Author: Tom Losito

Goulds Water Technology, a Xylem brand, announced the launch of its ResiBoost Complete Packaged Variable Frequency System. This next-generation engineered design consists of a variable frequency controller, a multistage stainless-steel pump and tank to maintain and automatically adjust water pressure throughout the home when multiple water sources are used at the same time. The system provides consistent water pressure in municipal systems and can also help to re-pressurize water in a well system. Available in six models that have different ranges of maximum PSI, maximum flow, stages, output phases and voltages, HP and weight. Depending on the model, the output…

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By Kaycie Lane, PhD, Emily Kumpel, PhD and Kim Redden, MPH The intent of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) allowing POU and POE water treatment was to help small systems achieve compliance.[1] It is curious that more small systems do not take advantage of this option. The reasons for compliance issues at these small systems are complex, which makes a timely solution challenging to navigate, as each system’s needs and resources are different. It could be upgrades needed at the treatment plant or repairs to the distribution system, including hiring the appropriate professionals to oversee the technical and engineering…

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By Amanda Crangle Growing up in Durango, CO, was the quintessential experience of small, mountain town living. We would go sledding down our steep driveway, skip school and catch the bus to Purgatory (the local ski resort) and enjoy riding horses, fishing and camping all summer long. The most famous icon of Durango, however, is the impressive Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (D&SNGRR). It’s likely if you’ve ever heard of my hometown, you’ve also heard of this grand steam engine train. While attending college in Durango, I had the opportunity to intern in the marketing department of the D&SNGRR.…

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By Toby Thomas It is an exciting time for the water treatment industry and I am proud of the position that the Water Quality Association enjoys today in the marketplace. WQA has never been stronger and the opportunities ahead of us as an association are vast as we emerge — and we will emerge — from this pandemic. I see three main areas of focus for WQA in the coming year: Successfully driving WQA through the post-pandemic recovery Advancing the awareness of water quality and WQA’s preparedness for a broader, more public stage Broadening membership and deepening our member engagement…

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Delta Pure DW Series Precision-Wound Filter Cartridges provide an economical solution for removal of solid particles from liquids and compressed gasses. Micron ratings are available from 0.5 micron to 200 micron for polishing to pre-filtration. Optional core covers allow added particle removal assurance. Cartridges are available in continuous lengths from 4 to 72 inches (10.16 to 182.88 cm) and diameters to 4.5 inches (11.43 cm). These filters are designed for several market segments, including potable water, process water, pre-filtration for membrane/RO systems, food and beverage and more. www.DeltaPure.com  •  (804) 798-2888

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By Rick Andrew Safety of materials in contact with drinking water is one of the foundational requirements of the entire family of NSF/ANSI and NSF/ANSI/CAN standards for products in contact with drinking water. The paramount importance of assuring that products in contact with drinking water will not leach contaminants into the drinking water at concentrations of toxicological significance is the reason each of these standards places great emphasis on material safety. These standards specify this requirement through extraction testing and analysis of the extraction water for potential contaminants, along with a toxicological assessment of any contaminants detected. The NSF/ANSI Drinking…

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By Dennis Abraham Thazhamon The supply of clean, fresh water is rapidly becoming more and more constrained as populations rise and demand for high quality water grows around the world. The challenge is multifaceted. Increasing regulatory pressures require tighter and tighter limits on various contaminants in drinking water supplies and wastewater discharges. Increasing standards of living dictate consumer demand for better tasting water that is free of off-colors and odors. Increasing industrial processes also require cleaner feed water quality. Providing clean water for people to drink is one of the biggest challenges[1] facing our world. Some countries struggle with water-borne…

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By Mae Stevens If you are among the estimated 19.3 percent of Americans (https://bit.ly/3onXkNt) living in a rural county, you understand that rural communities undergo a unique set of challenges compared to those in urban and suburban areas. One that is not often discussed but is up near the top of the list is the provision of drinking water and wastewater services. Due to a variety of technical and financial reasons, the small systems serving our nation’s most rural communities are often at a disadvantage. The primary challenge for these small systems is that they often have a relatively small…

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Endress+Hauser announces the release of its new Cerabar and Deltabar pressure and differential pressure instruments, with a Bluetooth interface for easier operation and improved efficiency in regulatory control, safety and other systems. Intuitive operation is now provided via the SmartBlue app, which includes guided operating sequences for parameterization and commissioning of the pressure sensor, bridging distances of up to 50 feet (15.24 meters). Continuous self-diagnostic functionality provides a coverage rate of over 95 percent. With this information, it is possible to plan system revisions and maintenance work in advance to reduce downtime significantly and simplify the maintenance processes. www.us.endress.com

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