1. Look inside the new UMass Amherst mobile water treatment lab

    Look inside the new UMass Amherst mobile water treatment lab

    A new mobile water treatment lab run by UMass Amherst will help small towns test new water treatment technology.  "Some of our smaller towns are risk-averse to testing new technologies on their water treatment," said Rep. Smitty Pignatelli, D-Lenox. "This would allow them to kick the tires and test it on a much smaller basis." Pignatelli said making a mistake with a new technology can cost towns tens of thousands of dollars, so this is an opportunity for small systems to test out new technologies and see if they will work on a larger scale.

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    1. Some of our smaller towns are risk-averse to testing new technologies on their water treatment.
    2. We're still mired in the 100-year-old conventional treatment model that we've been using since the end of World War I.
    3. One of the things about drinking water systems is you want to be safety first.
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