A. Bruce Ticknor recognized for his contributions as a young pump engineer
The Hydraulic Institute (HI) recognized and honored A. Bruce Ticknor, director of engineering for National Pump Co., as the first recipient of its Young Engineer of the Year award. The 2012 award was presented to Ticknor during HI’s 2013 annual meeting in Ft. Myers, Fla.
Integral Consulting gives $5,000 for 2013 Darcy Lecture Series in Groundwater Science
Integral Consulting Inc. has given a $5,000 gift to the National Groundwater Research and Educational Foundation (NGWREF) to underwrite a portion of the cost of the 2013 Darcy Lecture Series in Groundwater Science.
Integral Consulting Inc. is a national science and engineering firm providing multidisciplinary services in the fields of health, environment, technology and sustainability.
National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation awards $4,000 to four students
The National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation distributed a total of $4,000 in Farvolden Awards to four students for paper or poster presentations made at the 2013 NGWA Summit, the national and international conference on groundwater that took place April 28 to May 2 in San Antonio.
IBWA opposes the provision in House Bill 528 that eliminates sales tax exemption for bottled water
The International Bottled Water Assn. (IBWA) has urged Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin to continue his opposition to the sales taxes included in the budget proposals recently approved by both the Vermont Senate and House of Representatives. In particular, IBWA has stated its opposition to the current provision in House Bill 528 that would eliminate the existing sales tax exemption for bottled water.
Water Missions Intl. provides disaster relief, safe water for more than 4,000 villagers
Water Missions Intl., in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), has installed safe water solutions for the Mzinga Primary School and Kaporo community in response to the dire need for safe water amidst disaster flooding in Karonga, Malawi. The safe drinking water will help provide protection against many life-threatening diseases, including cholera, typhoid and diarrhea, which have been a severe risk in the aftermath of heavy floods on March 26 and 27. The treatment systems can provide up to 10,000 gal of safe drinking water per day.
Mark Duford will oversee sales activity in the northeast region of the U.S.
BrassCraft Mfg. Co. has hired Mark Duford as its new sales manager. With more than 20 years' experience in the wholesale plumbing and building material industry, Duford joins the company from gas appliance manufacturer Rinnai, where he worked as the north central area manager. Prior to working with Rinnai, Duford held an accounts manager position with American Standard.
During Drinking Water Week 2013, AWWA and partners recognize the essential role of drinking water
The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) and the water community kicked off Drinking Water Week 2013 across North America by asking the question, “What do you know about H2O?”
Throughout the week, AWWA and partners across the water community will celebrate water by recognizing the essential role drinking water plays in our daily lives, with special attention on the ways in which all water consumers can "get to know their H2O."
EPA and Health Canada provide source water information
As Drinking Water Week continues, the American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) and water professionals across North America are highlighting the importance of getting to know your local water resources.
“We all agree that water is an essential element in our daily lives, but many of us can’t say for certain where our tap water comes from,” said AWWA Executive Director David LaFrance. “Drinking Water Week is a great opportunity to find out whether you’re drinking water from a lake, stream or centuries-old underground aquifer.”
Over a half billion dollars will help upgrade wastewater and drinking water facilities damaged by Sandy
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it will provide grants of $340 million to the state of New York and $229 million to the state of New Jersey for improvements to wastewater and drinking water treatment facilities impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The funding will help storm-damaged communities in both states as they continue to recover from the damage caused by the storm on Oct. 29, 2012.
Lee Brass increases workforce to meet demands of new federal water safety regulations
The workforce at Lee Brass is being increased up to 30% as a result of the increased demand for its lead-free Lee Free product line. The new federal water safety regulations, which go into effect in January 2014, are driving demand for lead-free water delivery system components. In order to meet that demand, Lee Brass is proactively increasing its workforce.