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.”
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.
Mobile classroom offers interactive, museum-quality exhibits about the importance of water quality
Xylem Inc. announced its support of a water education program that reflects its commitment to "solve water" worldwide. Part of Xylem’s mission to think globally and act locally, the initiative will focus on educating young people about the economic, environmental, recreational and cultural importance of the nation’s water resources. The program seeks to encourage and enable tomorrow’s decision makers to participate in sustaining water sources and respond to continuing threats facing the world’s water supplies.
International Bottled Water Assn. delivers bottled water to Hurricane Sandy victims
The International Bottled Water Assn. (IBWA) is working with its member bottlers to deliver critical supplies of bottled water to victims of Hurricane Sandy.
AmeriCares and the American Red Cross are distributing bottled water to residents affected by storm
Nestle Waters North America has donated more than half a million bottles of water to its emergency relief partners, AmeriCares and the American Red Cross, serving communities affected by Hurricane Sandy in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Vermont. Additional donations are expected in the coming days.
Reiter will help accelerate the development and implementation of IWA’s priorities
Paul Reiter, executive director for the International Water Assn. (IWA), is taking up a new strategic role within the organization to accelerate the development and implementation of its priorities. Reiter will move from his 10 years of successful leadership as executive director to take on this new role, in which he will continue to lead a number of key strategic IWA initiatives, including Cities of the Future and the important interface between IWA’s utility members and the science and research that underlie best practices worldwide.
Nearly 5,000 villagers now have access to a safe, sustainable source of water
Nearly 5,000 villagers in Dauphine and Rossignol, Haiti, now have access to a safe, sustainable source of water. The new water systems were funded by the Grundfos Kansas City Walk for Water, which raised $50,000 last June in support of Water Missions Intl., an international nonprofit organization committed to fighting the global water crisis. Morgan Hunter contributed $10,000 to the cause.
- Staying away from flooded well pumps and using bottled water prevent eletrical shock and sickness
In the event of water well flooding due to Hurricane Sandy, owners of household wells should take precautions to make sure their water is safe and the well is in good operating condition, according to the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA).
When the well casing — the vertical pipe that extends above the ground’s surface — is topped by floodwater, it is assumed the well has been flooded. An obvious concern is that floodwater loaded with bacteria, chemicals or other pollutants may have gotten into the well.
Lynda Thomson will be responsible for growing and shaping company's resin sales division
The Water Quality Assn.’s (WQA) new eco-labeling initiative seeks to cut through the clutter of environmental product claims to prevent consumer confusion and promote sustainability. Water Quality Products Assistant Editor Kristin Muckerheide recently spoke with WQA’s Tom Palkon to get the scoop.
Kristin Muckerheide: Tell us about the new eco-labeling initiative.
Eco-labeling initiative provides standards for green products