The theme at the first-of-its-kind Water Security Summit 2001, sponsored by Haestad Methods on December 3 and 4, was “Prevent. Detect. Respond.” More than 600 water utility and government officials from the United States and 20 other countries gathered in Hartford, Conn., to hear 30 experts discuss vulnerability and security measures for the nation’s water supply infrastructure in the event of a bioterrorist attack. Both speakers and attendees explored water system vulnerabilities; discussed guidelines for implementing security plans; and reviewed existing federal, state and private resources.
Water Infrastructure Safe But Not Invulnerable
Recent market research showed that more than 73 percent of consumers prefer to consult with a water treatment professional when dealing with arsenic. Combining this inclination with the preference for the POE approach, the treatment professional has a unique opportunity to generate significant new revenue from POE sales with minimal upfront effort.
After the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finally announced the new maximum contaminant level (MCL) of 10 parts per billion (ppb) for arsenic, an estimated 4,000 community water systems are now left to take measures to lower their arsenic levels, which were previously at 50 ppb.
The topic of arsenic has received a lot of press coverage this year, ever since the Bush administration halted the EPA’s newly issued maximum contaminant level (MCL) of 10 parts per billion (ppb). Since then, the MCL was reinstated back to 50 ppb and further discussions and studies have continued. This article will discuss some of these updates.
How to Select from Available Treatment Options
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The Basic Types, Materials and Applications for Various Filter Cartridges.
A new self-cleaning system avoids the premature clogging problems associated with conventional carbon filtration systems, while at the same time providing one micron or submicron filtration.As more Americans are aware of the health risks associated with contaminated water supplies, many citizens are turning to filtered water. One couple, Gerry and Candy Rossettie, who bought a 40-year old, 6,000 sq ft home in Sands Point, New York, wanted to be certain they were getting safe water.