Amidst Challenges of Small Water Systems, Team Gemini offers Solutions
EPA article reflects on Safe Drinking Water Act anniversary, and highlights challenges smaller communities face in maintaining the systems that maintain their safe drinking water.
“Today, more than 94% of the country’s 156,000 drinking water systems are small, serving fewer than 3,300 people. But maintaining those systems can be a real challenge. Having such a small customer base can make it tough to pay for needed repairs, hire and retain qualified operators or plan for future needs. Also, a large number of small water systems are actually schools, campgrounds or restaurants, so water service is not their primary function.”
The challenges become clear—in small communities, water treatment systems that are unwieldy, require great maintenance efforts and expenses, and take a large construction footprint (in other words, most standard systems) offer antiquated solutions to persistent needs. Water treatment and conservation are vital parts of any sustainable community, helping maintain its citizens’ health, creating food sources, and more.
Team Gemini and its Partner Company A3-USA, Inc. provide innovative technologies that can treat waste water and allow stakeholders of many sizes to make the most of their water needs. To learn more about A3’s innovative solutions, visit http://teamgemini.us/a3-usa/.
To read the EPA’s full article, visit http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2014/11/40-years-of-the-safe-drinking-water-act-the-small-systems-challenge/.