UV in the News
December 26, 2017
Our 10,000 lakes are quickly freezing into ice. Still, cities across the metro are becoming increasingly aware of an emerging contaminant found in some of Minnesota's water sources.
November 17, 2017
OAK CREEK - After about five years of negotiations, Waukesha chose to purchase water from Milwaukee instead of Oak Creek. So what’s next for Oak Creek water?
November 15, 2017
After falling into disrepair and mismanagement years ago, the water treatment plant that supplies drinking water for Rio Bravo and El Cenizo is now fully in compliance with state standards, and is producing water that is safe to drink, according to Webb County officials.
November 12, 2017
Chlorine disinfection at the Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant is no more as of earlier this month.
October 23, 2017
NISKAYUNA — The town has taken another step toward getting back in the state's good graces, now that its wastewater treatment plant has begun treating wastewater with ultraviolet light.
October 5, 2017
Keeping a large population supplied with clean, reliable drinking water is a complex business. The State of Oklahoma has a reputation for extreme and erratic weather, but the City of Norman, located around 20 miles south of Oklahoma City, averages about 38 inches of rainfall a year, so it is not exactly arid. All the same, it relies on a variety of different sources to satisfy the demands of an estimated 122,000 citizens.
September 16, 2017
University of Arizona associate professor Channah Rock, along with three of her colleagues, designed a water purification truck as a part of the AZ Pure Water Brew challenge. The challenge invites breweries across Arizona to brew beers using purified waste water.
September 23, 2017
The Town of Greeneville has received a $525,000 Community Development Block Grant for updates to its wastewater treatment plant. “It’s for changing the disinfection at the wastewater treatment plant from chlorine to Ultra Violet disinfection,” Greeneville Water Superintendent Laura White said. “It will kill 99 percent of all bacteria. It’s a whole lot safer on the wastewater side to have UV.”
July 29, 2017
Water is soothing. More than just quenching thirst, water can calm the soul. Whether it’s falling, running or sitting in a pool, water is life.
September 12, 2017
ROCHESTER/ROCHESTER HILLS/OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Swimmers who do laps, exercise classes or therapy sessions at one of the two pools at the Older Persons’ Commission are now swimming in healthier water, thanks to two new ultraviolet filtering systems.
July 25, 2017
Last year, 549 people visiting public swimming pools in the Valley were infected with cryptosporidium, a bacterium found in feces that causes diarrhea and/or extreme vomiting. This summer, public pools are taking action to ensure that those numbers are kept low.
July 21, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 10 recently honored four Pacific Northwest communities for excellence in providing safe drinking water to the public by using the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program. The communities of Stevens County (Mission Ridge), WA, and Ashland, Baker City and Garibaldi, OR received this recognition after being nominated by their respective states.
July 19, 2017
Bhubaneswar: Good news for citizens of the Temple City as a leading garments manufacturing company will install 100 water purifiers across the city, each with 500 litres capacity. The first water purifying machine will be installed in front of the office of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC).
July 12, 2017
AMHERST — When state inspectors came to Hampshire College’s R.W. Kern Center this February, the team who designed the state-of-the-art green building fully expected to get approval for its innovative rainfall-to-drinking water system.
July 12, 2017
The Tahoe Fund has announced the start of a pilot project to test the effectiveness of UV light to fight invasive aquatic weeds on Lake Tahoe.
June 17, 2017
Hutt Valley residents and others in the Wellington region with a taste for water drawn straight from the Waiwhetu Aquifer will soon be able to get their preferred drop from the Buick Street taps in Petone.
June 12, 2017
Wastewater operators at a facility in Kansas recently found that the route to greater efficiency traveled through their disinfection system. Electricity costs at the plant have been cut in half following upgrades, officials say.
May 30, 2017
PORT WASHINGTON — The city is working to install an ultraviolet (UV) disinfection system to its water treatment plant, which would add another layer of protection for residents against pathogens.
May 24, 2017
USA: Researchers at Penn State University are investigating the effectiveness and safety of ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) when applied to cooling coils.
May 11, 2017
Many microbial pathogens have developed an increased tolerance to chlorine (and other chemical) treatment and pasteurization, and ultraviolet or UV disinfection may be the solution.
May 12, 2017
Free water is available until further notice to residents living in the City of West Kelowna and Westbank First Nation, via a bulk filling station at Shannon Lake and Asquith Roads.
May 12, 2017
"It's going to be kind of noisy—and very smelly," Laura Anhalt warns, laughing, as we enter our first building at the primary wastewater treatment plant in Modesto, California. She's right: The funk of processed sewage hits quickly.
April 27, 2017
BEAVER DAM, WI & PITTSBURGH — Evoqua today announced its ETS-UV™ line installation is complete and commissioned at the Monticello Wastewater Treatment Plant in southwest Indiana, approximately halfway between Lafayette and South Bend, Indiana.
April 12, 2017
You've no doubt heard it before: "L.A.'s water is terrible." Usually, it's a transplant throwing the shade, complaining that the water in their [insert home city] is "so much cleaner." The negatively perceived quality of our water is also, undoubtedly, the straw man for the eternal battle over L.A.'s pizza/bagels/bread/etc.