Drinking Water Source

  1. Pennsylvania To Test 350 Water Systems For PFAS Contamination
    5/14/2019

    This month, Pennsylvania will begin sampling more than 350 public water systems in an effort mandated by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to curb per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) contamination.

  2. Cooling Towers Are Not The Problem — Or At Least They Don’t Have To Be
    5/8/2019

    Water quite literally flows through every facet of life, being the key element for everyone and everything on Earth. The world’s population is increasing at 1.1 percent (roughly 83 million) every year, an incredible and alarming rate straining the world’s fresh water supply. The increasing pressures between what humanity demands and what is currently available emphasizes the importance of conservation.

  3. Treatment of Groundwater Contaminated With 1,4-Dioxane - Tucson, Arizona (Case Study)
    5/1/2019

    The TrojanUVPhox™ installation at Tucson's Advanced Oxidation Process Water Treatment Facility treats 1,4-dioxane and produces water that is blended and then treated at the neighboring Tucson Airport Remediation Project facility. This purified water is supplied to nearly 50,000 end users.

  4. In Aspen, Avalanches Threaten Water Security
    4/22/2019

    Colorado has its fair share of water security issues, with population growth and climate change affecting its primary source.

  5. Trump Approves Colorado River Drought Plan
    4/22/2019

    Some of the American West’s most critical sources for drinking water have received new government protection.

  6. New Jersey Industries To Pay Millions For PFAS Contamination
    4/12/2019

    With nearly one in five New Jersey residents receiving tap water contaminated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), the local governor has ordered industrial polluters to help find a solution.

  7. Getting Down To The Nitty Gritty
    4/9/2019

    It has been said that the unseen and untreated can break down any system — this phrase could not be more accurate than in the world of wastewater treatment when considering the infiltration of grit into a system. Infiltration happens in the collection system, whether it’s from living on the coast, aging infrastructure or just plain old build up over time.

  8. Improved Detection Key To Tackling Organic Contamination Issues
    4/9/2019

    For many applications, water should be free — or nearly free — of organic compounds. In drinking water, the impact is optimal taste, appearance, and safety. While the problem of organics finding their way into source water continues to grow, newer monitoring technology is making it easier for water treatment plants to rapidly detect the substances and apply the appropriate fix.

  9. 3 Ways To Reduce The Complexity Of Source Water Monitoring
    4/8/2019

    Source water monitoring is commonly viewed as a sophisticated and expensive task requiring extensive labor and high-tech equipment. Budget-minded municipal water authorities therefore tend to see it as unnecessary unless there’s a significant, imminent threat to source water quality. However, there are low-cost — in many cases, no-cost — methods to monitor source water to determine if looming issues warrant extra attention.

  10. How To Cannibalize Your Own Technology
    4/3/2019

    Business people love to talk about "disruption." They pride themselves on eating their competitors' lunch. Where their markets used to be about raving fans, now it's about inspiring craving fans, fueled by "hunger marketing" and the fear of missing out. There's a lot of dog-eat-dog philosophy...which is why it's important for companies to be willing to cannibalize their own technologies.