Awards will be presented during NGWA's 2013 Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting
The National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) is accepting nominations until June 1, 2013, for its annual awards, which recognize professional excellence, projects and service within NGWA and the groundwater industry. Applications can be downloaded at www.ngwa.org/awards.
Award winners will be announced in September and presentations made during NGWA's 2013 Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting, taking place Dec. 3 to 6 in Nashville, Tenn.
Nominations are being accepted in the following award categories:
NGWA Awards of Excellence
Booklet helps educate citizens on issues related to water conservation
Brian Oram, a professional geologist and soil scientist and founder of B.F. Environmental Consultants, announced that his firm is making available “The Pennsylvania Guide for Groundwater for Private Well Owners: What Do the Numbers Mean?” through the Water Research Center Portal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
The importance of regular water well cleaning and its impact on overall well health