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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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…
Apr 26 2018
Not be confused with magnesium, manganese is a silver-colored metal that is somewhat like iron in its physical and chemical properties. It is the…
Apr 26 2018
The U.S. EPA announced $1.9 million in funding to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in Blacksburg, Va., to research…
Apr 25 2018
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Newark Education Workers Caucus (NEW Caucus) announced their intent to sue the city of Newark, N…
Apr 19 2018
Following a $4 million legal agreement between Flint, Mich., students and the Michigan Department of Education, Flint students will receive screening…
Apr 19 2018
A new report from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is failing to enforce a 1985 Farm Bill…
Apr 18 2018
The builder of the Somerville Town Center redevelopment project has filed suit against the owners of a former dry cleaners in Somerville, N.J.,…
Apr 17 2018
Researchers from Stockholm University have discovered a moss capable of removing arsenic from drinking water, which acts so quickly that arsenic…
Apr 16 2018
Two representatives of the Water Quality Assn. (WQA) have been invited to a National Leadership Summit convened by the U.S. EPA to take action on…
Apr 13 2018
A recent analysis by The Chicago Tribune found that nearly 70% of 2,797 homes across Chicago over the past two years found lead contamination in…
Apr 10 2018
The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has ordered Chemours chemical plant to prevent air emissions from contaminating…
Apr 9 2018
On April 6, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced that the state will stop providing free bottled water to the city of Flint, Mich. The state began…
Mar 28 2018
Recent reports collected by the Indiana EPA revealed arsenic, radium, lead and boron groundwater contamination in wells tested near the state’s coal…
Mar 27 2018
The Ohio EPA has declared the western end of Lake Erie as an impaired waterway due to toxic algae which has contaminated drinking water and closed…
Mar 26 2018
On Sept. 27, 2016, Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, addressed the International Astronautical Congress. Musk spoke on his ambition for mankind to visit, and…
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