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  • Air Force Has Five-Year Plan To Address PFC Contamination
    Air Force Has Five-Year Plan To Address PFC Contamination

    The Air Force has acknowledged plans for addressing the higher-than-normal concentrations of perfluorinated compounds, or PFCs, that a base near Colorado Springs sent into the city’s sewer system as frequently as three times a year.

  • Streams, Mining Waste Rule Slashed By GOP
    Streams, Mining Waste Rule Slashed By GOP

    Using fast-track procedures, Congress killed an Obama administration regulation aimed at protecting streams from mining waste earlier this month.

  • North Pole Water System Expanded After Sulfolane Spill
    North Pole Water System Expanded After Sulfolane Spill

    The city of North Pole, AK, has plans to expand its water system to cover residents affected by a major sulfolane spill at a former refinery.

  • Vermont Lawmakers Debate PFOA Liability
    Vermont Lawmakers Debate PFOA Liability

    Vermont lawmakers are debating who should pick up the cost of ensuring clean drinking water after a contamination event.

  • New York Senators Ask For Help With 1,4-Dioxane Contamination
    New York Senators Ask For Help With 1,4-Dioxane Contamination

    Last month, both U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand signaled for the U.S. EPA to “prioritize and accelerate” the risk evaluation for 1,4-dioxane, a potential carcinogen found in 71 percent of Long Island water supply systems.

  • Virginia’s New Industry Tests State’s Nutrient Pollution Caps
    Virginia’s New Industry Tests State’s Nutrient Pollution Caps

    A $2 billion paper and fertilizer plant is currently under construction near Richmond and is considered to be the first of its kind. Not only is it the first U.S. venture for a Chinese company but it is also the first project to test Virginia’s ability to add new industrial facilities to the Chesapeake Bay watershed while maintaining pollution caps set for the James River.

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WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES, INSIGHTS, & ANALYSIS

  • BEACON® AMA Managed Solution Sell Sheet

    The BEACON® Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) managed solution from Badger Meter combines the intuitive BEACON AMA software suite with proven ORION® communication technology, giving water utilities greater visibility and control over utility management. Badger Meter’s managed solution approach utilizes two-way communications – leveraging cellular and fixed networks – to deliver a simple yet powerful end-to-end solution. Built-in infrastructure management services and flexible system design eliminate maintenance and technology concerns.

  • Wipes And Wastewater Infrastructure Around The World
    Wipes And Wastewater Infrastructure Around The World

    Sometimes it’s hard to keep in mind that the water falling over our heads was recently halfway across the world. Or that for all of our differences as people on this planet, we all rely equally on that precious resource. Problems that plague one water system can be felt thousands of miles away. The same goes for wastewater.

  • AMERICAN Pipe And Valves Ensure Georgia Project Flows With Ease
    AMERICAN Pipe And Valves Ensure Georgia Project Flows With Ease

    The estimated $30-million West Side Loop 48-inch Replacement Project is one of three capital projects being conducted by the Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority to provide additional water to western Cobb County and Paulding County in Georgia. For the project, a 48-year-old, 36-inch pre-stressed concrete cylinder pipe (PCCP) that recently failed is being replaced with 48-inch ductile iron pipe.

  • Jump Start Your Career In The Water Industry
    Jump Start Your Career In The Water Industry

    To achieve its plan to double the Company’s reach, Evoqua is looking to add to its team and ensure it continues to have the best talent in the industry.

  • Fighting Foam
    Fighting Foam

    Just like a poorly poured pint of beer can wreak havoc on your coffee table, excessive foam formation in aeration tanks can create operational challenges for both municipal and industrial treatment plant operators. In municipal plants, foam formation is common during secondary treatment startup, as the young microbiology is unable to breakdown surfactants associated with soap, shampoo, etc.

  • It's Not Too Late To Add These Five Water-Related Books To Your Summer Reading List
    It's Not Too Late To Add These Five Water-Related Books To Your Summer Reading List

    Summer reading list a bit dry? Drink up these books on the world’s greatest resources — water.

  • Maximizing EDI With Liqui-Cel
    Maximizing EDI With Liqui-Cel

    Electrodeionization (EDI) is a cutting-edge water treatment process that is now used all over the world. While it’s become the solution of choice for countless operations, it’s not exactly worry-free to utilize. When complications arise with performance optimization, it can be difficult to know where to turn.

  • Green Slime Plagues Florida, Drives Home Importance Of Nutient Removal
    Green Slime Plagues Florida, Drives Home Importance Of Nutient Removal

    While most of the country was seeing red, white, and blue this past Fourth of July, many Florida residents were seeing green.

  • SUEZ Looks To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Water Sector
    SUEZ Looks To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Water Sector

    Eric Gernath, CEO of Suez North America, sees a huge correlation between climate change and water. In what the Company calls the circular revolution, Gernath’s mission is to reduce greenhouse gas by recovering, reusing and recycling water as well as minimizing energy consumed in water and wastewater treatment.

  • Lessons Learned From Flint
    Lessons Learned From Flint

    We all hope that the Flint Water Crisis – where cost-cutting measures led to the drinking water supply to become severely tainted with lead – was an isolated incident. However, it is not impossible that a similar event could happen again, especially in a similarly  desperate city with limited financial resources. Here are a few key points that should be considered to avoid repeating such a tragedy.

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PFOA And PFOS Remediation PFOA And PFOS Remediation

Perfluoroalkyl Compounds: Perfluorooctane Sulfonic Acid (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) Treatment.

ReFleX™ Efficiency ReFleX™ Efficiency

For both disinfection and TOC-reduction applications, NeoTech Aqua Solutions’ patented ReFleX™ UV chamber technology represents the state-of-the-art in high-efficiency UV systems by reflecting over 99% of the UV we generate back into the water.

