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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Selecting the correct backflow prevention method to ensure safe water
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.
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.
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.
Organizations work together to prepare the industry for the low-lead deadline
The top dome Umbrella for the Cartridge Tank filtration vessel is a molded plastic cover solution that keeps rain and water off the top cap of this POE filter series. It is ideal for parts of the world that do not have basements, where installations are outside. Held in place by provided Velcro, it is removable for easy access and removal of filtration solutions.