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.
Commercial softening provides a significant opportunity to well-grounded water improvement professionals. It requires a special skill set, similar to residential applications, but at an elevated and more detailed level. While the troubleshooting and repair methods may be more sophisticated, the basics are the same.
System configuration is more critical and variable, allowing for a wider variety of possible solutions. Choose wisely, as the cost of poor initial system selection will be exacerbated over the life of the equipment. The least expensive option is almost never the best.
Selecting the right system for the application
Consumers continue to demand soft water as water softeners face opposition from municipalities
The basic purpose of resin regeneration is to restore the exhausted resin back to its proper ionic form for service. Although there are various manuals and sources that contain information on how to regenerate resins, for many, guessing plays a major role in this process. To eliminate the guess factor from the resin regeneration equation, this article will provide an overview of the basic regeneration procedures and guidelines for softeners and two-bed deionizers.
Regeneration procedures and guidelines for softeners and two-bed deionizers
The Boomsnub site in the state of Washington was listed as a Superfund site in 1995. The site consists of two parcels of land, which previously contained two unrelated businesses that contributed separately to contamination of soil and groundwater.
The Boomsnub Metal Plating facility operated on about 0.5 acres, from 1967–1994. This facility was responsible for releases of chromium-contaminated wastes that resulted in contamination of soil and groundwater by hexivalent chrome.
Superfund site cleanup of chromate-contaminated groundwater
The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) tracks and takes action on a number of relevant issues. The goal is to ensure fair and equitable treatment of bottled water companies and to help the industry continue to deliver safe, high-quality bottled water products to a thirsty consumer market. In 2001, IBWA was engaged on both the federal and state legislative fronts, working hard to represent the bottled water industry and seeking the adoption of sensible, effective laws and regulations.
Security, Safety importing/exporting and record maintenance issues affecting the industry.
Extracting the maximum benefit from condensate polishing systems continues to be a top priority among many electric utility plants. With cost reduction pressures and increasing water quality standards, owners and operators continue to evaluate the resin handling procedures that affect corrosion product transport and contaminant ion impurity levels.