Water Security Summit Consensus

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.

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Water Infrastructure Safe But Not Invulnerable

About The Author: 

Haestad Methods organized the Water Security Summit to equip the water resources industry with critical guidelines for protecting water supply infrastructures. For more information about the Water Security Summit 2001 or its associated proceedings, call 800-727-6555; info@watersecurity.org, www.watersecurity.org

Activation Date: 
January 30, 2002
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
12918

Boost POE Sales by Leveraging the New Arsenic Standard

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.

About The Author: 

Craig Winter, CWS-III, is president of EnviroInvestigations & Remediation, Inc., which operates a water treatment sales and service division called Advanced Quality Water Solutions (AQWS) (www.aqws.com). The company is headquartered in Brunswick, Maine, with additional offices in central and northern Maine. AQWS has been working to combat arsenic contamination in drinking water since 1999. Craig has more than 12 years experience working with contaminated groundwater issues and can be reached at 207-721-8620; cwinter@suscom-maine.net

Publication Date: 
January 30, 2002
Activation Date: 
January 30, 2002
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
12916

Officials Recognize POU Industry

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.

About The Author: 
Activation Date: 
January 30, 2002
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
12915

POU Options for Arsenic

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.

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How to Select from Available Treatment Options

About The Author: 

Contributed by Apyron Technologies.

Activation Date: 
November 9, 2001
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
12759

Filter Cartridges

The following is some basic information compiled from industry experts at diverse companies. Additional information is available at the contact information provided.

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The Basic Types, Materials and Applications for Various Filter Cartridges.

About The Author: 

Information provided by Ceramic Filters Co., Inc. Contact James Webb at 888-236-8586; fax 517-467-4587; eramic@frontiernet.net.

Activation Date: 
May 10, 2001
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Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
12352

Oxidizing Arsenic III to Arsenic V for Better Removal

On June 22, 2000, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed lowering the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for arsenic from 50 down to 5 micrograms/L (Federal Register, 2000).

About The Author: 

Dr. Dennis Clifford, P.E., is a professor of environmental engineering and chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Houston. He has more than 30 years experience in teaching, research and consulting related to water and soil treatment. During the last 20 years, he and his students have extensively researched the subject of arsenic speciation, oxidation and treatment.

Ganesh Ghurye received his master’s degree in environmental engineering from the University of Houston, where he currently is a researcher in the area of water treatment. He has five years experience in developing arsenic treatment methods.

Activation Date: 
March 14, 2001
Files: 
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
12210

Self-Cleaning POE System Solves Frequent Filter Clogging Problems

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.

About The Author: 

Gary Baxter is the general manager of The Pure Water Source Corp. (800.697.8739), a San Francisco, California, company specializing in the design and manufacture of new technologies for the water treatment industry.

Publication Date: 
December 28, 2000
Activation Date: 
December 28, 2000
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
10469