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  • Fluoridation Debate Invades Colorado
    the water industry The discussion at Denver Water which serves about one out of five of Colorado s 5 million residents comes as other utilities in the state and the country debate fluoridation In some cases fluoridation opponents are pressuring them to do so claiming that it damages teeth and bones while the governor and his top medical official staunchly defended the process the Associated Press reported Some communities are taking matters into their own hands In July Snowmass Village near Denver decided to stop fluoridating tap water following a handful of other Colorado municipalities Reports say Denver Water held an information session for its board about fluoridation The New York based Fluoride Action Network s director Paul Connet says around 200 places have stopped fluoridating in the last five years Connett wants to see even more places stop this practice The ultimate goal is to stop this absolutely insane process he said per the report Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper decided to chime in on the matter in August His office released a statement per The Aspen Times The Governor s Office and Department of Public Health and Environment recommend all Colorado communities fluoridate their public water supplies More than 70 years of research has proven that community water fluoridation is a safe effective and inexpensive method of improving the oral health of all Coloradans Increasing the number of communities that voluntarily fluoridate their residents water can make a significant contribution to Colorado s commitment to becoming the healthiest state in the nation The federal government decreased the level of fluoride it recommends for tap water this year The U S Department of Health and Human Services released its recommendation in April for the optimal fluoride level in drinking water to prevent tooth decay The department advocated that these levels

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  • ‘Water Independent’ Riverside Says Cali Cuts Don’t Apply
    users across the state one district feels the cuts should not apply to it For decades Riverside has worked to be what officials consider water independent by consolidating groundwater rights and building water treatment facilities the Los Angeles Times reported And in recent years the city owned public utility appears to have achieved that goal It has not imported water from outside sources for about seven years and instead has relied on abundant groundwater which officials say has been undiminished by the drought the report said Riverside is taking the state to court over the mandated cuts It says the state should include it in a category that allows suppliers to reduce water use by just 4 percent if they do not import water and have at least a four year supply per the report The state says Riverside cannot be included because of where its water comes from State officials reserved the 4 tier significantly lower than the 28 by which Riverside Public Utilities was ordered to reduce for suppliers that use surface water not groundwater That eliminated Riverside and several other water suppliers that had said they would be able to meet the requirements if groundwater was included the report said Cuts apply to virtually all other communities The amount a community needs to cut under the new rules depends on how much they have already managed to conserve Some of California s biggest water users would have to cut their water consumption by 35 percent under the terms of a preliminary plan issued by state officials in April to meet a mandatory statewide reduction in urban water use The New York Times reported While 135 communities face the stark 35 percent order another 18 communities including San Francisco face reductions of just 10 percent reflecting the progress

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  • Some California Agencies May Ignore Water Cuts
    pumping water from rivers to farms in light of the drought say they re considering running their pumps anyway the San Francisco Chronicle reported The defiance comes after state officials this week presented a legal case for their conservation crackdown a framework that irrigation districts see as a retreat from tough talk of cutbacks and fines the report said Water rights holders received orders mandating that they stop drawing water but they may not comply Many suppliers stopped drawing water from rivers and creeks in June for the first time ever when the state water board took the extraordinary step of sending curtailment notices to some of California s strongest water rights holders Now agencies with those historic claims say that state regulators by their own admission don t appear to be in a position to penalize people who keep taking water the report explained Rick Gilmore general manager of the Byron Bethany Irrigation District in eastern Contra Costa County said his district is ambivalent The district had stopped pumping water but he said it may now resume Jeanne Zolezzi attorney for the Tracy district argued that the rules are questionable The resulting effect has been that water districts are already writing to the state board agreeing with the state board s attorneys conclusions that the curtailment notice is of no force and effect and need not be respected she wrote per the Chronicle A handful of farmers are mulling defiance Farmers in at least two California irrigation districts are considering whether to ignore a letter from the state calling for historic cuts in water use during the drought KSBW reported citing Attorney Steven Herum who represents two Central Valley irrigation districts The state has cracked down on individual business and agricultural water users in recent weeks Urban centers face

