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

Packaged Treatment Systems

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WaterPod containerized treatment units contain one of many AdEdge package units treating a wide variety of contaminants for drinking water, remediation or industrial applications. The fully integrated, pre-engineered, pre-wired packaged water treatment solution combines system performance with economy, resulting in a solution for sites where space, cost and schedule are critical.

EPA Funding to Create New Water Innovation Centers

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U.S. EPA
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The University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Massachusetts Amherst to receive grants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues its commitment to improving America’s drinking water by providing more than $8 million to create two national centers for research and innovation in small- to medium-sized drinking water systems.

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September 15, 2014

Success in the Maldives

In February, government officials from the Republic of Maldives joined representatives from the Aquiva Foundation, memsys, Aquaver and the local power company, Stelco, for the official commissioning of a desalination facility on the island of Gulhi that will bring a sustainable and reliable supply of drinking water to its residents. 

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Project produces drinking water from waste heat

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Silvia Bollen is head of public relations for Aquiva Foundation. Bollen can be reached at silvia.bollen@aquiva-foundation.com or +44 1386 854263. For information about memsys, contact Götz Lange at goetz.lange@memsys.eu or +49 (0) 2151 4545 880.

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June 16, 2014
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June 16, 2014
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Alternative Energy for Reliable RO

Tiny Utrik Atoll is part of the Marshall Islands, a scattered group of atolls in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. On Utrik and neighboring islands, rain catchment traditionally supplied all of the drinking water, while well water was used for washing. Over the past decade, however, rainfall has become unreliable, and during the dry seasons Utrik islanders were forced to drink well water with unsafe salinity levels. 

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RO desalination system provides reliable water supply for remote island

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Clark Beek is technical writer for Spectra Watermakers Inc. Beek can be reached at clark@spectrawatermakers.com or 415.526.2780.

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May 9, 2014
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May 9, 2014
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Alternative Energy for Reliable RO

Tiny Utrik Atoll is part of the Marshall Islands, a scattered group of atolls in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. On Utrik and neighboring islands, rain catchment traditionally supplied all of the drinking water, while well water was used for washing. Over the past decade, however, rainfall has become unreliable, and during the dry seasons Utrik islanders were forced to drink well water with unsafe salinity levels. 

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RO desalination system provides reliable water supply for remote island

About The Author: 

Clark Beek is technical writer for Spectra Watermakers Inc. Beek can be reached at clark@spectrawatermakers.com or 415.526.2780.

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May 6, 2014
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May 6, 2014
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Small System, Big Benefits

The town of Newport Center, Vt., is a small community of approximately 1,500 residents located just south of the U.S.-Canada border. A combination of drought and increased water use required the drilling of a new well for the community to supplement the two wells already in service. Water quality testing of the new well found arsenic levels at 20 ppb, well above the drinking water standard set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the state of Vermont of 10 ppb.

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Arsenic removal system helps New England town meet standards

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Richard J. Cavagnaro is marketing coordinator for AdEdge Water Technologies LLC. Cavagnaro can be reached at rjcavagnaro@adedgetechnologies.com or 678.730.6506.

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September 16, 2013
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September 16, 2013
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Membrane Makeover

Membrane processes can be classified in many ways, based on nature, structure or driving force. Hydrostatic pressure differences are used in microfiltration (MF), nanofiltration (NF), reverse osmosis (RO) and gas separation as the driving force for mass transport through the membrane.

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Growing range of applications spans the water treatment spectrum

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Isabelle Duchemin is commercial manager for Polymem. Duchemin can be reached at i.duchemin@polymem.fr. Additional reporting was provided by Richard Mest, president of Master Water Conditioning Corp. Mest can be reached at richard@masterwater.com.

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May 3, 2013
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May 3, 2013
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From Lower DOC to Lower DBPs

The town of Hudson Bay, with a population of 1,500 people, is located in the Red Deer Valley, between the Porcupine and Pasquia Hills in northeast Saskatchewan, Canada. It is widely known for its forestry, agriculture and wildlife.

Like many rural communities in the province, Hudson Bay is faced with treating a challenging potable water source. Its raw water is high in dissolved organic carbon (DOC), which can vary by 4 mg/L throughout the year. DOC is a known precursor to the formation of halogenated organic disinfection byproducts (DBPs) such as trihalomethanes.

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Pretreatment system helps small town reduce DBP formation & chemical use

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Miguel Arias, Ph.D., P.E., is project manager/water treatment specialist for Orica Watercare. Arias can be reached at miguel.arias@orica.com or 303.268.5074.

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April 11, 2013
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April 11, 2013
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EPA Co-Hosts Rural, Small Water Sector System Workshop

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U.S. EPA
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Workshop will be held in conjunction with the 2013 Tribal Utility Summit

On April 10, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, United South & Eastern Tribes, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Indian Health Service are co-hosting a one-day workshop in Nashville, Tenn., for tribes on small water and wastewater utility management. The workshop is being held in conjunction with the 2013 Tribal Utility Summit.

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April 5, 2013