Waterless Co. Launches Updated Website

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Waterless Co. Inc.
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The site is focused on the needs of the professional building, facility management and professional cleaning industries

Waterless Co. Inc. has launched an updated website, www.waterless.com, focused on the needs of the professional building, facility management and professional cleaning industries.

Waterless Co., which was founded by Klaus Reichardt in 1991, is a manufacturer of no-water urinal systems.

"I am especially proud of this new site because it was created in-house by our marketing department," Reichardt said. "It was completely a team effort and we really are proud of the outcome."

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May 28, 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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27 Pennsylvania Counties Remain in Drought Watch

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Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
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Lack of precipitation a major factor

Despite recent precipitation events, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is maintaining a drought watch for 27 counties across the states because some parts have below-average groundwater and, in some areas, surface water levels.

"We are still recovering from a very dry fall and below-normal precipitation this winter," Acting DEP Secretary John Quigley said. "These factors have contributed to low groundwater and surface water levels mostly in the northeast and central portions of the state."

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May 27, 2015

$50 Million in Funding Awarded to Improve Water Efficiency, Conservation in the West

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U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
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The funding will provide for water and energy efficiency programs in 12 Western states, as well as other water reclamation and reuse projects in California and Texas

As part of the Obama administration's continued effort to bring relief to Western communities suffering from the historic drought, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Reclamation will invest nearly $50 million to improve water efficiency and conservation in California and 11 other Western states.

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May 26, 2015

WaterTAP Names President & CEO

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WaterTAP
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Dr. Peter Gallant joins Ontario’s water technology accelerator

The Water Technology Acceleration Project (WaterTAP) board of directors announced that Dr. Peter Gallant has been appointed as president and CEO, effective immediately.

“We are pleased to welcome Peter to the team," said Kenneth A. Morrison, WaterTAP board chair. “He is a skillful, seasoned entrepreneur and leader with extensive experience in the global water technology sector. He is primed to lead WaterTAP as we expand our plans to provide value and support to growing companies.”

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May 20, 2015

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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Industry Professionals Gather at WQA Aquatech USA

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Water Quality Assn.
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The event was held last month at the Las Vegas Convention Center

Nearly 3,700 visitors from 56 countries gathered in Las Vegas last month for WQA Aquatech USA 2015, the annual convention and exposition presented by the Water Quality Assn. (WQA) and Amsterdam RAI. Attendees took advantage of the opportunities to gain technical knowledge, network with their peers, learn about WQA's programs and services, see new water treatment products and gain business leads during the event, which was held at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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May 14, 2015

The Best Defense

Although the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa appears to be slowing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cited it as the largest Ebola epidemic in history. In Liberia, more than 9,600 cases and 4,300 deaths have been reported. WQP Associate Editor Amy McIntosh reached out to G. Ruffner Page Jr., president of McWane Inc., to learn how a global collaboration is delivering clean water to Liberia to help fight this epidemic. 

Amy McIntosh: What is the current state of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa? 

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G. Ruffner Page Jr. is president of McWane Inc. Page can be reached at info@mcwane.com.

Amy McIntosh is associate editor for WQP. McIntosh can be reached at amcintosh@sgcmail.com or 847.954.7966.

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May 6, 2015
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California District to Hold Emergency Water Summit

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Santa Clara Valley Water District
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Elected officials from throughout the South Bay will gather to discuss potential solutions to ongoing water crisis

As California continues to suffer one of the worst droughts in its history, the Santa Clara (Calif.) Valley Water District is convening one of the first regional water summits in the state focused on providing local governments and agencies tools to combat the ongoing water crisis.

The summit will be held Saturday May 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

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