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.
UNICEF helped establish dozens of water treatment plants that continue to provide clean water to one million Indonesians today
Commemorating the tenth anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami, UNICEF reflected on how focusing on water quality for the devastated area as one of the first steps helped start a domino effect that improved Aceh, Indonesia’s westernmost province.
For UNICEF, the emergency response to the tsunami – particularly in Aceh, where 170,000 people were killed and 800 km of coastline devastated – remains one of the largest humanitarian operations in the organization’s history.
The influx of Syrian refugees is straining Jordanian water supplies and wastewater facilities
With the influx of hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees into the northern governorates of Jordan, the demand for water has grown significantly. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has expanded its water activities to meet people's needs.
The funding will support additional work by USGS to manage the groundwater network
Congress last week passed $1.1 trillion in spending that contains $2.6 million for the implementation of the National Ground-Water Monitoring Network (NGWMN).
On Dec. 16, President Obama signed the bill funding the federal government through fiscal year 2015.
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.
The new Marten Lake water pipeline and truck fill station ensure reliable and consistent access to safe drinking water
The Woodland Cree First Nation government has completed a new water pipeline and truck fill station at Marten Lake, Alberta, Canada.
The nation, located in northwestern Alberta, has a population of 800 registered people.
This ½-gal pitcher removes 96% of chlorine and contaminants from tap water in just a few seconds. It is simple to use—just fill the pitcher and fasten it to the gallon dispenser. Store the sleek, slim-line pitcher in the refrigerator or leave it on the docking station at room temperature. Claryum filters last six months and retain naturally occurring minerals in the water. All components are BPA free.
This patent-pending POU water filtration device produces drinking water without frequent maintenance, chemical additions or component replacement. The system traps and neutralizes contaminants through an ion exchange process. It processes enough water to support a family of six, includes built-in safe water storage and lasts for 10 years. The system meets the World Health Organization’s Household Water Treatment specifications for removing bacteria, protozoa and viruses.
The nearly $12 million in funding will be made available to Ohio, Michigan and Indiana agencies, as well as some federal organizations
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy announced that the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) will provide almost $12 million to federal and state agencies to protect public health by targeting harmful algal blooms (HABs) in western Lake Erie. The funding builds upon GLRI’s ongoing efforts to reduce algal blooms and will be made available to Ohio, Michigan and Indiana state agencies and to the U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.