Water quality and reliability are critical for customers, according to J.D. Power study
Considering the high stakes of public health associated with residential water delivery and quality, the state of a water utility’s infrastructure is critical to customer satisfaction. It is also a crucial factor in a utility’s ability to garner support from customers and other stakeholders for improvements, according to a J.D. Power 2016 Water Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study.
Water treatment can be a complex problem to solve, depending on which contaminants may be present and the desired water quality. There are a variety of contaminants that can make water unsafe to drink, such as microorganisms, inorganic metals and other inorganic compounds, organic chemicals and radiologicals. The presence of certain contaminants like calcium, magnesium and iron may not affect the safety of the water, but can make it unpleasant to drink and more difficult to clean with.
The efforts will ensure border control agents have access to reliable drinking water
Doodlebug Enterprises Inc., which also goes by the name DB Pump & Supply, announced that it is currently involved in an open contract to provide inspections and replacement water filtration supplies to the Department of Human Services' (DHS) Border Patrol via AirGo USA. It will evaluate water treatment systems and make recommendations for the appropriate water filtration system components and corresponding pumps.
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.
Bluedrop Water aims to disrupt status quo in water, ice and healthy snacking industry
“Our goal is to seriously disrupt the status quo in several ice/water/vending business categories,” said Brendan Dickinson, president of Bluedrop Water, based in Randolph, Mass., a relatively new entry in the purified water and ice vending space. “Wherever we install our vending units, they’re better for the environment and for consumers than most current offerings by our competitors. We’re building a niche that has gotten the attention of our competition."
Accretive transaction to accelerate growth, expand geographical reach and enhance R&D capabilities
Osaka Gas Chemicals Co. Ltd. has entered into an agreement with AddSorb Holding AB to acquire all the shares of Jacobi Carbons AB — the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of coconut shell activated carbon headquartered in Kalmar, Sweden. The transaction is expected to close in January 2014.
PumpScout extends service to help European pump manufacturers sell more products
European pump manufacturers can now get real-time, qualified sales leads for their products from pump buyers around the globe from PumpScout.com.
PumpScout’s Web service provides European suppliers with an immediate, cost-efficient presence in the North American pump market. The website places its partners and their products in front of more than 50,000 potential buyers every month to sell more pumps.
Social media program designed to provide the company with a greater online presence
Thompson Pump announced the launch of a social media program designed to provide the company with a greater online presence, as well as improve stakeholder communications and corporate branding.
Pump enthusiasts are encouraged to access and join the following Thompson Pump social media channels:
Zephyrhills Brand and Crystal Springs Foundation take water education on the road in Florida
Zephyrhills Brand 100% Natural Spring Water is going straight to the source to bring quality environmental education on the road. The spring water brand is teaming up with Crystal Springs Foundation to host the launch of WaterVentures, Florida's Learning Lab — a vehicle that will empower Florida's students to make environmentally conscious decisions through interactive, educational experiences.
Fleck valve distribution agreement for Canadian marketplace renewed through 2016
WaterGroup and Pentair Residential Filtration announced a renewed exclusive Fleck valve distribution agreement for the Canadian marketplace through 2016.
“This is an important bellwether for WaterGroup as we continue our partnership with Pentair as their exclusive distributor of Fleck valves in Canada," said Ryan Kirk, vice president and general manager for WaterGroup. "We have proudly promoted Fleck valves with our core WaterGroup brands and view this agreement as recognition of our loyalty and ongoing sales support for Fleck’s valves in Canada.”