SEVEN DEAD, 86 INFECTED AS NEW YORK OFFICIALS IDENTIFY AND DISINFECT COOLING TOWERS FILLED WITH LEGIONNAIRES BACTERIA

The number of people infected with Legionnaires’ disease is growing in New York City. On Tuesday, Mayor Bill De Blasio said the city is working to contain the deadly outbreak. CBSN’s Contessa Brewer spoke to CBS News medical contributor Dr. Holly Phillips about how the disease spreads.
Article Source: The Washington Post
By Ariana Eunjung Cha

The death […]

By |August 5th, 2015|Industry News|

NEW TECH TO TREAT FRACKING WASTEWATER GOES GLOBAL

Source: Water Online
By Sara Jerome
@sarmje

Fracking wastewater treatment technology developed at a national lab is about to go global.

“A company started from technology generated at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is poised to take its machines that clean water around the world. The firm is called IX Power Clean Water and specializes in the design and […]

By |August 5th, 2015|Industry News|

THIS COMMON PRACTICE CREATES BIG HEADACHES FOR WATER UTILITIES

Source: Water Online
By Sara Jerome
@sarmje

Mishandling sewage can mean serious time behind bars. The practice poses a threat to waterways and creates big headaches for water utilities.

“Police say that felony illegal dumping charges carry a maximum of 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000,” KTRK reported.

Two Texas men were arrested in July after […]

By |August 5th, 2015|Industry News|

LEGIONELLOSIS STANDARD PROVIDES GUIDANCE ON RISK MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENTS

Five years after legionellosis standard was released for consultation, it is now available in a new standard from ASHRAE. The new ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188-2015, establishes a minimum legionellosis risk management requirements for building water systems.

Tom Watson, chair of ASHRAE’s Standard 188 Committee stated “With 8,000 to 10,000 cases of Legionnaires’ disease reported each year in the […]

By |July 8th, 2015|Industry News|