The facility is the only Pennsylvania facility to earn the Presidents Award this year
Pennsylvania American Water’s Norristown Water Treatment Plant, which serves approximately 32,000 customers in Montgomery County, has received the Presidents Award from the Partnership for Safe Water. The program is a volunteer initiative developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, American Water Works Assn. and other organizations representing water suppliers that continuously provide water quality that surpasses regulatory standards.
The nonprofit organization welcomed Mark Bertler as a board member and vice president of marketing
Wishing Well International Foundation (WWIF) announced that Mark G. Bertler has joined the team as a member of the board of directors and vice president of marketing. He has more than 25 years of experience in the water, wastewater and environmental industries, including senior executive positions with numerous Fortune 500 companies.
ICRC efforts have brought clean drinking water to almost 1.4 million people
Another year in nearly three decades of turbulence in Iraq that saw various armed conflicts and other violence is coming to an end, but also is taking a toll on the civilian population. More than two million people were displaced in 2014, and key infrastructure was destroyed. For some, the hope of returning home remains elusive.
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.
'Peon' device feeds plants with water from the atmosphere
A small Canadian upstart, Waterator Industries Inc., released a new device for atmospheric water generation, dubbed the Peon.
“Peon may look like an inconspicuous little plastic frog,” the company stated in a release. “[But] he is about to make a vital contribution to global conservation efforts by watering plants using water out of thin air.”
H2gO handheld water treatment device is available on Indiegogo for a limited time
The H2gO purifier is a result of Aqua Research LLC’s quest to create a personal water purifier, focusing on ease of use, simplicity and affordability. This handheld, 3-oz device makes water safe to drink with only two button clicks, never needs replacement parts and is designed for extreme environments. The device is ideal for campers, travelers and natural disasters and will be available in July 2013 at a price of $80.