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Spring has arrived and with it comes change. The past few months have been turbulent at times for the water industry, with natural and manmade disasters impairing drinking water sources, but the new season and legislative session will target some of…
Although its history spans more than four decades, the team at American Aqua is constantly looking ahead, striving to meet short- and long-term objectives.  American Aqua was founded in 1975 in Saline, a small town in eastern Michigan. “It started out as…
Five years ago, the city of Flint, Mich., switched its water source from the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department to the Flint River temporarily while it constructed a pipeline to connect to the Karegnondi Water Authority. The decision, coupled with a…
Millions of people each year head to waterparks, pools, and other public aquatic venues to splash and swim without thinking about waterborne illnesses and other dangers. Those of us who work in public health have been working for years to make…
Pocket pH testers are small portable devices that deliver information to the user with accuracy, convenience and affordability. These devices are designed to be used in different conditions and will test the alkalinity (pH) and acidity of a variety of…
When a contaminant is found in drinking water, one of the first questions asked usually is, “How does the detected amount compare to the safe dose?” We are seeking a baseline, to know if people are at risk of experiencing negative health effects from the…
Although water treatment companies come in all sizes and shapes, they all need new and repeat customers to survive and thrive. As long as you take care of your existing customers’ needs and wants, they are likely to do business with you in the future.…
In 2015, under the management of a private water corporation, the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PSWA) began using a new corrosion control chemical, which led to an increase in lead contamination. In February 2019, Pittsburgh United, a coalition…
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