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In the past year, the increased focus on lead as the Flint, Mich., water contamination crisis unfolded has brought attention to other communities across the country where water supplies are affected by the heavy metal. One such community is St. Joseph,...
Sean and April Kidwell work the main office of All American Purification.  Each decade, the water treatment industry seems to take another turn with the introduction of new technology or the use of existing technology in new ways. Increasingly,...
Do you ever feel you are about to drown in all the news stories about water quality nowadays? Well, take a deep breath. The coverage is on the verge of hitting tsunami levels as public awareness of the water quality issues facing the U.S. starts to soar...
According to U.S. Census data from 2011 to 2015, more than 508,997 U.S. households do not have access to safe drinking water, meaning this issue affects more than 1 million people in this country. Since its creation in 2010, Water Well Trust (WWT) has...
Left to right: Row River Water Treatment Plant operators Steve Norman, Sam Haynes and Ray Pardee receive the Outstanding Membrane Plant Award: Small Facility from the Northwest Membrane Operator Assn.  The Row River Water Treatment Plant in Cottage...
Everyone is aware of the fundamental importance of water to life on Earth, whether plant, animal or human. The process of life itself is based upon the unique character of the water molecule, and the method by which living things interact with water is...
It can be frustrating to encounter a professional who lacks the answers you need to make an informed decision. You expect the person stocking shelves in the grocery store to know where the kidney beans are, and you assume car salespeople have a basic...
This article is the first in a series on contaminant removal that will explore contamination concerns across the U.S. and how they are being addressed. Last year was a year to remember for the water treatment industry: From spills to lead to emerging...
Recent news reports have raised consumer awareness and concern of the presence of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) in public drinking water supplies. These compounds are not naturally found in the environment and are...
It’s spring again and that means many of you will be attending trade shows and conferences. You may have even worked on new certifications and training programs to improve your expertise. Many of you have traveled to the WQA Convention & Exposition,...

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