Arizona Salinity Committee Looking to Education, Efficiency

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Following a recent manufacturers meeting, the industry is focusing on education, best practices and efficiency

According to the Water Quality Assn. (WQA), following a recent meeting with manufacturers over the Arizona Salinity Committee, the industry is emphasizing education, best practices and efficiency.  

In April, industry leaders agreed to a set of objectives for the Arizona Salinity Task Force. The committee was established by the state last year. Comprised of public and private stakeholders, it is to report to the legislature with recommendations in September.

Some goals being discussed include:

Publication Date: 
July 16, 2012

EPA Awards $181,638 to St. Louis College for Drinking Water Job Training

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The training meets requirements set by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources for drinking water treatment certification

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $181,638 to St. Louis Community College of St. Louis for drinking water job training.

“From EPA’s standpoint, it is essential that we groom talented and committed young people into drinking water fields in order to meet the need and shortage of experts in this important industry. The certification training is essential to successful job placement in this field,” said EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks said.

Publication Date: 
July 11, 2012
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NSPF Launches First Recreational Water Illnesses Online Course, Book

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National Swimming Pool Foundation
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NSPF’s online training course and handbook were created to help professionals understand and prevent waterborne illness

The National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) launched the Recreational Water Illnesses (RWI) online training course and handbook, designed to help professionals understand and prevent waterborne illnesses.

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June 27, 2012
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Certifiable Quality

The Water Quality Assn.’s (WQA) Professional Certification program helps identify professionals who have demonstrated a certain expertise level. Water Quality Products Associate Editor Nicole Bowling spoke with Kelly Thompson, president of Moti-Vitality LLC, a provider of exam preparation, about why this certification is needed and how it benefits the industry.

Nicole Bowling: Why is WQA certification important for dealers?

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Kelly Thompson is president of Moti-Vitality LLC. Thompson can be reached at kellyt@moti-vitality.com or 810.560.2788.

Nicole Bowling is associate editor for Water Quality Products. Bowling can be reached at nbowling@sgcmail.com or 847.954.7970.

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June 18, 2012
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First Professional-Level Convention Held for Water-Right/WaterCare Dealers

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The convention took place May 17 to 19 in Appleton, Wis.

Water-Right/WaterCare held their inaugural Professional Level Dealer Network convention May 17 to 19 in Appleton, Wis. The theme of the convention was “Moving Forward Together,” and Water-Right and WaterCare dealers came together from all over the United States to do just that.

The convention kicked off with a tour of the Water-Right facilities and a meet-and-greet welcome reception co-sponsored by Clack Corp. and Pentair Water.

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Publication Date: 
June 18, 2012

EPA and Department of Veterans Affairs to Connect Veterans with Jobs in Water Sectors

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Disabled veterans will have the opportunity to get connected to jobs in the water and wastewater industries

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program recently announced a memorandum of understanding to connect veterans with disabilities to career opportunities in the water and wastewater sectors, such as at wastewater plants and drinking water facilities, as part of EPA’s Water Sector Workforce Initiative. This effort will be beneficial to both the environment and economy as clean water and job placement for veterans are top priorities of the Obama administration.

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June 1, 2012
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Tommy 'Two Gloves' Gainey to Deliver Keynote Address at 2012 NGWA Groundwater Expo

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Gainey will speak at NGWA's Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting, Dec. 4 to 7 in Las Vegas

Tommy "Two Gloves" Gainey will deliver the keynote address at the 2012 National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting, which will take place Dec. 4 to 7, 2012 in Las Vegas.

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May 21, 2012

Comprehensive Professional Rainwater Catchment Training Now Available

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American Rainwater Catchment Systems Assn.
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ARCSA offers a full spectrum of rainwater harvesting workshops and professional training to meet the needs of rainwater professionals worldwide

The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Assn. (ARCSA ) now offers four levels of rainwater catchment education with three levels of professional recognitions. 

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May 17, 2012

GreenExpo365.com to Offer Webinars on U.S. EPA WaterSense Program

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Greenexpo365
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May 9 sessions will feature multiple experts on water-efficient building practices

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that at least 36 states will face water shortages by 2013.

It is a problem not limited to the desert Southwest but stretches to the Midwest, Florida, Georgia and other regions. EPA's WaterSense program is designed to decrease indoor and outdoor nonagricultural water use through more efficient products, equipment and programs.

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May 3, 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.

Publication Date: 
May 2, 2012