Pentair Promotes Key Leaders

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Pentair
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Sam Karge and David Milner promoted in the residential, commercial and industrial filtration vertical

Pentair announced the promotion of Sam Karge to vice president of filtration and process for the residential, commercial and industrial (RCI) filtration vertical. Karge, who is the current vice president of the Water Quality Assn., joined Pentair in 2008 as part of its joint venture with GE. He has more than 15 years of experience within the industry and has served in a number of sales and marketing leadership roles.  

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April 29, 2013

Pionetics Names New Vice President of Water Coolers

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Pionetics
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LaMar Hunt will advance Pionetics’ business development efforts in the POU water cooler industry

Pionetics named LaMar Hunt vice president of water coolers. Hunt will be based in Florida; however, he will serve clients around the globe and his primary role will be to advance Pionetics’ business development efforts in the point-of-use (POU) water cooler industry.

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April 25, 2013

Report Finds 20% of Pennsylvania Wells Face High Arsenic

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Water Quality Assn.
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USGS study signals need for well owners to test, protect water

A report released by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) showing that one in five private wells in Pennsylvania faces elevated arsenic levels, offered powerful incentive to test and ensure treatment, according to the Water Quality Assn (WQA).

According to USGS, “Eight percent of more than 5,000 wells tested across Pennsylvania contain groundwater with levels of arsenic at or above federal standards set for public drinking water, while an additional 12% — though not exceeding standards — show elevated levels,” said Dave Haataja, executive director of WQA.

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April 23, 2013
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Filter Receives 'Infinite Possibility for Market Growth' Award

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Dow Water & Process Solutions
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Tequatic Plus filter honored for potential to increase use of composites in new and existing markets

The Tequatic Plus F-50 fine particle filter from Dow Water & Process Solutions (DW&PS), a business unit of the Dow Chemical Co., is a winner of the Infinite Possibility for Market Growth Award by the Awards for Composites Excellence (ACE) program.

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April 16, 2013

Pennsylvania State Police Accept Unwanted Prescription Medications

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Pennsylvania State Police
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April 27 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

The Pennsylvania State Police will accept unwanted, expired and unused prescription drugs Saturday, April 27, as part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

"The 'Drug Take-Back Program' aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of these medications," State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said.

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April 16, 2013

WQA Launches Member Drive to Encourage Final Barrier

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Water Quality Assn.
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Industry called on to educate public, policymakers

The Water Quality Assn. (WQA) announced a major new initiative with backup materials to help the industry encourage final barrier systems.

“As a paradigm shift in the way people think about safe drinking water, understanding of final barrier will need to be promoted by everyone in our industry,” said Dave Haataja, executive director of WQA.

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April 15, 2013
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Cadmus Senior Vice President Receives OASIS Award

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Cadmus Group Inc.
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Award recognizes an individual’s dedication in advancing the concepts of sustainable water resources

The Cadmus Group Inc. announced that Senior Vice President Chi Ho Sham, Ph.D., who leads the company's Environmental Science and Policy Div., received the OASIS Award from the American Water Works Assn. (AWWA). The annual award, which stands for Outstanding Achievement, Service and Initiative in Sustainability of water resources, recognizes an individual’s “contribution, initiatives and dedication to the work of the AWWA Water Resources Sustainability Div. in advancing the concepts of sustainable water resources.”

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April 15, 2013

Well Wellness

Regular water well cleaning is vital for maintaining acceptable water quality and operational efficiency, and lowering maintenance costs. Water Quality Products Assistant Editor Amy McIntosh spoke with Neil Mansuy of Subsurface Technologies Inc. about the importance of regular water well cleaning and how it impacts overall well health.

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The importance of regular water well cleaning and its impact on overall well health

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Neil Mansuy is vice president of technical services for Subsurface Technologies Inc. Mansuy can be reached at nmansuy@subsurfacetech.com or 816.221.7770. Amy McIntosh is assistant editor for Water Quality Products. McIntosh can be reached at amcintosh@sgcmail.com.

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April 11, 2013
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Piecing Together Certification

Certification may seem complicated, but once it is broken down into digestible pieces, it becomes simple. There are many drinking water treatment unit (DWTU) standards, each focusing on a specific technology. NSF/ANSI Standard 42, the focus of this discussion, provides protocols and requirements for water filter certification.

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Individual component certifications can be useful when certifying systems

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Brian Donda is Gold Seal and exhibit sales manager for the Water Quality Assn. Donda can be reached at bdonda@wqa.org or 630.505.0160.

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April 11, 2013
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Dow, Haier Sign Trademark License Agreement

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Dow Water & Process Solutions
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Agreement is a part of the ingredient branding program focused on residential drinking water

Dow Water & Process Solutions (DW&PS) has signed on its sixth trademark licensee as a part of the newly launched Filmtec reverse osmosis (RO) ingredient branding program. This program is designed to help improve residential water treatment through collaboration with well-known local brands. Haier Group, a multinational home appliances and consumer electronics company, is the latest official licensee to partner with Dow to help enhance the quality of residential water for consumers in China.

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April 11, 2013
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