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Oct 1 2019
WaterPod containerized treatment units contain one of many AdEdge package units, treating a wide variety of contaminants for drinking water,…
Editorial addresses water quality concerns on the Greek island of Kefalonia
Editorial addresses water quality concerns on the Greek island of Kefalonia
Aug 30 2019
Kaliméra! I’ve just returned from the Greek island of Kefalonia, the largest island in the Ionian Sea. While I happily spent most of my vacation…
Aug 26 2019
Water infrastructure and design vary based on the needs of those using it. For instance, in a highly populated urban city such as New York City, the…
Septic Check transported ATU system materials to the remote community of Farm Island, Minn., across a frozen lake.
Septic Check transported ATU system materials to the remote community of Farm Island, Minn., across a frozen lake.Allison Blodig is engineered systems specialist for Infiltrator Water Technologies. Blodig can be reached at [email protected]
Aug 26 2019
Aerobic treatment units (ATUs) offer a suitable environment for microorganisms to treat wastewater. These pre-engineered advanced wastewater…
Aug 26 2019
The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) launched a free workshop for small systems. According to an AWWA news release, U.S. Department of Agriculture (…
Apr 29 2019
Across the country, many of the areas with the worst wastewater infrastructure are small, unincorporated rural communities with no money, no formal…
Apr 29 2019
In July 2018, Springfield, Ill., encountered a classic chemical upset. The utility supplies the city of Springfield with electric power generated…
Apr 29 2019
When Carol Gibson, president of the Holly Ridge homeowners association in Candler, N.C., contacted the Water Well Trust (WWT) in January 2018, the…
Mar 22 2019
Prewitt, N.M., resident Marie Jones has never had running water in the house her father built, despite repeated pleas for help. But thanks to the…
Louisiana task form targets water quality reform
Louisiana task form targets water quality reform
Feb 4 2019
The Louisiana Rural Water Infrastructure Committee (RWIC) has begun petitioning the state Legislature for drinking water infrastructure reform. The…
California governor proposed new tax on drinking water
California governor proposed new tax on drinking water
Jan 14 2019
California Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed a statewide water tax to help disadvantaged communities obtain safe and affordable drinking water. The proposed…
Los Angeles County small systems face drinking water obstacles
Los Angeles County small systems face drinking water obstacles
Dec 18 2018
A new report by researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law found that small water systems in Los Angeles (L.A.) County…
Drinking water contaminated by disinfectant in rural community
Drinking water contaminated by disinfectant in rural community
Nov 12 2018
A Freedom of Information Act request revealed a well in Denmark, S.C., has been treated for more than 10 years with a chemical not approved by the U.…
Senators introduce drinking water act for low-income and small system assistance
Senators introduce drinking water act for low-income and small system assistance
Nov 2 2018
Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) and co-sponsor Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) introduced the Low-Income Water Customer Assistance Programs Act of 2018 to the U.S.…
Arizona nonprofit supports rural drinking water systems
Arizona nonprofit supports rural drinking water systems
Oct 26 2018
The U.S. EPA announced Southeast Arizona Area Health Education Center Inc. (SEAHEC), based in Nogales, Ariz., was awarded $120,000 to address…
Study finds nitrate pollution widespread in U.S. drinking water
Study finds nitrate pollution widespread in U.S. drinking water
Oct 4 2018
In a report released Oct. 2, 2018, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) analyzed tests of public water systems and found that 1,700 communities…
Solar-powered ultrasonic system manages algae blooms
Solar-powered ultrasonic system manages algae blooms
Aug 31 2018
Pungent and sometimes toxic algal blooms in waterways are increasing, causing a variety of health-related issues and environmental degradation.…
Decentralized wastewater treatment as a cost-effective solution for rural communities
Decentralized wastewater treatment as a cost-effective solution for rural communities
Aug 31 2018
One in every three homes in the U.S. is served by an individual onsite septic system. Advances in products, regulations, treatment and disposal…
Bringing a wind-powered desalination system to Mitchell County, Texas
Bringing a wind-powered desalination system to Mitchell County, Texas
Aug 31 2018
Throughout the country and the world, there have been increased efforts to incorporate renewable energy technologies that ultimately reduce carbon…
Apr 26 2018
Water is a vital resource and is used in the operations of many industrial processes. The increasing demands for water for agricultural, drinking and…
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