Zurn Wilkins Participates in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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Zurn Wilkins
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Seventy-five Zurn Wilkins associates participated in the fundraising efforts

The Zurn Wilkins unit of Zurn Industries LLC recently took up this summer’s national craze, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, raising more than $1,400 to be used for medical research.

About 75 Zurn Wilkins associates participated in the fundraising efforts, culminating in a group ice bucket dump on company property. A video of the event, involving more than 200 lb of ice, is posted on YouTube

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October 17, 2014

San José Environmental Services Department Hosts Photo Contest

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San José Environmental Services Departmen
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Every Drop Counts social media photo contest helps San Joseans save water

The City of San José (Calif.) Environmental Services Department (ESD) is hosting a photo contest using Twitter or Instagram to encourage San José residents to share how they are meeting the challenge to reduce their water use during the current severe drought.

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October 16, 2014

Water Reuse Partnerships Honored

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WaterReuse Assn.
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Two innovative projects produced food and beer for gala celebration

The WateReuse Assn. recently honored two creative partnerships that demonstrate how agencies, industries and producers can work together to increase water resources to meet public demand. The awards were presented during the One Water Innovations Gala in New Orleans on Sept. 28.

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October 14, 2014

WERF Recognizes Virginia Tech Professor for Research

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Water Environment Research Foundation
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Amy J. Pruden, Ph.D., honored with WERF's Paul L. Busch Award

On Tuesday, Sept. 30, the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) awarded Virginia Tech civil and environmental engineering professor Amy J. Pruden, Ph.D., with the Paul L. Busch Award. The award was presented at WEFTEC.14 in New Orleans during the celebration of WERF’s 25th anniversary.

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October 13, 2014

EPA Funding to Restore Hurricane Sandy Damage

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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EPA awards $569 million to New York and New Jersey to restore wastewater and drinking water facilities

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October 13, 2014

The Effects of Overuse

The water supplies beneath our feet are crucial to many areas across the country, but as water needs increase, cities must take care to ensure their groundwater aquifers last. Water Quality Products Managing Editor Kate Cline recently spoke with U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Hydrologist Steven E. Rice on the dangers of overusing aquifers and USGS’ latest study on New Mexico’s groundwater.

Kate Cline: How have groundwater levels and flow changed in the Santa Fe Group aquifer system?

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Groundwater withdrawals affect New Mexico aquifer

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Steven E. Rice is hydrologist for the U.S. Geological Survey. Rice can be reached at srice@usgs.gov.

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October 9, 2014
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Choosing Wisely

No longer is choosing a water treatment product as simple as trusting a commercial on TV. It is prudent for you to do your homework and educate yourself to gain knowledge on which types of products are right for your clients. 

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Factors to consider when evaluating drinking water treatment systems

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Tina Donda, CWS-VI, is global business development manager for the Water Quality Assn. Donda can be reached at tdonda@wqa.org or 630.505.0160.

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October 9, 2014
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October 9, 2014
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Regulatory Update

The water quality improvement industry has faced both challenges and opportunities in the governmental arena in 2014. Through tireless government relation efforts, the Water Quality Assn. (WQA) has worked to protect the interests of its member companies by identifying key policymakers across the country and educating them on critical issues facing the industry. 

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The latest on WQA’s efforts at the state & federal levels

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Richard Mest is president of Master Water Conditioning Corp. and immediate past president of the Water Quality Assn. Mest can be reached at richard@masterwater.com or 610.323.8358.

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October 9, 2014
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October 9, 2014
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WaterSense 'Shower Better Month' Encourages Water, Energy Savings

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WaterSense
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Replacing a showerhead with a WaterSense-labeled model can save 4 gal of water each shower

October is Energy Action Month. By taking action to save water, you also will save the energy that is used to heat and deliver it to your tub, tap or shower. That is why the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense program declared October "Shower Better Month." Most indoor water use happens in the bathroom, and showers can account for up to 17% of indoor water use. WaterSense-labeled showerheads are independently certified for efficiency and performance for spray force and water coverage.

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October 9, 2014

Backflow Prevention Expert Gives Status Report on U.S. Industry

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Zurn Industries LLC
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Focus includes potential health threat from residential backflow incidents

The Backflow Prevention Assn. of Australia (BPAA) recently heard about the state of the industry in the U.S. from Rick Fields, director of channel management - waterworks for Zurn Wilkins, a brand of Zurn Industries LLC.

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October 9, 2014