The Lowdown on Lead

In 2011, the Water Quality Assn. (WQA) reported in Water Quality Products on the history of lead in drinking water and the difficulties of testing for it. 

Deck: 

The challenges of creating a lead removal certification protocol

About The Author: 

Tom Spoden, CWS-VI, is laboratory manager for the Water Quality Assn. Spoden can be reached at tspoden@wqa.org or 630.505.0160.

Publication Date: 
May 9, 2014
Activation Date: 
May 9, 2014
Company Reference: 
Issue Reference: 

ResinTech Corporate Operations Unaffected by Aries Facility Fire

Source: 
ResinTech Inc.
Deck: 

ResinTech’s corporate offices will continue operating normally

The New Jersey manufacturing facility of the Aries FilterWorks division of ResinTech Inc. recently sustained damage from a fire. The company assured friends, neighbors and customers there were no injuries to employees at the facility and no danger to the surrounding public. ResinTech’s corporate offices were not affected by the fire and will continue operating normally.

Company Reference: 
Publication Date: 
May 9, 2014

NSF Intl. Appoints New Managing Director for Middle East

Source: 
NSF Intl.
Deck: 

NSF Middle East provides testing, auditing and certification for water, food and beverage industries

NSF Intl. appointed Christian Kurdy as managing director, NSF Middle East, based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. NSF has been active in the Middle East for more than 25 years, working with more than 1,000 companies in the region.

Company Reference: 
Publication Date: 
May 8, 2014

French Ambassador Visits Global Water Center

Source: 
The Water Council
Deck: 

Pôle EAU, the Water Council and SWELIA Assn. sign memorandum of understanding

François Delattre, ambassador of France to the U.S., toured the Global Water Center during his visit to Milwaukee. The center, established by the Water Council in 2013, houses water industry startup companies, research lab space and university operations, including several American subsidiaries of French water technology companies, including Veolia Environnement, Ijinus, Vegetal i.D. and Envolus.

Publication Date: 
May 7, 2014

Alternative Energy for Reliable RO

Tiny Utrik Atoll is part of the Marshall Islands, a scattered group of atolls in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. On Utrik and neighboring islands, rain catchment traditionally supplied all of the drinking water, while well water was used for washing. Over the past decade, however, rainfall has become unreliable, and during the dry seasons Utrik islanders were forced to drink well water with unsafe salinity levels. 

Deck: 

RO desalination system provides reliable water supply for remote island

About The Author: 

Clark Beek is technical writer for Spectra Watermakers Inc. Beek can be reached at clark@spectrawatermakers.com or 415.526.2780.

Publication Date: 
May 6, 2014
Activation Date: 
May 6, 2014
Company Reference: 

Chasing Gallons

Nationwide, the U.S. loses 1.7 trillion gal of water each year, which the U.S. Geological Survey estimates is equivalent to 16% of treated water never reaching the tap. This is the direct result of the aging and rapidly deteriorating system of pipe and plants that comprise U.S. water infrastructure.

Deck: 

Water-efficient fixtures help homes find significant water savings

About The Author: 

Barbara C. Higgens is CEO/executive director of Plumbing Manufacturers Intl. Higgens can be reached at bhiggens@pmihome.org or 847.481.5500.

Publication Date: 
May 6, 2014
Activation Date: 
May 6, 2014
Issue Reference: 

Make New Friends, But Keep the Old

Those are lyrics I sang countless times during my tenure as a Girl Scout. This mantra is a great life lesson for a school-age kid — especially one like me, who went to four different elementary schools. But as we sang the song at the end of each troop meeting, I certainly wasn’t thinking of all the ways this simple piece of advice could apply to my life — ways that extend far past the simple message of friendship.

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: 
May 6, 2014
Activation Date: 
May 6, 2014
Image: 
Company Reference: 
Issue Reference: 

SwimToday Campaign Declares Swimming the 'Funnest Sport'

Source: 
National Swimming Pool Foundation
Deck: 

TV, digital ad campaign touts benefits of swimming for kids

Ten industry partners, including USA Swimming, are collaborating on a summer-long campaign called SwimToday, led by five-time Olympian and 12-time medalist Dara Torres. The campaign proclaims swimming as “the funnest sport there is” and showcases its many benefits in an effort to bring more kids who know how to swim into the sport of swimming.

Publication Date: 
May 6, 2014

Hungerford & Terry Inc. Selects Vice President of Sales

Source: 
Hungerford & Terry Inc.
Deck: 

Frank Caligiuri replaces Ken Sayell, who will retire this month

Hungerford & Terry Inc. (H&T) appointed Frank Caligiuri as its new vice president of sales.

Company Reference: 
Publication Date: 
May 2, 2014

GE Named 2014 Water Company of the Year

Source: 
GE
Deck: 

GE honored for its significant contributions to the development of the international water sector

GE was named Water Company of the Year at the annual Global Water Awards. The award recognizes the water company that made the most significant contribution to the development of the international water sector in 2013.

GE representatives accepted the award at a dinner earlier this month in Paris during Global Water Intelligence’s Global Water Summit 2014.

Throughout 2013, GE introduced several products and provided advanced water treatment solutions for numerous projects across the globe.

Company Reference: 
GE
Publication Date: 
April 30, 2014