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  • Fate Of 2 Billion Dallas Pipeline Hinges On Election
    dollar contributions as their challengers but they rounded up local support and managed to win anyway Leonard and Lane have been devoted public servants for many years as members of the Tarrant Regional Water District s board of directors and in other capacities They are Fort Worth to the core a Fort Worth Business Press editorial said The biggest point of contention in the race was the Dallas pipeline which both incumbents supported Both Lane and Leonard argued that the board is building the pipeline the most efficient way in the best location for both Fort Worth and Dallas a minority stakeholder in a joint project comparable to DFW Airport Fort Worth s Star Telegram reported Reporter Bud Kennedy of the Star Telegram explained the conflict to KERA News It s a 2 billion water project that will bring water from Lake Palestine and it is water that will be for Dallas and Fort Worth but it is more important to Dallas The Tarrant Regional Water District is doing construction and maintenance on the project It s this eight foot wide pipeline the size of a tractor trailer rig The campaign is don t let a Dallas man control Fort Worth s water What it s really about is whether there will be a regional approach to bringing water to North Texas or whether Fort Worth should go off on its own and pull out of the pipeline The race became contentious in part because a Dallas businessman who wanted to change the pipeline plans funded Lane and Leonard s challengers The winners campaigned on a platform that Dallas businessman Monty Bennett was using the election to take control of the water board which Bennett denied the Star Telegram reported Bennett is a major critic of the pipeline plans Bennett has been fighting the water board for several years trying to prevent it from running a water pipeline through his 1 300 acre ranch in Henderson County While he cloaks his disdain dare we say hatred for the water board in criticism of its lack of transparency alleged violations of open meetings laws and nepotism his real source of anger is parochial the Fort Worth Business Press reported Tensions ran high and big allegations were doled out Lane has said that Dallas businessman Monty Bennett created a cemetery to try to block the pipeline which is planned to run though his ranch in Henderson County Lane has said Bennett was trying to discredit the water district by suggesting in an early campaign ad that the district was trying to unearth the remains of a veteran the Star Telegram reported Challengers accused the incumbents of being poor stewards of the water district which is the raw water provider to almost all of Tarrant County They also accuse the district of nepotism and a lack of transparency with the public One challenger said the district hasn t focused enough on water quality and hasn t done enough to plan for climate change

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  • Which State Has The Worst Water Policies In The US
    North Dakota and Wyoming are the weakest states in the U S when it comes to water efficiency and conservation according to a scorecard compiled by the Alliance for Water Efficiency and the Environmental Law Institute Each of these states scored two points the lowest mark doled out This score equated to a D on the scorecard Close behind were Michigan Alaska Idaho Maine Nebraska Montana Oklahoma and Pennsylvania Each state raked in only three points on the scorecard earning them a D as well Forty was the highest possible score though no states earned a perfect grade Drought plagued regions scored better than states where water is abundant California and Texas pulled the high scores each receiving 29 points which landed them an A Arizona was close behind earning a B with 23 points Collectively the 50 states earned a total of 492 5 points which averages out to a C grade the report said The results demonstrate that state level water efficiency and conservation laws and policies throughout the United States vary greatly Many states have virtually no relevant policies and regulations while others have a compendium of well planned and strongly implemented practices Of the Great Lakes states Michigan fared the worst With a D grade Michigan failed in categories such as state policies regarding toilet and shower head efficiency water efficient building or plumbing codes or even guidelines for conservation among water utility companies and was given a passing grade in only one category In fact Michigan has no guidelines that exceed federal standards when it comes to appliances plumbing or water utility efficiency Capital News Service reported last month The most recent survey questions are not public but previous Alliance scorecards have included such questions as these Does the state require preparation of drought emergency

