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Water Quality Concerns When Reopening Your Business

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many business closed their facilities. Now, as regions are reopening, business owners should be thinking about something they may not have had to give a lot of thought to before: the water quality in their buildings.

If your business has experienced low, or no water flow conditions in your building due to a shutdown, you should be exercising caution in re-opening regarding your water.

Treatment plants have continued to operate and meet the same water standards as always during this time. This includes the use of residual disinfectant levels in order to inhibit microbial growth in transit. However, even under normal circumstances, the residual disinfectant typically dissipates in a matter of days or weeks.

Water Quality in Your Building May be Stagnant & Degraded

Since many businesses have closed their facilities for weeks or even months at a time, the quality of water in service lines to commercial buildings and within those buildings may have degraded and become stagnant.

This significantly increases the risk from opportunistic pathogens like Legionella, some Mycobacteria and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. This is of particular concern where water use produces aerosols, even including simple toilet flushing.

Growth of non-pathogenic organisms could also impact the taste or smell of a water supply. Finally, bacterial growth in stagnant water may also foul or plug water treatment systems if not brought back on line appropriately.

3 Things Every Business Needs to Know Now

  1. According to the U.S. EPA, the COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water supplies at this time.
  2. Residual disinfectants added by utilities typically degrade in a matter of days or weeks.
  3. Stagnation in service lines and facility plumbing may pose significant risks to water quality.

Things to Keep in Mind for Your Business Reopening Plan

It takes a concerted effort at every level to prepare businesses from a safe water perspective. Utilities, public health authorities, engineers, building owners, plumbers, water treatment professionals and business owners may all need to be involved.

Tips for Business Owners

  • Understand what actions were taken to bring the building back into service, e.g., flushing, chlorination, etc.
  • Engage a plumber and/or water treatment professional to service/clean the water treatment equipment within your control
  • Communicate with employees and customers about actions taken
  • Consider point-of-entry UV treatment to mitigate future waterborne microbial risks

After the flushing and disinfecting of the plumbing, your business can now create its own “water ecosystem”. Installing a point-of-entry ultraviolet (UV) system will provide a disinfection barrier to minimize risk now and mitigate future stagnant water problems.

Key Advantages of UV Disinfection

  • UV is a chemical-free, environmentally-friendly process, that adds nothing to the water and will not change taste or odor of the water.
  • Requires no transportation, storage or handling of toxic or corrosive chemicals.
  • Highly effective at inactivating a broad range of microorganisms – including chlorine-resistant pathogens like Cryptosporidium and Giardia.

Any subsequent reopenings resulting from COVID-19 or even a boil water advisory will be made simpler and more convenient with your UV system already installed.

Tips for Building Owners

  • Contact your government environmental public health departments for advice about building water safety
  • Work with qualified professionals to bring all building services, including water and sewer, back online
  • Communicate information provided by the health department to your building occupants

Tips for Water Treatment Professionals

  • Try to engage building owners before water services are brought back online
  • Protect water treatment equipment from further contamination during service line and plumbing flushes
  • Perform proper flushing, cleaning, sanitizing and servicing of water treatment systems

 

We’re Here to Help

Take a look at our residential, light commercial and industrial UV water treatment systems.

With over 500,000 installations around the world, VIQUA is one of the world’s most recognized and respected brands of residential and light commercial UV water disinfection systems. Homeowners and small business owners rely on VIQUA point-of-entry and point-of-use UV systems to disinfect drinking water and safeguard against microbiological contaminants.

Aquafine UV water treatment systems are trusted in a variety of industrial and commercial applications, including food and beverage, microelectronics, pharmaceutical, aquaculture, and power generation. These robust systems meet the changing requirements and needs of a diverse customer base around the world, notably for TOC reduction, chlorine and chloramine destruction, ozone destruction and disinfection.

Let us help you understand how to leverage UV to minimize stagnant water risks going forward. Simply fill out the form below.


Further Resources and References

¹ Building Owner Resources

² Water Treatment Professional Resources

³ Business Owner Resources

UV Water Treatment Product Development & Commercialization

At WEFTEC 2019 in Chicago, Trojan Technologies President, Stephen Bell, took Water Online Editor, Kevin Westerling, on a tour of our booth. During the tour, Stephen discussed the importance of strategic research and development and also explained why the TrojanUVFlex™ is garnering significant interest from municipalities around the world.

The TrojanUVFlex is ideal for non-potable reuse and other applications with low water quality, as well as 4-log virus applications in drinking water. Built on the proven Solo Lamp Technology platform, it provides municipalities with the most energy-efficient delivery of high UV doses in an extremely compact footprint.

WEFTEC 2019

Join us in Chicago for WEFTEC 2019

WEFTEC, the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference, is the largest conference of its kind in North America, offering water quality professionals from around the world with the best in water quality education and training.

