California to Consider Third-Party Certification Bill

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Water Quality Assn.

The California Department of Public Health has proposed new legislation to eliminate the mandate that water treatment devices be certified by government and to instead allow third-party certification.

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August 8, 2012
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Contaminated Drinking Water Causes Concern in Northeast India

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Christian Aid
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Tens of thousands of people will be without safe drinking water for months as flooding continues in India’s Assam state

The northeastern Indian state of Assam is suffering from its worst flooding in three decades. Millions were made homeless by incessant rains, which have submerged most of the state and killed 117 people.    

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July 30, 2012
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Ohio Begins Testing of Arsenic Levels in Drinking Water

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The state of Ohio is collecting water samples from homes and public water systems to determine arsenic levels throughout the region

The state of Ohio is determining regions with elevated arsenic levels in groundwater by collecting water samples from homes and public water systems. State health officials are using workshops to educate the public about the dangers of ingesting arsenic and offering tests for arsenic contamination in well water. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates public water systems, but it does not have the authority to regulate private drinking water wells.

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July 23, 2012

WWIF Vows to Step Up Water Treatment Efforts in the Dominican Republic

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WWIF
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WWIF founder Guillermo Guzman has vowed to step up WWIF's water treatment efforts in the Batey of San Jose Ulloa of the Dominican Republic

Guillermo Guzman, founder of Wishing Well International Foundation (WWIF), had a chance to spend time with the management of the Good Samaritan Hospital, the nonprofit organization in charge of the Hydraid Biosand filters distribution center in the Dominican Republic.

Guzman, who was visiting the Batey of San Jose Ulloa in late June, was able to visit with residents who had nothing but praise for the hospital and the individuals running the distribution center.

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July 5, 2012

ELGA to Deliver Water Purification at New Singapore General Hospital Expansion

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News Wire
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ELGA LabWater to supply and install an ultrapure water production system and duplex distribution loop for the new Singapore General Hospital expansion

ELGA LabWater, global laboratory water brand of Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, has been awarded the contract to supply and install an ultrapure water production system and innovative duplex distribution loop over two buildings and six different floors for the new Singapore General Hospital (SGH) expansion. 

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July 2, 2012

Coca-Cola Commits $3.5 Million to U.S. Water Partnership

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Market Watch
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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.

Publication Date: 
June 28, 2012
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Unilever Partners with PSI, Facebook to Launch Waterworks Program

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Market Watch
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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.

Publication Date: 
June 26, 2012

Badger Meter Donates $5,000 to Water Buffalos in Support of Safe, Reliable Water Systems

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Badger Meter
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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.

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June 25, 2012

EPA Approval Granted to UL for Water Testing Services to Meet UCMR 3 Requirements

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UL
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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). 

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June 25, 2012

$9.7 Million Awarded for Water Stewardship

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Market Watch
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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:

Publication Date: 
June 18, 2012