U.S. Army to close 12 large-capacity cesspools in Hawaii
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an agreement with the U.S. Army to close four illegal large-capacity cesspools on Oahu and eight on the Big Island in Hawaii. The Army will pay a $100,000 fine. This is the first time EPA has imposed a civil penalty against a federal government facility for operating banned cesspools.
World water treatment chemicals market expected to reach $31.7 billion by 2022
According to a new report by Allied Market Research, titled, "World Water Treatment Chemicals Market - Opportunities and Forecasts, 2015 – 2022," the water treatment chemicals market would reach $31.7 billion by 2022, registering a CAGR of 4.5% during 2016 and 2022. The corrosion inhibitors segment held about 2/9 of the total market in 2015. North America and Europe collectively accounted for about half of the market share in the same year.
Partnership promotes payment options for treatment, infrastructure and new technology
The Illinois Section of the American Water Works Association (ISAWWA) and SplashLink.com, an online marketplace built exclusively for the water industry, announced a new partnership to bring members of ISAWWA unprecedented access to funding and project opportunities from all over the U.S. and Canada.
“Our mission is to serve as a total water resource for our members,” said Laurie Dougherty, executive director of ISAWWA, “We have never before encountered a service like SplashLink.com, which can do so much to help us achieve that goal.”
WQA invites professionals to Washington, D.C. for Earthy Day as industry delegates
April 22 marked National Earth Day, bringing awareness to the environmental conditions impacting the nation’s water supply. With water contamination concerns headlining the news across the country, water treatment professionals representing a variety of companies visited Congressional offices to urge members of Congress to support feasible treatment options for drinking water.
The water treatment professionals traveled to Washington, D.C. as delegates of the Water Quality Assn. (WQA).
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H2Zero Backwash/Recycle Systems conserve water by storing and treating contaminated backwash water from filtration and treatment systems. Nearly all water filtration-related processes that remove target contaminants generate liquid or solid residuals that need to be subsequently managed. Increasingly stringent regulatory discharge standards and emphasis on sustainability are demanding more environmentally friendly solutions for these residuals.
Water quality—we use this term almost daily in the aquatics industry. It refers to the chemical, physical and biological characteristics of the water, and is the measure of the condition of the water relative to the requirements of one or more set of standards against which compliance can be determined.
As recreational water technologies advance, so must codes & training
The water treatment plants will use sodium hypochlorite for water disinfection
The cities of Groton and Norwich, Conn. will make significant upgrades to their drinking water treatment plants by eliminating the use of chlorine gas at these facilities. These actions settle claims by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that the cities violated federal clean air laws meant to prevent chemical accidents.
The facility is the only Pennsylvania facility to earn the Presidents Award this year
Pennsylvania American Water’s Norristown Water Treatment Plant, which serves approximately 32,000 customers in Montgomery County, has received the Presidents Award from the Partnership for Safe Water. The program is a volunteer initiative developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, American Water Works Assn. and other organizations representing water suppliers that continuously provide water quality that surpasses regulatory standards.
Bob Kappel has 20 years of experience in the water industry
Hankscraft Inc. announced the appointment of Bob Kappel as the division manager of the H2O Products Group. Kappel will lead the product development, sales, customer service and marketing teams for Hankscraft’s line of water treatment products, which include systems for softening, descaling, iron, chlorine/chloramine and sulfur removal, reverse osmosis and microfiltration.