Company announces initiative to support clean water, sanitation in African countries
The Coca-Cola Co. and the Coca-Cola Africa Foundation recently announced a $3.5 million commitment to the U.S. Water Partnership (USWP) to advance sustainable water access in African countries facing the greatest clean water challenges.
Bea Perez, the company's chief sustainability officer, made the announcement at the Rio+20 Conference in Brazil, where participants worked to shape policy on global poverty reduction, social equity advancement and environmental protection.
ZeroWater is praising Maryland’s clean water initiatives
The state of Maryland recently passed legislation to provide more funding to improve the quality of the Chesapeake Bay, storm water pollution rates and improve wastewater treatment plants. These initiatives are all in response to deteriorating water quality, a problem that ZeroWater is helping consumers address with its advancements in water filtration.
Program will deliver clean drinking water to communities in need
Unilever, in partnership with Population Services Intl. (PSI), announced the launch of Waterworks, a not-for-profit program that will provide saf,e clean drinking water to communities in need around the world.
Waterworks, which operates through a Timeline application developed jointly with Facebook, will connect people with means directly with people and communities in need.
Water and wastewater professionals embarked on annual ride to raise funds for Water For People
Badger Meter announced that it has donated $5,000 to the Water Buffalos in support of efforts to construct and maintain safe, reliable drinking water systems in developing countries worldwide. The Water Buffalos include more than 40 members from the global water and wastewater industry who share a passion for motorcycles and the belief that everyone deserves access to clean drinking water.
EPA has recognized Underwriters Laboratories as a provider of the services needed to comply with new water regulations
Water quality and water safety company Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) recently announced that it has become one of the first organizations approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to test for 28 contaminants in EPA’s third Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR 3).
The Coca-Cola Foundation is funding the grants to support its global priority areas
The Coca-Cola Foundation—the global philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Co.—awarded $26 million to 85 community organizations, including $9.7 million in grants for water stewardship, during the first quarter. The grants support the foundation's global priority areas.
The water stewardship grants will benefit:
The filter company is giving away a complimentary gift with the purchase of selected items for Father's Day
Filtersfast.com, an online retailer in water and air filters, announced an eco-friendly promotion with ZeroWater Home Purification Filtration Systems. ZeroWater, makers of a dual ion exchange filter pitcher system, is giving away a complimentary gift with the purchase of selected items carried on Filtersfast.com for Father’s Day .
ZeroWater recently was named a “filter that really works” in Good Housekeeping magazine and appeared in a special segment on The Today Show.
Customers in Bedminster, Chester Township, Far Hills, Peapack-Gladstone, Pottersville and Tewksbury can resume normal water use
New Jersey American Water has rescinded its precautionary boil water advisory for its customers in sections of Bedminster, Chester Township, Far Hills, Peapack-Gladstone, Pottersville and Tewksbury. Customers no longer have to boil their water. Testing has concluded that the water meets or exceeds state and federal guidelines.
It is no longer necessary to boil your water before consumption; however, the following measures are strongly encouraged at this time:
Water provider secures top honor at American Water Works Assn.’s Annual Conference and Exposition
The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) announced that the Fremont Department of Utilities of Fremont, Neb., has won the annual “Best of the Best” Water Taste Test. The event, composed of regional winners from water-tasting competitions across North America, was held at AWWA’s Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE12) in Dallas on June 12.
The city of Fremon, receives its water from nine groundwater wells in the High Plains Alluvial Aquifer, with an average well depth of 90 ft. The utility pumps 5 million gal per day through 160 miles of water main to serve 28,000 people.
The goal is smarter, more sustainable water use by industry
Ecolab Inc. has expanded its commitment to World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to support the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) in establishing a global water standard. The AWS International Water Stewardship Standard aims to support water users globally in taking appropriate actions to evaluate and improve their impacts on watersheds.
Ecolab's two-year pledge includes annual financial support and in-kind technical support and guidance by company experts to field test the draft AWS standard.