Revised specification takes effect Jan. 1, 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) modified its specification for new homes to enable apartment and condominium units to earn the WaterSense label, update product requirements and adjust landscape criteria. WaterSense-labeled new homes allow residents to enjoy the comforts of home and save water and energy inside and out by using WaterSense-labeled plumbing fixtures, efficient hot water systems and low-maintenance, water-smart landscapes. Homes labeled after Jan. 1, 2013, must meet the criteria of the revised specification.
NSF has certified that more Hernon products conform to the requirements of NSF/ANSI Standard 61
Hernon Mfg. recently received notification that six more products have received NSF Intl. approval for drinking water. These products were certified in addition to the five Cylinlock formulations Hernon also announced recently.
NSF certified that the following products conform to the requirements of NSF/ANSI Standard 61 — Drinking Water System Components — Health Effects:
Awards will be presented Aug. 31 as part of World Water Week in Stockholm
Six journalists were named winners of the WASH Media Awards competition for their excellence in reporting on water, sanitation and hygiene-related (WASH) issues.
The journalists and their winning entries are:
Program provided more than 52 million liters of clean water to 18 communities
Green Cross and Giorgio Armani announced the results of the Acqua for Life Challenge 2012, through which access to clean water will be provided for 18 communities in Ghana and Bolivia.
This partnership between a company in the beauty and fashion industry and a global environmental NGO raised public awareness about water challenges globally, and changed lives for thousands of people by providing sustainable water solutions in communities impacted by the global water crisis.
The event will take place at the Eden Inn & Resorts in Lancaster, Pa., Oct. 1 to 3
The Eastern Water Quality Assn. (EWQA) is hosting its 2012 Fall Conference & Tradeshow at the Eden Inn & Resorts in Lancaster, Pa., Oct. 1 to 3.
For reservations, contact the Eden Inn & Resorts at 866.890.2339 and use group ID number 504200 before Sept. 1. The room rate is $122.95.
WQA task force recently completed its standard development work and is now preparing to pilot test the standard
Typical cation exchange water softeners have been under regulatory attack because of the salt used to regenerate the ion exchange bed and the water, which is sent to waste during the regeneration process.
Some areas of the country have even banned the use of water softeners. In 2011, industry members asked the Water Quality Assn. (WQA) to develop a product performance standard and test protocol for point-of-entry electrochemical demineralization systems.
Guideline will help better determine health risks from food and waterborne pathogens
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced the first-ever Microbial Risk Assessment (MRA) guideline July 31.
Water Pik has joined PMI
Plumbing Manufacturers Intl. (PMI) President Stewart Yang of Kohler Co. announced that Water Pik Inc. has joined PMI as its newest member.
Water Pik has been developing personal and oral healthcare products since 1962. Headquartered in Fort Collins, Colo., Water Pik operates facilities in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
Arabian Beverage Co.’s entire product line is now NSF certified
Arabian Beverage Co. Ltd.’s entire product line has been tested and certified to NSF Intl.’s Bottled Water Certification Program.
Steve Buckley and Grant Thornley have joined the UV Pure team
UV Pure President and CEO Rick VanSant recently announced the hiring of Steve Buckley and Grant Thornley.
Buckley has a BS in civil engineering and an MS in environmental engineering from the University of Massachusetts. He has the highest level of wastewater certification for the state of Massachusetts and is certified to the highest level with the Association of Boards of Certification for both municipal and industrial systems.