The Pressure Is On

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.  

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Protecting the integrity of buildings’ plumbing systems

About The Author: 

Ezra Phillips is director of product management for Zurn Wilkins. Phillips can be reached at ezra.phillips@zurnwilkins.com or 805.226.6220.

Publication Date: 
July 18, 2014
Activation Date: 
July 18, 2014
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WaterSense to Develop Irrigation Sprinkler Specification

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U.S. EPA
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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.

Publication Date: 
June 12, 2014

Saltwater Solutions

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.

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Pneumatic controls provide safe, quiet environment for zoo’s dolphin exhibit

About The Author: 

Craig Correia is process automation industry manager for Festo. Correia can be reached at craig.correia@us.festo.com or 508.380.4673.

Publication Date: 
May 9, 2014
Activation Date: 
May 9, 2014
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Ergodyne

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1021 Bandana Boulevard East
Suite 220
St. Paul, MN 55108
United States
Toll-free: 800.225.8238
Phone: 651.642.9889

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Lanyard

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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.

Wrench

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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. 

Alarm

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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. 

New York Apartments Install Composting Toilet System

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Rosie's Natural Way
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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. 

Publication Date: 
February 12, 2014

Splash Water For Life

Address

109 E. 1st Avenue
North Vancouver, BC V7L 1B2
Canada
Phone: 604.988.8828
Fax: 604.988.9887

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The Last Line of Defense

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.

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Selecting the correct backflow prevention method to ensure safe water

About The Author: 

John Vastyan, owner of Common Ground, is a journalist whose work focuses on the plumbing and mechanical, HVAC, geothermal and radiant heat industries. He can be reached at cground@ptd.net or 717.664.0535.

Publication Date: 
January 16, 2014
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January 16, 2014
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