We will be there, in Booth 1312, and our TrojanUVFlex™ and TrojanUVSigna™ will be on display, as will the Salsnes Filter system.

Do you have a question about disinfection or filtration? Book an appointment or stop by for a visit.

What’s up at WEFTEC

Here’s a quick rundown of some of our can’t-miss events at WEFTEC:

Monday, September 23

  • Mobile Session: Primary Effluent Filtration
    1:00 – 2:30 p.m., Booth 1312
    Learn more about wastewater filtration technologies from Salsnes Filter subject matter experts.
  • In-booth Reception
    3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Booth 1312
    After a long day of walking and meetings, let us treat you to complimentary drinks and snacks. We’ll be serving up Chicago’s own Garrett Popcorn as well as some tasty craft beer.
  • Technical Session: Advances in Primary and Primary Effluent Filtration
    3:30 – 5:00 p.m., Room S501a
    Presenter:  Domenico Santoro, Senior Research Scientist, Trojan Technologies
    Learn more about filtration technologies as an alternative to conventional primary clarification for carbon diversion.

Tuesday, September 24

  • Mobile Session: Wastewater 101
    10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Booth 1312
    Learn more about wastewater UV disinfection from TrojanUV subject matter experts.
  • Free T-shirts
    All day (while supplies last), Booth 1312
    We’ll be screening and printing custom t-shirts right in our booth – be sure to stop by and get yours!

WEFTEC 2018

WEFTEC, is the world’s largest annual water quality exhibition, and offers thousands of water quality professionals from around the world the best water quality education and training available today.

Join Trojan Technologies at New Orleans Morial Convention Centre from September 29 – October 3, 2018, where we’ll be showcasing some of the latest products, technologies and services in Booth #3516.

Annual In-booth Reception

On Monday, October 1 we will be hosting our annual in-booth reception. We’ll be serving up gourmet pretzels and tasty beverages from a local microbrewery – we hope to see you there!

Trojan Technologies' in-booth reception at WEFTEC 2018 will take place on Monday, October 1

Trojan Technologies at WEFTEC

  • TrojanUV – Find out why the TrojanUVSigna is the ideal solution for wastewater treatment plants who want to easily upgrade their existing UV system –  and learn why TrojanUV is the best solution when you’re looking to convert from chlorine disinfection.
  • Salsnes Filter – Drop by to learn how the Salsnes Filter system eases demand on secondary wastewater treatment processes. And, how, with it’s compact footprint, the system can fit at virtually any Plant, even those not originally designed for primary treatment
  • USP Technologies –  Learn more about USP Technologies‘s peroxygen-based technologies and full-service chemical treatment programs for municipal and industrial applications.

Technical Sessions

Trojan Technologies will be participating in a number of Technical Sessions at WEFTEC.

IFAT 2018 Recap

This past May, Trojan traveled to Munich Germany for IFAT, the World’s leading trade show for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management. It was a record breaking year for the show with the number of visitors increasing by 4% to more than 141,000.

Crowd in Trojan Technologies booth.

Visitors to the Trojan Technologies booth.

At the show, TrojanUV showcased the TrojanUVSigna, the ideal solution for wastewater treatment plants wanting to easily upgrade their existing UV system, or convert from chlorine disinfection.

Also in attendance, Salsnes Filter displayed the SF1000, a compact system integrating primary solids separation with sludge thickening and dewatering.

Steffano Salvatore (right) with Tom Freyberg of PennWell International (left).

Salnes Filter’s Business Development Manager for Europe, Steffano Salvatore had the opportunity to chat with WaterWorld to discuss the future of municipal wastewater treatment across Europe and the benefits of the Salsnes Filter system. Watch the interview now.

The next IFAT takes place in Munich from May 4 – 8, 2020 and it is expected that the popularity of the show will continue to rise as the need for more sustainable use of resources intensifies.

Further Reading

Singapore International Water Week 2018

Singapore International Water Week

DATE: Monday, July 9, 2018
URL: www.siww.com.sg/

Water Expo @ City Solutions Singapore (CSS) is the largest global water event showcasing a comprehensive range of products and services. The highlights of this year’s Water Expo are on Advanced Waste water treatment Technology and Reuse Solutions and Smart Water solutions.

Visit Trojan Technologies at booth B2 T20

 

IFAT 2018

IFAT is the World’s leading trade show for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management, taking place in Germany. It takes place May 14 – 18, 2018 at Messe Munchen, Munich, Germany.

Trojan Technologies Businesses TrojanUV and Salsnes Filter will be at attendance this year, and will be at Booth A3.526.

