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New Mexico files suit against Air Force over groundwater contamination
New Mexico files suit against Air Force over groundwater contamination
Mar 7 2019
On March 5, the state of New Mexico filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Air Force over groundwater contamination at two bases, arguing the federal…
Los Angeles plans to use recycled wastewater to bolster groundwater reserves
Los Angeles plans to use recycled wastewater to bolster groundwater reserves
Mar 6 2019
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced plans for Los Angeles to recycle 100% of its wastewater by 2035. The city plans to inject treated…
From left, WQA Executive Director Pauli Undesser, U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee, WQA President Chris Wilker
From left, WQA Executive Director Pauli Undesser, U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee, WQA President Chris Wilker
Mar 5 2019
U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Mich.) has been honored with the Water Quality Assn.’s (WQA) Champion Award for his support of water-related legislation,…
Report finds widespread groundwater contamination surrounding coal ash pits
Report finds widespread groundwater contamination surrounding coal ash pits
Mar 5 2019
A new report, published jointly by the Environmental Integrity Project and Earthjustice, found that 91% of coal-fired power plants in the nation…
Jaden Smith's foundation donates water filtration system to Flint, Mich.
Jaden Smith's foundation donates water filtration system to Flint, Mich.
Mar 4 2019
On March 2, Jaden Smith visited First Trinity Missionary Baptist Church in Flint, Mich., to present the church with a new portable water filtration…
Emerging contaminants found at two sites in Oregon
Emerging contaminants found at two sites in Oregon
Mar 1 2019
Recent testing revealed high levels of per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS) at two sites in Northeast Portland, including the Portland Fire and…
Study finds cleaning up lead in drinking water would provide return on investment
Study finds cleaning up lead in drinking water would provide return on investment
Mar 1 2019
A new report by the Minnesota Health Department and the University of Minnesota found that while it would cost more than $4 billion to replace the…
New study investigates the relationship between well water contamination and agriculture
New study investigates the relationship between well water contamination and agriculture
Feb 28 2019
New research by a U.S. Department of Agriculture microbiologist found that nitrate and coliform mostly enter well water supplies through agriculture…
Feb 27 2019
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) revealed that a report to track the movement and growth of a saltwater plume in Brunswick, N.J., groundwater is…
Wet weather leads to increased water supply in Phoenix
Wet weather leads to increased water supply in Phoenix
Feb 27 2019
The wet winter’s snow and rain accumulation has provided a much-needed boost to Phoenix’s water supply. According to the Salt River Project (SRP),…
Feb 26 2019
A Washington University data analysis found high levels of groundwater contamination near coal ash ponds at one of Missouri’s largest coal-fired…
Kent (left) and Brandon Morton are the fourth and fifth generations of the family in the water business.
Kent (left) and Brandon Morton are the fourth and fifth generations of the family in the water business.
Feb 25 2019
It is not terribly difficult to find a water quality dealership that is a family business, but finding a dealership run by a family that has been in…
Easterday-Wilson Water Services now has one drill rig and approximately 15 employees, many of whom are related to Franklin Sr., the founder.
Easterday-Wilson Water Services now has one drill rig and approximately 15 employees, many of whom are related to Franklin Sr., the founder.
Feb 25 2019
Louis Franklin Easterday Sr. was a farmer and trained draft horses as a young man, until he changed careers and started drilling wells in 1935 when…
Linda and Vince Kent, treasurer and president for Abendroth Water Conditioning, respectively, have run the family business for 25 years.
Linda and Vince Kent, treasurer and president for Abendroth Water Conditioning, respectively, have run the family business for 25 years.
Feb 25 2019
Abendroth Water Conditioning has been a family owned and operated, independent water treatment company since 1953.   The dealership currently is…
Tyler Gamble
Tyler Gamble
Feb 25 2019
Now it in its fifth year, WQP’s Young Professionals program honors the best and the brightest rising stars in the water treatment industry. The six…
Boodoo, pictured here with U.S. and international colleagues, said his favorite thing about working in the water industry is the people he works with.
Boodoo, pictured here with U.S. and international colleagues, said his favorite thing about working in the water industry is the people he works with.
Feb 25 2019
The key to a long career in any industry is a sincere passion for the work. Francis Boodoo, director of applied technologies for Purolite Corp., has…
Feb 25 2019
In our third annual Faces of the Industry special issue, we are continuing the tradition of highlighting the people and businesses who keep the water…
Feb 25 2019
In 2014, the city of São Paulo faced a water crisis during which reservoirs held only 5% of their capacity, a situation echoed in last year’s Cape…
Chris Wilker
Chris Wilker
Feb 25 2019
Water treatment professionals will head to the Las Vegas Convention Center for the Water Quality Assn. (WQA) Convention & Exposition, held April…
Feb 25 2019
My parents bought me a 20-year-old Mercedes for my graduation. That was seven years ago. It has been falling apart since I have owned it, but in…
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