UV in the News
April 18, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla., April 18 (UPI) -- Florida strawberry growers are investing heavily in robots to pick their crops and control disease, partly in response to declining farm laborer immigration.
April 9, 2019
Sometimes a delay in implementation of a major infrastructure project can fortuitously result in a better final product, as technology outpaces bureaucracy. That seems to be the case in Rosendale, where millions of dollars’ worth of improvements to the town’s water and sewer systems have been underway, phase by phase, since New York State started making grant funding available to municipalities hard-hit by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in 2011.
April 9, 2019
Nikkiso Group company AquiSense Technologies LLC of Erlanger, KY, USA (which designs and manufactures water, air and surface disinfection systems based on UV-C LEDs) has announced an exclusive new product platform for OASIS International, which designs, manufactures and distributes clean drinking water systems (water coolers and point-of-use filtration equipment) to over 80 countries via several brand names.
March 22, 2019
HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -- Mississippi’s first craft brewery, Lazy Magnolia in Hancock County, is branching out, getting in on a national trend. Rainwater is being turned into bottled drinking water, and Lazy Magnolia is taking the lead in this part of the country.The bottling plant is running at Lazy Magnolia brewery in Hancock County.
March 22, 2019
MCLEAN COUNTY, IL -- A city’s wastewater treatment facility is usually not in the spotlight. The Bloomington and Normal Water Reclamation District is stealing center stage and bringing home some shiny hardware. It’s not every day the workers at the Bloomington and Normal Water Reclamation District get to show off what they do.
March 22, 2019
VISALIA, CA -- The City of Visalia is now the proud owner of the state’s second largest membrane bioreactor (MBR), which serves as the heart of the newly refurbished Water Reclamation Facility (WRF).
March 4, 2019
Oregon council approved an agreement with ARCADIS U.S. Inc., of Toledo, to provide engineering services for the preliminary design for a wastewater treatment plant ultraviolet disinfection system for $75,000. Oregon currently uses chlorine gas to disinfect secondary effluent - wastewater effluent after it’s been treated, according to Public Service Director Paul Roman.
December 11, 2018
The city is investing $35 million in ultraviolet light equipment at the Great Falls Water Treatment Plant to make the city's drinking water safer from contaminants including a parasite that can cause severe illness and even death in people with compromised immune systems.
November 29, 2018
The City of Great Falls Water Treatment Plant treats water from the Missouri River on a day-to-day basis. The water is taken out of the river to a screening process, chemicals are then added to disinfect and take dirt out of the water and it then goes through a filtration process.
November 26, 2018
SARANAC LAKE — A $1.2 million grant awarded to this village, announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo Nov. 16, is going towards a larger $8 million group of projects at the Saranac Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant.
The goal is to build an ultraviolet treatment facility that would cook out any remaining micro-organisms that survive the village’s current wastewater treatment process, and build an additional $4 million clarifier, both by 2022.
November 12, 2018
Disinfection season at the Muncie Wastewater Treatment Plant ended Nov. 1. This was its first season using ultraviolet (U.V.) lights to treat water instead of chemicals. The U.V. bulbs are submerged in the water during disinfection season, and water passes through them before entering the White River.
October 15, 2018
After nine months of planning, Northland DHB Drinking Water Assessor Keith Turner was excited for the opportunity to gather over 40 water treatment operators from around Northland for a workshop to help upskill them in ultra violet (UV) disinfection.
October 6, 2018
Elon Musk’s charity, the Musk foundation has made a large donation towards school in Flint Michigan so they can pay for water filtration systems, reported on Friday Flint Journal. The $480,350 donations will see ultraviolet light filtration systems be installed in schools across the region.
September 10, 2018
The Lower Colorado Dam Office of the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation is responsible for maintaining the Hoover, Davis and Parker dams and their associated hydroelectric plants. Hoover has a generating capacity of 2,080 MW, Davis has a capacity of 250 MW and Parker has a capacity of 200 MW. These hydroelectric facilities are essential to the coordinated operations of the Lower Colorado Dam Office, aiding in the reliable delivery of urban and agricultural water to the region.
August 29, 2018
In celebration of World Water Week, the ESA-sponsored medical doctor Carmen Possnig and plumber Florentin Camus pose with the water recycling facility that makes life possible at Concordia research station, located on Antarctica's high plateau.
Ultraviolet (UV) light disinfection is a well-established technology for the treatment of air, water, and surfaces. In the last decade, UV technology has found more applications in the food production chain because it is an economic, effective, and versatile dry processing method that can potentially improve both food safety and the preservation of quality parameters.
The Tahoe RCD is committed to aquatic invasive species (AIS) control projects within Lake Tahoe along with our many public and private partners. Since 2005, we have worked with our partners to assess and prioritize AIS control projects. We have participated in over 20 projects to control the spread of Eurasian watermilfoil, curlyleaf pondweed, Asian clams and warm water fish.
August 10, 2018
SANTA CLARITA, CA -- State-of-the-art water-treating technology that involves ultraviolet disinfection left sanitation board members giddy with excitement on Thursday when they agreed to pay contractors nearly $24 million to put it in place. The three members of the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District board met Thursday morning at City Hall and unanimously approved six recommendations moving forward on various aspects of its four-year chloride compliance project.
August 10, 2018
South West Water has made significant upgrades to its wastewater infrastructure across Plymouth to further improve water quality in the Plymouth Sound and protect bathing water quality at Plymouth Hoe East and West beaches. The £26 million investment included improving key combined sewer overflows (CSOs) across the city, removing surface water from the sewerage network in Cattedown and increasing stormwater storage capacity in Stonehouse.
