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Town in Arkansas Selects Packages Treatment System for Iron and Manganese Removal

The town of Dell, Arkansas had previously been purchasing water from a neighboring town. The decision was made to drill a new well for the town’s own water treatment plant, utilizing an existing storage building. The town worked together with Tonka Water, a U.S. Water Brand (Tonka Water) to design a new 350 gpm water treatment facility. Tonka Water’s Dualator ® III package treatment unit; which [...]

Benefits of Side Stream & Media Filtration in Cooling Towers

Cooling towers scrub large volumes of air and effectively remove solids consisting of dust, microbiological organisms, and various airborne debris. Tower water adds suspended solids in the form of corrosion products, microbiological growths and wood fibers from the tower and process leaks. If allowed to settle, these solids can generate many problems within the system. With heavy solids loading, even the best [...]

Cooling Tower Spring Maintenance

Winter layup of cooling towers can create an environment susceptible to growth and incubation of corrosion causing bacteria. Cooling tower cleaning and maintenance prior to spring start-up is recommended by OSHA to remove biofilm and prevent Legionella bacteria, and by most cooling tower manufacturers to maintain system efficiency during the summer cooling season. Cleaning and disinfecting the cooling tower basin [...]

Six Ways U.S. Water Promotes Water for All

On March 22nd, the United Nations celebrates the importance of global access to clean water and sustainable freshwater resource management through the annual celebration of World Water Day . 2019’s message, Water for All, demonstrates that whoever you are, wherever you are, water is your human right. At U.S. Water, we use this day to reflect on the importance of clean water and sustainability throughout the [...]

Your Performance Index: The Importance of External Filter Inspections

Maintenance is vital to the success of treatment plants across all industries. External filter inspection on a regular basis will keep your plant running optimally and promote system longevity. Consistent inspections will catch minor repairs that when fixed in a timely manner, do not become bigger, more expensive repairs and also prevents a full plant shutdown. When inspecting filter exteriors, there a few things you [...]

Kevin Brown Wins 2018 Paul Cohen Award for International Water Conference Presentation

U.S. Water Area Manager Kevin Brown recently received the 2018 International Water Conference (IWC) Paul Cohan Award for his 2018 presentation titled, Decreasing Filterable Iron Levels in an Air-cooled Condenser at a Combined Cycle Power Plant. IWC will present Kevin with his award during the 2019 conference in Orlando, Florida. Each year IWC recognizes the author of the most precise and innovative presentation in [...]

Plant in Colorado Utilizes Coagulation Filtration Treatment in a Single Packaged Unit

The town of Antonito, Colorado was in need of a new water treatment plant. With the assistance of Tonka Water, a U.S. Water Brand (Tonka Water), they worked to design a new water treatment system meeting both ten state standards and Colorado standards for conventional surface water treatment. The system includes Tonka Water’s Unitized Treatment System™ (UTS™) featuring a Simul-Wash™ backwash [...]

Filming Amine Use in Multi-Metal Hot Water Systems

Corrosion in industrial and commercial water treatment continues to be a major concern as companies strive to reduce costs while maintaining their assets. The need to protect heat exchange equipment and associated piping is vital in minimizing operational costs and preventing downtime. Traditionally, copper and carbon steel have been the metallurgies of choice for comfort heating and cooling heat exchange equipment. [...]

Minimizing White Rust in Galvanized Cooling Systems

Galvanized coatings for cooling tower systems (cooling towers, evaporator tube bundles, etc.) have been used in the industry since the 1950s due to their relatively low cost and long service life. The galvanizing process bonds a layer of zinc metal to steel. When properly applied and passivated, the zinc coating works as a non-permeable sacrificial anode to prevent corrosion of the underlying steel structure. White [...]

Kurita Water Industries Ltd. to Acquire U.S. Water Services, Accelerating Business Expansion in North America

ALLETE Inc. (NYSE: ALE) today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to sell U.S. Water Services Inc. to Kurita Water Industries Ltd., a leading international water management company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The transaction is expected to close by end of the first quarter 2019 upon the receipt of regulatory approval.  “Kurita is a well-respected global enterprise, and this agreement [...]

System Expansion to Include Softening in Ohio

The City of Miamisburg made the decision to expand their current filtration system to add softening treatment. Tonka Water, a U.S. Water brand (Tonka Water), was the basis of design on the project, having previously worked with the engineer. Tonka Water worked with the engineer to design a new treatment system to best meet the needs of the city. The chosen process for softening is a complete Tonka Water integrated [...]

U.S. Water Featured in Water Technology Magazine

U.S. Water's Area Manager, Justin Treece’s Detecting and Reducing Boiler Scale Buildup in a Pharmaceutical Plant article was recently featured on Water Technology’s website, as well as in their January/February 2019 magazine. This case study describes how a water technologist and plant engineer collaborate to manage calcium carbonate scale in a boiler system.