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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Publication Date: 
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

About The Author: 

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

Publication Date: 
October 9, 2014
Activation Date: 
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

About The Author: 

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.

Publication Date: 
October 9, 2014
Activation Date: 
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

About The Author: 

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.

Publication Date: 
October 9, 2014
Activation Date: 
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.

Publication Date: 
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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Publication Date: 
October 9, 2014

Considering Commercial

Last month, WQP staff attended the Water Quality Assn.’s (WQA) Mid-Year Leadership Conference in Williamsburg, Va.

About The Author: 

Kate Cline is managing editor of Water Quality Products. Cline can be reached at kcline@sgcmail.com or 847.391.1007.

Publication Date: 
October 8, 2014
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October 8, 2014
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WSSCC Appoints David Shimkus to Lead Global Sanitation Fund

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Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council
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Shimkus will oversee ongoing efforts to support sanitation programs in developing countries

The Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) announced that David Shimkus joined the Global Sanitation Fund as its new program director, bringing to the fund more than 15 years of experience in international health and development. He will oversee the fund’s ongoing efforts to support community-led sanitation programs in developing countries, including resource mobilization, financial management, capacity building and program monitoring and evaluation.

Publication Date: 
October 8, 2014

Video Captures Pure Water Brew Competition Process

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Clean Water Services/WateReuse Assn./Carollo Engineers
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Video details the process from wastewater to clean water to beer

Clean Water Services shared a new video that follows the progress of the Pure Water Brew competition, from water collection and purification to brewing and judging. The three-minute video is available on YouTube and Dropbox.

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Publication Date: 
October 7, 2014

University Team Brings Clean Water to Nepal

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Ball State University
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Ball State University’s Himalayan Sustainability Initiative assesses contaminated groundwater

A Ball State University team is working to bring clean drinking water to a small, isolated community in mountainous Nepal that lies in the middle of the heavily congested pathway to Mount Everest.

Led by Kirsten Nicholson, a Ball State geological sciences professor, teams of faculty, students and alumni started the Himalayan Sustainability Initiative. They have spent the last several years studying the groundwater that serves the 900-person community of Khumjung at nearly 17,000 ft.

Publication Date: 
October 7, 2014