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Treatment options for ground water focus of 2016 McEllhiney Distinguished Lecturer


May 4, 2015
By Ground Water Canada

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May 4, 2015, Westerville, OH – The 2016
McEllhiney Distinguished Lecturer will present “Water Well Contaminants
and Treatment Options,” the National Ground Water Research and
Educational Foundation said in a news release.

May 4, 2015, Westerville, OH – The 2016
McEllhiney Distinguished Lecturer will present “Water Well Contaminants
and Treatment Options,” the National Ground Water Research and
Educational Foundation said in a news release.

Peter S. Cartwright, PE, who owns and operates Cartwright
Consulting Co. with offices in Minneapolis and the Netherlands, has been
in the treatment side of the water industry since 1974. He is the technical consultant to the Canadian Water Quality Association.

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The context for Cartwright’s lecture is that
no two water supplies are identical, so ensuring a potable water supply
that is safe, good tasting, and acceptable for washing, bathing, or
showering requires a treatment approach that takes into account the
unique variables that affect water quality.

Health-related contaminants such as
nitrite/nitrate, arsenic, and pathogenic microorganisms may be naturally
occurring or the result of human activity, or both. Also, the water pH,
total dissolved solids, iron, hardness, and other constituents may
affect taste or its other properties. The challenge to the groundwater
professional is how to reduce such constituents to an acceptable level.

Cartwright’s presentation will identify
classes of treatment technologies and detail specific technology choices
as a function of contaminant reduction efficacy and cost. He also will
address the installation requirements, operation, and maintenance of
treatment systems.

The lecture will be tailored to the
contaminants that a given audience encounters most frequently or the
treatment technologies in which the audience is most interested.

Named in honour of the founding president of
the National Ground Water Association, the William A. McEllhiney
Distinguished Lecture Series in Water Well Technology is made possible
by a grant from Franklin Electric.


Click here to read more about the 2016 lecture as well as how to request a presentation.