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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Utah assisted living center dealing with Legionnaires’ disease

TAYLORSVILLE — An assisted living facility in Taylorsville implemented a no tap water policy after two of its residents contracted Legionnaires’ disease. “The last month has been … very unsettling,” said Norma Soderborg Harris, a resident at Legacy House of Taylorsville. On Thursday, signs hanging in rooms, bathrooms and above drinking fountains warned residents not […]

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Troubleshooting Softener Brine Draw Issues

Water softening has several facets to its proper operation. One of those is proper flow for certain functions. One function of the water softener that directly relates to flow is the brining and rinsing of resin during re-generation. The Brine valve consists of a mechanical valve that opens and closes during brine-draw and refill cycles. […]

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IDPH Investigating Legionella Possibly Associated with Chicago Hospital

2019 in Health | Comments Off on IDPH Investigating Legionella Possibly Associated with Chicago Hospital The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is investigating two cases of Legionnaires’ disease in patients possibly exposed at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center in Chicago, and a report of Legionella in the facility’s water system.  The investigation is currently limited to this facility; the […]

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