The Splash

Smart Irrigation Practices Make Drip Systems More Efficient

Did you know that agricultural irrigation accounts for over 80% of the nation’s water usage? Kurita America is committed to making every drop count, and celebrating those using efficient irrigation technologies all year round during the Irrigation Association’s Smart Irrigation Month . Growers using drip irrigation systems are on the right path towards using less water, but it’s still important [...]

Kurita America’s Commitment to Health and Safety

It’s National Safety Month ! Sponsored by the  National Safety Council  (NSC), every June we promote safety awareness to prevent unnecessary injuries and deaths at work, on the roads, in our homes and in our communities. Safety is at the core of Kurita America’s culture; we are dedicated to exceeding the requirements of all our stakeholders through upholding a “zero [...]

Managing Your Potable Water System During the Pandemic

The Federal and State mandated business closures and travel restrictions, due to the COVID-19 virus, have caused many businesses to reduce water flow in various complex building water systems. While the COVID-19 virus is not associated with building water systems, there are other pathogens and water quality issues that can potentially develop due to stagnant or reduced water flow in buildings. There may be [...]

Is Sludge Thickening Worth the Effort?

Most wastewater treatment facilities benefit from sludge thickening operations. However, determining if sludge thickening is worth the time and effort isn’t quite as simple. Understanding your facilities treatment process and implementing a solids management plan will help to simplify the answer.  Execution of a solids management plan will require the consideration of facility goals, available [...]

Kurita Water Industries Announces Merger of Its U.S. Subsidiaries

Kurita Water Industries, (Kurita), a leading global provider of water treatment products and services, today announced the completion of the merger of its consolidated subsidiaries in the United States, including  U.S. Water Services, Inc., Texas-based, Kurita America Inc., Fremont Industries, LLC, and Global Water Services Holding Company, Inc. The newly combined company will be known as Kurita America Inc., and [...]

U.S. Water Response To COVID-19

Given the gravity and dynamic nature of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we would like to advise you of our current actions and policy. To that end, this communication focuses on two major aspects, Health & Safety, and Product Supply. Health & Safety Our company’s top priority is the safety of our employees, their families, and the well-being of the customers we serve. We are [...]

U.S. Water Was a Recent Guest on the Power Podcast

U.S. Water’s Joe Tirreno, Nate Bach and Kevin Milici were recent Guests on The Power Podcast Discussing the Need for Both Equipment and Chemistry for an Effective Water Treatment System. The group discusses how proper water treatment is vital to successful power plant operation. The water treatment system must be designed appropriately, implementing a suitable water chemistry program, and operated and monitored [...]

LaMarr Barnes featured in Chemical Week article "Expanding in Scope"

U.S. Water's CEO, LaMarr Barnes, was recently featured in Chemical Week's  February cover story "Expanding in Scope". This article discusses how big trends are shifting priorities in the water treatment chemicals industry, even as the market outlook remains robust. LaMarr offers his perspective on regulatory drivers impacting our industry and Kurita's emerging technologies. Check out [...]

Water Management Programs Frequently Asked Questions

Incidents of human illness and fatality due to pathogens in industrial, commercial and municipal water systems are increasingly prevalent in the news. Although it is not required by law throughout the U.S., practicing a water management program in accordance with the ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188-2018 demonstrates the value of a safe and healthy environment, as well as protects your facility from potential legal disputes [...]

System Refurbishment Provides Cost Savings and Improved Performance

It quickly became apparent to the new operator at the Goldfield, Iowa plant that their current water treatment system was not running efficiently. They decided to contact Tonka Water, a U.S. Water Brand, to request a service visit to troubleshoot some high service pumps. The service trip report recommended a refurbishment due to the age of the media and resin, as well as issues relating to vessel flow and performance. [...]

Iowa City Treats Radium Through Hydrous Manganese Oxide

Farley, Iowa was in need of a new water plant for the treatment of multiple wells containing iron and radium. When considering technology options, the city chose a Hydrous Manganese Oxide (HMO) technology over other available treatment options due to a number of cost-saving opportunities. One of the key benefits included reduced operating expenses due to the elimination of brine waste. Due to their extensive HMO [...]

Fat, Oil and Grease Caps, Oh My!

Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG’s) can dramatically reduce efficiency, while increasing the operational costs of your wastewater treatment system. Food processing facilities often experience build-up of grease deposits or caps in their lift stations and piping. Below we have highlighted some possible system impacts of leaving FOG’s untreated and solutions to ensure optimal system operation. Potential [...]