Tackle Household Leaks During EPA's 'Fix a Leak Week'

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The average American household leaks more than 10,000 gal of water every year

Each year in the U.S., leaks rob homes of more than 1 trillion gal of water. To help Americans stop water waste, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) WaterSense program is challenging Americans to become "leak detectives" during the eighth annual Fix a Leak Week, March 14 to 20, 2016.

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February 17, 2016

Pipe Bursting Risk Extends to Commercial, Industrial Buildings

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WaterSignal
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Preventive tips and best practices for the cold winter months

While frozen pipe is traditionally associated with single-family homes, it also can cause havoc with commercial, institutional and multi-family buildings.

With winter’s freezing temperatures likely to stick around another month, WaterSignal, the manufacturer of a system that sends real-time water usage data and alerts to building owners/managers, is providing recommendations to safeguard pipe in unheated areas before it cause freeze and cause messy, often expensive issues.

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January 27, 2016
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Why Your Pipes May Be At Risk to Burst

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

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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 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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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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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
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