Water Infrastructure is

Showing Its Age

Jackson, Mississippi was in the headlines this summer due to river flooding that caused a water treatment plant to go offline. Much of the city went for weeks without running water and even the water which was pumped was often not safe to drink. 

This water crisis highlights how crumbling infrastructure across the nation is becoming more prevalent. In this case, it was a combination of poor maintenance, lack of revenue and excessive storms. The maintenance and lost water revenue created a vicious cycle over many years. As leaks and broken meters increased, the water authority brought in less money, which led to less maintenance – which led to more leaks. 

Inaction is proving to be costly

Estimates put non-revenue water as high as 30% of the supply in the US. No one likes to tear up roads to repair water and sewer lines, but if we don't, Jackson won't be the only large US city with a water crisis in the near future.

Watch this news report to see how crumbling infrastructure is affecting cities across America, and how federal funding will play a key role in the years ahead.


12 Crucial Technologies for Accelerating

Reuse in Industry

01/26/23, 2:00-3:15 p.m. PST

Mark your calendars! Aqua Membranes' CEO Craig Beckman will be speaking at the 11th American Water Summit held at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott on January 24–26, 2023.

The seven-person panel will discuss which technologies will have the biggest impact on expanding the scope of industrial water reuse. As part of the discussion, Beckman will demonstrate how Aqua Membranes is changing element construction by:

  • Printing on the membrane surface instead of using a mesh spacer.
  • Using print spacers to enable more membrane to fit into each element—wasting less water.

If you'll be at the summit and would like to connect with Craig, send him a note.

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About Aqua Membranes
With its unique Printed Spacer Technology®, Aqua Membranes is revolutionizing membrane water filtration in home RO systems, desalination, food and beverage, and industrial processes.  Applying a unique customized raised pattern to flat sheet membranes, the new technology replaces conventional mesh feed spacers in spiral-wound elements. This simple innovation dramatically lowers user operating expenses and capital costs and increases water throughput capacity.

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