NSF Intl. Verifies First Environmental Product Declaration for Water, Sewer Pipes

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NSF Intl.
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ISO-compliant, industry-wide EPD covers PVC water and wastewater piping

The Uni-Bell PVC Pipe Assn. (PVCPA) published the first North American industry-wide environmental product declaration (EPD) for water and sewer piping, and it has been verified by NSF Sustainability, a division of global public health organization NSF Intl.

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May 20, 2015

Pressure Boosting System

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The Inline 400 pressure boosting system is a compact and economical solution to most water pressure improvement needs. The system couples a pump and motor with simple flow-based controls to provide a typical water pressure boost of up to 40 psi, depending on the application’s need. The unit’s symmetrical design allows for easy installation, mounting either vertically or horizontally to fit within most existing plumbing configurations, including those with limited space. 

Impending Thaw May Cause Pipe Breaks, Leaks

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WaterSignal
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Expert recommends proactive strategies to monitor water usage data

While most of the country braces for more snow and ice, adding onto an already recordbreaking season, the water infrastructure is cracking below. As a result, when the thaw does come, pipe may break above and below ground, causing massive water loss and high utility costs.

Costs can be substantially higher for commercial, multifamily and institutional properties if proactive steps are not being taken.

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March 12, 2015

PMI Outlines 10 Reasons Why Plumbing Matters

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Plumbing Manufacturers Intl.
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In celebration of World Plumbing Day, the list outlines health, safety and water sustainability benefits

Plumbing Manufacturers Intl. (PMI), whose members produce about 90% of the nation’s plumbing products, developed 10 reasons why plumbing matters for the celebration of World Plumbing Day on March 11.

The 10 reasons are:

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March 9, 2015

Aquariums in Action

The plumbing and life support equipment for the 1,100-gal saltwater fish tank at the new U.S. headquarters of GF Piping Systems in Irvine, Calif., is a microcosm of the complex systems installed in some of the largest commercial aquariums around the world. 

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Saltwater fish tank is microcosm of large commercial aquariums

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Brian LaBelle is director of business development, water treatment and energy for GF Piping Systems. LaBelle can be reached at brian.labelle@georgfischer.com or 714.368.4190.

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March 5, 2015
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Abcite Receives NSF/ANSI 61 Certification

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Axalta Coating Systems
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The thermoplastic powder coating is certified for use in drinking water system components

Axalta Coating Systems, a supplier of liquid and powder coatings, received certification in accordance with NSF/ANSI Standard 61: Drinking Water System Components – Health Effects for its Abcite thermoplastic powder coatings, which are used in a variety of industrial applications, including pipe and fittings for drinking water systems.

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January 20, 2015

WaterSense Launches Program to Help Homeowners Fix Residential Leaks

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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The program will help families cut back on the more than 1 trillion gal of water wasted by residential leaks annually nationwide

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 10% of homes in the U.S. have leaks that waste 90 gal of water or more per day. To help Americans eliminate water waste, EPA’s WaterSense program is encouraging consumers to find and fix leaks as part of its seventh annual Fix a Leak Week, March 16 to 22, 2015.

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January 9, 2015

AWWA: SDWA Anniversary Cause to Celebrate, 'Renew Our Commitment' to Safe Water

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American Water Works Assn.
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AWWA CEO David LaFrance thanks water professionals nationwide for keeping water safe for drinking

Dec. 16, 2014, marked the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), which today includes regulations for more than 90 contaminants. American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) CEO David LaFrance issued the following statement to mark the occasion.

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December 18, 2014

Red Cross Provides Clean Water to Border Communities

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International Committee of the Red Cross
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A new reservoir is built for remote villages on Armenian and Azerbaijani border

Residents of the remote village of Movses, Armenia, in the Tavush region along the international border with Azerbaijan, now have safer and easier access to clean drinking water thanks to support from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegation in the country. The ICRC improved the water network, bringing drinking water much closer to residents, and built a water source catchment to feed a reservoir serving the 1,350 village residents. Projects of this kind form a part of the ICRC's broader assistance programs for border-area communities.

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December 15, 2014

Peristaltic Pump Tube

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BlueFlex-A-Prene heavy-duty pump tube, available exclusively for Flex-Pro and Proseries-M peristaltic metering pumps, has been carefully engineered and designed for optimum performance and pressure capability. Offering long tube life, precise flow rate and high chemical resistance, the tube reduces pump maintenance and related costs. The dual-molded tube withstands high pressures, and retrofits onto all Flex-Flo and Proseries-M peristaltic metering pumps currently in the field.

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