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.
The PetroChek portable or online crude and refined hydrocarbon monitor can be used to detect hydrocarbons in freshwater and marine environments. It can be used for a wide range of applications. It is sensitive to low hydrocarbon concentrations, and is ideally suited to real-time monitoring, either as a portable unit, in situ or online. It can provide early warning by first detecting a problem with hydrocarbons, then helping to control the environmental impact and remediation and treatment processes.
Ken Miller has more than 30 years of experience in information technology
Ken Miller, an executive with more than 30 years of experience in information technology, has joined HandyTrac Systems LLC and Watersignal LLC as senior vice president.
HandyTrac Systems is one of the country’s largest key control companies with more than 3 million doors protected, and WaterSignal is an emerging company featuring a wireless system that transmits water usage date in real time to evaluate water efficiency and detects leaks as they happen.
The system will help the schools detect leaks & conserve water
Scott Kale, vice president of sales for WaterSignal, announced that Spelman College and the Westminster Schools in Atlanta have installed the company’s wireless system, which reads water flow in real time and sends data for instant analysis and alerts when water spikes/leaks occur. The new contracts grow the company’s school portfolio, which already includes the Fulton County School System and its 38 campuses.
The eXact Micro 20 dual-wavelength photometer uses narrow-band wavelength filters for enhanced, accurate results. It features stable LED light sources and a built-in cell that uses a simple patented system for colorimetric analysis. All tests are designed to use an identical 20-second procedure to increase ease of use.
At only 18 sq in., the vario TOC Cube analyzer handles a wide range of samples, from ultrapure water to sludge. With large-diameter sample tubes — 0.8 mm — it easily handles somewhat turbid samples. The automatic liquid carousel can be swapped with a fully automatic solids carousel for samples with larger particles. An ash crucible protects the catalyst tube from plugging, allowing up to 3,000 samples to be analyzed without a reagent change.
Ionleaks.com allows home or business owners to remotely monitor and control their water systems. The Web-based product comprehensively interfaces all functions and features of any compatible PipeBurst Pro system. Compatible with most commonly used Web browsers, ionleaks.com can be used on computers, tablets or smartphones. Users can choose which types of notifications they receive and how they are delivered.
Talking Tanks monitors water levels in rainwater tanks, automatically releasing water at a controlled rate if required. The system preempts the release of water from set points chosen by the user according to rain or storm predictions, which are received via a communications link to the Bureau of Meteorology. An advanced algorithm analyzes how successful the capture of rainwater was and adjusts accordingly for future events.