Jef Holm and People Water team with iQue Repair to raise funds to build water wells
iQue Repair, headquartered centrally in Utah, has teamed up with “Bachelorette” celebrity Jef Holm and People Water to accelerate building water wells in third world countries. iQue Repair is a provider of iDevice protection and repair services nationwide.
Now, when consumers purchase the monthly plan using the People Water Promo Code, they will be contributing an unprecedented 30% of every payment for the building of these much needed wells; like the recent well built in Ghana.
Conforlab of Brazil signs on as Phigenics LLC first licensing partner
Phigenics LLC has launched a licensing practice for its patented Legionella testing technology. Conforlab Engenharia Ambiental LTDA of Sao Paulo signed on as the first licensee in December 2012.
Searchable fields include pool type and incident type
Worldwide Aquatic News Incident Database (WANID), a searchable database, has been developed by the nonprofit National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF). The database tracks global aquatic incidents that occur in, or are related to, swimming pools and hot tubs. These events may result in injury, illness and death. It also tracks aquatic-related lawsuits and pool closures. The foundation provides access to the database at no charge for educational purposes. The detailed information system began first data collection in May 2006 by drawing from online news reports.
Donation to help build Marine Cpl. Justin Gaertner a specially adapted new home
On Dec. 12, 2012, The LeverEdge and ISPC made a donation to Homes for Our Troops in the name of Marine Cpl. Justin Gaertner to help build him a specially adapted new home. Gaertner was left a double amputee after being caught in an IED blast while on routine patrol in Afghanistan in late 2010. The $10,000 donation was raised in large part in a corporate-sponsored fundraising golf tournament held in November 2012.
Wellhead Protection Program recognized for protecting groundwater sources from contamination
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honored two Lancaster County, Pa., communities for protecting sources of drinking water used by more than 20,000 people. EPA Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin presented the agency’s 2012 regional Source Water Protection Award to the Warwick Township Municipal Authority and the Borough of Lititz at a ceremony at the Warwick Municipal Office.
As many as 2,000 people in remote villages lacking public utilities will benefit
The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) has made a grant of $15,000 to provide clean drinking water to an estimated 1,880 students and teachers plus nearby villages through eight schools in remote provinces of Thailand.
The funds went to the Drinking Water for Schoolchildren Project run by Thailand's Betterment of Life Foundation (BoLF) to purchase tanks and filtration systems selected to best meet the needs of each school. Once they are installed, BoLF will maintain these systems indefinitely.
Carissa "Cris" Ahearn will have retail sales responsibility for BrassCraft and Cobra product
BrassCraft Mfg. Co. has hired Cris Ahearn as national accounts manager for retail sales. With more than 20 years of experience in the retail hardware arena, Ahearn joins the company from Grande Marketing Associates of Grand Rapids, Mich., where she worked as an account representative. She also has held sales positions at The MIBRO Group, The Empire Co. and Genova Products.
In her new position, Ahearn will have retail sales responsibility for BrassCraft and Cobra products.
Skyo Facebook likes, Twitter follows equate to a $1 donation to the Thirst Project
Almost one billion people in the world do not have access to a clean water source. Skyo is calling on college students across the country to take action this holiday season with a simple click. Through the company's partnership with the Thirst Project, students can help give the gift of clean drinking water to those who need it most.
Website features streamlined design and faster access
The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) launched a new, streamlined website at www.awwa.org.
According to AWWA, the enhanced design and improved functionality provides a state-of-the-art browsing experience for AWWA members, customers and other visitors.
Some of the updates include one-stop shopping for event registration, products and other purchases, an international event calendar, enhanced Journal AWWA and Opflow online publications, and easier access to knowledge about available volunteer opportunities.
Ted Jones will assume responsibility for Kinetico's growing North American dealer organization
Kinetico Inc. appointed Ted Jones to the position of vice president – North American dealer sales. Effective Jan. 1, 2013, Jones will assume responsibility for Kinetico's growing North American dealer organization in both the U.S. and Canada.
As director of North American dealer sales for the past three years, Jones helped lead the Kinetico U.S. dealer channel with its growth initiatives. He has also played a significant role in helping to expand Kinetico's presence in both the U.S. and Canada.