IFAT 2018

Trojan Technologies at IFAT

  • Salsnes Filter – Salsnes Filter provides eco-efficient solids separation for municipal and industrial applications. Drop by to see the SF1000 and learn how this compact system integrates solids separation with sludge thickening and dewatering.
  • TrojanUV – Find out why the TrojanUVSigna is the ideal solution for wastewater treatment plants who want to easily upgrade their existing UV system –  and learn why TrojanUV is the best solution when you’re looking to convert from chlorine disinfection.

>> For further information regarding the show, visit the IFAT website here

Hank Vander Laan at Trojan’s 40th Celebration

A 40th Anniversary Celebration to mark Trojan’s 40th Anniversary was held this past summer, and we were fortunate to have a number of people speak at the event including Trojan founder, Hank Vander Laan.

Hank served as Trojan’s leader for almost 25 years – as Founder, as President and CEO, and as the Chairman of the Board. For those years, he was the primary driving force, the entrepreneurial spirit and Trojan’s steadfast and beloved leader. For the past 15 years, he has remained an interested and engaged participant in Trojan’s life, and is still a contributor to its success.

Hank had a number of great memories and stories to share about Trojan’s history, as well as some words of wisdom.

Watch the Full Video of Hank Vander Laan’s speech at Trojan’s 40th Anniversary

Here are just a few selected highlights:

“Corporations are just not some cold neutral entity, but consist of people who have hopes, dreams, ambitions, families, sons and daughters – as do our customers and all those who ultimately participate and benefit from our combined efforts. In Trojan, we see this in spades.”

“Our always growing diversity, people and experience has allowed Trojan to have a leading and meaningful presence in every corner of the globe. How rich and satisfying this diversity – where every person can thrive and make a meaningful contribution.”

“The more I reflected on what really made this company what is is today – is the people. People like you and me. People with hopes and dreams for a better world we can all share in.”

“People at Trojan come from every walk of life, and from every race and tribe. Together, they give it their very best by listening carefully to one another, sharing their dreams, supporting and respecting one another, innovating together and seeking the best for one another.”

Cheers to 40 Years: Trojan Celebrates 40th Anniversary

‘It all begins by someone having an idea that initially may sound impossible and off the wall – but in the end turns out to be the beginning of something big and profound.’ – Hank Vander Laan

Staff and special guests gather at Trojan's 40th anniversary celebration.2017 marks Trojan’s 40th anniversary and on the afternoon of August 30th, proud Trojan friends, family and associates gathered in London, ON, to enjoy delicious food, great music, and to celebrate all that Trojan has accomplished.

Special guests Jim Lavelle (friend and long-time consultant and advisor), Matt Brown (Mayor of London, Ontario), Kelly Scherr (Managing Director, Environmental and Engineering Services & City Engineer, City of London), George Taylor (former Board Member) and Tania Testa (former Director of Marketing) were invited to share their Trojan stories, and the crowd was thoroughly entertained by passionate recounts of coming of age struggles, huge acts of generosity, and many successes from 1977 to present day.

The event was an enormous success and many thanks goes out to event organizers, vendors, guest speakers and to employees past and present for their drive and dedication to the continued success of Trojan Technologies.

For more from the celebration, watch our highlight reel and we encourage you to share your Trojan story!

Speeches

Weftec 2017

WEFTEC, is the world’s largest annual water quality exhibition, and offers thousands of water quality professionals from around the world the best water quality education and training available today.

Join Trojan Technologies at McCormick Place, Chicago from September 30th – October 4th, 2017, where we’ll be showcasing some of the latest products, technologies and services at Booths #1607 and #1612.

Trojan Technologies Celebrates Forty Years

Cheers to Forty Years - Trojan Technologies Celebrates our 40th Anniversary

This year, Trojan Technologies is celebrating our 40th anniversary! To our customers and partners, thank you for collaborating with us – it’s been an honor to help you build water confidence around the world.

Details
Let’s celebrate! Come and enjoy FREE snacks and drinks with us during Day 1 of Weftec.
Monday October 2nd, 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Booths #1607 & #1612

Trojan Technologies at WEFTEC

  • Salsnes FilterSalsnes Filter provides eco-efficient solids separation. See how Salsnes can improve more than primary treatment and drop by to learn how it can enhance the performance of both secondary treatment and digesters. Booth #1612.
  • TrojanUV – Find out why the TrojanUVSigna is the ideal solution for wastewater treatment plants who want to easily upgrade their existing UV system –  and learn why TrojanUV is the best solution when you’re looking to convert from chlorine disinfection. Booth #1607.
  • USP Technologies –  Learn more about USP Technologies‘s peroxygen-based technologies and full-service chemical treatment programs for municipal and industrial applications. Booth #1612.

>> Visit the WEFTEC 2017 site here