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.
Heckman brings over 27 years of residential and commercial water treatment experience
HydroNovation announced that Terry Heckman has joined the company as their Western Regional Sales Manager. Heckman brings over 27 years of residential and commercial water treatment experience, having previously worked for Pentair Residential Filtration, GE Water & Process Technologies, Osmonics and Autotrol in similar capacities. He will use his extensive water background and industry channel partner contacts in commercializing the salt-free HydroDI water treatment technology to the residential and commercial markets.
Rainwater Resources appoints Susannah Culbertson as territory manager
Knoxville, Tenn.,-based Rainwater Resources has entered the Nashville-Davidson, Tenn., metropolitan market with the appointment of Susannah Culbertson as territory manager. Culbertson is based in Nashville, and formerly was a marketing specialist for Turner Construction. She holds a Master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Tennessee - Knoxville, and is a graduate of the Nashville Young Leaders Council Class 55.
Dan Shaver will help build a network to provide customers with access to UV LED Pearl products
To meet increased demand for its new line of disinfection and water quality measurement systems, Aquionics has appointed Dan Shaver to business development manager for the new UV LED Pearl product range. In his new position, Shaver will build a network of distributors, consultants and OEM partners to provide customers with access to the company’s technology.
The MAGNA3, a variable-speed wet rotor circulator, will cut power consumption by up to 85%
Grundfos hosted more than 200 sales representatives and distributors for the domestic and commercial buildings market at its Kansas City, Kan., facility last month to prepare its American and Canadian sales forces for the release of the MAGNA3, an energy optimized, variable-speed wet rotor circulator with adaptive intelligence that can cut power consumption by up to 85% when compared with conventional circulators.
More funding research and a workshop are planned for 2013
Nonprofit organization the National Swimming Pool Foundation's (NSPF) board of directors announced it is funding the third year of a grant supporting the goal of reducing disinfection byproduct (DBP) formation. The $75,000 grant for 2013, awarded to Purdue University for a project that is being directed by Ernest R. Blatchley III, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, includes support from the Chlorine Chemistry Div. of the American Chemistry Council and a leading ultraviolet (UV) manufacturer, Engineered Treatment Systems LLC.
Anheuser-Busch is providing 51,744 cans of water for use by relief workers and residents
Anheuser-Busch is providing 2,156 cases of emergency drinking water — or 51,744 cans — for use by relief workers and residents affected by the tornado in Oklahoma City and its surrounding suburbs.
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.