EPA to Work with Drinking Water Systems to Monitor Unregulated Contaminants

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U.S. EPA
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Approximately 6,000 public water systems will begin monitoring 28 chemicals and two viruses beginning in 2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently published a list of 28 chemicals and two viruses that approximately 6,000 public water systems will monitor from 2013 to 2015 as part of the agency’s unregulated contaminant monitoring program.

The program collects data for contaminants suspected to be present in drinking water but that do not have health-based standards set under the Safe Drinking Water Act.

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May 3, 2012
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Phigenics Challenges Accuracy of Conventional Legionella Testing Protocol

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PR Newswire
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Newly published research paper demonstrates test inaccuracies due to sample holding time

Water management services company Phigenics LLC recently announced the publication of a research paper that demonstrates up to 33% false-positive test results for Legionella bacteria when following conventional sampling methods.

Publication Date: 
May 1, 2012

EPA Finalizes Plan for Next Phase of Toxic Site Cleanup

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U.S. EPA
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The toxic New York site has contaminated the public water supply

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized its plan to demolish a building, dig up contaminated soil and sediment and treat the groundwater at the Crown Cleaners of Watertown Inc. Superfund site in Herrings, N.Y.

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April 27, 2012

California Fluoride Lawsuit Dismissed

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SFGate.com
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Court dismissed lawsuit that sought to stop a metropolitan water district from adding hydrofluosilicic acid to its public drinking water

On April 10, Judge Janis L. Sammartino granted the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California's motion to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to stop it from adding hydrofluosilicic acid to public drinking water for the purpose of fluoridation.

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April 16, 2012
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Research Projects to Study Water Quality Effects on Public Health

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University of Michigan
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University of Michigan to co-sponsor studies focusing on gold mining in Ghana and stomach cancer in Peru

The University of Michigan's Graham Sustainability Institute and the Center for Global Health are co-sponsoring two research projects addressing water quality impacts on public health, one in Ghana and the other in Peru.

Each of the projects, which are called integrated assessments, will receive $350,000 over the next three years.

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April 3, 2012
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Aging Gracefully?

As U.S. water infrastructure continues to age, it is beginning to impact water quality. Jeff Zagoudis, contributing editor for Water Quality Products, spoke with Allan Connolly, vice president of operations and engineering at Culligan, about the problem and what is being done to solve it.

Jeff Zagoudis: How would you describe the current state of water infrastructure in the U.S.?

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Allan Connolly is executive vice president of operations and engineering for Culligan. Connolly can be reached at allan.connolly@culligan.com or 877.367.5479.

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February 24, 2012
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February 24, 2012
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Residential Treatment Options

Choosing the right drinking water treatment product is not easy. There are many factors to consider prior to installation. Water characteristics, family members, price and certification by a reputable organization all are important. Share these factors with your clients to help them choose the right treatment system for their homes.

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Factors in choosing the right water treatment system

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Tina Fischer, CWS-VI, is product certification supervisor for the Water Quality Assn. Fischer can be reached at tfischer@wqa.org or 630.505.0160.

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February 24, 2012
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February 24, 2012
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Right From the Start

If you do not have the time or dedication to do it right the first time, what makes you think you will have the time or opportunity to do it twice? In the water treatment industry, there are many shortcuts available. They may look appealing at first; however, the long-term result could be the erosion of your reputation and customer base.

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Providing quality customer service for long-term success

About The Author: 

Jerry Horner, CWS-VI, CI, is regional sales manager for Watts Water Quality Products. Horner can be reached at hornerjg@watts.com or 800.659.8400.

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February 24, 2012
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February 24, 2012
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Water Conditioner

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February 2012

The Impression Series RC water conditioner is designed to treat hardness and unpleasant taste and odor in municipal water. It features a mid-plate design combining activated carbon and high-capacity resin into one tank. This eliminates the need for a second filter, and the carbon protects the resin from highly chlorinated water. The system’s microprocessor captures data including gallons per day and peak flow rates.

Carbon Filtration Basics

Six months ago I opened the refrigerator to pour myself a glass of water from my pour-through pitcher. As I was filling my glass, I realized I could not remember the last time I changed the carbon filter. I had been thinking about replacing the filter for a while—a really long while.

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Determining when to change your activated carbon filter

About The Author: 

Amanda Thomas, CWS-VI, is product certification supervisor for the Water Quality Assn. Thomas can be reached at athomas@wqa.org or 630.505.0359.

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November 4, 2011
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November 4, 2011
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