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

American Water Works Assn.

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

Thermax Inc

Thermax is a leading supplier of Ion Exchange resins, adsorbents and specialty media used for selective removal of contaminants from aqueous and non-aqueous streams. Thermax's Chemical Division has demonstrated sustainable growth for more than 30 years based on our commitment to product innovation and the ultimate goal of providing the most economical solutions to our customers.


21800 Haggerty Road
Northville, MI 48167
Phone: 484 431 8486
Fax: 248-468-0541

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Hydrotech Inc.

Hydrotech manufactures, designs and distributes a full line of water treatment equipment, including PURA UV systems and Aqua Flo cartridge filters. Products include softeners, filters, UVs, ROs, cartridge filters and media. Stocking locations are in Fridley, Minn.; Libertyville, Ill.; Pottstown, Pa.; Tampa, Fla.; Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; San Antonio, Texas; and Durham, N.C. Call 800.354.7867 in the U.S. or 877.299.5999 in Canada, or visit to learn more.


193 Osborne Rd
Fridley, MN 55432
United States
Phone: 800.354.7867
Fax: 800.544.6651

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ResinTech, Inc.

Manufacturer/supplier of ion exchange resins, activated carbon, and selective media for water and wastewater purification. Resins are available for softening, demineralization, color removal, dealkalization, nitrate removal, and ultrapure water production. Special grades of media include high purity, medical, and pharmaceutical.


160 Cooper Road
West Berlin, NJ 08091-9243
Phone: 856-768-9600
Fax: 856-768-9601

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Clearion Water Technologies

Clearion dreams, develops and delivers innovative water technologies to consumers through a trusted network of highly trained, certified water treatment dealers. Clearion Water Technologies is a division of Chandler Systems Inc., a family of companies with decades of experience bringing new and innovative technologies and products to the water treatment industry. Contact us today to discover how Clearion products can help you solve the water quality issues you’re facing.


710 Orange St.
Ashland , OH 44805
United States
Toll-free: 855.250.6357
Phone: 419.281.8962
Fax: 419.281.2375

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The Revere wireless low salt alarm is a convenient, simple and affordable way to ensure you will never be surprised by hard water again, ensuring protection of your skin, hair, clothes and appliances.  This product installs in minutes without the need to program or input any data, making it ready to use as soon as you take it out of the box.  The versatile design fits any 3.5- or 4-in.... more
  • The Revere wireless low salt alarm is a convenient, simple and affordable way to ensure you will never be surprised by hard water again, ensuring protection of your skin, hair, clothes and appliances.  This product installs in minutes without the need to program or input any data, making it ready to use as soon as you take it out of the box.  The versatile design fits any 3.5- or 4-in....
  • The company introduces the first Bluetooth-operated control valve. It features advanced diagnostics, simplified setup, water use history, a first-class Interface and Rental Lockout mode within standard Bluetooth range. Download the app to any Bluetooth-enabled device.
  • clearion bluetooth control valve
    This Bluetooth-operated control valve features advanced diagnostics, simplified setup, water use history, interface and rental lockout mode within standard Bluetooth range. To use, simply download the app to any Bluetooth-enabled device.
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  • The Sidekick single-tank aeration filter with Ozone Complete is ideal for trouble water, including iron, manganese and sulfur. The Sidekick features the industry’s first single-tank aeration filter with the control valve separated from the filter tank. Over the years, those experienced with using air induction filters have seen what iron and sulfur can do to the internal...
  • clearion control valve
    The Clearion 300 Series control valve features a design that, through in-house research and development, has been improved upon. Its proprietary features include the rugged drive yoke, external venturi and redesigned seals. All of Clearion Water Technologies’ proprietary control valves, assembled in Ashland, Ohio, features a seven-year warranty. 
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  • The Clearion 2300 Duplex multiple tank system assures you have soft water 24 hours every day—even during the regeneration process. One tank is always in service while the other tank is either on standby or regenerating. This system is ideal for households with larger families, multiple bathrooms and showers that are used often every day. The Duplex is recommended for where treated water needs to...
  • The body of a water softener is a tank filled with resin beads; these beads are covered with sodium ions. As hard water passes through, the resin beads act like a magnet, attracting the calcium and magnesium ions (hardness) in exchange for the sodium ions. Eventually the resin beads become saturated with mineral ions and have to be “recharged.” This process is called regeneration and is conducted...
  • The 360 Series single-tank aeration filter utilizes the unique piston motion control system found in the 300 Series control valve, which allows the processor to speed up or slow down in forward and reverse, depending on the task needed for the filter process at hand. Using the Advanced Clearion Controls feature of forward and reverse motor capability, the control valve can replenish its oxy...
  • Clearion’s 360 Series control valve is equipped with the advanced TWEDO (twin electronic drive operation) function (patents pending) for advanced multiple-function processes needed for efficient and exceptional filtration without the use of air compressors.
  • The Shark Skin Jacket is a quick and easy solution to reduce tank condensation and puddling on the floor of your equipment room. There is no need to remove valves or plumbing when outfitting your tank with the jacket—just zip it up.
  • The 360 single tank aeration filter features Clearion controls for forward and reverse motor capability, and can replenish its Oxy Chamber each night without having to backwash, saving hundreds of gallons of water per week. Fully adjustable cycles, along with Vortech tank technology, ensure the media bed is backwashed to the fullest and leaves no collected iron or sulfur contaminants.


