World Soil Day is Dec. 5
Dec. 5, 2013, is World Soil Day, and the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) has issued a reminder about the importance of protecting the world’s soil.
“Soil is one of the world’s most neglected resources,” said David Lindbo, North Carolina State University soil scientist and president of SSSA. “We must take care of our soil for this generation, and all generations to come.” The tagline for SSSA is “Soils Sustain Life,” which “illustrates that without soil, we don’t have food, clothing, shelter, water — all the things that contribute to life.”
The week-long program prepares dealers for businesses success
Rainsoft University, a week-long program designed to prepare dealers for business success, recently graduated 17 people representing 13 dealerships from 11 states and the Dominican Republic.
“We hosted a very enthusiastic group for five days, and they left Chicago ready to invest new ideas and plans into their dealerships,” said John Nebelle, manager of sales administration for RainSoft.
The new facility affords the company space to consolidate & inventory more product
The Midwest operations for Performance Water Products Inc. has moved to a new facility in Mukwonago, Wis., eight miles southeast from the former location in Eagle, Wis.
The new 13,800-sq-ft facility affords the company space to consolidate and inventory more product to meet customers' urgent needs, and also the ability to work with customers to engineer and build larger equipment for the commercial/industrial market.
The new address is:
823 Swan Dr.
Mukwonago, WI 53149
The 133rd annual conference will be held June 8 to 12 in Boston
Attendee registration is open for the 2014 Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE14), produced by the American Water Works Assn., to be held June 8 to 12 in Boston. The 133rd annual conference will offer solutions to meet the changing needs of the global water community, with 18 professional tracks and eight Sunday workshops, plus 450 exhibitors, with expanded networking opportunities on the show floor.
Partnership signals greater expansion for Ferrarelle in U.S. home and office beverage delivery market
Ferrarelle USA has partnered with DS Waters of America Inc. to deliver Ferrarelle’s naturally effervescent bottled mineral water nationwide. DS Waters provides bottled water, water filtration and coffee and tea services to more than 1.4 million customers. DS Waters will add 330- and 750-mL bottles of Ferrarelle to its existing portfolio of regional bottled water brands.
Moratorium would be imposed until studies prove that fracking will not accelerate climate change
Twenty-seven former campaign and administration staffers of California Gov.
KDF offers water filter media for water pretreatment, primary treatment and industrial applications
KDF Fluid Treatment Inc. will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2014. Founded in 1984 by Don Heskett, KDF continues his legacy with its water filter media for water pretreatment, primary treatment and industrial applications to extend system life, lower total cost, decrease maintenance and reduce heavy metals, microorganisms and scale. Two product lines are available, KDF 55 Process Medium and KDF 85 Process Medium, of high-purity granulated copper and zinc-based alloys.
Fix a Leak Week 2014 to take place March 17 to 23, 2014
The 2014 Fix a Leak Week theme is "Chasing Leaks." WaterSense is encouraging its partners to organize running races or other community events educating consumers to chase down leaks and stop wasting water during the its sixth annual Fix a Leak Week March 17 to 23, 2014. Several WaterSense partners across the country have planned races that feature running toilets and sprinting sprinklers to illustrate what can happen when leaks get out of control.
Denis Rochat is a Certified Water Specialist VI
Denis Rochat, president and CEO of Rainwater Resources, was elected to the nine-member board of directors of the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Assn. (ARCSA) at the organization’s annual meeting in Austin, Texas, on Nov. 5, 2013. ARCSA’s mission is to promote sustainable rainwater harvesting practices to help solve potable, nonpotable, storm water and energy challenges throughout the world.
Global pump manufacturer holds ceremony in Fresno, Calif., birthplace of its U.S. operations
Grundfos celebrated 40 years of operations in the U.S. with a ceremony at its facility in Fresno, Calif., and unveiled a commemorative sculpture by Danish artist Jorgen Pedersen.
Denmark-based Grundfos expanded to the U.S. in 1973. Since then, Grundfos USA has grown from one small office in Fresno to more than 1,300 employees in five major facilities nationwide.