Online Water Research, Collaboration Ecosystem to Launch at WEFTEC

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The Water Council
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The port will be available for test runs during the show

In conjunction with its participation at WEFTEC, the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference taking place in Chicago Sept. 26 to 30, The Water Council will launch the Global Water Port, an online research and collaboration powerhouse developed to enhance connectivity within the water technology sector and among those interested in finding solutions to water-related challenges.

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September 28, 2015

Water Systems Cost Savings Act Introduced in U.S. House

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Water Systems Council
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The act will update existing EPA and USDA programs to provide cost-saving information to small communities facing drinking water challenges

The Water Systems Cost Savings Act (H.R 3533), a bill to reduce federal, state and local costs of providing high-quality drinking water to millions of Americans in rural communities by facilitating the use of cost-effective alternatives like water well systems, has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY) and Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN).

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September 18, 2015
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National Swimming Pool Foundation Celebrates 50th Anniversary

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National Swimming Pool Foundation
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The foundation will commemorate the event at the World Aquatic Health Conference on Oct. 8, 2015 in Arizona at the Desert Foothills

The National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) celebrates its 50th year in 2015 and sets goals to further keep aquatics safer and create more swimmers. The foundation will commemorate the event at the World Aquatic Health Conference on Oct. 7, 2015 in Arizona at the Desert Foothills.

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September 16, 2015

Zurn Associates Raise More than $10,000 for American Cancer Society

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Zurn Industries
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This is the fourth year the company has raised money for the American Cancer Society

Employees at three Zurn Industries, LLC locations raised $10,772 for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life local events.

In Erie, Pa., workers began raising money though several events starting in April, crowning their efforts this summer with a combined 20-mile Relay for Life that carried the theme, “Celebrating More Birthdays.” A special lap was taken to honor Zurn’s own cancer survivors.

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September 8, 2015

The Downfalls of Downtime

In business, unscheduled downtime costs money—sometimes a lot of money. 

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Preventive maintenance contracts help customers avoid equipment failure & downtime

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September 2, 2015
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Meeting Safety Expectations

As a consumer, you expect the products you purchase to be safe. You expect the dishes on your dinner table to be safe for food service. You expect shampoos and soaps to clean your hair and skin without harming your body. 

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Material safety testing ensures no contaminants leach into drinking water

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September 2, 2015
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The Importance of Certification

Now more than ever, nations are struggling to find cheap, reliable sources of clean, usable water. Where clean water cannot be sourced naturally, it must be processed to be fit for use. The water quality industry improves water quality in homes, businesses and industry through the intelligent selection and use of technologies that produce water economically and efficiently at the desired level of quality. 

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Reaping the benefits of selling certified water treatment systems

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September 2, 2015
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Expert Education

Consider this scenario that some of you may have experienced yourselves: You are in a potential customer’s home. You have tested his water and recommended the best water treatment system for his needs. 

It seems he is ready to make a purchase, but he then starts asking some slightly off-topic water treatment-related questions. Whether he is trying to test your expertise, quench his curiosity about a water issue he heard about on the news or clarify some Internet research he did, you realize that being able to answer his questions may be key to closing the sale.

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September 2, 2015
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WQP Launches Young Professionals Program

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WQP
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Nominations will be accepted through Jan. 15, 2016

WQP is currently accepting nominations for its first annual Young Professionals program.

The 2016 Young Professionals program will highlight noteworthy rising stars in the water industry. Individuals must be under 40 years of age to qualify for selection.

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August 21, 2015
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New York City Adopts Part of ASHRAE Legionella Standard

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New legislation requires owners to create and file a plan to maintain equipment to comply with Section 7.2 of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188-2015, Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems

With 12 confirmed dead and more than 120 cases of infection due to legionellosis, the New York City Council on Aug. 13, 2015, adopted legislation that requires adherence to part of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers’ (ASHRAE) newly published Legionella standard.

The legislation addresses registration and inspection of cooling towers. It requires owners to create and file a plan to maintain equipment to comply with Section 7.2 of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188-2015, Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems.

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August 17, 2015
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