Revere Wireless Low Salt Alarm
Clearion 300
Clearion 360
Clearion 2300
Clearion 360P
Revere Low Salt Alarm

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United States Resin Company

Warehouses in Ohio and California. Resin for all residential, commercial and industrial applications. WQA Certified Solvent Free Resin accompanied with a Certificate of Analysis. Filtration Media, Birm, MTM, Manganese Greensand, Pyrolox, Filter-Ag™ Filter-Ag Plus™, Anthracite, Filter Sand and Gravel, Calcite, Corosex Garnet, Activated Carbon, KDF 55 and 85, Pumice, Magnesium Oxide Catalox, Activated Alumina, Zeolite Stainless Steel and Fiberglass Exchange Tanks, and Exchange Tank Parts. One stop shopping for all of your filtration needs.


P.O. BOX 31219
Phone: 888-565-1102
Fax: 888-462-1101

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Water-Right, Inc.

Water-Right has manufactured water conditioning systems for residential, commercial and industrial markets since 1963. Their Sanitizer Plus Series employs a unique silica-crystal media that effectively removes hardness, iron and manganese and raises pH levels - all in a single pass. The Sanitizer Plus’s chlorine generator produces free chlorine from the system’s brine water to sanitize the media bed with every regeneration. Water-Right's Impression Series water softeners feature the ability to customize regeneration cycle sequence and all time settings to optimize operation. Comprehensive water testing services are also available through Water-Right’s state-certified laboratory.


1900 Prospect Court
Appleton, WI 54914
United States
Phone: 800-777-1426
Fax: 920-739-9406

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Ion Exchange—A Workhorse for Drinking Water Treatment

Ion exchange resins offer effective contaminant removal, an economical choice and good DBP control

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April 25, 2007
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Supercharged POE Systems — Sales Gimmick or Great Benefit?

Using a water softener is a popular and effective method for residential water treatment. A water softener improves water quality by removing hardness and iron, and in most cases, the benefits of the system far outweigh the equipment and maintenance costs.


The pros and cons of adding various filter media to softening resin

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March 1, 2006
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March 1, 2006
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Ion Exchange Resins and Processes for Industrial Water Treatment

Let's take a closer look at the technology and operation of ion exchange resins and processes used today in industrial water treatment systems.

About The Author: 

Wayne Bernahl is president of W. Bernahl Enterprises, Ltd. He has worked in the industrial water treatment marketplace for 37 years. Most of this time was in technical marketing and consulting positions dealing with ion exchange and reverse osmosis applications.

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June 27, 2003
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