US Drinking Water Violations

DRINKING WATER VIOLATIONS FOUND IN EVERY STATE IN THE NATION, A NEW REPORT BY THE NRDC REVEALS

by Alicia Branham, National Marketing Director, Test Gauge & Backflow Supply

America has a drinking water crisis. We have seen a prime example of that play out in the city of Flint and what those residents are still going through. In a report by the National Resource Defense Council released on May 2nd, the NRDC study found that contaminants that may harm human health are found in tap water in every state in the nation.

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Cross Connection Control

by James Probst, Chair of the Indiana AWWA Cross Connection Control Committee and President of Test Gauge Inc. – Indiana and Ohio Locations

What the heck is cross connection control, and what does backflow have to do with it?

The above speculations are key reasons why I accepted the challenge of chairing the newly formed Indiana AWWA Cross Connection Control (CCC) Committee. Protecting private and public drinking water systems is not very well understood by the public, nor are the dangers posed by potential contaminants backflowing into drinking water systems. Awareness and compliance are key factors for preventing backflow incidents and protecting people’s lives.

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