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It has now been more than a year since Flint, Mich., Mayor Karen Weaver declared a state of emergency in the city due to lead contamination in the water supply. When the story broke in the mainstream media, bottled water donations began pouring in. A...
Above: EcoWater of Central California has a service area of 100,000 sq miles.  Ken Steitz did not lack ambition when he took his plunge into the water treatment industry. He knew nothing about water treatment, but he understood people. His...
Resolute About Reuse RICK ANDREWDirector of Global Business Development — Water SystemsNSF Intl. • [email protected] • 800.673.6275  I foresee that water reuse will continue to increase in acceptance and garner more focus not only in the U.S., but...
A variety of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved methods for testing total coliform and E. coli bacteria in drinking water are available. Some have been around for decades, while newer ones have been introduced to improve the process and...
We all want clean, sparkling water in our homes. But what happens when the clear water coming from the faucet has a bad odor? There are a number of reasons why tap water may have a strong scent of sulfur, chlorine or even a mossy, earthy smell. Some of...
Above: Cal Water used grants to help fund its new strong-base anion exchange chromium-6 treatment system.  Several days ahead of the release of the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) report, “‘Erin Brockovich’ Carcinogen in Tap Water of More Than...
Above: Corroded pipe in Marktheidenfeld led to increased need for disinfectants.  Like many cities across Europe and the U.S., the city of Marktheidenfeld, Germany, saw significant growth in its water infrastructure throughout the mid-20th century....
Back in 2002, when the green cleaning movement in the professional cleaning industry was just starting to generate interest, there was only one “major,” small as it was, green certification organization in the U.S. A nationwide study on 139 streams...
Nobody likes copycats. They reap the benefits without putting in any of the work. In high school, it might have been the kid who cheated off of you to get better grades without doing any of the homework or studying. The adult version of this in the...
As you begin 2017, will you take time to reflect on your past marketing efforts? What worked? What did not work? Will you keep doing what you have been doing? Marketing is a science. In many ways, it is like water treatment—you have to test. What works...
Historically, drawing water from air has been an expensive process that is not as effective in the arid regions where it would be most useful. However, Sun to Water Technologies LLC is working to make this process cheaper and more effective by designing...