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  • Drinking Water Regulations News Features Documents on Water Online
    Endress Hauser Inc KROHNE Inc Kaeser Compressors Inc Emerson Process Management Rosemount Analytical Degremont Technologies Brentwood Industries View All Providers Drinking Water Regulations News Features 200 Flint Kids Have Elevated Blood Lead Levels 2 9 2016 Officials have identified at least 200 children in Flint who have elevated blood lead levels Flint Crisis Has Fallout For State Feds 1 22 2016 The federal government is facing accusations that it knew more about and could have done more to palliate the water crisis in Flint MI Obama Admin Wants To Cut Water Use By A Third 1 11 2016 The Obama administration is pointing to a new goal for U S water conservation PFOA Scare In New York Spurs Federal Involvement 12 23 2015 A toxic chemical is plaguing a town in New York and now the feds are getting involved Congress Passes Most Significant Water Bill Since Safe Drinking Water Act 12 15 2015 Congress has approved a measure to assist small water systems advancing the Grassroots Rural and Small Community Water Systems Act to President Obama for his signature Kardashians Among Celebrities Who Have Flouted Water Cuts 9 4 2015 Two of the top things California is known for these days have come together celebrities and the water crisis When you combine these specialties you get a sketch of some of the state s most famous water wasters Fluoridation Debate Invades Colorado 8 31 2015 The largest water utility in Colorado is taking up the debate over whether to fluoridate tap water one of the longest running controversies in the water industry Water Independent Riverside Says Cali Cuts Don t Apply 7 9 2015 As California cracks down on agricultural urban and industrial water users across the state one district feels the cuts should not apply to it Some

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  • Flygt Quick-Response Maintenance Team Minimizes Cost And Impact Of Zanesville OH Pump Outage
    Beverage Petroleum Refining All Petroleum Refining Produced Water Power Generation Water Reuse Utility Management AMR AMI and Metering Asset Management Consumer Outreach Funding Labor Resiliency SCADA Automation Source Water All Source Water Contamination Desalination Water Scarcity Water Reuse Regulations and Legislation Providers YSI a Xylem brand Hach Company Schneider Electric Neptune Technology Group Inc Evoqua Water Technologies Veolia Water Solutions Technologies ABB Measurement Products Aclara Jacobi Carbons Endress Hauser Inc KROHNE Inc Kaeser Compressors Inc Emerson Process Management Rosemount Analytical Degremont Technologies Brentwood Industries View All Providers Case Study March 1 2015 Flygt Quick Response Maintenance Team Minimizes Cost And Impact Of Zanesville OH Pump Outage Source Flygt A Xylem Brand When water makes contact with the electrical controls in a wastewater treatment plant the results can be costly and the response can test a plant s major service supplier The secondary treatment pump station within the activated sludge plant for the city of Zanesville Ohio experienced just such an incident and the quick action of a Flygt emergency maintenance team helped to minimize both costs and environmental impact Flygt A Xylem Brand Contact The Supplier Contact Details Company Profile MORE FROM Flygt A Xylem Brand Contact Details Company Name

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  • Be Ready When The Quake Strikes
    Technologies ABB Measurement Products Aclara Jacobi Carbons Endress Hauser Inc KROHNE Inc Kaeser Compressors Inc Emerson Process Management Rosemount Analytical Degremont Technologies Brentwood Industries View All Providers Podcast October 20 2015 Be Ready When The Quake Strikes Contact The Supplier If you don t live on the West Coast you probably aren t too concerned with the threat of an earthquake But with 50 percent of the nation s population living in areas of moderate to severe seismic risk those responsible for water infrastructure should have the threat on their radars And that means protecting pipes valves and hydrants The American Cast Iron Pipe Company offers an earthquake joint system that was developed in conjunction with major water utilities along the West Coast to withstand quakes The system provides eight degrees deflection using a modified flex ring joint in combination with a traditional flex ring joint it provides 4 8 inches longitudinal separation or contraction said Maury Gaston the manager of marketing services with American Ductile Iron Pipes American Spiral Weld Pipe and American Flow Control The joint to use a layman s term wiggles and extends and contracts to withstand very heavy seismic loads in the event that seismic activity occurs Defending buried infrastructure and hydrants against earthquakes is more than a matter of protecting the pipes and valves themselves The infrastructure may prove critical in emergency response and it must be intact in case of disaster Fire damage is one of the most significant risks associated with seismic activity and by using our earthquake joint system with both our pipe and our valve and hydrant products we will be able to add reliability to water systems and fire protection systems in the event of earthquakes said Gaston To hear more about how American Cast Iron Pipe helps protect

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