Preparing for a Vendor
There are a number of
technologies to choose from, and numerous engineering firms and treatment
vendors who can help you with treatment selection, installation, and
Choosing the right technology and firm for your system can be a
confusing and time consuming process. EPA has developed handouts and a
series of questions and answers, to help you navigate through the process
of selecting the most appropriate treatment for your system. The handouts
include worksheets that can be downloaded and filled out as well as
By working through the handouts and by reading the questions and
answers, you will be able to more confidently choose an engineer or a
vendor that you trust to help you make the best choices for your system.
Click this link to view the complete guide to Evaluating Arsenic Treatment Providers (PDF) (25 pp, 735K, About PDF).
- Before you initiate contact with a treatment vendor or engineer, you
will need to gather basic information about your system. Fill out the Water System Information Summary Form (PDF) (2 pp, 267K, About PDF) and have it on hand for engineers
and vendors who you could potentially work with. A Water System Information Summary Form Example (PDF) (2 pp, 284K, About PDF) is also available.
- Have prospective engineering firms fill out the Engineering Firm Information Summary Form (PDF) (1 pp, 235K, About PDF) and use it to review each firm's
experience with installing arsenic technologies at systems like yours.
An Engineering Firm Information Summary Form Example (PDF) (1 pp, 249K, About PDF) is also available.
- Have prospective vendors fill out the Vendor Information Form (PDF) (1 pp, 242K, About PDF) and use it to review the each firm's experience and
the types of treatment technology it offers. A Vendor Information Form Example (PDF) (1 pp, 256K, About PDF) is also available.
- For a list of suggested questions to ask prospective Engineering
Firms or Treatment Technology Vendors, click on one of the links below.