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Make Your Backwash More Effective With 4 Simple Steps

By optimizing your backwash system, you can improve your overall filter performance and reduce backwash frequency, while cutting down on media costs and preventing excessive water usage. 1. We recommend increasing your backwash frequency if you are experiencing: Excessive headloss (debris buildup in media) Diminished effluent water quality 2. We encourage you to sample your backwash water on a [...]

Craft Brewing Wastewater Treatment: How Much Does Your System Need?

We know brewery wastewater treatment can be overwhelming with contributing factors including stressors on water supply, risk of water shortage or water pollution. Each of these factors have environmental risks, as well as increased financial costs to your facility.   We understand that there are many different wastewater options, including on-site treatment that may include pH neutralization, solids removal [...]

Kevin Milici and Mary Sitko Interview with Water Online at WEFTEC 2019

Read Kevin Milici, Vice President of Marketing and Technology, and Mary Sitko, Director of Municipal Equipment Sales, in their interview with Water Online below or  listen to the live podcast interview. Water Online Radio:  How is U.S. Water out there serving the marketplace? Kevin:  U.S. Water is an organization that had its origins back in 1997, a relatively new company. Since that [...]

When Do You Need to Replace Your Filter Media?

Filter media has a typical life expectancy of 10 to 15 years. The life span of your media may vary based on your raw water quality and filter maintenance, as consistent maintenance can prolong the life of your media. Signs that you may need to replace your media are often indicated in your system performance. Has the performance of your system decreased? Has your contaminant removal rates declined? [...]

Virginia Town Combats High Levels of Iron and Manganese

Routinely experiencing water restrictions during the summer months due to periods of drought, the town of Round Hill, Virginia knew they needed to increase capacity. With high levels of iron and manganese present, Round Hill made the decision to build a new water treatment plant. The main zone within the town contains nine potable wells, with the new plant being Round Hill’s third treatment facility. The [...]

U.S. Water Featured in Biofuels International Magazine

Improving the Bottom Line , an article written by U.S. Water Technical Field Manager, Jennifer Braun, has been published in the latest edition of Biofuels International Magazine. In this article, Jennifer talks about suggested alternatives for traditional cleaning methods utilized in fuel ethanol production. To take a closer look at this article, check out the magazine feature here .

Celebrating Make a Difference Day

Each year organizations come together on the fourth Saturday in October to make a difference. Efforts big or small continue to have a positive impact in our communities as millions of people work to improve the lives of others in celebration of Make a Difference Day . Here at U.S. Water, a Kurita company we are passionate about clean water access for all. Over the past year we have worked with organizations [...]

High Rate Media and Low Backwash Waste Delivered in Washington

Spanaway is located in Pierce County, Washington approximately fifteen miles south of Tacoma. The Spanaway community was experiencing difficulties with manganese in their water distribution system. Tonka Water, a U.S Water Brand, was chosen to provide a new system based on quality of equipment and level of expertise. The water treatment system includes an OptaCell Plus™ pressure filter system and high rate [...]

Custom Design Provided in New Jersey Following Natural Disaster

The small resort town of Beach Haven Terrace is located on a barrier island in New Jersey. After Hurricane Sandy (known by the locals as “Super Storm Sandy”) left the town underwater, all structures were required to be raised to protect against future storm damage. This included their water treatment plant. The town first became acquainted with the Tonka Water Brand back in 2005, when they were [...]

California University Reduces Water Consumption Through Blowdown Reuse

While the State of California was experiencing a drought in 2015, a southern California university made the decision to treat cooling tower blowdown for reuse at the campus cogeneration plant. The university hired an engineering firm to assist with design specifications and proper integration of the treatment system into the facility. U.S. Water was selected as the equipment supplier and collaborated with the customer [...]

This is Only the Beginning

Have you heard the exciting news? In March 2019, U.S. Water joined the North America Kurita Group , one of the world’s biggest suppliers of water treatment solutions. This partnership has expanded U.S. Water’s integrated solutions platform, giving us the opportunity to offer Kurita’s patented, award winning technologies­­ to our customers. We are happy to introduce the following new [...]

Fall Back into Boiler Start-Up

As you send your children back to school and Halloween decorations begin to appear in stores, your facility operators may have already begun the process of preparing off-line boilers for the winter season. Regardless of if they were stored dry or wet, steps need to be taken to ensure a safe start-up of off-line boilers. Each boiler is different and prior to startup, and we recommend all engineers consult the boiler [...]