Finally...a complete solution that makes water program management clear and simple.
Water professionals across the country rely on 120Water to streamline their most complex drinking water initiatives. Our platform is comprised of sample & filter kits, cloud-based software, and services that public water systems, government agencies, and facilities leverage in order to eliminate data silos, act on regulatory requirements, and execute the last mile of compliance--which is often the most burdensome.
Trusted across the nation and in use at over 160,000 locations, 120Water enables clients such as Newark, New Jersey, Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, Chicago Public Schools, Indiana Finance Authority, and Mott McDonald to manage and execute water programs at scale while saving operational resources.
By simplifying water quality and inventory programs, our clients are able to focus on the important work of protecting public health.
120Water Launches Solution For Early Detection Of COVID-19 Using Wastewater Testing
120Water, a digital water platform for modern sample management and compliance, announced a new program that can provide early detection of COVID-19 outbreaks by testing wastewater for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 RNA that is shed by infected persons. Click to tweet.
120Water Announces Partner Ecosystem To Deliver Comprehensive Solutions Addressing The Water Industry’s Biggest Challenges
120Water, a digital water platform in use at more than 180,000 locations across the nation, announced the formation of a partner program to deliver comprehensive solutions for safe drinking water programs. Click to Tweet.
120Water Awarded $19M Water Quality Sampling And Pitcher/Filter Supply & Distribution By Denver Water
120Water, a comprehensive digital water platform in use at over 180,000 locations across the nation, has been selected by Denver Water for a three-year, $19 million program to help the utility manage its sweeping and proactive Lead Reduction Program.
Denver Sets The Stage For Sweeping LSL Replacements, Partners With 120Water For Modern Sample Management
Denver has been developing a comprehensive inventory of known and suspected lead service lines using a combination of property records, water quality tests, and visual inspections of service lines. With an estimated 64,000-84,000 properties that may have lead services lines, Denver decided to proactively begin a Lead Reduction Program to replace all customer-owned lead service lines with copper lines at no direct charge to the customer.
Fort Wayne Collects & Tests More Than 900 Consumer Samples In 5 Months
The City of Fort Wayne wanted to test 1000 locations to map high-lead neighborhoods for their LSLR program. However, they faced numerous challenges in the process: logistical problems in manually dropping off kits, low return rates, and the struggle to get opt-ins for the LSLR program - all on top of being understaffed. The biggest obstacle was relaying information and educating residents to get samples filled and returned properly.
Newark Sets The Standard For Community Engagement And Education With Their New LSLR Program
The City of Newark, NJ initiated a Lead Service Line Replacement program in 2018 as part of its efforts to provide clean, safe, and reliable drinking water for all residents. One of the biggest challenges faced by the city is engaging residents as the project gets underway. With a large transient population of renters, it can be hard to get residents and landlords to fully engage in a drinking water program. Not only can a lack of understanding on the part of the public jeopardize their health, it also makes it difficult for Newark to collect information needed to validate their LSLR program.
Loveland Takes Guesswork Out Of LCR Requirements
The City of Loveland’s Water Utility has served customers for decades, proudly bringing water “from snowy caps to Loveland taps.” When the Lead and Copper Rule went into effect in the early 1990s, it was labor-intensive to find a pool of people in the correct tier to complete the sampling.
120Water Expands Beyond Lead Program Management; Creates Center Of Excellence To Guide Water Quality Professionals & Government Officials
120Water, a digital water platform designed for modern drinking water compliance, is expanding its capabilities beyond lead to include contaminants such as arsenic, Legionella (ASHRAE 188), and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as “forever chemicals.”
LCR Revisions Push Systems Into Uncharted Waters: Schools & Childcare Facilities
Among all the Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR) regarding testing, reporting, and reacting to lead levels in drinking water is an entirely new requirement for water testing at K-12 schools and licensed childcare centers in a utility’s service area. Here are some thought-provoking considerations for involved schools and the utilities, government officials, and engineering firms who serve them.
Preparing For Lead-Service-Line Inventory And Replacement Requirements
With all the new facets of proposed Lead and Copper Rule revisions (LCRR) announced by the U.S. EPA in October of 2019, any water utility that has not yet started making preparations is at risk of being non-compliant by the time the new rules are put into effect. Use the accompanying links to improve understanding of those requirements and the process of conducting lead-service-line (LSL) inventories and replacements.
Preparing For Increased Sampling Frequency Mandated By LCR Revisions
The proposed Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR) announced by the U.S. EPA offer new hope for identifying and reducing sources of lead contamination in drinking water, albeit with new levels of testing required to pinpoint problem areas. Preparing for the new rules means taking active steps toward identifying both the technicalities and logistics of meeting them, as outlined in the links and bullet points below.
Avoiding Crisis: Meeting LCR Revision Communication Requirements
Complying with communication requirements is as much a part of the proposed Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR) as the actual water testing and identification of lead service line (LSL) inventories. Given the magnitude of the proposed changes, it is critical for water distribution utilities to start preparing for its implementation well in advance. Here are some key factors to consider.
PWSA Reduces Customer Request Fulfillment From 4 Months To 14 Days
Due to recent LCR exceedances, PWSA faced skyrocketing customer requests on top of the order to replace 7% of their roughly 18,000-33,000 lead service lines every year. In addition, their Lead and Copper Compliance (LCR) and Lead Service Line Replacement testing program (LSLR) required immense amounts of manpower. These two events combined to require thousands of point-of-use kits to be collected and tested every year. They looked to 120WA to solve the challenges of siloed data sources, kit delivery and pickup, lab coordination, and distribution of results.
The Elected Official's Guide To Understanding The US Lead Effect
“The water crisis in Flint is the Cuyahoga River fire of our generation: an event that thrust a widespread but underappreciated problem into the national consciousness.”
EPA Proposed Revisions To The Lead & Copper Rule
On October 10th, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the long-awaited proposed revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule (LCRR) which was promulgated nearly 30 years ago under the Safe Drinking Water Act.
What Is The Digital Water Transformation?
There’s a lot of buzz these days around the Digital Transformation of “this” and the Digital transformation of “that” – but what does it actually mean in practice, and specifically for the Water Sector?
Lead Sampling Program Structures
We reviewed lead sampling efforts around the country and provide a simple overview to assist as states create or expand lead testing programs for schools and childcare facilities.