Education Center Dedicated in Name of Former Xylem Employee

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Mark Campbell served as Xylem's training manager and dedicated years of service to educating the industry

Xylem celebrated the opening of its newly renovated training center last week. The dedication of the Campbell Education Center honors the memory of the late Mark Campbell. Campbell was an employee of the company for 20 years and died last year at the age of 54.

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July 10, 2012

Coca-Cola Pilots Water Recovery System, Wins IWA Award

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Market Watch
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Company pilot project wins International Water Assn. Award

The Coca-Cola Co. has developed and tested at commercial scale a first-of-its-kind beverage process water recovery system to produce high-quality water that meets and/or exceeds drinking water standards for use in non-product activities such as clean in place and bottle washing. The system expands the range of manufacturing applications for recovered process water and sets precedent for conservation and reuse in the beverage industry.

Publication Date: 
July 10, 2012

Chester Paul Co. Launches New Website

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Chester Paul Co.
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The company announced its new website to demonstrate the features and benefits of Linis Water Stations

Chester Paul Co. designed its Linis Water Station product line to be simple, efficient and easy to use. The company’s new website, www.liniswatercoolers.com, demonstrates the features and benefits of Linis Water Stations.

The new website utilizes HTML 5 technology for seamless compatibility with the latest iPad and Droid operating systems. 

Publication Date: 
July 9, 2012

Danger Ahead

The topic of hydraulic fracturing (also known as fracking or hydrofracturing) and its potential effects on groundwater have dominated recent water industry news. WQP Associate Editor Kristin Muckerheide caught up with Marianne R. Metzger of National Testing Laboratories to discuss fracking’s effects and what we can expect in the future.

Kristin Muckerheide: How does hydraulic fracturing affect well water and groundwater?

About The Author: 

Marianne R. Metzger is GPG business manager for National Testing Laboratories Ltd. and a WQP editorial board member. Metzger can be reached at mmetzger@ntllabs.com or 800.458.3330.

Kristin Muckerheide is associate editor for Water Quality Products. Muckerheide can be reached at kmuckerheide@sgcmail.com or 847.954.7922.

Publication Date: 
June 28, 2012
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June 28, 2012
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Sorting Out Scale Prevention

Scale not only clogs pipes and destroys valves, it also consumes energy. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Annual Energy Outlook 2012, more than 10% of the energy consumed in a home goes toward heating water.

Many consumers use energy-efficient products to save money. What many do not know is that energy-saving efforts can be negated if they have hard water and do not address scale.

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Developing a consistent standard for energy-saving anti-scale devices

About The Author: 

Eric Yeggy is business development manager for the Water Quality Assn. Yeggy can be reached at eyeggy@wqa.org or 630.929.2539.

Publication Date: 
June 28, 2012
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June 28, 2012
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Mapping a Company Strategy

What do you want to improve this year? How are you going to do it? Do you have a plan?

For several years, I have traveled across the U.S., Canada and the U.K. to speak to owner-operated companies about how to make their messages more persuasively powerful.

I would talk about the principles of a powerful message, and I would always have three or four owners come up to me afterward and ask conspiratorially what the secrets were.

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Simple tips for planning your company’s future

About The Author: 

Tim Miles is founder and president of the Imagination Advisory Group. Miles can be reached at tim@thedailyblur.com or 573.234.6282.

Publication Date: 
June 28, 2012
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June 28, 2012
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Gaining Acceptance

Going green is all the rage these days. Whether it is constructing a wind farm, installing solar energy panels on a roof or simply switching to CFL light bulbs in a home, Americans are finding ways to tap renewable resources and conserve energy.

The push for energy conservation is good news for the water quality industry: The Water Quality Research Foundation Energy Savings Study showed that using softened water in a home improves energy efficiency and can save homeowners money on heating costs.

About The Author: 

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

Publication Date: 
June 28, 2012
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June 28, 2012
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Harry E. Grenawitzke Earns 2012 Walter F. Snyder Environmental Health Award

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NSF Intl.
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Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the advancement of environmental health

NSF Intl. and the National Environmental Health Assn. (NEHA) recently announced that Harry E. Grenawitzke, RS, MPH, DAAS, is the 2012 recipient of the Walter F. Snyder Environmental Health Award. Grenawitzke received the award during NEHA's annual conference on June 28 in San Diego for his more than 40 years of significant and lasting contributions to the fields of public and environmental health at the international, federal, state and local levels.

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July 2, 2012

Homebuilder Constructs First D.C.-Area WaterSense Home

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U.S. EPA
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KB Home built the area's first WaterSense-labeled home

The first home in the Washington, D.C., area to earn the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense label has been built by KB Home in Waldorf, Md. 

Joining the nearly 140 WaterSense-labeled homes across the nation, the Zero House 2.0 is also net zero—meaning it produces more energy than it uses—and Energy Star certified. KB Home built the first WaterSense-labeled home in Roseville, Calif., in 2010, and as the 2011 WaterSense Builder Partner of the Year, continues to construct water-saving new homes.

Publication Date: 
June 29, 2012
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U.S. Water Partnership Launched to Address Global Water Challenges

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U.S. EPA
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U.S. public and private sectors are dedicating more than half a billion dollars to address key water challenges around the world

Last week, U.S. public and private sectors announced that they are dedicating more than half a billion dollars to address key water challenges around the world through the newly formed U.S. Water Partnership. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) General Counsel Scott Fulton and former EPA Administrator William K. Reilly keynoted the global launch of the partnership, one of six signature initiatives announced by the U.S. government at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.

Publication Date: 
June 28, 2012