Teledyne ISCO selected as primary automatic wastewater sampler supplier for WEF/CDC free program for small utilities
Upwards of 150 Teledyne ISCO automatic samplers to be provided to qualified small utilities in communities nationwide
LINCOLN, Neb.—March 1, 2022—Teledyne ISCO, under a cooperative agreement between the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has been selected as the primary supplier of automatic samplers for small utilities.
“Teledyne ISCO is thrilled to be able to participate with WEF, the CDC and the selected small utilities to spread the benefits of wastewater surveillance across communities to reach a wider range of the population,” said Kaushal Trivedi, Teledyne ISCO Water Platform Business Development Manager. “Our innovative products are designed to increase productivity while improving the quality of life around the world, and this partnership promotes those goals significantly."
In addition to providing automatic samplers, Teledyne ISCO will provide training and troubleshooting services to each recipient small utility. Details on Teledyne ISCO’s samplers and Teledyne ISCO are at www.teledyneisco.com/en-us/water-and-wastewater.
According to WEF’s Invitation to Small Communities to Participate in Automatic Sampler Supply, Training, and Troubleshooting Program, at least 225 utilities will be supplied with an autosampler and training. “Participation in wastewater surveillance to date has skewed toward larger, well-resourced utilities,” the invitation states. “These resources include but are not limited to continuous in-situ monitors and automatic samplers. WEF and the CDC would like to expand the program to a wider array of wastewater treatment plants serving diverse populations.
“Automatic samplers . . .facilitate collection of representative wastewater samples for disease surveillance, but also can enable improved understanding of organic, solids, and nutrient loadings to wastewater treatment facilities. By providing new, automatic samplers at no cost to at least 225 small utilites, this project aims to increase participation in wastewater surveillance by smaller, rural, and tribal communities and, therefore, expand access to this effective public health surveillance tool."
About Teledyne ISCO
Teledyne ISCO is a leading manufacturer of innovative products designed to increase productivity while improving the quality of life on our planet. Our standard and customized products are used in multiple sectors including water and wastewater, pharmaceutical, academic research, oil exploration, and chemical process control. For further information on Teledyne ISCO visit www.teledyneisco.com.
About the Water Environment Federation
The Water Environment Federation is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 30,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. Since 1928, WEF and its members have protected public health and the environment. As a global water sector leader, WEF's mission is to connect water professionals; enrich the expertise of water professionals; increase the awareness of the impact and value of water; and provide a platform for water sector innovation.