Water efficiency and sanitation for a building or campus, whether new construction or retrofit, are best achieved through a whole-building approach, with a proper emphasis placed on connectors that regulate pressure.
Protecting the integrity of buildings’ plumbing systems
The specification will help provide more water-efficient irrigation equipment options
Nationally, outdoor water use accounts for about 30% of average household water use. To help increase outdoor water efficiency, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced its intent to develop a WaterSense specification for landscape irrigation sprinklers.
Anyone who owns an aquarium knows how difficult it is to maintain water quality at a consistently high level. The principle “the larger the tank, the more stable the water values,” depends on the number and size of the tank’s inhabitants. When those inhabitants are dolphins, as at the Nuremberg Zoo, located in the Nuremberg Reichswald southeast of Nuremberg, Germany, the water treatment requirements are particularly challenging.
Pneumatic controls provide safe, quiet environment for zoo’s dolphin exhibit
The Squids 3104 detachable dual-loop lanyard is ideal for electrical applications, while still offering maximum durability with its interchangeable design. By eliminating the use of metal, it is nonconductive and non-marring. The 3104 model features a stretch cord and quick-connecting buckle for easy exchange of multiple tools. Without sacrificing quality or capacity, the dual-loop design is also nonconductive and non-sparking, ensuring protection in other sensitive applications.
Dual-socket ratchet wrenches fit most popular water works fasteners. The L2017ERG wrench includes 1¼- and 11/16-in. sockets. A thick grip helps lessen hand fatigue and is designed for longevity with slight cushioning. The switch on the head allows safe action reversal, and thru-bolt sockets let the bolt pass completely through the socket and arm head so nuts can be worked on any threaded length, replacing the need for separate regular and deep sockets.
The Revere low-salt alarm offers a cost-effective means of notifying homeowners that they need to add salt to their brine tanks before they run out. The paddle quickly mounts in the brine tank over any 3.5- to 4-in. brine well, and wirelessly transmits to the receiver module, which can be placed in a convenient location.
The Aquatron unit installed at the Bright N’ Green apartments will support the activity from 12 toilets
Rosie’s Natural Way, the North American distributor of the Aquatron, has installed the composting toilet system in the Bright N’ Green apartments. The six-unit complex is the first Living Building Challenge residence in Brooklyn, N.Y. The apartment complex installed a single Aquatron unit that will support the activity from 12 toilets.
The threat of contaminated water is one of the hottest issues in the water distribution business today. For the most part, technology, technique and testing control the problem, but as infrastructure expands and old systems are pushed to fulfill their roles, the links in the once sturdy chain weaken and are at greater risk.
Selecting the correct backflow prevention method to ensure safe water