In many developing areas in Africa, accessing clean drinking water is a serious challenge for thousands of communities. The only sources of water available to their residents often are overrun with bacteria, waste and harmful contaminants. Many times, a family’s only way to obtain potable water is to walk long distances to the nearest well or other groundwater source. Such a task has several adverse effects, particularly on women and children, who may spend much of their time retrieving low-quality water for their families instead of attending school.
Nonprofit organizations work to provide clean water in Africa
Water brings life—but what if with each nourishing sip of water you took, you also risked your life?
That is the case for the millions of people worldwide who lack access to safe, clean drinking water and sanitation. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 783 million people relied on an unimproved drinking water source in 2010, while 2.5 billion lacked improved sanitation. This puts them at risk for any number of waterborne diseases and parasites, such as cholera, diarrhea and more.
EPA and U.S. departments of Energy and the Interior recently announced a formal partnership to coordinate research
The National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) reiterated its call for additional peer-reviewed studies of the potential for hydraulic fracturing to contaminate groundwater while also applauding new federal efforts to coordinate relevant research.
“Additional studies, research and monitoring related to the potential for groundwater contamination from the installation, hydraulic fracturing, operation and maintenance of oil and gas wells are needed, given the growing use of horizontal wells and hydraulic fracturing,” NGWA said.
He will be responsible for designing and drafting system equipment, among other tasks
AdEdge Water Technologies LLC recently announced the hiring of Sam Miller as the company’s newest mechanical designer. He will be responsible for designing and drafting system equipment and machined-part three-dimensional modeling, assembling bill of materials for projects and quality assurance of water treatment systems to remove arsenic, iron, manganese and other contaminants from groundwater.
Miller brings with him more than 12 years of experience in mechanical design.
He will be responsible for management tasks, system design, project scoping and water treatment projects
AdEdge Water Technologies LLC recently welcomed Eric Simpson as its newest project engineer. He will be responsible for management tasks related to proposal preparation, system design, project scoping and execution of water treatment projects for systems to remove arsenic, iron, manganese and other contaminants from groundwater.
Simpson brings more than 20 years of experience in the water and wastewater industry, serving in capacities ranging from water distribution design, water modeling and sanitary sewer design and rehabilitation.
GE and SI will collect the contaminated liquid waste and send it off site for disposal
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Wednesday that it has reached an agreement with the General Electric Co. (GE) and SI Group Inc. (formerly Schenectady Chemical) to collect and properly dispose of contaminated groundwater and liquid leaching from the Dewey Loeffel landfill that is threatening several nearby drinking water wells.
NSF Intl. certified Sensorex’s product line design and production facility
Sensorex’s analytical product line’s design and production facility, featuring advanced cellular manufacturing equipment and practices, has been approved and certified by NSF Intl. to the 9001:2008 standard.
She will be responsible for programming, quality assurance, field support, troubleshooting and more
Tobey Strauch recently joined AdEdge Water Technologies LLC as control systems engineer. She will be responsible for programming system control panels, quality assurance, process management, field support, troubleshooting and designing mechanical and electrical interfaces for water treatment systems to remove arsenic, iron, manganese and other contaminants from groundwater.
The conference will cover several topics related to public water issues
The National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) will offer “Public Water Issues: A Conference for Communities, Contractors and Consulting Professionals,” in Garden Grove, Calif., on May 9.
This one-day conference will address, among other topics:
Source water contains arsenic concentrations above recommended WHO levels
AdEdge Water Technologies recently shipped an arsenic treatment system to the Arica – Pago de Gomez Water Treatment Plant in Chile to reduce arsenic levels of 18 ppb in the water source to below the arsenic maximum contaminant level set by the World Health Organization of 10 ppb.