Stainless Steel 'Water Flask' Manufacturer Breaks Crowdfunding Sales Record

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Marketwired
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The company raised 400% more than its $50,000 goal on Kickstarter

Startup company Fred Water announced that its Kickstarter campaign sold more stainless steel water bottles than any other company in crowdfunding history. Its flask-shaped water bottle, designed to fit in pockets so people can carry more water more often, gained support from crowd funders on Kickstarter from all around the world – 60 countries in total.

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January 8, 2015

Residential Water Treatment Equipment Demand will Grow in Asia Pacific, Research Finds

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TechNavio
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A growing demand for potable water in the Asia Pacific region will transform the region’s residential water treatment equipment market

A new market research report on the residential water treatment equipment market in the Asia Pacific region by TechNavio reveals an expected growth at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.53 percent from 2014-2019.

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December 24, 2014

AWWA: SDWA Anniversary Cause to Celebrate, 'Renew Our Commitment' to Safe Water

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American Water Works Assn.
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AWWA CEO David LaFrance thanks water professionals nationwide for keeping water safe for drinking

Dec. 16, 2014, marked the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), which today includes regulations for more than 90 contaminants. American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) CEO David LaFrance issued the following statement to mark the occasion.

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December 18, 2014

Onia Partners With Thirst Relief in One for One Program

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Onia
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Four months' supply of drinking water is donated with each order of Filter Straw

For every Filter Straw and four-month replacement filter delivered, manufacturer Onia will donate four months of clean drinking water through its One for One program. This is made possible through a partnership with Thirst Relief Intl., a nonprofit organization.

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December 10, 2014

RO Faucets

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Designer and Contemporary RO faucets are now available in Venetian bronze finish. These faucets, designed for RO and water treatment systems, are made of high-quality, lead-free brass, combining quality and style with up-sell appeal. They are now available in 10 designer finishes, including Venetian bronze, polished chrome, satin nickel, white, biscuit, polished brass, antique bronze, black, bright nickel and brushed stainless finish. All are listed to NSF/ANSI Standard 61, Annex G.

Faucet System

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The Ecofaucet is a hands-free device capable of reducing water use by 50% to 70%. It allows consumers to control water flow hands free in order to use only the minimum amount needed for either bathroom or kitchen sinks. The system can be retrofitted for any existing faucet fixture with just pliers, a screwdriver and basic “handyman” ability.

The Last Line of Defense

The threat of contaminated water is one of the hottest issues in the water distribution business today. For the most part, technology, technique and testing control the problem, but as infrastructure expands and old systems are pushed to fulfill their roles, the links in the once sturdy chain weaken and are at greater risk.

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Selecting the correct backflow prevention method to ensure safe water

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John Vastyan, owner of Common Ground, is a journalist whose work focuses on the plumbing and mechanical, HVAC, geothermal and radiant heat industries. He can be reached at cground@ptd.net or 717.664.0535.

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January 16, 2014
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Flare Fitting

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The Mur-lok female flare fitting is available in lead-free brass. Featuring dual EPDM O-rings for leak resistance, the fittings are designed for use in icemakers, office coffee service and other vending applications. They are available in ¼-in. OD quick-connect by ¼-in. female flare.

Filter Screens

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Molded screen insert assemblies are designed to reduce product failure. Custom designs allow for filtration of all kinds of contaminants, from small particles in transmission and hydraulic fluids to heavy brine particles in food processing systems. A wide range of screen options is available for difficult filtration applications, allowing use with most fluids. Filter assembly orifice sizes range from 0.71 to 1.4 mm.
 

Countdown to Lead-Free

The Federal Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act, which passed in 2011, will go into full effect on Jan. 4, 2014. It may come as a surprise that the plumbing industry, through Plumbing Manufacturers Intl. (PMI), was a primary proponent of getting this law passed, in the spirit of harmonizing regulations across the U.S.

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Organizations work together to prepare the industry for the low-lead deadline

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Barbara C. Higgens is executive director of Plumbing Manufacturers Intl. Higgens can be reached at bhiggens@pmihome.org or 847.481.5500

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October 16, 2013
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October 16, 2013
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