3M Food Testing Receives Certification for Bacteria Testing Plates

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Market Watch
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Approved method for global bottled water safety

3M Food Safety announced May 21 that its Petrifilm Aqua Coliform Count Plate has received NF validation from France-based Assn. Francaise de Normalisation (AFNOR) for its ability to detect and enumerate colonies of E. coli and coliform bacteria in bottled water samples.

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May 24, 2012

Onesource Water Receives Corporate Value Award

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Market Watch
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Indiana-based Onesource Water was recently recognized for its growth strategy through acquisition

Onesource Water, a provider of bottle-less water cooler systems, recently announced that it has received the Assn. for Corporate Growth (ACG) Small Cap Value Award.

The award was presented to Onesource Water President Eric Giesecke by ACG Indiana at the 2012 ACG Indiana Awards dinner, held in Indianapolis on May 3. The awards dinner brings together the middle-market deal-making community and business leaders from Indiana-based companies to honor the key growth stories in the state from the past year.

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May 24, 2012

New Initiative to Bring Clean Water to Rwanda

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DelAgua Health
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750,000 families will receive water filters and high-efficiency cook stoves

Approximately 750,000 rural households in Rwanda’s Western province will receive water filters and high-efficiency cook stoves for home use. DelAgua Health is running the project in partnership with the Rwandan Ministry of Health and the Rwandan Environmental Management Authority. DelAgua is being assisted by Manna Energy Ltd., which pioneered carbon-financed water treatment.

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May 21, 2012
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Phoenix Youth Inspires More Than 4,600 People to Contribute for Clean Water Projects in Haiti

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PR Newswire
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Thousands are expected to benefit from campaign

About a month after Ethan Wolfe, a 6-year-old Phoenix boy, heard that people in Haiti had to drink "dirty water" every day, more than 4,600 people filled emptied water bottles with dollar bills and change as part of the Dirty Water campaign at Palmcroft Baptist Church.

The "Dirty Water fasting" campaign asked people to drink nothing but water for a month and donate the money they would have paid during that time for coffee, soda, juices and other drinks. The most recent count puts the collection at more than $105,000.

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May 10, 2012

HaloSource Partners with Chinese Partner Perfect

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HaloSource
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HaloSource Inc. partners with Perfect Water Purification Mfg. Co. Ltd.

HaloSource Inc. recently announced that it has signed a partnership with China's Perfect Water Purification Manufacturing Co. Ltd., a global supplier of consumer goods. 

The partnership marks HaloSource's entry into the direct selling channel for drinking water purification devices in China. Under the terms of the partnership agreement, HaloSource's HaloPure cartridges will be inserted into Perfect's multi-stage purifier to deliver 99.9% reduction of virus and bacteria.

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May 9, 2012

Inventor Honored for Helping Millions Get Clean, Safe, Affordable Water

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Business Wire
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Dr. Ashok Gadgil received $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Global Innovation for solutions to global water crisis, among other accomplishments

The Lemelson-MIT Program recently announced Dr. Ashok Gadgil as the recipient of the 2012 $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Global Innovation in recognition of his steady pursuit to blend research, invention and humanitarianism for broad social impact.

Gadgil is a chair professor of safe water and sanitation at the University of California, Berkeley, and director of the Environmental Energy Technologies Div. at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, whose diverse inventions and sustainable innovations are helping those in the developing world to live healthier, safer lives.

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May 7, 2012

EPA to Work with Drinking Water Systems to Monitor Unregulated Contaminants

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U.S. EPA
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Approximately 6,000 public water systems will begin monitoring 28 chemicals and two viruses beginning in 2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently published a list of 28 chemicals and two viruses that approximately 6,000 public water systems will monitor from 2013 to 2015 as part of the agency’s unregulated contaminant monitoring program.

The program collects data for contaminants suspected to be present in drinking water but that do not have health-based standards set under the Safe Drinking Water Act.

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May 3, 2012
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EPA to Work with Drinking Water Systems to Monitor Unregulated Contaminants

EPA Provides $15 Million to Help Small Systems Across the U.S.

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U.S. EPA
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Funding will go toward drinking water and wastewater systems and private well owners

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced last week that it will provide up to $15 million in funding for training and technical assistance to small drinking and wastewater systems, defined as systems that serve fewer than 10,000 people, and private well owners. The funding will help provide water system staff with training and tools to enhance system operations and management practices, and supports EPA’s continuing efforts to protect public health, restore watersheds and promote sustainability in small communities.

Publication Date: 
March 5, 2012
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I Have Municipal Water...Why Would I Want a Point-of-Use Filter?

Benefits of going beyond municipal drinking water

About The Author: 

Frank A. Brigano, Ph.D., is VP of technology for KX Technologies. Brigano can be reached at 203.764.2506 or by e-mail at fbrigano@kxtech.com. Thomas A. Burke is product/marketing manager for KX Technologies. Burke can be reached at 203.764.2512 or by e-mail at tburke@kxtech.com.

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Drinking Water Systems

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Watts "QT" drinking water systems with quick twist catridges and membranes provides your customers with an easy and convenient change out of their cartridges. Quick Twist cartridges are designed with double o-rings to prevent leaks. Flow shuts off when cartridges are removed. You get proprietary cartridges to ensure reoccurring income.

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