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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 [...]

ANSI/ASHRAE 188-2018: Minimizing the Risk Associated with Legionella

Introduction In June of 2015 the ASHRAE Standards Committee developed Standard 188-2015, Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems. The most recent updated document (188-2018) outlines the minimum requirements for the development, implementation and ongoing maintenance of a L egionella  risk management program in new and existing buildings. The Standard is a culmination of several years of [...]

Tribal Community in New Mexico Treats Arsenic Through Pressure Filtration

Santa Ana Pueblo, NM required an additional water treatment system to meet the needs of their growing community. After previously working on a project with Tonka Water, a U.S. Water Brand, and being impressed with the high level of customer service they had experienced, the Pueblo once again sought out the company’s expertise. Santa Ana Pueblo opted to pre-purchase the new treatment system for construction, [...]

U.S. Water and CTE Global Settle Litigation Relating to U.S. Water’s pHytOUT® Patents

U.S. Water Services, Inc. (U.S. Water) and CTE Global, Inc. have entered into a settlement agreement resolving their litigation involving U.S. Water’s patents relating to the use of phytase to control mineral deposits in fuel ethanol plants. The terms of the settlement are confidential.  The United States Patent Office issued U.S. Patent Nos. 8,415,137 and 8,609,399 relating to U.S. Water’s [...]

HMO Technology Used in Illinois to Reduce Waste

A new groundwater treatment system was needed in Chenoa, Illinois to replace an aging reverse osmosis system. A design build approach was used for this project, and Tonka Water, a U.S. Water Brand partnered with the engineer and local contractor to help design a high efficiency system that met the City’s needs. Hydrous Manganese Oxide (HMO) technology was ultimately selected due to reduced waste, cost savings, [...]

State of the Industry Report Includes Industry Observations from Kevin Milici

Kevin Milici, Vice President of Marketing & Technology, recently contributed to  Water & Wastes Digest's  State of the Industry Report. This yearly report illustrates the status of the United States economy and budgets to determine how societal issues are currently impacting the water and wastewater industry, as well as highlighting emerging trends and technology [...]