USDA announced support for projects that will improve water and wastewater services
As part of U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Earth Day celebration, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced support for projects that will improve water and wastewater services for rural Americans and benefit the environment across the country. USDA remains focused on carrying out its mission, despite a time of significant budget uncertainty. The announcement is one part of the department's efforts to strengthen the rural economy.
The Sustainability Steering Committee will establish participation from retailers, regulatory agencies
The Water Quality Assn. (WQA) Sustainability Program will be ready to begin certifying products soon. While some retailers and regulatory agencies have collaborated with WQA by providing outside stakeholder review, WQA would like to recruit more participation from these sectors.
CELF and Vestergaard Frandsen partner in sustainability education program
The Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation (CELF) has partnered with Vestergaard Frandsen (VF) to launch the LifeStraw 100 Schools Water Campaign. CELF is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to making sustainability education an integral part of every school’s curriculum and culture. Vestergaard Frandsen manufactures LifeStraw water filters, which turn dirty water into safe, clean drinking water.
WWIF founder travels to Ghana to expand the foundation's humanitarian efforts
Guillermo Guzman, founder of Wishing Well International Foundation (WWIF), is travelling to meet with members of the Safe Water Ghana (SWG) team to witness and assist with the deployment of filters to 50 more families in the village of Bagliga in northern Ghana. This latest deployment completes the project initiated by the students at St. Paul Lutheran School in Boca Raton, Fla.
Global Portal makes information on properties of chemicals available to the public
The human health benchmarks for pesticides, developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), were published in December 2012 to the Global Portal to Information on Chemical Substances. The portal makes available to the public information on properties of chemicals, such as physical chemical characteristics, environmental fate, human toxicity and ecotoxicity.
Power and water services restored to more than 130,000 rural customers
As part of federal efforts to provide necessary support to those affected by Hurricane Sandy, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that power and water services have been restored to more than 130,000 rural customers on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-financed systems in nine states.
Local RainSoft dealer led distribution of 20,700 bottles of water to relief centers
Recognizing the call for help with supplies to help residents in New Jersey impacted by Hurricane Sandy last week, RainSoft has delivered a semi truck load of bottled water to residents of Atlantic City, N.J.
International Bottled Water Assn. delivers bottled water to Hurricane Sandy victims
The International Bottled Water Assn. (IBWA) is working with its member bottlers to deliver critical supplies of bottled water to victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Portal offers a free to access online parameters guide for water quality professionals
WaterTrax released WaterTrax Parameters Portal, an online reference guide that gives water quality professionals access to a comprehensive database of water contaminant information and the regulatory standards associated with them. The database is free and accessible for online public access.
Prism Software provides desktop and handheld operational software for equipment service and delivery companies. Companies are able to reduce costs with handheld ticket completion while increasing revenue using call centers. Handheld features include: perform deliveries, “install, pickup and service” equipment, perform water tests, collect signature, and print invoices in the field. Desktop features include: email / mail merge capabilities for filter changes with call follow-up, dispatch tickets, map optimization and integration into Quickbooks, Dynamics and AccountMate.