WQHC to offer free pH and chlorine test strips again this year
As Memorial Day approaches, heralding the summer pool season, a new survey on swimmer hygiene conducted by the Water Quality & Health Council (WQHC) finds that although most (93%) say they would never reuse someone else's bath water, almost seven in 10 (68%) admit they do not always shower before getting in the pool. Failing to shower before swimming adds contaminants to the pool that can lead to unhealthy swimming conditions.
The Auto Spas of Maryland will join 100 nationwide car wash locations to provide five million days of clean drinking water to those in need
In a show of solidarity with the Wash Away Thirst campaign, the Auto Spas of Maryland will join approximately 100 car wash locations across the U.S. to provide to five million days of clean drinking water to people in need. The fundraising initiative, created in partnership with the Wasrag Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group, aims to reduce the proportion of the world population lacking sanitation and clean water.
The job board was created to assist pump industry employers as well as job seekers
The Hydraulic Institute (HI) has partnered with the Engineering & Science Career Network (ESCN) to extend the reach of its HI CareerHQ website to the benefit of both employers and job seekers.
Job postings reach a far broader audience of job seekers and employers can now use advanced search tools to identify highly qualified candidates from a database of more than 25,000 resumes. Job seekers can search from hundreds of job postings on HI CareerHQ to find jobs that meet their desired criteria.
The Pinnacle Award honors those who embody sales excellence
Michael Y. Kim has been named a recipient of The Dow Chemical Co.’s Pinnacle Award in recognition for his achievements in 2011 in Dow Water & Process Solutions sales.
Kim will receive his award at a special ceremony on June 28 in Chicago. Based in Mission Viejo, Calif., he has worked at Dow for more than 28 years and currently holds the position of senior account manager. This is his first Pinnacle Award.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.