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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 [...]

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 [...]

U.S. Water's Top 9 of 2019

As we begin a new year we wanted to take a moment to highlight our most loved articles from 2019. Check them out below! U.S. Water Launches Lumyn Digital Platform When to Replace Your RO Membrane Responding to a Legionella Event Craft Brewing Wastewater Treatment: How Much Does Your System Need? Minimizing White Rust in Galvanized Cooling Systems Benefits of Side Stream & [...]

How to Select Your Pilot Study Resource

How do you know if you need a pilot study? If you do need a pilot study, how can you ensure it will be effective? Pilot studies are often used to validate or optimize a treatment process or technology and can provide the data needed for process design or state regulatory approval. Because all water sources are different and respond differently to treatment, design should begin with a complete water analysis. [...]

When You Can’t Buy Your Biological System a Heating Blanket

For those of you who live in colder climates, winter temperatures bring a different set of challenges for biological treatment of wastewater. Microorganisms thrive between 77°F and 113°F; but for every 10° drop in temperature, the bacterial growth potential decreases approximately 90%. So, how do you ensure optimal system performance in colder climates? Increase your Return Activated [...]