A community’s most important resource is water: the life-giving substance on which everything—especially public health—relies.
To safeguard this vital resource, Living Water Services offers comprehensive water treatment services to municipalities across the state of Alabama.
Our goal is to ensure safe drinking water and high water quality for municipalities and their residents and other public organizations while meeting all state and federal regulations.
We ensure a healthy and reliable water supply via a comprehensive process that includes:
By using state-of-the-art facilities and decades of combined experience in municipal water treatment, LWS helps cities and towns across the state of Alabama provide reliable water to their constituents who depend on this critical resource—all while maintaining the highest levels of efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
Water can become contaminated or otherwise compromised through a wide variety of factors. The infrastructure itself can also fall victim to misuse, poor planning and construction, accidents, and other problems that can cause water service disruptions no one wants.
LWS helps deliver a reliable water supply by:
Testing the supply
Treating the water
Maintaining the infrastructure
Our municipal water testing laboratories employ the latest, most sophisticated techniques for pinpointing contaminants and other potentially-harmful agents. We then either eliminate them altogether or render them harmless via a combination of chemical additives, physical filtration, and other advanced methods.
Plus, we can monitor your water supply infrastructure—including pipes and water treatment plants—for any sign of damage, leakage, or other conditions requiring timely intervention.
LWS takes compliance very seriously. We help you meet all regular, mandated reporting requirements (state and federal) while being proactive to avoid running afoul of regulations.
Our engineers, technicians, and customer service points of contact will make sure you have all the information you need, before you need it, to stay in compliance and avoid costly fines and other disruptions. This includes being subject-matter experts on how to abide by standards set and enforced by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), Water Division, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Municipalities in Alabama turn to LWS as a trusted partner for municipal water treatment and compliance because of our track record of consistent and dependable service. The same dedication that keeps us focused on maintaining safe water for Alabama residents also drives us to be partners you can count on.
The main threat to our municipal water supply comes in the form of contaminants, defined by the Safe Drinking Water Act as a substance that is present in water and is biological, chemical, physical, or radiological in nature—in short, anything that isn’t water itself.
These include natural and man-made contaminants, and can be largely grouped into two categories: organic and inorganic.
Organic contaminants can include those that are naturally occurring – such as bacteria, viruses, protozoan, parasites, – and those that are created by humans from organic materials. These include volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) and synthetic organic chemicals (SOCs).
Inorganic contaminants can include arsenic, chromium, manganese, iron, perchlorate, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), silt, metals, radiological elements (i.e. cesium), and other related agents.
Contaminants enter our water supply from leaks in septic systems, municipal sewers, underground storage tanks, and other man-made repositories that can allow substances to leech into our groundwater.
Our infrastructure itself can also contribute to the problem, especially when it degrades or is constructed from potentially-hazardous materials.
Additionally, environmental issues—whether they’re man-made or in the form of natural disasters—can cause contaminants to become an active problem.
The mere presence of contaminants in our water doesn’t necessarily mean there’s a health risk. But it does indicate that we need to pay attention to our water and ensure we continuously meet and exceed safety standards—because it doesn’t take much for a contamination source to go from harmless to hazardous.