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Could you Benefit from Reverse Osmosis Pre-Treatment?

Reverse osmosis is an effective process used to remove dissolved solids that lead to corrosion and scaling deposits in industrial water systems. It can also be used for desalination and removal of nitrates, chloride, and other inorganic compounds as well as softening applications in drinking water systems. To support your RO system and water sources, pre-treatment through media filtration is often [...]

Who Doesn’t Love Coupons?

Most people would agree that a traditional coupon is useful! Who doesn’t want to save $3 on box of laundry detergent? But when it comes to water treatment, there is a different kind of coupon to appreciate: the corrosion coupon. Corrosion coupons are used to measure the effectiveness of inhibitor chemistry on corrosion rates in recirculated cooling and heating process water. These coupons are pre-weighed [...]

Why Developing a Holistic Roadmap For Your Water Treatment Matters

Background The year 1972 saw the passage of the Clean Water Act (CWA) - an act that provided incentives, penalties, as well as funding for communities to clean their water. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), at the time, estimated that over two-thirds of the waters in America were unfit for fishing or swimming; a number that was cut in half after the CWA was established. Almost 50 years later, the [...]

The Key to Saving Water is in Your Backwash System

Since airwash was first introduced into filters in the 1960s, it has been widely known that the introduction of air with water achieves greater media cleansing and promotes optimum performance of granular water filters. Simul-Wash™ is a simultaneous air and water backwash system. The Simul-Wash cycle consists of four steps: draindown, combined air/water backwash, air purge, and restratification. The key to [...]

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 [...]