Contaminant Removal

Contaminants are a threat to water quality, causing bad taste, odor, discoloration and negative health effects. Point-of-use/point-of-entry water treatment systems offer contaminant removal for water quality concerns such as arsenic, lead, sulfur and iron, as well as emerging contaminants such as personal care products and medications, to provide safe, clean drinking water.
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Chicago reports elevated lead levels in metered homes
Chicago reports elevated lead levels in metered homes
Nov 2 2018
The city of Chicago reported that a subset of homes with city-installed water meters have lead levels above the federal standard of 15 ppb, according…
Wisconsin community discovers radium contamination in drinking water
Wisconsin community discovers radium contamination in drinking water
Oct 3 2018
On Sept. 17, the Brookfield Water Utility notified residents of Brookfield, Wis., of radium contamination in drinking water exceeding federal…
U.S. Senate holds emerging contaminant PFAS hearing
U.S. Senate holds emerging contaminant PFAS hearing
Sep 27 2018
On Sept. 26, the U.S. Senate held a hearing on per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS). Three community representatives shared personal stories…
Team members from North Carolina State University at welcome tables during the sample collections compiled participant information.
Team members from North Carolina State University at welcome tables during the sample collections compiled participant information.
Sep 24 2018
Water treatment specialists are facing a new challenge from emerging contaminants. Perfluoralkyl and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of…
Sep 24 2018
As I write this, Labor Day has just ended, fall is approaching and kids across the country are going back to school. For many students, an unexpected…
Michigan town opposes new lead drinking water rules
Michigan town opposes new lead drinking water rules
Sep 20 2018
The Jackson, Mich., City Council voted unanimously to ask the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to reconsider new lead and copper rules,…
Detroit schools find additional lead contamination in drinking water
Detroit schools find additional lead contamination in drinking water
Sep 20 2018
On Sept. 19, the Detroit Public Schools Community District released the latest round of water quality test results. The results revealed that out of…
Emerging contaminants found in Orleans Township, Mich., groundwater
Emerging contaminants found in Orleans Township, Mich., groundwater
Sep 18 2018
Two per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS) have been discovered in Orleans Township, Mich., groundwater. The two emerging contaminants, PFBS and…
Water quality warning in Denver
Water quality warning in Denver
Sep 11 2018
Water quality testing by the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment (DDPHE) revealed higher than normal levels of bacteria, including E.…
New Jersey sets drinking water standard for PFNA
New Jersey sets drinking water standard for PFNA
Sep 5 2018
New Jersey has become the first state to adopt a maximum contaminant level (MCL) for perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA) in drinking water. The new…
Methods for removing emerging contaminants from drinking water
Methods for removing emerging contaminants from drinking water
Aug 31 2018
Contaminants of emerging concern (ECs) is a term that has been used since the mid 1990s to identify natural or synthetically occurring substances not…
Aug 31 2018
I realize this space has been fairly Chicago-focused the past few issues, and I promise I will examine water quality topics in other areas of the…
Drinking water shut off in Detroit schools over lead contamination
Drinking water shut off in Detroit schools over lead contamination
Aug 30 2018
On Aug. 29, the Detroit Public Schools Community District announced drinking water at all of its schools will be shut off, following test results…
NASA finds groundwater contamination near space center
NASA finds groundwater contamination near space center
Aug 29 2018
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has discovered groundwater contamination, including perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and…
Elevated lead levels found in Maryland schools drinking water
Elevated lead levels found in Maryland schools drinking water
Aug 23 2018
State-mandated lead testing in Maryland detected elevated lead levels in schools in the counties of Montgomery, Anne Arundel and Hartford. The…
Emerging contaminant PFAS found at Michigan elementary school
Emerging contaminant PFAS found at Michigan elementary school
Aug 21 2018
Drinking water at the Alto Elementary School in Kent County, Mich., tested positive for per- and polyfluorinated substances (PFAS). According to the…
California wildfires threaten water quality
California wildfires threaten water quality
Aug 20 2018
As the Carr Fire nears containment, water quality has become a concern in Northern California along the Sacramento River and its tributaries.…
Chemours stops providing bottled water for wells impacted by emerging contaminant
Chemours stops providing bottled water for wells impacted by emerging contaminant
Aug 16 2018
Chemour, a spinoff of DuPont and producer of Teflon, announced it will stop providing bottled water to residents near the company’s Fayetteville, N.C…
Virginia Tech water quality study finds lead in Chicago tap water
Virginia Tech water quality study finds lead in Chicago tap water
Aug 13 2018
Recent water quality tests conducted by Virginia Tech researchers found that 11 of out of 17 homes tested in the Chicago suburbs of Berwyn and Cicero…
Iron removal water treatment facility under construction in New Jersey town
Iron removal water treatment facility under construction in New Jersey town
Aug 3 2018
Construction is underway for three new iron removal water treatment facilities in Bayville, N.J. The project will treat 1.4 million gal of water per…
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