The Impact of Safe Water

On the shores of Lake Victoria in Uganda there is a rural community called Maruba. Rain is rare, so the people of Maruba used to rely on the lake as their only source of freshwater. Unfortunately, it was teeming with microbiological contaminants that cause waterborne diseases such as schistosomiasis, dysentery and diarrhea. The water was further contaminated by pesticides used by local farmers to treat crops. Rain would wash these harmful chemicals into the lake.

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Solar-powered treatment system provides clean water for Uganda community

About The Author: 

Lauren McCarter is development assistant for Water Missions Intl. McCarter can be reached at lmccarter@watermissions.org or 843.769.7395.

Publication Date: 
February 6, 2014
Activation Date: 
February 6, 2014
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Filter Media

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HaloPure removes 99.9% of viruses and bacteria while also preventing bacterial recontamination. Its uses are versatile and it can be applied to a variety of gravity and pressure POU devices. The media has been proven to enhance systems to help them exceed drinking water standards. It can be used with pitcher applications, inline, or with standard 10-in. cartridges for countertop and undersink systems.

Refrigerator Filter

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GE

The MWF refrigerator filter is NSF-certified and removes cysts plus a range of contaminants, including lead and mercury. In addition, it has been tested by a third party to remove more than 94% of five trace pharmaceuticals: ibuprofen, atenolol, fluoxetine, progesterone and trimethoprim. The filter is available for use in GE side-by-side and French door refrigerators.

UV System Enclosure

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UV Superstore introduces a new replacement enclosure for the discontinued Wedeco GLI and CHI Series of industrial UV disinfection systems. Using non-proprietary and fully tested internal parts, the enclosure can keep systems running efficiently for years to come with lower maintenance costs while still delivering the same performance. The enclosure is made of 304 stainless steel with a sealed window kit. High-heat shutoff and a digital UV monitor with dry contacts and 4-20 mA output are available for full system functionality. This replacement enclosure is compatibl

UV Transmittance Monitor

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The PearlSense T254 transmittance monitor provides UV transmittance readings in all conditions over an extended lifetime. It features a patent-pending fixed-position single lamp and sensor design with an automatic two-point reference check, and can withstand unlimited cycling without lamp degradation. A UV-LED light source allows instant activation and mercury-free operation. The monitor is capable of battery and solar-powered operation, and can be used in handheld operation, installed directly in a pipe or bracket-mounted in an open-channel environment. 

Residential UV System

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Safe, effective and reliable, the BA Series is a UV water disinfection system used to treat the whole house. This low-cost residential UV system inactivates pathogens without adding anything to the water – no aftertaste, no chemicals and no harmful byproducts. With easy installation and flow rates of up to 16 gpm, this system is designed to provide years of reliable service.

Secondary Disinfection for Swimming

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, E. coli bacteria, normally found in the human gut and feces, are present in alarming quantities in a majority of pools. The bacteria find their way into pools when people do not take showers before swimming or have “accidents” in the water. It is more likely to find fecal contamination in municipal pools. HydroFlow water conditioners are one method of secondary disinfection that can reduce bacterial contamination and chemical consumption in pools.

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Washington state public pool improves water quality with conditioning system

About The Author: 

Rudy Nicacio is manager of MBI Water Solutions. Nicacio can be reached at rudy@mbiyakima.com or 509.453.3326.

Publication Date: 
December 5, 2013
Activation Date: 
December 5, 2013
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WWIF Provides Safe Drinking Water in Ghana, Dominican Republic

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The filters installed in the two countries impact 4,500 people

Wishing Well International Foundation (WWIF) completed two projects in the Dominican Republic, impacting 550 families.

Publication Date: 
December 4, 2013

UV Disinfection System

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The Genesis H2O UV disinfection system is designed to provide features that make installation faster and easier. The system’s “gland seal” and “positive stop” design eliminates O-ring deformation and nuisance leaks and prevents broken sleeves. A female grounding lug with captive ground screw eliminates lost groundnuts or improperly grounded reactors. The bayonet-style lamp connector allows for simple lamp replacement without tools. QR codes allow users to access lamp change information and troubleshooting videos via the Web.