Knowledge is Power

“Ignorance is bliss,” or so the old adage goes—but unfortunately, when it comes to water, ignorance can be dangerous. According to a survey conducted by the Nature Conservancy, 77% of Americans who do not use private water wells do not know where their drinking water comes from.

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: 
November 13, 2012
Activation Date: 
November 13, 2012
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Extended Stay America Provides In-Room Filtered Water

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Culligan Intl.
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Extended Stay America properties will feature the Culligan FM-25 faucet mount filter

Culligan has partnered with Extended Stay America to offer free filtered water in guest rooms at select hotel properties in the U.S.

Travelers often bring water to their hotel rooms in single-use plastic bottles to avoid paying a premium for bottled water offered in the mini-fridge or hotel convenience stores. Now Extended Stay America guests can take advantage of another option: fresh, filtered water, available free from the kitchen faucet in their rooms.

Publication Date: 
November 13, 2012

NanoH2O Inc. Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

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NanoH2O Inc.
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Doug Barnes brings 25 years of high-volume manufacturing experience

NanoH2O Inc., manufacturer of reverse osmosis (RO) membranes for seawater desalination, announced that global operations veteran Doug Barnes has joined the company as chief operating officer.

Prior to joining NanoH2O, Barnes spent 25 years in high-volume manufacturing with Planar, a digital display technology company. He served in various positions, including vice president of global operations and general manager, during which time he was responsible for establishing commercial and manufacturing operations in Europe and Asia.

Publication Date: 
November 13, 2012

USDA Restores Water and Electricity to Rural Hurricane Sandy Victims

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USDA
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Power and water services restored to more than 130,000 rural customers

As part of federal efforts to provide necessary support to those affected by Hurricane Sandy, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that power and water services have been restored to more than 130,000 rural customers on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-financed systems in nine states.

Publication Date: 
November 12, 2012

World Toilet Day Draws Attention to Global Sanitation Challenge

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Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council
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World Toilet Day to highlight the plight of people without access to a clean, private toilet

Observed annually on Nov. 19, the global World Toilet Day campaign, put together by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and the World Toilet Organization, aims to break the taboo around the toilets and draw attention to the existing global sanitation challenge. Sanitation is a fundamental human right. World Toilet Day was created to raise global awareness of the daily struggle for proper dignified sanitation that a staggering 2.5 billion people continue to face.

Publication Date: 
November 12, 2012

'WaterSense at Work' Offers Best Management Practices for Water Use

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U.S. EPA
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Compilation of best management practices help facilities better manage their water use

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense program has created "WaterSense at Work: Best Management Practices for Commercial and Institutional Facilities" — a compilation of best management practices to help commercial and institutional facilities better manage their water use through efficient practices and products.

Publication Date: 
November 9, 2012

Bottled Water Delivered to New Jersey Hurricane Sandy Victims

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RainSoft
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Local RainSoft dealer led distribution of 20,700 bottles of water to relief centers

Recognizing the call for help with supplies to help residents in New Jersey impacted by Hurricane Sandy last week, RainSoft has delivered a semi truck load of bottled water to residents of Atlantic City, N.J. 

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Publication Date: 
November 8, 2012

PMI Conference Promotes Plumbing as Profession

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Plumbing Manufacturers Intl.
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The conference focused on strengthening the plumbing industry by elevating its perception

Plumbing Manufacturers Intl. (PMI) held its 2012 Fall Conference in Washington, D.C., Oct. 7 to 10. The conference focused on “Promoting Plumbing as a Profession” and in strengthening partnerships surrounding the industry.

Publication Date: 
November 7, 2012

Water Purification Systems Donated to Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

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Propour
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Twelve water purification systems were donated to the Oceanside Fire District in New York

Steve Steinway, CEO of Propur Water Purification Systems, donated 12 Propur King water purification systems to the Oceanside Fire District in New York for disbursement to district fire stations in need of clean water.

“We wanted to do our part to help those most impacted by Hurricane Sandy and chose the Oceanside Fire District to donate to, after hearing that this was one of the harder hit areas," Steinway said. "We spoke with Alan Gershkowitz at their office and he will oversee their distribution to the fire stations in the greatest need.”

Publication Date: 
November 7, 2012

PMI President’s Award Presented to Craig Selover

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Plumbing Manufacturers Intl.
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Award recognizes achievements and contributions to plumbing industry

Craig Selover was awarded the President’s Award at Plumbing Manufacturers Intl.’s (PMI) Fall Conference in Washington, D.C., held Oct. 7 to 10, 2012.

Established in 2009 by then-PMI President Walt Strader, the President’s Award is given in recognition of lifetime achievement and outstanding contributions to the plumbing industry.

Publication Date: 
November 6, 2012