Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

Working together for World Water Day 2020

UN’s World Water Day on March 22, celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water. It aims to trigger actions to tackle the global water crisis. A core focus of World Water Day is to support the achievement of UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 6: water and sanitation 

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

Impact of Water Main Breaks on Hospitals and Care Facilities

A recent Utah State University survey has once again brought to light the failing water infrastructure in North America. Per the survey findings, water main break rates in North America increased by 27% between 2012 and 2018. As many as 14 breaks per 100 miles of water pipelines threaten the day-to-day functioning of public each 

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Impact of Water Main Breaks on Drinking Water for Food & Beverage Establishments

In the United States, potable water is supplied to homes and businesses via a network of 2.2 million miles of transmission lines and distribution mains. Given the importance of drinking water, the efficient operation of these pipelines is imperative to not only the normal functioning of our lives but also to maintain our health and 

Monday, December 16th, 2019

Legionella in building water systems (Part 2: Prevention and Control)

By Saumya Garg (Part 1 of this blog discussed Legionella outbreaks and the regulatory environment around the bacteria. In Part 2, we will look at some of the control and prevention tactics utilized by building water management personnel.) To avoid Legionella contamination, the four primary objectives of any building water management personnel are to: Maintain 

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

Legionella in building water systems (Part 1: Overview and Regulation)

By Saumya Garg The past few weeks have seen a sudden surge in cases reporting the presence of Legionella bacteria in a variety of water sources, from hot tubs to cooling towers, spread across the country. The cooling towers at the McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center in South Richmond, VA tested positive for Legionella bacteria. 

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

The importance of piping configuration in ensuring optimal UV system performance

In 2006, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the Ultraviolet Disinfection Guidance Manual (UVDGM) which provides technical information for UV System performance on the application of UV light for the disinfection of drinking water by public water systems. While the UVDGM has its roots in municipal water treatment, it has found its way 

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Berson UV Systems Comply with IUVA, AWWA and DVGW Guidelines for Municipal Water

Users avoid expensive modifications to bring systems in line with current guidelines The International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA) and the American Water Works Association (AWWA) working group has released a new communication related to low wavelength, medium pressure disinfection. Current users of Berson UV systems have found that their equipment is already in compliance, while other installations have selected Berson to 

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Aquionics UV Systems Comply with AWWA/IUVA Guidelines for Municipal Water

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) and International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA) working group has released a new communication related to low wavelength, medium pressure disinfection. Current users of Aquionics UV systems have found that their equipment is already in compliance, while other municipalities have selected Aquionics to help them avoid the uncertainty factors to account 

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Aquionics UV Chosen to Disinfect Aruba’s Drinking Water and Wastewater

Caribbean island opts for UV instead of chlorine as part of its ‘anti chemical’ policy The Caribbean island of Aruba situated just off the coast of Venezuela has a semi-arid climate, caused by the north-westerly trade winds dropping most of their rain on the Windward Islands to the north-east. A popular tourist destination because of