SOURCE WATER CONTAMINATION RESOURCES

  • Saving Our Reservoirs From Invading 'Cling-Ons'

    Like a page out of a science fiction novel, a wave of aquatic invaders is trying to discretely slip into the nation’s reservoirs and lakes.

  • Innovation And Teamwork To Address PFAS Treatment

    When you need to solve a pressing problem, one that is complicated and requires out-of-the-box thinking, you need to focus your attention, minimize distractions and barriers, and work with others to come up with innovative ideas. That’s exactly what EPA’s PFAS Innovative Treatment Team (PITT) is doing to help address PFAS.

  • Resilience In The Face Of Emerging Contaminants

    There are over 150,000 public drinking water systems in the United States and more than 80 percent of the population receives their potable drinking water from these systems. And today - according to the EPA, our water systems are faced with a growing list of challenges.

  • PFAS Contamination Makes COVID-19 More Deadly

    The coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic has created a lot of health concerns and has put our communities’ safety at risk. The nation’s experience thus far with the novel coronavirus has demonstrated how important it is to have a strong immune system. This is the body’s army, which, when helped by a healthy lifestyle, can successfully tackle pathogens.

  • AWWA Lights The Way

    It’s been a helluva year, and we’re barely halfway through it.

  • A Cocktail Of Contaminants In Chesapeake Waters

    The signing of the original one-page Chesapeake Bay Agreement in 1983 was a historic moment that marked one common-sense idea: the Chesapeake Bay estuary is an interconnected watershed and working together to improve its health would benefit everyone that lives, works and recreates there. This cooperative approach helped end the oyster wars, brought about collaboration across the jurisdictions and led to advancements in science.

  • Scientists Around The World Are Already Fighting The Next Pandemic

    If a two-year-old child living in poverty in India or Bangladesh gets sick with a common bacterial infection, there is more than a 50 percent chance an antibiotic treatment will fail. Somehow the child has acquired an antibiotic resistant infection — even to drugs to which they may never have been exposed. How?

  • Supporting Innovations To Reduce Nitrogen Pollution From Septic Systems

    Septic systems are common in coastal marine communities on the East Coast of the United States. Septic systems consist of subsurface wastewater treatment structure and use a combination of natural processes and technology to treat residential sanitary waste and greywater from bathrooms, kitchen drains, and laundry. Partially cleaned wastewater is discharged from septic tanks into drain fields, where the water is further treated through biological processes as it travels through gravel, soil, and can eventually reach groundwater. Groundwater linkages with surface waters can then transport any nutrients and contaminants that are present in discharge directly into coastal waters.

  • AFFF Contamination — A Precursor To Long-Term Environmental Hazards

    Although aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) has been used to save lives, it may be impairing the health of many more. The persistent and pervasive nature of PFAS is again the culprit.

  • Cyanotoxins Treatment Strategies For Water Utilities

    The last couple of years, many newspaper headlines were reporting animal poisonings and deaths, particularly concerning seizure in dogs following drinking from, or just swimming in, water sources contaminated with cyanobacterial blooms. Epidemiological evidence has proven the issue does not limit only to animals, as symptoms of poisoning were detected in humans following consumption of drinking water containing cyanotoxins (cyanobacterial toxins).

SOURCE WATER CONTAMINATION SOLUTIONS

  • NeoTech D438™

    The NeoTech D438™ is specially designed to disinfect water and is an essential component in advanced oxidation processes.

  • Disinfection Series

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

  • Cloth Media Filtration Removes Coal Ash And Coal Fines At Power Plants

    Coal-fired power plants generate coal fines and coal ash from a number of sources, including coal combustion residuals (CCR), particularly fly and bottom ash from coal furnaces, and coal pile runoff during rain events. In support of an industry-wide effort to reduce, improve, and remove coal ash ponds, a variety of technologies have been tested and employed. Read the full application note to learn more.

  • Innovative Solutions To Drinking Water Decontamination In Small And Medium Treatment Plants

    Air stripping technology effectively removes VOCs, THMs, and CO2 for improved adherence to water quality regulations.

  • NeoTech D428™

    The NeoTech D428™ is specially designed to disinfect water and is an essential component in advanced oxidation processes.

  • NeoTech D228™

    The NeoTech D228™ is specially designed to disinfect water and is an essential component in advanced oxidation processes.

SOURCE WATER CONTAMINATION VIDEOS

Construction took just five months for this ecologically-friendly municipal desalination plant, designed to treat brackish water with high nitrate levels. Watch as the plant manager speaks about the advantages this system has provided.