

About The Author: 

Ivars Jaunakais is president and chief analytical chemist of Industrial Test Systems, Inc. Jaunakais can be reached at ivars@sensafe.com.

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July 14, 2011
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July 14, 2011
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Legacy
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22900

Disinfectant Flexibility

Dual chemical injection capability provides flexibility

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Mark Slusher is VP of marketing for EMEC Americas, Inc. Slusher can be reached at 978.386.0000 or by e-mail at mark.slusher@emecamericas.com.

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February 8, 2010
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Legacy
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21455

Chlorine Conversion

Conversion from gas to liquid disinfection yields significant improvement in water quality

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David Tuck is water plant super­intendent for Greenwood Commissioners of Public Works. Tuck can be reached at 864.953.2411 or by e-mail at dtuck@greenwoodcpw.com.

Activation Date: 
February 19, 2009
Legacy
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20136

Providing Safe Drinking Water with Chlorine

Bringing chlorinated drinking water at the household level to communities around the world

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Jeffrey Sloan is senior director, water and sustainability, Chlorine Chemistry Division, for the American Chemistry Council. Sloan can be reached at 703.741.5183 or by e-mail at jeffrey_sloan@americanchemistry.com.

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August 25, 2008
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Legacy
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19572

Safe to Swim

Water disinfection techniques for swimming pools

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Thomas M. Lachocki, Ph.D., is CEO of the National Swimming Pool Foundation. Lachocki can be reached at 719.540.9119 or by e-mail at tom.lachocki@nspf.org.

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May 21, 2008
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Legacy
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19293

Safe for Drinking

Disinfecting well water with liquid chlorination ensures safe drinking water

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Frank Daniels is president of Chemilizer Products, Inc. Daniels can be reached at 800.234.7211 or by e-mail at fdaniels@chemilizer.com.

Activation Date: 
March 27, 2008
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Legacy
Legacy ID: 
19121