Premise Plumbing

The ability to detect chemical toxicants and bacteria in the water is critical to public health.

AquaFlex Premise Plumbing solutions provide more comprehensive and accurate test results, which have been proven in the field by UA Members in Flint, MI.

The AquaFlex Test Kit collects samples throughout the home or business, to identify sources of “in-premise” pollutants. 

From residences, to small business such as restaurants, shops or laundromats, to larger enterprises like hotels or schools, AquaFlex water samples are taken at:

  • The water inlet, to determine the quality of water delivered by the water supply system.
  • Water heater(s), as pipe and tank corrosion can cause harmful chemicals to accumulate within the premise.
  • All premise sinks or lavatories (the traditional locations for testing), using both hot and cold water.
  • For residences or hotels, bathroom tubs and showers are also tested, using both hot and cold water.

AquaFlex samples are taken and tested in accordance with US EPA protocols and ASTM procedures. World-class chemists and toxicologist experts at independent, reputable laboratories provide analysis and detailed reports listing all of the chemicals identified by the testing procedure. 

Providing much more than simply lead-testing, the AquaFlex test kit can identify more than 50 different contaminants.

Remediation services are provided anywhere in the country by the United Association Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA), which has more than 340,000 trained and certified members. UA Plumbers can repair, renovate and upgrade plumbing infrastructure in any residence, and they can also address any sophisticated industrial plumbing need.

Industrial / Cooling Towers

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), cases of Legionnaires’ disease (LD) are on the rise, indicating that existing preventive processes are inadequate. 

The CDC also identifies HVAC Cooling Towers (CT) and shower heads as primary sources where Legionella can incubate.  These locations require more frequent and more comprehensive testing.  Some cities and metropolitan areas are adopting new ordinances and stringent standards that building owners and maintenance contractors must comply with.

AquaFlex Industrial solutions collect samples in all of the critical premise locations to identify the sources of harmful bacteria.  The AquaFlex solution takes samples at multiple locations, including:

  • The premise water inlet, to determine the quality of water delivered by the supply system.
  • The “wet-side” of a Cooling Tower, and all related equipment, as pipe and tank/vessel corrosion can cause harmful bacteria to accumulate within the premise.

AquaFlex samples are taken and tested in accordance with US EPA protocols and ASTM procedures; and in accordance with local regulations and laws.  World-class chemists and toxicologist experts at independent, reputable laboratories provide analysis and detailed reports listing all of the chemicals identified by the testing procedure. Detailed reports explaining water-quality test results are available in electronic and/or paper reports.

Remediation services are provided anywhere in the country by the United Association Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA), which has more than 340,000 trained and certified members. 

Oil Recovery

Starting with the BP Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon oil-spill crisis in 2010, AquaFlex oil recovery products have been deployed in more than 60 major water disasters around the globe.

There are a number of limitations associated with traditional oil spill sorbent pads and floating booms.  They need to operate in calm seas.  Waves or currents can carry oil over and under floating booms.  These solutions also have a limited capacity and are typically used just once.  When they get “oiled” they can no longer absorb, and they soak up vast amounts of water with the oil, which makes them unnecessarily heavy.  This increases the cost of proper disposal, as most landfills charge by the pound.      

AquaFlex Oil Recovery solutions are different.  

The AquaFlex Open-Cell foam does not absorb water. It traps oil and chemicals while allowing water to pass through.  The buoyant foam material is 70-percent lighter than conventional booms. Less than 12 feet of AquaFlex Open-Cell foam can absorb more than 60 pounds of oil.

Oil can be wringed out of the AquaFlex foam, where it can be collected and sent to refineries for reuse.  After the wringing process, the AquaFlex foam can be redeployed, and it can be reused up to 100 times.  After extensive reuse, the bio-degradable foam can be safely disposed of.  

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AquaFlex Oil Recovery solutions offer a more effective - and more efficient oil recovery system.