Sep 01, 2016

September 2016

When it comes to media coverage of the water treatment industry, 2016 has been all about lead. It seems to be in the news at least weekly, whether it’s the most recent update on the Flint, Mich., lead contamination crisis or a report on the latest school…
Since acquiring his first water treatment business in August 2010, Todd VanHouten has acquired five more. He has increased the number of employees at his company from three to 15. And he sees a future for expansion as an EcoWater dealer. Based in Vero…
Innovators of new technologies may find they face barriers to the acceptance of their technologies in drinking water applications due to concerns that new and unproven technologies could unexpectedly and adversely affect drinking water. Engineers who…
The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) sets the parameters for determining which contaminants need to be monitored. Under the SDWA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates more than 90 contaminants that have been assigned either an action…
The average worker stays at a job for an average of 4.4 years, according to the most recent data available from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Millennials expect to stay in a job for less than three years. Here at Applied Management Group Inc. (AMG…
The Red Rock Correctional Center complex was originally built in 2006 outside Eloy, Ariz., by the Corrections Corp. of America (CCA) to house inmates for the state of California. In 2013, CCA agreed to a contract with the state of Arizona to administer…
Reading the news on a daily basis can be disconcerting, particularly when it concerns health-related risks. Take the recent developments in some northern New Jersey towns, where residents opened their North Jersey Records on Valentine’s Day 2016 to an…
In recent years, there has been increasing consumer concern regarding emerging contaminants in drinking water. The majority of contaminants traditionally found in drinking water either have a known adverse effect on human health or a known effect on…
I remember the first time I got a pager. It was for one of the first jobs I had after college and I was excited and proud to be one of those people who had a job that allowed me to complain about having to find a pay phone so I could respond to my office…
For years, the Mount Rushmore National Memorial held a fireworks show on Independence Day, but U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists later found the celebrations may have contributed to groundwater contamination at the site. USGS hydrologist Galen…
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