Culligan Declares May Drinking Water Month

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This is the fourth year that the company has sponsored the initiative

Culligan Intl. has declared May Drinking Water Month. This is the fourth year Culligan has sponsored the month-long initiative, which complements other government- and association-sponsored events like the American Water Works Assn.'s Drinking Water Week, May 6 to 12.

"Drinking water helps us maintain energy, improve concentration, moderate body temperature and even ward off the common cold," said Curt Hilliard, Culligan's senior vice president of marketing. "Raising awareness about the importance and role water plays in our lives is what Drinking Water Month is about."

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May 4, 2012
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Water Quality in Majority of U.S. Well Networks Remains Unchanged Over Decades

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USGS
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USGS analysis examined concentrations of chloride, dissolved solids and nitrate in groundwater

There was no change in concentrations of chloride, dissolved solids or nitrate in groundwater for more than 50% of well networks sampled in a new analysis by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) that compared samples from 1988 to 2000 to samples from 2001 to 2010. For those networks that did have a change, seven times more networks saw increases as opposed to decreases.   

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May 4, 2012
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Thompson Pump Hosts 22nd Annual Pumpology School

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The event was held April 25 to 27 at the company’s corporate facilities in Florida

Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Co. Inc. held its 22nd annual Pumpology School April 25 to 27 at its corporate facilities in Port Orange, Fla.

Thompson Pump hosted 50 attendees from 19 states and three foreign countries. The three-day workshop included training sessions for sales and service-oriented professionals on pumping fundamentals, dewatering and bypass applications, selecting the correct pumping equipment, designing, installing and maintaining pumping systems, troubleshooting, pump maintenance and more.

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May 2, 2012

AWWA Offers ACE12 Online Preview

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The preview will be available May 15 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) has announced that it will broadcast a complimentary online event to anyone with an AWWA login account on Tuesday, May 15, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event will feature a preview of AWWA’s Annual Conference & Exhibition’s (ACE12) online exhibit hall, and participants will learn about ACE12 session highlights.

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April 30, 2012

Human Health Benchmarks for Pesticides in Water Published

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U.S. EPA
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U.S. EPA published table of human health benchmarks for 350 pesticides

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published a table of human health benchmarks for approximately 350 pesticides to enable states, water systems and the public to better determine whether the detection of a pesticide in drinking water or source waters for drinking water may indicate a potential health risk.

Advanced testing methods now allow pesticides to be detected in water at very low levels. These small amounts of pesticides detected in drinking water or source water for drinking water do not necessarily indicate a health risk.

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April 27, 2012

EPA Finalizes Plan for Next Phase of Toxic Site Cleanup

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U.S. EPA
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The toxic New York site has contaminated the public water supply

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized its plan to demolish a building, dig up contaminated soil and sediment and treat the groundwater at the Crown Cleaners of Watertown Inc. Superfund site in Herrings, N.Y.

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April 27, 2012

USDA Invests in Nationwide Water Quality Improvement

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USDA
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A total of 54 water and wastewater projects in 33 states will be funded

As part of USDA's Earth Day celebration, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced support for projects that will improve water and wastewater services and benefit the environment nationwide.

This Earth Day, USDA is commemorating 150 years of working with Americans to protect the land. In years to come, it will help address the changing needs of agriculture and rural America, and find strategies for managing the nation's public and working lands to promote a strong middle class today while preserving the environment for generations to come.

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April 25, 2012
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Arsenic Free in Argentina

San Antonio de Los Cobres, a community of 6,000 residents in the Andes Mountains in Argentina, faced a challenging arsenic concentration of up to 290 ppb in its water supply. It needed a solution to reduce the level to below the maximum contaminant level set by the World Health Organization (WHO) of 10 ppb.

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Remote Andean town reduces arsenic with new treatment system

About The Author: 

Esmeralda Bonilla is Latin America business manager for AdEdge Water Technologies LLC. Bonilla can be reached at ebonilla@adedgetechnologies.com or 866.823.3343.

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April 24, 2012
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April 24, 2012
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Final Barrier: Looking Toward the Future

What exactly is final barrier? How does it work? Where does it fit into my business? These are questions asked by many dealers in the water treatment industry. The WQA Aquatech USA 2012 tradeshow, held March 6 to 9, focused on these questions with a mixture of presentations and a focus group discussion.

Protection From Disease

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Final barrier technology is poised to provide treatment solutions around the world

About The Author: 

Regu P. Regunathan, Ph.D., is president of ReguNathan Associates Inc. and is a technical consultant to the Water Quality Assn. Regunathan can be reached at regu5@yahoo.com or 630.653.0387.

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April 24, 2012
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April 24, 2012
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Finding a Way

In many developing areas in Africa, accessing clean drinking water is a serious challenge for thousands of communities. The only sources of water available to their residents often are overrun with bacteria, waste and harmful contaminants. Many times, a family’s only way to obtain potable water is to walk long distances to the nearest well or other groundwater source. Such a task has several adverse effects, particularly on women and children, who may spend much of their time retrieving low-quality water for their families instead of attending school.

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Nonprofit organizations work to provide clean water in Africa

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Raissa Rocha is contributing editor for Water Quality Products. Rocha can be reached at rrocha@sgcmail.com or 847.954.7915.

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April 24, 2012
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April 24, 2012
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