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.
Inorganic Contaminants Symposium to address drinking water treatment and analysis techniques
Drinking water experts will convene at the Sacramento Convention Center, Feb. 5 to 6, for a symposium focused on inorganic contaminants found in water. The Inorganic Contaminants Symposium will feature presentations and seminars led by U.S. and international experts. Topics include new techniques for treatment and analysis of drinking water, new challenges and risk assessment affecting the drinking water community. The event is hosted by the California-Nevada Section of the American Water Works Assn.
Company won in the Large Ground Water System category from Region IV
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has chosen the 2011 EPA Safe Drinking Water Act Excellence Award recipients, and the winner of the Large Ground Water System category from Region IV is Destin Water Users Inc. (DWU). The award recognizes public water supply companies that demonstrate effective operations and maintenance programs, and display a profound commitment to maintaining and protecting public drinking water supplies.
Electronic report delivery now available
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has completed its review of the Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) Rule and has concluded that drinking water utilities can provide reports about drinking water quality to customers via e-mail or on the Internet instead of mailing a copy of the report. Electronic delivery of these reports, which utilities are required to provide to their customers each year under the Safe Drinking Water Act, is expected to help utilities improve transparency and save resources.
A group of 400 native Peruvian Amazonians known as the Maijuna desperately searched for answers to help reduce their high child mortality rate when it became clear that their drinking water was one of the major culprits.
Water filtration system provides Amazon villages with cleaner water
X2 RO systems are engineered to produce high-purity water by reducing dissolved minerals, bacteria and organic impurities with product water outputs from 57,600 to 468,000 gpd. The systems are ideal for customers seeking efficient water treatment solutions for drinking water, cooling towers, boiler feed, food processing, bottling, agriculture and a variety of other applications.