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

The Lowdown on Lead

In 2011, the Water Quality Assn. (WQA) reported in Water Quality Products on the history of lead in drinking water and the difficulties of testing for it. 

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The challenges of creating a lead removal certification protocol

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Tom Spoden, CWS-VI, is laboratory manager for the Water Quality Assn. Spoden can be reached at tspoden@wqa.org or 630.505.0160.

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May 9, 2014
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May 9, 2014
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Filters

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EF-1500 and EF-6000 commercial-grade drinking water systems can be connected directly to any existing faucet anywhere in the home. The systems filter down to 0.5 µ and remove many substances commonly found in tap water, including lead and chlorine. They are rated at 1,500- and 6,000-gal capacities, respectively, and are available in select U.S. markets only. 

New Year, New Laws

Whether you slept through the ball drop at midnight or yelled “Happy New Year!” with your friends and family, 2014 is well underway. With the new year came some new laws that everyone in the drinking water treatment industry we should be aware of. 

California Product Registration

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Regulatory changes affecting the water industry in 2014

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Amy Reichel is Gold Seal sales and marketing associate and tradeshow specialist for the Water Quality Assn. Reichel can be reached at areichel@wqa.org or 630.505.0287.

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February 6, 2014
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February 6, 2014
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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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Demand for Lead-Free Products Drives Increased Employment

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Lee Brass
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Lee Brass increases workforce to meet demands of new federal water safety regulations

The workforce at Lee Brass is being increased up to 30% as a result of the increased demand for its lead-free Lee Free product line. The new federal water safety regulations, which go into effect in January 2014, are driving demand for lead-free water delivery system components. In order to meet that demand, Lee Brass is proactively increasing its workforce.

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May 6, 2013

Water Commission Issues Notice About Lead Levels

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Passaic Valley Water Commission
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Tap water monitoring results from samples taken in New Jersey cities showed high lead levels

After finding elevated levels of lead in drinking water in some Paterson, N.J., homes and buildings, the Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) has issued a warning notice to area residents.

The agency said tap water monitoring results from samples taken during September and October showed high lead levels in Paterson, Clifton, Passaic and Prospect Park.

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December 26, 2012

Industry Leaders Form "Get the Lead Out" Plumbing Consortium

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Plumbing Manufacturers International
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The consortium will provide education about the manufacture, distribution and installation of lead free plumbing products

A consortium of plumbing manufacturers and industry trade associations met in Chicago on Aug. 30, 2012, at the invitation of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation. The purpose of this meeting was to develop strategies to alert and prepare industry constituents for upcoming changes in the allowable level of lead in plumbing products. President Obama signed the federal “Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act” into law on Jan. 4, 2011. The bill becomes effective Jan. 4, 2014.

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October 12, 2012

Omnipure Filter Co.

Omnipure Filter Company is a 42 year leader in the manufacture of water filters. We also manufacture carbon blocks, cartridges, specialty and custom filters. Our filters are used in many application including: ice-makers, water coolers, commercial beverage equipment, food service, undersink and countertop residential units, water coolers, and RO units. All filters are US made.

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KDF Fluid Treatment, Inc.

KDF PROCESS MEDIA - Protect or Replace existing filters, founded in 1984, KDF Fluid Treatment, Inc. is a technological leader in the fluid treatment industry. Beginning with a U.S. patent for KDF redox alloy media in 1987, the company continues its technological innovation. KDF process media are used in pre-treatment, primary treatment, and wastewater applications. KDF media supplement or replace existing technologies to dramatically extend system life, lower total cost, and decrease maintenance. Patented KDF process media are 100 percent recyclable and contain no chemical additives.

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Three Rivers Area Enterprise Park
Three Rivers, MI 49093
Phone: 800-437-2745 /, ext. 24
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