Commercial Toilet Earns EPA WaterSense Label

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PR Newswire
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Toto flush valve and toilet are first to receive WaterSense distinction

Toto, a plumbing manufacturer with $5.1 billion in annual global sales, announced its high-efficiency EcoPower Flush Valves and Commercial Flushometer Toilets are the plumbing industry's first to earn the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense Label.

If a typical large office building with apprtoximately 2,500 occupants replaces its older, inefficient toilets and urinals with the WaterSense-labeled models, it could save more than 3.5 million gal of water and more than $31,000 in water costs annually.

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May 20, 2016

Plastics Company Obtains Drinking Water Approval

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Solvay Engineering Plastics
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Solvay Engineering Plastics plumbing applications gain certification in four countries

Solvay Engineering Plastics, a polyamide-based performance materials company, announced its entire range of Technyl PA6.6 and Technyl eXten PA6.10 materials for plumbing applications obtained full drinking water contact approvals from NSF-61 (U.S.), WRAS (UK), ACS (France), KTW and W270 (Germany).

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April 29, 2016

EPA Adds Water Closets to WaterSense Product Categories

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U.S. EPA
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The labeled products are expected to be available for purchase in early 2016

To help schools, businesses and other facilities save water in restrooms, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added a new category to its list of products that can earn the WaterSense label—flushometer-valve toilets, also known as water closets.

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December 28, 2015

NSF Intl., Global-Mark Partner to Provide WaterMark Certification

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NSF Intl.
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WaterMark certification is required for all plumbing products used in Australia

WaterMark certification essential for manufacturers selling pipes and other plumbing fixtures into the Australian and New Zealand markets 

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October 16, 2015

WQA Launches Professional Certification Path for Service Technicians

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Water Quality Assn.
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Candidates must complete the service training curriculum in WQA's Modular Education Program and pass the necessary examination

Water treatment professionals who specialize in the repair of water quality improvement products can now earn special designations from the Water Quality Assn. (WQA). The association announced that it has made available training toward a new professional designation called Certified Service Technician (CST).

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August 4, 2015

Faucet Foundations

Faucets are the most used and abused fittings in a plumbing system. We use faucets to draw water for drinking and washing multiple times a day, every day. They are exposed to different types of water passing through them, at different pressures and temperatures. They also must be able to withstand a variety of cleaning agents of different compositions in both hard and soft water. 

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The three primary North American certification standards for faucets

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July 1, 2015
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A New Way to Learn

The Water Quality Assn. (WQA) has established a new modular education program (MEP) that will be required prior to taking certification tests for all certification categories moving forward. This program lends new credibility not only to the industry in general, but also to the certifications themselves, as it requires individuals to work in the field and get experience with test kits and working with customers and their companies’ service departments. 

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WQA’s new education program offers mentorship & online learning

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July 1, 2015
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Waterline Technology Obtains Sustainability Certification

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Waterline Technology
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The company has obtained certification under WQA/ASPI/ANSI Standard S-803: Sustainable Drinking Water Treatment Systems

Waterline Technology has obtained certification under WQA/ASPI/ANSI Standard S-803: Sustainable Drinking Water Treatment Systems.

Waterline Water Quality Assn. (WQA) Gold Seal-certified point-of-use products will now display the Sustainability certification mark in addition to their current WQA Gold Seal certification marks. 

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May 29, 2015

Amiad Receives NSF Certification

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Amiad
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The company can now display the NSF mark on the certified products

Amiad announced that major product lines based on its automatic self-cleaning screen and microfiber technology have been certified by NSF Intl. The technology meets the requirements of NSF/ANSI Standard 61 – Drinking Water System Components – Health Effects for 2015.

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Publication Date: 
February 18, 2015

Rainwater Rules

Almost all of the water that has ever existed on our planet is the same water we see today, 97% of which is non-potable seawater. The remaining 3% is freshwater, mostly locked in ice caps, glaciers and the ground. Only a fraction of a percentage is the surface water we typically depend on. To put it in perspective, if all of the Earth’s water were condensed down to fit into a single gallon jug, the freshwater readily available for our use would only equal about one tablespoon.

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Standards & treatment considerations for rainwater harvesting systems

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February 12, 2015
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February 12, 2015
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