A new Aquifer system that helps water purify drinking water from wastewater is proving to be a boon for many residents, including those who live downstream.
The new system is the result of a $2 million federal grant awarded to a nonprofit called AquaLabs Inc.
The nonprofit’s goal is to make aquifer water filtration a reality for many U.S. communities.
But AquaLamps hopes the new system will also benefit local residents who can’t afford the expensive water treatment process.
In addition to the filters, AquaLamp has installed new filtrations on several other locations around the country.
Those include a water treatment plant in the Chicago area, a wastewater treatment plant near Detroit, and a wastewater and stormwater treatment plant at the U.K.’s Swansea River.
The company says the new filters will reduce the risk of bacteria spreading from the treated water to the drinking water supply.
It’s the latest effort by AquaLaps to reduce the spread of bacteria in water supplies around the world.
In June, the company also installed new water filters at two wastewater treatment plants in Germany and Italy.
AquaLamps plans to install a third system in China, which is a big market for the company.
In the U:Aqua Labs says the filters are intended to reduce waterborne illnesses like E. coli, salmonella, and typhoid.
“There’s a real opportunity here for local communities to benefit from this technology,” Aqualesaid in a statement.
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