August 9, 2018
PURDUE UNIVERSITY -- Purdue University researchers have developed a method to detoxify water with chlorine and ultraviolet radiation, which may provide new hope for water-stressed areas and help promote the reuse of wastewater.The Purdue team developed a method for selectively degrading and detoxifying amines, organic compounds derived from ammonia that are common in water supplies. Amines include a number of compounds that can be toxic to humans and other animals.
August 3, 2018
Tata Steel West Bokaro Division dedicated two Water Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) to the residents of Bhailgarha village under Mandu block of Ramgarh district. The project was implemented by Tata Project Limited, Hyderabad at a cost of Rs 17 lakhs (approx.) with an objective to provide potable water to the residents of Bhailgarha to prevent water-borne diseases effecting the population in the village
July 12, 2018
Texas firm Miró Rivera Architects has built a partially off-grid house with a jagged roofline, as a prototype for a sustainable community in the countryside. Miro Rivera Architects designed the Hill Country House for a very rural setting. It is independent of the municipal water supply, and provides its own heating and cooling via a geothermal system.
July 12, 2018
NEW YORK – The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced plans for a $1.2 billion tunneling project that will improve operational flexibility between facilities that are vital to the drinking water supply for more than 9 million people in the City and Westchester County. The public works project will be New York City’s largest water-supply tunneling effort in Westchester County since the 1940s, and its construction will create hundreds of jobs for local laborers. Construction on the first elements of the project is expected to start in approximately five years.
July 10, 2018
SIOUX FALLS -- Once or twice a summer, public pools in Sioux Falls are shut down when young swimmers have accidents related to bodily fluids while in the water. That was the case this week when the aquatic center at Terrace Park was shut down after a “diarrhea incident” that kept the facility closed all day Monday.
July 9, 2018
HEYBURN, Idaho -- The city of Heyburn is facing a crisis after they received notice from the Environmental Protection Agency that the waste water treatment plant was not compliant. "We will be doing something this year. We will be bonding in one way or another, and that's something that's being imposed on us, we don't have a choice," said City Administrator Tony Morley.
June 26, 2018
RICHMOND, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Indiana American Water, a subsidiary of American Water Company (NYSE: AWK), joined Richmond Mayor David Snow, community leaders and project partners at a ground breaking ceremony Monday, June 25, 2018 in Richmond, Ind. to kick off a major upgrade to the company’s water treatment facility on the city’s northeast side.
June 23, 2018
Paso Robles' recycled water treatment facility is starting to take shape — and officials are excited about its potential as an additional water source for thirsty North County residents.
June 13, 2018
Russellville City Clerk Jan Wyatt said the $3.3 million project will replace the city's lacking lagoon system with a sewage treatment plant with UV disinfection. Among the problems with the current lagoon system is the excess amount of ammonia being discharged from the system into a tributary of Roark Branch.
June 1, 2018
The Australian Department of Defence's Defence Science and Technology (DST) is collaborating with the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) to develop a new approach that would use ultraviolet (UV) light to protect particular sensitive areas on a vessel's hull from biofouling.
April 23, 2018
CAMDENTON, Mo. — The water your dentist sprays in your mouth could be susceptible to bacterial contamination, but Camdenton student Kelli Alford and her research advisor Christopher Reeves have earned an award for a paper on how to stop it.
April 23, 2018
HAVANA — A donation by China of 14 purification plants is helping to improve water quality in central Cuba. The installation of these plants, which is a priority for the National Institute of Hydraulic Resources, is being carried out in the central province of Camaguey and seeks to guarantee the drinking quality for the local population.
April 13, 2018
OXFORD, United Kingdom — The Rockefeller Foundation and UBS Optimus Foundation are backing a new financing tool to bring clean water to 1.4 million Ugandan school children, saying the model can potentially be replicated across other countries and sectors.
March 7, 2018
Marshfield, Mo. -- Marshfield is making up to $10 million worth of upgrades to its water and wastewater treatment facility. Springtime means a lot of rain for the Ozarks, one of the upgrades to the wastewater treatment facility will help stop the overflow of stormwater.
March 6, 2018
DENVER — The City of Denver is working on meeting its 2020 water quality goals by using new technology. Because of the city's industrial history, lakes and creeks in the area tend to test high for E-Coli.
February 21, 2018
Kim Curren, owner of Shaggy Bear Farm in Bozeman, Montana, has worn many hats. She worked in the solar power industry for 15 years, owned her own café bookstore, and worked a stint as a medical case manager. In 2016, Curren decided to try her hand at farming, because why not?
February 15, 2018
Antrim Township supervisors received an update Tuesday night on plans to improve the treatment processes at the aging sewer plant with an eye to the nitrate removal requirements associated with cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay.
February 12, 2018
Denver Public Works is using a new gadget that is meant to keep our water clean. A video the agency posted to their Twitter page shows a concrete box in the RiNo neighborhood with UV lights that zap any E. coli in the water.
January 27, 2018
The IC Eaglebots aren't just a group of eighth grade students who attend Immaculate Conception in Jackson -- they're bright-eyed, local entrepreneurs eager to make waves in the world of agriculture with their latest invention: the ultraviolet water bowl.
January 23, 2018
OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) - A water treatment plant in Owensboro is getting a new way to treat the water before returning to the Ohio River.
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 22, 2017
PHOENIX – Wastewater. We use it to irrigate fields, to flush toilets and to make one of America's favorite beverages – beer. The inaugural Arizona Pure Water Brew Challenge brought together 26 breweries from across Arizona and tasked them with creating the best-tasting beer using treated wastewater.
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.