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:
H2Zero Backwash/Recycle Systems conserve water by storing and treating contaminated backwash water from filtration and treatment systems. Nearly all water filtration-related processes that remove target contaminants generate liquid or solid residuals that need to be subsequently managed. Increasingly stringent regulatory discharge standards and emphasis on sustainability are demanding more environmentally friendly solutions for these residuals.
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New Jersey American Water has rescinded its precautionary boil water advisory for its customers in sections of Bedminster, Chester Township, Far Hills, Peapack-Gladstone, Pottersville and Tewksbury.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.
Indiana-based Onesource Water was recently recognized for its growth strategy through acquisition
Onesource Water, a provider of bottle-less water cooler systems, recently announced that it has received the Assn. for Corporate Growth (ACG) Small Cap Value Award.
The award was presented to Onesource Water President Eric Giesecke by ACG Indiana at the 2012 ACG Indiana Awards dinner, held in Indianapolis on May 3. The awards dinner brings together the middle-market deal-making community and business leaders from Indiana-based companies to honor the key growth stories in the state from the past year.
750,000 families will receive water filters and high-efficiency cook stoves
Approximately 750,000 rural households in Rwanda’s Western province will receive water filters and high-efficiency cook stoves for home use. DelAgua Health is running the project in partnership with the Rwandan Ministry of Health and the Rwandan Environmental Management Authority. DelAgua is being assisted by Manna Energy Ltd., which pioneered carbon-financed water treatment.