Disinfection Series Disinfection Series

The NeoTech Aqua Disinfection Series is specially designed to disinfect water and is an essential component in advanced oxidation processes.

Patriot™ Series Patriot™ Series

NeoTech Aqua Solutions’ Patriot Series utilizes D438 chamber technology in a stacked and manifolded configuration to support larger flow volumes. By integrating NeoTech Aqua’s patented ReFleX chamber technology, Patriot systems provide the most efficient and versatile UV water treatment equipment available for large volume users. Further, when configured as an n+1 design, the NeoTech Aqua’s Patriot systems meet most redundancy requirements.

TOC Reduction TOC Reduction

NeoTech Aqua Solutions provides the most efficient and cost-effective UV systems for destroying Total Organic Carbons (TOC’s) in water.  Whether your destroying NDMA, 1,4-dioxane, TCE, MTBE, urea, endocrine disruptors or other organics, only NeoTech Aqua provides ultraviolet TOC reduction with a treatment chamber optimized for low pressure mercury lamps.  As a result, NeoTech Aqua’s UV systems achieve a three times greater TOC reduction per kilowatt compared to standard UV systems, reducing our clients’ costs and energy consumption. In addition to efficiently generating ample 185 nm UV for TOC reduction, NeoTech Aqua’s TOC reduction systems also generate significant levels of 254 nm UV which serve as a powerful disinfectant, providing you both TOC-free and organism-free product water.

NeoTech CU-4 X™ NeoTech CU-4 X™

The NeoTech CU4-X™ UV Water Treatment Control Interface is a remote and compact master controller capable of managing up to four NeoTech ultraviolet water treatment chambers independently and simultaneously.

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VIEWS ON THE LATEST REGULATIONS

  • What To Take Away From The CCL 4
    What To Take Away From The CCL 4

    The U.S. EPA’s latest roster of concerning drinking water contaminants offers clues into what may be threatening consumers and the regulations that come next.

  • In Trump Era, A New Plan For Drinking Water Safety
    In Trump Era, A New Plan For Drinking Water Safety

    A U.S. EPA “call to action” for improving drinking water seems to lay the groundwork for the new president to address public health.

  • What Is A 'Safe' Amount Of PFOA?
    What Is A 'Safe' Amount Of PFOA?

    Polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances like PFOA and PFOS have emerged as the contaminants of greatest concern for many consumers. While the U.S. EPA has issued a health advisory with limits on the chemicals, some affected communities wonder if their restrictions go far enough. So, what is an acceptable amount of PFOA in your drinking water?

  • The Problem With Road Salt
    The Problem With Road Salt

    With winter snow comes the inevitable introduction of a water source foe: road salt. With potential hazards posed to consumers and the environment, it’s up to treatment plants and utilities to do something about it.

  • 5 Red Flags For Chloramination
    5 Red Flags For Chloramination

    Many drinking water utilities have made or are considering the switch from chlorine to chloramine to avoid regulated disinfection byproducts. However, the Water Research Foundation warns that chloramination presents its own set of problems.

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WATER INDUSTRY FEATURES

  • How To Ensure Your Utility Complies With The LT2
    How To Ensure Your Utility Complies With The LT2

    The U.S. EPA’s Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2) was adopted in 2006 to modify the Safe Drinking Water Act and more tightly control the spread of Cryptosporidium, a microorganism that can cause gastrointestinal infection if ingested. Since its inception, the rule has posed a treatment challenge to utilities that are susceptible to the tiny contaminant. But which utilities are at risk? And how should they approach treatment?

  • Preparing For Algae Season
    Preparing For Algae Season

    For water treatment operators and utility officials, the summer months don’t just mean sunshine, pool parties, and barbecues. The season also brings the peak time for algal blooms, the toxic clouds formed in surface water thanks to increased nutrient contamination and rising temperatures. With rising instances of toxic algae around the country and increased regulations for eliminating it, utilities have had to keep pace.

  • The Benefits Of Continuous Monitoring Of Phosphate In Corrosion Control
    The Benefits Of Continuous Monitoring Of Phosphate In Corrosion Control

    When Flint Michigan discontinued purchasing water from the Detroit Water Authority and began using the Flint River as their raw water source they unfortunately did not consider the potential impact on lead and copper corrosion and the impact on the public.

  • What’s In Your Water?
    What’s In Your Water?

    When is the last time you took a moment to stop, and smell your water? A continuous supply of clean and safe drinking water is something that most people take for granted. We rarely go to the tap doubting that the water will be clean and safe. Recently, the general population and water supply professionals have become concerned about the safety and protection of our drinking water supplies.

  • Carbon Adsorption & Reactivation
    Carbon Adsorption & Reactivation

    Chemical, petrochemical, and oil-refining plants are process-intensive operations with regulatory requirements to protect the surrounding water and air from the effects of industrial pollution. These external demands are matched by equally compelling internal pressures to address product purification needs, find alternatives to utilizing costly fresh water in production processes, reduce the carbon footprint, and operate efficiently and profitably.

  • ORP Sensors – Are They Really The Best Thing “Since Sliced Bread”?
    ORP Sensors – Are They Really The Best Thing “Since Sliced Bread”?

    There have been many publications lately that claim universal appeal of the ORP sensors and their applicability across the board. This concerns me, because the authors sometimes forget to mention some well-known practical limitations of the method, let alone the realities of water treatment applications potentially influencing the sensor performance.

  • Lessons Learned From Flint
    Lessons Learned From Flint

    We all hope that the Flint Water Crisis – where cost-cutting measures led to the drinking water supply to become severely tainted with lead – was an isolated incident. However, it is not impossible that a similar event could happen again, especially in a similarly  desperate city with limited financial resources. Here are a few key points that should be considered to avoid repeating such a tragedy.

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