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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 & [...]

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 [...]

Your Performance Index: Your Guide to a Quick System Check-Up

The beginning of a new season is the perfect time to perform system maintenance. As many plant operators know, consistent system maintenance optimizes system performance, prolongs the life of your system and detects minor fixes before they transform into costly repairs. We’ve included a list of suggested tasks below to help you perform a quick system check-up. Filters Ensuring that your filters are [...]

When to Replace Your RO Membrane

On the surface, it might seem that knowing when to replace the membrane elements in a reverse osmosis (RO) system would be simple. In attempting to keep it simple, many companies will use one or more of the following guidelines for replacing their membrane: time, often after 3 years (the membrane manufacturer’s warranty period) an increase in the RO permeate conductivity, as related to their water [...]

Ion Exchange Technology Used to Treat Uranium in Nebraska

Bridgeport, located in western Nebraska, had previously been able to pump water directly out of the ground and into the distribution system, without needing to treat the water. It was later discovered that the water contained elevated levels of uranium, requiring treatment. Uranium can be naturally found in groundwaters, slowly dissolved over time from soils and sedimentary rock. Uranium is also a by-product of [...]

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? [...]