The Splash

U.S. Water’s CEO LaMarr Barnes Presented During the Annual APEX Board of Directors and Investors Meeting

On January 25, 2018, the Area Partnership for Economic Expansion (APEX) hosted its annual Board of Directors and investor-member meeting, which featured guest speaker LaMarr Barnes, CEO of U.S. Water. During his presentation, Barnes discussed the relationship between water and industry in the Midwest and throughout the country, as well as the importance of sustainable water management in industry, commercial and [...]

U.S. Water Featured in March 2018 issue of Ethanol Producer Magazine

Just Published! U.S. Water’s Mitch Manstedt, Strategic Business Leader – Biofuels, and Jim Lukanich, Director of Applied Technology, were interviewed in the article Sticking to It, published in the March 2018 issue of Ethanol Producer Magazine.  In the article,  Mitch and Jim discuss the impact The Food and Safety Modernization Act has on biofilm control options in the biofuels [...]

Water Softener System Maintenance & Troubleshooting

A water softener system is one of a facility’s the best methods of defense against scale formation due to hard water on heat transfer surfaces, such as heat exchangers and boilers. In addition to a savings in energy, water and chemical costs, a well maintained softener can extend piping and equipment life. Some of the most common issues an operator may experience when maintaining water softener equipment is [...]

Integrated Offering Achieves High Recovery Rates and Low Discharge Rates at Food & Beverage Plant

As a Midwestern food and beverage plant expanded, they found themselves outgrowing their previous water treatment footprint. While their production had significantly increased, their discharge permits did not. The Reverse Osmosis (RO) and Clean-in-Place (CIP) systems were approximately ten years old and built for smaller demand and production output. The controls and analytics had become antiquated and required [...]

Boiler Automation Programs Ensure System Protection & Reliability

Monitoring and controlling a boiler’s internal treatment program is one of the best ways to prevent system downtime and avoid major repair costs. Common equipment problems, such as corrosion, scale and deposition can result in over $60,000 in repair costs and 2-3 days of downtime. Implementing a boiler automation program offers facilities the system protection and reliability required to run efficiently and [...]

U.S. Water Featured in November 2017 Edition of Food Engineering Magazine

Just published! In the November 2017 edition of Food Engineering magazine, U.S. Water’s Brett Robison, Strategic Business Leader – Food & Beverage, and Steve Tapper, Industry Consultant, discuss water conservation struggles and opportunities in the food and beverage industry. Read the full article, Water Conservation Can be a Hard Sell for Producers, online at  [...]

Joan Foley Named Finance & Commerce's 2017 Top Women in Finance

Joan Foley, U.S. Water’s Director of Accounting Services, has been selected as a honoree for Finance and Commerce newspaper’s 2017 Top Women in Finance. Each November, Finance and Commerce newspaper recognizes accomplished women from across Minnesota, for both their professional and community impacts. Joan and her fellow honorees were recognized during the November 16 event in Minneapolis, MN, and [...]

U.S. Water Obtains Unanimous Jury Verdict that Novozymes Infringed U.S. Water Patents Relating to its pHytOUT® Technology

Jury Also Finds that U.S. Water’s Patents are Valid U.S. Water announces that last week, a federal jury in the Western District of Wisconsin delivered a unanimous verdict in favor of U.S. Water in its lawsuit against Novozymes A/S and Novozymes North America, Inc. (“Novozymes”). The jury found that Novozymes’s sale of Phytaflow® to its customers caused infringement of the U.S. Water [...]

U.S. Water Expands its Integrated Offerings and Applications with Acquisition

St. Michael, Minnesota – U.S. Water, an ALLETE Company (NYSE: ALE), announces the acquisition of Tonka Water. Tonka Water, a major supplier of municipal and industrial water treatment systems, has joined the U.S. Water family. The acquisition of Tonka Water will allow U.S. Water to expand its integrated water treatment equipment offerings and applications. Tonka Water’s engineers customize water [...]

FAQ: The CMS Policy Memorandum and its Impact on a Healthcare Provider’s Water Management Program

On June 2, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a policy memorandum regarding the “Requirement to Reduce Legionella Risk in Healthcare Facility Water Systems to Prevent Cases and Outbreaks of Legionnaire's Disease (LD).” On June 9th, the policy was subsequently revised to clarify the provider types affected including Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), [...]