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.
HaloPure removes 99.9% of viruses and bacteria while also preventing bacterial recontamination. Its uses are versatile and it can be applied to a variety of gravity and pressure POU devices. The media has been proven to enhance systems to help them exceed drinking water standards. It can be used with pitcher applications, inline, or with standard 10-in. cartridges for countertop and undersink systems.
These RO drinking water systems have cartridges and membranes that are easily replaced without the need to shut off the system. They are available in wall-mounted or floor models, and all systems come with storage tank, John Guest feedwater and tank shutoff valves, faucet, tubing and instructions. The systems are backed by a two-year warranty.
The MWF refrigerator filter is NSF-certified and removes cysts plus a range of contaminants, including lead and mercury. In addition, it has been tested by a third party to remove more than 94% of five trace pharmaceuticals: ibuprofen, atenolol, fluoxetine, progesterone and trimethoprim. The filter is available for use in GE side-by-side and French door refrigerators.