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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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…
Emerging contaminant PFAS found in Parchment, Mich.
Emerging contaminant PFAS found in Parchment, Mich.
Aug 1 2018
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) discovered high levels of per- and poly fluorinated substances (PFAS) in Parchment, Mich.,…
New coal ash pit rules may threaten groundwater quality
New coal ash pit rules may threaten groundwater quality
Jul 27 2018
On July 17, the U.S. EPA changed coal ash pit regulations by easing federal oversight and providing states with more regulatory flexibility. The new…
Flushing taps may not be effective at removing lead contamination in drinking water
Flushing taps may not be effective at removing lead contamination in drinking water
Jul 26 2018
Researchers from the Louisiana State University New Orleans School of Public Health found that running water to flush out lead is not consistently…
Emerging contaminant PFAS community engagement session to be held
Emerging contaminant PFAS community engagement session to be held
Jul 25 2018
The U.S. EPA released the full agenda for the per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) community engagement event July 25 in Horsham, Penn., at…
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…
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