'Showerpooling' Campaign Promotes Water Conservation

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Unilever North America
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New survey reveals the good, bad and dirty about showering habits in the U.S.

A recent survey conducted by AXE found the average shower taken by 18 to 24 year olds in the U.S. lasts more than 17 minutes, a full nine minutes longer than the optimum shower time recommended to conserve water. While generally not top-of-mind, people's water use habits play a big role in determining their personal environmental footprints. AXE Shower is launching "Showerpooling," a campaign to educate people on the importance of water conservation in the U.S. and how everyone can save water by taking small actions in their everyday lives. 

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September 18, 2012

WaterCare Launches Newly Redesigned Website

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WaterCare
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WaterCare launches redesigned, easy to navigate website

WaterCare announced the launch of its newly redesigned website. Product lines are grouped into residential and commercial categories and offer treatment solutions to water problems such as hardness, high levels of iron and manganese, low pH and sulfur. It features information on the company's full line of treatment systems, including water conditioners, filters, cartridges and reverse osmosis drinking water systems.

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September 14, 2012

National Policies Essential for Safe Drinking Water in Rural Africa

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CIGI
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Policy brief outlines necessary actions to ensure safe and clean drinking water in Sub-Saharan Africa

A new policy brief recommended how governments, non-state actors and communities in sub-Saharan Africa can contribute to meeting the United Nations’ 2015 Millennium Development Goal on ensuring safe and clean drinking water.

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September 13, 2012
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Pittsburgh Newspaper Wins Award for Report on Fracking Effects

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The Sidney Hillman Foundation
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Story spurs state inquiry, inspires donations of water to residents

The Sidney Hillman Foundation announced that Erich Schwartzel and Julia Rendleman of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette have won the September Sidney Award for “Fouled Waters,” a three-month investigation into a mysterious blight on the water supply of the Woodlands, a small Pennsylvania town surrounded by natural gas wells.

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September 13, 2012

EPA Awards $1.5 Million for Sustainable Drinking Water Treatment Methods

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U.S. EPA
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Funds will help develop water treatment methods to keep contaminants out of drinking water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced almost $1.5 million in funding to three universities to develop sustainable drinking water treatment methods. The research grants are funded through EPA’s Science to Achieve Results program. These grants, which supplement last year’s grants to eight other universities, are intended to provide innovative treatment methods to protect people’s health by keeping harmful contaminants out of drinking water.

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September 12, 2012

EPA Awards $15 Million to Assist Small Systems

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U.S. EPA
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Funds will help drinking water and wastewater treatment systems meet federal and state regulations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded nearly $15 million in funding to provide training and technical assistance to small drinking and wastewater systems – those serving fewer than 10,000 people – and to private well owners. The funding will help provide training and tools to improve small system operations and management practices, promoting sustainability and supporting EPA’s mission to protect public health and the environment.

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September 11, 2012
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About the Ban

It has been almost three years since California passed Assembly Bill 1366, allowing municipalities to ban the sale and use of water softeners. Water Quality Products Assistant Editor Nicole Bowling spoke with Mike Mecca, past president of the Pacific Water Quality Assn. (PWQA), about how the bans are affecting the local water quality industry.

Nicole Bowling: What is the status of the water softener ban legislation in California?

About The Author: 

Mike Mecca is director of technical services and product development for Performance Water and past president of the Pacific Water Quality Assn. Mecca can be reached at mikemecca@performancewater.com or 714.736.0137. Nicole Bowling is assistant editor for Water Quality Products. Bowling can be reached at nbowling@sgcmail.com.

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September 11, 2012
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September 11, 2012
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I Am Iron, Man

I have four children under 10 years old, so as you can imagine, my house is filled with excitement—wrestling, roughhousing and playing sports. One of my favorite activities is to play superheroes with the boys. It has been a blast to see my sons enjoy many of the same superheroes I loved as a boy: Superman, Spiderman, Batman, the Hulk, Wolverine, Captain America and many more. Ultimately, the boys like every hero and the special powers or cool gadgets they use to defeat bad guys, but our household favorite has to be Iron Man.  

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Safe and effective treatment for the ‘troublesome trio’

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Mark Unger is technical manager for the Water Quality Assn. Unger can be reached at munger@wqa.org or 630.929.2524.

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September 11, 2012
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September 11, 2012
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Survival in a Global Market

Competitive price point? Check. Product quality supersedes others? Check. Performance specifications in line with the customer’s request? Check. Unique features? Check. Availability and reasonable lead time? Check. Product meets regulatory standards and certification requirements? Check, check, check.

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Regulatory impact on drinking water products in a global sales environment

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Hannah G. Adams is technical sales representative for KX Technologies LLC. Adams can be reached at hadams@kxtech.com or 203.764.2529.

Frank A. Brigano, Ph.D., is vice president, technology, for KX Technologies LLC. Brigano can be reached at fbrigano@kxtech.com or 203.764.2506.

Alan Graebert is engineer, product certification, for KX Technologies LLC. Graebert can be reached atagraebert@kxtech.com or 203.764.2520.

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September 10, 2012
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September 10, 2012
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Exploring Global Opportunities

These days, everywhere you look there is another person carrying a water bottle. It would seem that Americans are crazy for bottled water — according to the latest data from the International Bottled Water Assn., U.S. bottled water consumption increased in 2011, with each American drinking approximately 29.2 gal per year.

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Kate Cline is managing editor for Water Quality Products. Cline can be reached at kcline@sgcmail.com or 847.391.1007.

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September 10, 2012
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September 10, 2012
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