Beverly Hills Offers Rebates for Installing Waterless Urinals

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Waterless Co. Inc.
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The new $500 rebate is up from the previous rebate of $200

While most residents of the state of California are now required to scale back water consumption by 25%, in Beverly Hills the reduction is 35%. This is because the city, as well as its residents, has historically used more water than other communities in the state, mostly for landscaping. The city is now paying $500 to any business that purchases and installs a waterless urinal.

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July 20, 2015

Conservation Groups Identify Opportunities for White House to Improve Water Resources

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Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
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Sportsmen invited to discuss federal actions for better drought resilience that benefits fish and wildlife

The National Drought Resilience Partnership (NDRP) will bring stakeholders together at the U.S. Department of the Interior for the White House Drought Symposium, made possible with the support of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP). Nearly 40 stakeholder groups will be represented to discuss the federal government’s role in building drought resilience into our water management systems and the steps that federal agencies should take to forestall future drought crises.

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July 15, 2015

Legionellosis Standard Provides Guidance on Risk Management Requirements

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ASHRAE
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The standard includes provision of specific and detailed requirements for what Legionellosis control strategies must accomplish and how they are to be documented

Industry guidance on legionellosis is now available in a new standard from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). The document establishes minimum legionellosis risk management requirements for building water systems.        

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July 7, 2015

EPA Releases Draft Assessment on Potential Impacts to Drinking Water Resources From Fracking

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U.S. EPA
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Assessment shows hydraulic fracturing activities have not led to widespread, systemic impacts to drinking water resources and identifies important vulnerabilities to drinking water resources

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a draft assessment on the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing activities on drinking water resources in the U.S. The assessment, done at the request of Congress, shows that while hydraulic fracturing activities in the U.S. are carried out in a way that have not led to widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources, there are potential vulnerabilities in the water lifecycle that could impact drinking water.

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June 5, 2015

EPA, Army Finalize Clean Water Rule

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U.S. EPA
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The rule does not create any new permitting requirements and maintains all previous exemptions and exclusions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army finalized the Clean Water Rule to protect  the streams and wetlands that form the foundation of the nation’s water resources from pollution and degredation.

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May 28, 2015
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Third Week of Building Safety Month Focuses on Water

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International Code Council
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Adoption and application of codes and standards and preventive measures are key to outdoor safety

As families move outdoors to enjoy warm weather this spring and summer, precautions should be taken to ensure outdoor areas are safe from potential hazards. The adoption of current model building codes and standards developed by the International Code Council Family of Companies (ICC), a strong and efficient system of code application and a workforce of building safety professionals are keys to ensuring safety inside and outside of homes.

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May 18, 2015

Duke Energy Subsidiaries Plead Guilty, Sentenced for Clean Water Act Crimes

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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The companies will pay a fine and conduct community service and wetlands mitigation

Three subsidiaries of North Carolina-based Duke Energy Corp., the largest utility in the U.S., pleaded guilty to nine criminal violations of the Clean Water Act at several of its North Carolina facilities and agreed to pay a $68 million criminal fine and spend $34 million on environmental projects and land conservation to benefit rivers and wetlands in North Carolina and Virginia.

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May 15, 2015
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Duke Energy Subsidiaries Plead Guilty, Sentenced for Clean Water Act Crimes

NGWA Seeks ANSI Standard for Pumping Systems

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National Ground Water Assn.
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The association is seeking volunteers to develop a standard to include guidance on performance requirements for pumps used in water wells

The National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) is seeking volunteers to form a consensus body for developing a proposed groundwater pumping systems standard to include guidance on performance requirements for pumps used in water wells.

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May 12, 2015

NSF Intl., AWWA Launch Sustainability Standard for Water Treatment Chemicals

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NSF Intl.
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NSF/AWWA/ANSI 416 gives manufacturers and distributors of water treatment chemicals a framework for measuring and reducing the environmental impacts of their products

Global public health organization NSF Intl. and the American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) have published the first American National Standard for assessing the sustainability of water treatment chemical products—NSF/AWWA/ANSI 416: Sustainability Assessment Standard for Water Treatment Chemical Products.

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April 16, 2015
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NSF Intl., AWWA Launch Sustainability Standard for Water Treatment Chemicals

Abt Associates to Help EPA Determine Drinking Water Quality Standards

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Abt Associates
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The company will provide water treatment cost models and regulatory analysis tools under a new blanket purchase agreement

To help the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulate contaminants in drinking water, Abt Associates will provide water treatment cost models and regulatory analysis tools under a new blanket purchase agreement with the EPA’s Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, which develops national drinking water regulations.

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April 7, 2015
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