Volunteers are needed to assist with expanding the scope of the S-803 product standard
The Water Quality Assn. (WQA) and the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) are preparing to expand the scope of product standard WQA/ASPE/ANSI S-803 (2014): Sustainable Drinking Water Treatment Systems to include water softeners and ion exchange resin (IER) media. As part of this effort, the organizations are seeking volunteers to assist with drafting the environmental criteria for these additional product types.
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.
Fluid Dynamics salt-free water conditioners protect the environment from harm
The owners of a new 82-room facility were looking for an alternative to the conventional methods they had been using to prevent scale buildup at their other hotels. For example, at a similar-sized property. $300 to $400 per month were being spent on salt for an ion exchange water softener. This Candlewood Suites has three water heaters, and it was specifically water heaters that had caused the owners significant problems at their other properties.
Pelican Water informs consumers of the need to conserve water
Pelican Water supports legislative efforts in California to relieve the state’s chronic drought problem through new water conservation strategies. As part of its mission to create environmentally friendly products, the company is dedicated to curtailing the use of wasteful salt-based water softening systems.
W100T Twin Alternating Series water softeners are ideal for residential and light commercial applications ranging from 20,000 to 210,000 grains of hardness removal capacity at flow rates to 24 gpm. The softeners with W110 Series control valves combine reliability and ease of service.
The Akwamag Plus sustainable water softener applies advanced magnetic science to inhibit the creation of costly and unsightly scale that forms inside water pipe, stains household hardware and bathrooms, and makes it harder to wash dishes and clothes. The softener requires no salt; it uses powerful magnets that work at the molecular level to prevent calcium and scale deposits from forming. It runs maintenance free and is cost-efficient.
Kinetico introduces the Essential Series of a non-electric, single-tank systems
Kinetico recently introduced the Essential Series in the U.S. and Canada, non-electric, single-tank systems ideal for suburbanites and city dwellers with typical municipal water, as well as those with well water that falls within specific conditions.
Stated simply, hard water is water that is hard to lather, and soft water is not. A more technically accurate definition of soft water describes the physical removal, to less than 1 grain per gal (gpg) in most cases, of calcium and magnesium salts. If you cheat and go to the end of this article, however, future generations’ definition of soft water might read “less than 4 gpg, as defined by the U.S. Geological Survey.”
Softening Through the Years
New technologies offer dealers opportunities to maximize efficiency for customers
If you attended the WQA Aquatech USA 2013 tradeshow in Indianapolis in April, you heard about many exciting topics, but probably none that have been in the works for as long as the septic study. After more than 10 years in the making, the Water Quality Research Foundation published results from the Environmental Impact Study that was funded to investigate the effects residential ion exchange water softeners may have on the performance of onsite septic tanks.
Septic study results show systems working together efficiently