Fairfield University and South Dakota students collaborate on service project
In August, Bruce W. Berdanier, Ph.D., the new dean of Fairfield University’s School of Engineering, and two undergraduates travelled to Carmen Pampa, where they worked on a water treatment system at the Unidad Academica Campesina (UAC), “the united college for the peasants.” A branch university of the Catholic University in Bolivia, the institution draws from 19 villages, offering programs in nursing, veterinary science, agriculture and teaching.
Independent testing shows most appropriate products
Following a recent community boil order in Colorado, the Water Quality Assn. reminded residents that they can find home water treatment products that have undergone independent testing for effectiveness.
WQA tests and certifies products for effectiveness. The association uses the microbiological guide standard established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Texas-based nonprofit aims to provide clean water via new wells and spread the Gospel
Access announced that it is partnering with The Last Well (TLW). This Texas-based organization’s mission is simple: “To provide clean water to the entire nation of Liberia and share Christ with those we serve by the end of the decade.”
Wyoming to lead further investigation on drinking water quality in Pavillion, Wyo., with EPA support
The state of Wyoming announced that it would further investigate drinking water quality in the rural area east of Pavillion, Wyo. This will be done with the support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The 3M Pro RO drinking water filtration system uses multistage filtration and includes a high-pressure booster that keeps consistent pressure. It is able to deliver 36 to 50 gal of clean water per day. The system has an electronic pressure switch set to activate at 40 psi and shut off at 60 psi. It is compact and can be installed centrally in a home. With its quick tank recovery, the system is convenient for sinks in kitchens, baths, wet bars and refrigerators.
Sanitation & hygiene services contribute to long-lasting improvements in Ethiopia and Burkina Faso
WaterAid is joining forces with the Coca-Cola Africa Foundation to make safe drinking water a reality for people living in one of the poorest suburbs of Burkina Faso's capital city, Ouagadougou, and in two rural communities in southern Ethiopia.
The quick-change, auto shutoff, environmentally friendly QT drinking water filter is ideal for water cooler and residential filter applications. Removing the filter body from the head automatically switches off the water. An integral mounting bracket incorporated into the head makes installation quick. Push-fit connections in the head, available in either ¼- or 3/8-in. sizes, ensure rapid connection.
Agencies aim to reduce the number of tribal homes lacking access to safe water and sanitation by 50%
Agriculture Undersecretary for Rural Development Dallas Tonsager announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Health and Human Services (HHS), the Indian Health Service (IHS) and the Department of Interior (DOI), to continue to work together to reduce by 50% the number of tribal homes lacking access to safe water and basic sanitation by 2015.
3M Pro’s high-pressure booster pump keeps production steady
3M Purification introduced the 3M Pro reverse osmosis drinking water filtration system. The system helps provide clean, better-tasting water using multistage filtration and includes a high-pressure booster pump for increased production. The addition of the booster pump gives it a consistent pressure of 100 psi and the ability to deliver 36 to 50 gal of clean, great-tasting water per day.
EPA orders cleanup to protect nearby public drinking water wells
The Lapwai School District in Lapwai, Idaho, must clean up an inactive drywell contaminated with solvents (trichloroethylene and perchloroethylene) to protect nearby public drinking water wells. The cleanup will be conducted under a legal order issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The drywell lies under an asphalt parking lot at the Lapwai School District bus maintenance facility (204 District Road in Lapwai), which is separated from the Lapwai Elementary School by a fence. Two drinking water wells are located about 150 ft northwest of the drywell.