The legislation will help address small communities' water infrastructure funding crisis
On Sept. 18, 2014, U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman introduced the Water Supply Cost Savings Act (Savings Act), legislation to provide small communities across the nation with critical information on the use of water wells and water well systems to deliver high-quality, affordable drinking water.
The act (HR 5659) was greeted with enthusiastic support from the water supply industry, including the Water Systems Council, the Water Quality Assn. and the National Ground Water Assn.
Grants will help populations in developing nations have safe drinking water
Four projects in Haiti, Malawi, the Philippines and Uganda will receive a total of $40,000 for the purpose of helping populations have safe drinking water, the National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation (NGWREF) announced .
Partnership provides Fluidra with the rights to distribute certain HaloSource products in Europe
HaloSource Inc. announced that it signed a strategic supply agreement with Fluidra S.A. to accelerate the delivery of HaloSource’s enhanced recreational water solutions into the European and Australian pool and spa markets, for an initial term of up to three years. Fluidra is a multinational group listed on the Spanish Stock Exchange that develops applications for the sustainable use of water.
Maslansky honored for his special service in the furtherance of the groundwater industry
Steven P. Maslansky, PG, CPG, of Maslansky GeoEnvironmental in Prescott, Ariz., has received a Life Member Award from the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) for his special service in the furtherance of the groundwater industry.
The award will be presented in December at the 2014 NGWA Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.
Guillermo Garcia will serve as an outside sales manager for Watts’ Water Quality Div.
Watts Water announced that Guillermo Garcia been appointed outside sales manager for the western region of Watts’ Water Quality Div.
Guillermo holds a CWS-III certification from the Water Quality Assn. and is a 13-year veteran of the water industry. Previously he served as an inside sales representative and provided customer service tech support for the western region, where he successfully secured and helped grow key Watts accounts.
Baski honored for his special service in the furtherance of the groundwater industry and NGWA
Henry “Hank” Baski, president of Baski Inc. of Englewood, Colo., received a Life Member Award from the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) for his special service in the furtherance of the groundwater industry and NGWA. The award will be presented in December at the 2014 NGWA Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.
Study monitors a hydraulic fracturing operation in Greene County, Pa.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has released a technical report on the results of a limited field study that monitored a hydraulic fracturing operation in Greene County, Pa., for upward fracture growth out of the target zone and upward gas and fluid migration.
Paper will be released at WEFTEC in New Orleans
Since 2008, an alliance between leading businesses, farmers and environmental nongovernmental organization has worked to positively affect the way people use and consume water. Charting New Waters (CNW) — launched by the Johnson Foundation at Wingspread — will release its new report, “Navigating to New Shores: Seizing the Future for Sustainable and Resilient U.S. Freshwater Resources,” Sept. 29 at the Water Environment Federation’s annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) in New Orleans.
The Flows.com whitepaper is available as an eBook
Water systems, utilities, facility managers and plumbers now have a guide to help in transitioning to new regulations enacted through the Safe Drinking Water Act.
The call for nominations is open through Monday, Oct. 6, 2014
Water Quality Assn. (WQA) members have an opportunity to nominate their peers for one of several awards recognizing individuals for their service to the water quality improvement industry.