Comments on the draft will be accepted through Friday, July 25, 2014
The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a draft report, for public review, on regulations and standards for drinking water quality. Comments on the draft will be accepted through Friday, July 25, 2014.
High level event focuses on action plan to scale-up water provision efforts across the country
On Friday, July 11, 2014, Uganda’s Ministry of Water and Environment made a commitment to work towards the provision of safe and adequate drinking water. The high level Event, consisting of Uganda’s Ministry of Water and Environment, local organizations, international NGOs and donors, focused on the creation of an action plan to scale-up efforts to provide safe and clean drinking water across the country.
The AMB-9S is a 9- by 2-in.-diameter filter candle with greater than 99% reduction capacity for chloramines and lead. It also reduces various other undesirable contaminants often found in drinking water applications. The filter is nominally rated at 2-µ filtration efficiency with flow rates up to 1 gpm.
Water provider secures top honor at ACE14
Boston Water & Sewer Commission (BWSC) won the 10th annual “Best of the Best” Tap Water Taste Test. Second place in the competition was given to another Boston water utility — Massachusetts Water Resources Authority.
Utilities from across North America will compete to determine who has the best tasting tap water
Water utilities from across North America will compete in events at the American Water Works Assn.’s Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE14) at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. ACE14, a five-day event beginning on June 8, features the most extensive professional program in the water industry and an exposition showcasing the latest and most significant water technology in the world.
Potable groundwater supply is a first in district's history
Rowland Water District (RWD) marked a significant first: the first new groundwater source since the district was formed more than 60 years ago. The groundwater supply comes from the Central Basin area of southeast Los Angeles County, and was developed through a partnership with La Habra Heights County Water District, Walnut Valley Water District and Orchard Dale Water District.
The Filmtec BW60-1812-75 is a new residential membrane element that produces 75 gpd and nominal 99% salt rejection at 50 psi. It incorporates efficient membrane element design, allowing consumers to enjoy high performance and water quality.
Many Americans, Asians and Europeans worry about the quality of their tap water; almost 40% of Americans participating in a new survey said they boiled or filtered their water before drinking it. That level of concern is a key trend in consumer attitudes toward the water they drink at home, work and leisure.
Bottled Water Binge
Attitudes toward tap water lead consumers to search for treatment options
The year started off with big news in the water treatment industry. The chemical spill in West Virginia, which affected more then 300,000 people, topped national headlines for weeks in January. The “do not use” advisory lasted more then a week for portions of that population, forcing them to rely on bottled water for drinking, cooking and bathing for up to 10 days.
The AirMax 3000 is a full-sized upright atmospheric water harvester that extracts water from the air and turns it into drinking water. These units are equipped with an electronic control system that turns the machine on and off when full and circulates the water to maintain clean drinking water 24 hours a day. Humidity levels and filter changing requirements are indicated with digital displays. The system can produce up to 8 gal of drinking water per day.