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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Jul 19 2018
The city of Jackson, Miss., announced a do not drink advisory for pregnant women and children younger than five due to acidic water and lack of…
Michigan intends to sue 3M Co. over emerging contaminant PFAS
Michigan intends to sue 3M Co. over emerging contaminant PFAS
Jul 18 2018
On July 13, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced that the state of Michigan intends to sue 3M Co. regarding per- and polyfluorinated substance (PFAS)…
Vermont regulates three new emerging contaminants
Vermont regulates three new emerging contaminants
Jul 12 2018
The Vermont Department of Health added three emerging contaminants to its drinking water advisory. Consequently, the Vermont Department of…
Emerging contaminants monitored in New Hampshire
Emerging contaminants monitored in New Hampshire
Jul 11 2018
On July 10, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu signed a bill that increases New Hampshire’s groundwater regulations for emerging contaminants PFOA, PFOS…
Emerging contaminant study released
Emerging contaminant study released
Jun 25 2018
A new report released by the U.S. Office of Health and Human Services (HHS) found that per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS) caused negative…
Jun 22 2018
It seems that every day you pick up the newspaper, read an article online or receive a water treatment industry email about another city or area…
Study finds fracking has low impact on water quality
Study finds fracking has low impact on water quality
Jun 21 2018
Two new studies by researchers from Yale University and Penn State University found that horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing has had little…
Emerging contaminant PFAS found near Wisconsin firefighting foam maker
Emerging contaminant PFAS found near Wisconsin firefighting foam maker
Jun 20 2018
Tyco Fire Products discovered per- and polyfluorinated substance (PFAS) groundwater contamination at its manufacturing plant in Marinette, Wisc.,…
Groundwater contamination cleanup underway in North Carolina
Groundwater contamination cleanup underway in North Carolina
Jun 20 2018
Treatment commenced to remove contaminants in the groundwater and soil at an Asheville, N.C., superfund site, a former CTS Corp. plant. Electrical…
PFAS groundwater contamination found at Michigan airport
PFAS groundwater contamination found at Michigan airport
Jun 18 2018
On June 15, the Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, Mich., released a report showing elevated levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl…
Senate committee calls for EPA study released on emerging contaminant PFAS
Senate committee calls for EPA study released on emerging contaminant PFAS
Jun 15 2018
The Senate Appropriations Committee passed a spending bill that includes report language requiring the Trump Administration to release a key…
Flint tightens drinking water standards for lead contamination
Flint tightens drinking water standards for lead contamination
Jun 15 2018
On June 14, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality approved the strictest rules in the U.S. targeting lead in drinking water. The new…
Uranium groundwater contamination in India
Uranium groundwater contamination in India
Jun 13 2018
A new study by Duke University found uranium contamination in groundwater from aquifers in 16 Indian states. The study found that the occurrence of…
EPA adds groundwater contamination site to Superfund National Priorities List
EPA adds groundwater contamination site to Superfund National Priorities List
Jun 11 2018
The U.S. EPA announced the addition of six new sites to the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL), including the Hockensin Groundwater Site in…
Study finds groundwater pumping leads to arsenic contamination
Study finds groundwater pumping leads to arsenic contamination
Jun 7 2018
A new study by Stanford University researchers, published in the journal Nature Communications, found that not only does groundwater pumping cause…
Oregon drinking water advisory lifted following toxic algae blooms
Oregon drinking water advisory lifted following toxic algae blooms
Jun 6 2018
The city of Salem, Ore., lifted a drinking water advisory following two consecutive test results that showed toxin levels had returned to below the…
EPA hosts National Leadership Summit on PFAS contamination
EPA hosts National Leadership Summit on PFAS contamination
May 24 2018
The U.S. EPA hosted the National Leadership Summit on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) contamination in Washington, D.C., May 22 to 23. The…
Pittsburgh to address lead contamination with chemical additive
Pittsburgh to address lead contamination with chemical additive
May 22 2018
The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) has received state approval to add orthophosphate to the drinking water supply to reduce lead…
Chicago Park District closes fountains amid rising lead contamination concerns
Chicago Park District closes fountains amid rising lead contamination concerns
May 16 2018
The Chicago Park District announced plans to shut off nearly half of all outdoor drinking water fountains amid rising lead contamination concerns.…
May 2 2018
Flint, Mich., Mayor Karen Weaver sent a letter to U.S. EPA Region 5 Director Chris Korleski over the cancellation of the last Flint Water Interagency…
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