Contaminated Drinking Water Causes Concern in Northeast India

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Christian Aid
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Tens of thousands of people will be without safe drinking water for months as flooding continues in India’s Assam state

The northeastern Indian state of Assam is suffering from its worst flooding in three decades. Millions were made homeless by incessant rains, which have submerged most of the state and killed 117 people.    

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July 30, 2012
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Ohio Begins Testing of Arsenic Levels in Drinking Water

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The state of Ohio is collecting water samples from homes and public water systems to determine arsenic levels throughout the region

The state of Ohio is determining regions with elevated arsenic levels in groundwater by collecting water samples from homes and public water systems. State health officials are using workshops to educate the public about the dangers of ingesting arsenic and offering tests for arsenic contamination in well water. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates public water systems, but it does not have the authority to regulate private drinking water wells.

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July 23, 2012

WWIF Vows to Step Up Water Treatment Efforts in the Dominican Republic

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WWIF
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WWIF founder Guillermo Guzman has vowed to step up WWIF's water treatment efforts in the Batey of San Jose Ulloa of the Dominican Republic

Guillermo Guzman, founder of Wishing Well International Foundation (WWIF), had a chance to spend time with the management of the Good Samaritan Hospital, the nonprofit organization in charge of the Hydraid Biosand filters distribution center in the Dominican Republic.

Guzman, who was visiting the Batey of San Jose Ulloa in late June, was able to visit with residents who had nothing but praise for the hospital and the individuals running the distribution center.

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July 5, 2012

Study Confirms Presence of Contaminants in Some New England Bedrock Groundwater

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USGS
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Potentially harmful levels of arsenic, uranium, radium, radon and manganese have been found in some bedrock groundwater

Potentially harmful levels of naturally occurring arsenic, uranium, radium, radon and manganese have been found in some bedrock groundwater that supplies drinking water wells in New England, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) study. 

Publication Date: 
June 29, 2012
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Coca-Cola Commits $3.5 Million to U.S. Water Partnership

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Market Watch
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Company announces initiative to support clean water, sanitation in African countries

The Coca-Cola Co. and the Coca-Cola Africa Foundation recently announced a $3.5 million commitment to the U.S. Water Partnership (USWP) to advance sustainable water access in African countries facing the greatest clean water challenges.

Bea Perez, the company's chief sustainability officer, made the announcement at the Rio+20 Conference in Brazil, where participants worked to shape policy on global poverty reduction, social equity advancement and environmental protection.

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June 28, 2012
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New Jersey American Water Lifts Precautionary Boil Water Advisory

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Market Watch
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Customers in Bedminster, Chester Township, Far Hills, Peapack-Gladstone, Pottersville and Tewksbury can resume normal water use

New Jersey American Water has rescinded its precautionary boil water advisory for its customers in sections of Bedminster, Chester Township, Far Hills, Peapack-Gladstone, Pottersville and Tewksbury. Customers no longer have to boil their water. Testing has concluded that the water meets or exceeds state and federal guidelines.

It is no longer necessary to boil your water before consumption; however, the following measures are strongly encouraged at this time:

Publication Date: 
June 14, 2012
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Residential Water Treatment Shows Major Growth in Developing World

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PR Newswire
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Verify Markets recently released the "Analysis on Select Global Residential Water Treatment Market" 2012 report

The global residential water treatment (RWT) market is very dynamic, generating revenues of over $9 billion in 2011, according to a report released by Verify Markets. The RWT market varies by country and region. North America and Western Europe are mature markets, while Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe are fast-growing markets.

In 2011, some of the largest markets were Japan, U.S., China, Russia, India, Germany, France and South Korea. Most of these markets are dominated with local market participants and are very fragmented, the report noted.

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May 18, 2012
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Scale Control Filters

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The Supercarb candle is now available with a slow-release scale inhibitor that protects heater elements, tanks and pipework from harmful scale buildup. Scale Inhibition filter candles are available as Supercarb SI and Ultracarb SI.  Both long-life filter candles are compatible with the existing range of Doulton slimline filter housings. The Ultracarb SI also removes lead.
 

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Final Barrier: Looking Toward the Future

What exactly is final barrier? How does it work? Where does it fit into my business? These are questions asked by many dealers in the water treatment industry. The WQA Aquatech USA 2012 tradeshow, held March 6 to 9, focused on these questions with a mixture of presentations and a focus group discussion.

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Final barrier technology is poised to provide treatment solutions around the world

About The Author: 

Regu P. Regunathan, Ph.D., is president of ReguNathan Associates Inc. and is a technical consultant to the Water Quality Assn. Regunathan can be reached at regu5@yahoo.com or 630.653.0387.

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April 24, 2012
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April 24, 2012
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Battling Bacteria With Chlorine

Homeowners with a private well as their primary drinking water source are responsible for ensuring the safety of their water. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), well owners should test their water at least once a year for bacteria, nitrates, total dissolved solids, pH and any other suspected contaminants. Additional testing should be considered if there have been any repairs to the well, the wellhead gets flooded, there are recurring gastrointestinal problems in the household, or there are any noticeable changes in color, odor or taste.

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Procedures for chlorinating a private residential well

About The Author: 

Marianne Metzger is GPG business manager for National Testing Laboratories Ltd. and a member of the WQP Editorial Advisory Board. Metzger can be reached at mmetzger@ntllabs.com or 800.458.3330.

Publication Date: 
March 27, 2012
Activation Date: 
March 27, 2012
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Legacy
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23271