Hydraulic Institute Expands Membership Globally

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Hydraulic Institute
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Pump and supplier companies that manufacture outside of North America but sell into the North American market are now eligible for membership

Hydraulic Institute (HI) members voted to approve of a bylaw change that broadens membership eligibility to include pump and supplier companies that manufacture wholly outside of North America but sell into the North American market. 

Previously, membership was only open to pump and supplier companies that had manufacturing or assembly operations in the U.S., Canada or Mexico.

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May 11, 2012

Car Washes Support Clean Drinking Water Worldwide

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PRWeb
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Bubbles Car Wash is the first in Canada to support an organization that is working to give clean drinking water to people throughout the world

There are approximately 1 billion people worldwide who do not have access to clean drinking water. Wash Away Thirst is an independent group of car washes around the world that have united to tell people about the need of clean drinking water.

They teach the importance of water conservation in the car washing industry and donate money to provide clean drinking water to people in need. Bubbles, a car wash and detailing center with locations in Edmonton, Calgary and Kelowna, Canada, is the first auto detailing center in the country to join this cause.

Publication Date: 
May 10, 2012
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Supertank Rainwater Storage Chosen for “Greening of Virginia’s Capitol”

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Water Reclamation Solutions LLC
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The captured water will be used for irrigation as well as supplying water for a fountain

Water Reclamation Solutions LLC of Blacksburg, Va., has been chosen to supply the rainwater storage tank for the “Greening of Virginia’s Capitol” by the Virginia Department of General Services (DGS).

The captured water will be used to supply irrigation for the Capitol Square Green Renovation project as well as supplying water for the existing Bell Tower fountain. This “SuperTank” will be an 8,000-gal subsurface cistern designed to collect water from the Capitol Square surface runoff and underdrain flow from the newly installed rain gardens.

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May 8, 2012

Koch Membrane Systems Features Next-Generation Flagship Products at ACE12

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Koch Membrane Systems
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Learn about new product enhancements at booth #2507

Koch Membrane Systems Inc. (KMS) will present its flagship products for the water and wastewater market June 10 to 14 at ACE12, the American Water Works Assn.’s Annual Conference & Exposition at the Dallas Convention Center. The event hosts more than 13,000 water industry professionals from around the world.

KMS, a developer and manufacturer of membranes and membrane filtration systems, will display the latest generations of the Targa II Hollow Fiber (HF) Ultrafiltration system and the Puron membrane bioreactor (MBR) system at booth #2507 at the conference.

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May 8, 2012

Blue Earth Labs Partners with Azure Water Services

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Blue Earth Labs
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Azure Water Services will now offer Blue Earth Labs' products for advanced cleaning and water infrastructure maintenance

Blue Earth Labs, a chemical research and development company, recently announced a strategic business partnership with Azure Water Services, a diversified manufacturer and supplier of environmentally-responsible products and services used in industrial, commercial and municipal water applications.

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May 2, 2012

Thompson Pump Hosts 22nd Annual Pumpology School

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The event was held April 25 to 27 at the company’s corporate facilities in Florida

Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Co. Inc. held its 22nd annual Pumpology School April 25 to 27 at its corporate facilities in Port Orange, Fla.

Thompson Pump hosted 50 attendees from 19 states and three foreign countries. The three-day workshop included training sessions for sales and service-oriented professionals on pumping fundamentals, dewatering and bypass applications, selecting the correct pumping equipment, designing, installing and maintaining pumping systems, troubleshooting, pump maintenance and more.

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May 2, 2012

Phigenics Challenges Accuracy of Conventional Legionella Testing Protocol

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PR Newswire
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Newly published research paper demonstrates test inaccuracies due to sample holding time

Water management services company Phigenics LLC recently announced the publication of a research paper that demonstrates up to 33% false-positive test results for Legionella bacteria when following conventional sampling methods.

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May 1, 2012

AWWA Offers ACE12 Online Preview

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The preview will be available May 15 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) has announced that it will broadcast a complimentary online event to anyone with an AWWA login account on Tuesday, May 15, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event will feature a preview of AWWA’s Annual Conference & Exhibition’s (ACE12) online exhibit hall, and participants will learn about ACE12 session highlights.

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April 30, 2012

Human Health Benchmarks for Pesticides in Water Published

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U.S. EPA
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U.S. EPA published table of human health benchmarks for 350 pesticides

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published a table of human health benchmarks for approximately 350 pesticides to enable states, water systems and the public to better determine whether the detection of a pesticide in drinking water or source waters for drinking water may indicate a potential health risk.

Advanced testing methods now allow pesticides to be detected in water at very low levels. These small amounts of pesticides detected in drinking water or source water for drinking water do not necessarily indicate a health risk.

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April 27, 2012

EPA Finalizes Plan for Next Phase of Toxic Site Cleanup

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U.S. EPA
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The toxic New York site has contaminated the public water supply

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized its plan to demolish a building, dig up contaminated soil and sediment and treat the groundwater at the Crown Cleaners of Watertown Inc. Superfund site in Herrings, N.Y.

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April 27, 2012