Protection from hexavalent chromium (Cr6) contamination

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Protection from  hexavalent chromium (Cr6) contamination

Since 2018, the SafeGuard™ H2O in-situ reagent generation system developed by Aqua Metrology Systems (AMS) has been supporting communities in California facing hexavalent chromium (Cr6) contamination of drinking water supplies and for whom traditional Cr6 treatment technologies are too expensive and complex to operate.

The Joshua Basin Water District (JBWD) supports the water needs of about 8,000 people in Joshua Tree. Bordering the well-known Joshua Tree National Park, Joshua Tree is a census-designated place located in San Bernadino County California.

In the Fall of 2022, the SafeGuard™ H2O system was evaluated by the JBWD to address Cr6 contamination and remove this harmful contaminant from its drinking water.

The JBWD undertook a four-week demonstration (Sept. 20 – Oct. 18, 2022) of the SafeGuard™ H2O technology to reduce Cr6 down to non-detect levels, under 1 part per billion (ppb). The demonstration system was housed in a trailer and placed onsite at JBWD Well #15.

SafeGuard™ H2O Cr6 Removal Demonstration Trailer at Joshua Basin Water District.