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

Georgia City Removes Contaminants With Packaged System

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The system has consistently met the effluent treatment goals since it began operation

In late 2011, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) approved plans to install a new well and build a new water treatment facility for the city of Roswell, Ga. Barlovento LLC was selected during a competitive bidding process to provide an iron and manganese removal system for the new water supply.

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Replacement Parts

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UV Superstore Inc. stocks a wide variety of high quality ultraviolet (UV) direct-replacement parts for various manufacturers. These parts are either from the OEM or are a premium-quality replacement. From Aquafine to Zed, it offers solutions to maintain your UV water and air treatment system, including current models and obsolete designs.  All components are selected or designed with the highest quality and exacting specification for trouble-free installation and operation.

Biological Treatment Technology Removes Contaminants from Drinking Water

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November 4, 2014
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The technology has regulatory approval for the reduction of nitrate & perchlorate & demonstrates hexavalent chromium, volatile organic compounds, iron, manganese & sulfide elimination

Groundwater is the primary water source for most communities in North America. With an increasing need to provide treatment for a growing list of contaminants, limited support staff, and shrinking operating budgets, water utilities face many hardships.

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This ½-gal pitcher removes 96% of chlorine and contaminants from tap water in just a few seconds. It is simple to use—just fill the pitcher and fasten it to the gallon dispenser. Store the sleek, slim-line pitcher in the refrigerator or leave it on the docking station at room temperature. Claryum filters last six months and retain naturally occurring minerals in the water. All components are BPA free.

Filtration System

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This patent-pending POU water filtration device produces drinking water without frequent maintenance, chemical additions or component replacement. The system traps and neutralizes contaminants through an ion exchange process. It processes enough water to support a family of six, includes built-in safe water storage and lasts for 10 years. The system meets the World Health Organization’s Household Water Treatment specifications for removing bacteria, protozoa and viruses.

Aquionics Appoints New Distributor for Midwest & Southeast

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Aquionics
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The partnership was established to make each producer the lowest-cost producer

Aquionics appointed Rodem as its distributor for the Midwest and Southeast regions. Rodem has more than 40 years’ experience in providing sanitary processing equipment across the food, beverage, brewing, pharmaceutical and life science markets.

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October 27, 2014

EPA Awards 105 Fellowship Grants for Environmental Research

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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This year's fellowships support the study of harmful algal blooms

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that 105 graduate students across the nation will receive $8.6 million in Science to Achieve Results (STAR) fellowship grants to conduct research on topics ranging from climate change and public health to water quality and sustainability that will have cross-cutting impacts in the environmental science field. The 105 STAR fellows will receive a maximum funding of $42,000 for one year for master’s students and up to two years for doctoral students.

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October 24, 2014

EPA Makes Preliminary Determination to Regulate Strontium in Drinking Water

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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Further studies find strontium has adverse health effects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made a preliminary determination to regulate strontium in the nation's drinking water. Strontium is a naturally occurring element that, at elevated levels, can impact bone strength in people who do not consume enough calcium.

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October 21, 2014

John Brown University Receives EPA Grant for Solar Water Purification Project

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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The project will design a water purification system for a community in Escuintla, Guatemala

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $14,520 to John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Ark., for a drinking water disinfection project in Guatemala under the People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) program. Every year, the P3 program helps student teams pursue projects that deliver sustainable, alternative methods to address environmental challenges.

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October 20, 2014