Agency delivers on the historic commitments made in the PFAS Action Plan to address these emerging chemicals of concern and protect public health.
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a suite of actions from across the agency that will continue the significant progress the agency has made to implement the PFAS Action Plan—the most comprehensive cross-agency plan ever to address an emerging chemical of concern. EPA has made progress in all of its program areas under the Action Plan, and the agency is helping states, tribes, and local communities across the country target PFAS reductions and protect public health.
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Aqueous Vets is very pleased to welcome Mr. Sam Yearby to our team as Manager of Field Services Group. Sam Yearby has more than 25 years of industry experience in the construction, installation and maintenance of water filtration and treatment systems. He has performed or overseen every aspect of system troubleshooting, repairs and optimization for large complex field erected and smaller standard treatment systems.
His extensive knowledge base includes quality assurance and control of large water treatment systems, discrete treatment technologies and associated equipment. He has direct experience in the planning and leading of teams responsible with mobilization, installation, operation, and repair at project locations nationally involving various technologies including: GAC, chem feed, IX, mixed media, particulate filtration, etc.
Please join us in welcoming Sam to AV as he works closely with project managers, contractors and clients to ensure that expectations are met or exceeded.
Aqueous Vets (AV) is pleased to announce our PFAS mitigation partnership with Orange County Water District (OCWD) in Southern California. When complete, AV will have manufactured and delivered PFAS treatment systems with a total capacity 72 MGD. Our systems will be operated at multiple sites throughout the County. AV’s advanced PF12-520 LP (patent pending) pressure filter design features: improved hydraulic performance and flow distribution, reduced head loss, and optimized media usage while offering an overall height profile of less than 15 feet. AV’s innovative design provides the best combination of reliable operation, lowest operating cost, and an environmentally sensitive profile. We look forward to this partnership and once again being selected to provide innovative solutions for emerging water challenges nationwide.
Stay tuned for major upcoming announcements - Cities of Lodi and Reedley, CA.; Cities of Tucson, Avondale, and Marana, AZ.; Eastern MWD Western Heights, CA, as well as a Leading So. Cal Aerospace Defense Contractor and a major Agricultural grower of Central CA.
For more information on how to solve your PFAS challenges, visit us at www.aqueousvets.com
Memorial Day is the day for all Americans to come together and thank our service men and women for their sacrifices. This day is very special to us. We know that these men and women put themselves in harm’s way as they perform their duties and we hold high respect for these Americans to which we owe so much. Warm wishes to all of you on this Memorial Day!
Kimley-Horn's Mark Miller explains what PFAS are, where they come from, the challenges they pose to communities, and how they can be removed from water sources.
AqueoUS Vets is proud to have worked with Kimley-Horn and Lawrence Lee Construction Services, Inc. on this project.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration’s first broad testing of food for a worrisome class of nonstick, stain-resistant industrial compounds found substantial levels in some grocery store meats and seafood and in off-the-shelf chocolate cake, according to unreleased findings FDA researchers presented at a scientific conference in Europe.
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On May 23, 2019 the EPA released a pre-publication notice of proposed rulemaking that seeks public input on a range of options regarding the regulation of perchlorate in public drinking water systems. The agency is seeking comment on a proposed National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR) for perchlorate to establish a Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) and a health-based Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) at 56 micrograms per liter.
In addition, the agency is seeking comment on three alternative regulatory options:
Some states have already established MCLs:
To read more about the EPA's proposal and how to submit comments, click here.
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has created an interactive map of PFAS contaminations that have been detected around the US. Click on the map below to access the ERG site for more information about where PFAS contaminations have been detected.
“These grants will help fulfill a key goal in EPA’s PFAS Action Plan: strengthening science and research in order to better understand the characteristics and impacts of PFAS,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “This funding will also help researchers develop new strategies to further protect our communities and environment from harmful PFAS exposure.”
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We are pleased to announce that Kelsey Hakes has joined AqueoUS Vets as the Sales & Business Development Engineer for Southern California and Arizona.
Ms. Hakes has more than 7 years of experience in the water treatment, environmental, and oil and gas industries. Her extensive knowledge base includes: municipal and industrial water systems, GAC and ion exchange media, process control engineering and application metallurgy. Previous positions included account management, business development, and engineering design at Evoqua Water Technologies and Control Components Inc. Ms. Hakes had direct involvement with specification and solution development, technical trainings, and aftermarket services. As Business Development Engineer, Kelsey will be responsible for all critical aspects of the business including market development, strategic planning and key client management.
A graduate of the University of California Irvine, Kelsey holds both a BS in Mechanical Engineering and Material Science Engineering. She is a member of the CA-NV AWWA Women’s Leadership Committee.