Cooling Water Filtration

By John Caloritis Cooling Water Filtration can be an extremely valuable tool for building owners to take advantage of.  Applied correctly and consistently, the conventional PM chemical treatment program will function well to control problems with dissolved solids, microbial fouling and corrosion.  However, pesky “suspended” solids should not be overlooked for the damage they can […]

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Authorities confirm source of Legionnaires’ at Sheraton Atlanta

NEWS Aug 15, 2019 By Helena Oliviero A Legionnaires’ outbreak that has sickened possibly dozens of people started at the Sheraton Atlanta, the Georgia Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday, saying test results indicated Legionella bacteria in the hotel’s cooling tower and in a decorative fountain in the atrium. The public health department said the entire […]

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Trouble Shooting Water Softener Problems

By John Caloritis Trouble Shooting a water softener begins with understanding and reacting to the symptoms found. Problems are often identified from water analyses. Water hardness is an indicator of performance, and should not exceed 1.0 ppm. Chloride or conductivity values are indicators of successful rinse protocols, and should not exceed those of the softener […]

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2 Cases Of Legionnaires’ Disease Discovered In Manhattan Building

“July 10, 2019 at 11:51 pm Filed Under:Health, Legionnaires’ Outbreak, Local TV, New York NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – There are new reports of Legionnaires’ disease in New York City. The city’s health department reports two people who live at 400 West 43rd Street – known as Manhattan Plaza – have recently been diagnosed with the illness that is often tied to […]

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Federal Government Lead Action Plan (Drinking Water Safety & Water Quality)

Seventeen separate US Government departments and agencies are now collaborating to advance efforts aimed at “remediating health hazards to keep children safe from lead poisoning.”  The four goals of the Lead Action Plan are: Goal 1: Reduce Children’s Exposure to Lead Sources Goal 2: Identify Lead-Exposed Children and Improve their Health Outcomes Goal 3: Communicate More […]

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Health Officials Investigating 2 Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease

HEALTH  Colorized scanning electron micrograph (SEM) with moderately-high magnification depicts a large grouping of Gram-negative Legionella pneumophila bacteria. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) The Illinois Department of Public Health said late last week it was investigating two cases of Legionnaires’ disease in patients who had received treatment at the University of Chicago Medical Center. […]

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