$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:

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June 18, 2012

ZeroWater Offers Eco-Friendly Father's Day Deal

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Digital Journal
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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.

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June 15, 2012

New Jersey American Water Lifts Precautionary Boil Water Advisory

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Market Watch
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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New Jersey American Water has rescinded its precautionary boil water advisory for its customers in sections of Bedminster, Chester Township, Far Hills, Peapack-Gladstone, Pottersville and Tewksbury.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:

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June 14, 2012
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New Jersey American Water Lifts Precautionary Boil Water Advisory

Fremont, Neb., Wins “Best of the Best” Water Taste Test

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AWWA
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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.

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June 13, 2012
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Fremont, Neb., Wins “Best of the Best” Water Taste Test

IAS Promotes Safe Food, Clean Drinking Water in Celebration of World Accreditation Day

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International Code Council
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The International Accreditation Service is recognizing June 9 as World Accreditation Day

The International Code Council’s subsidiary, International Accreditation Service (IAS), is recognizing June 9 as World Accreditation Day and promoting the theme for the day: Accreditation-Supporting Safe Food and Clean Drinking Water.

More than 60 countries are participating in the global initiative established by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC).

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June 4, 2012

Intelligence Squared to Debate Pros and Cons of Fracking at Aspen Ideas Festival

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Intelligence Squared U.S.
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The debate will happen at the Aspen Ideas Festival in July

On July 1, Intelligence Squared U.S. will partner with the Aspen Ideas Festival to present its 62nd debate, “No Fracking Way: The Natural Gas Boom is Doing More Harm Than Good.”

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June 4, 2012

EPA Launches Video Project About Importance of Water

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The video project asks Americans to explore the idea of why “water is worth it”

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, the nation’s law for protecting water.

To help commemorate this milestone, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is asking people to send in a 15-second video clip about the important role that water plays in their lives. Each video should include the phrase “Water Is Worth It." EPA will post selected videos on its website and Facebook page.

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June 1, 2012

Pascoag Well Water Contamination Case Settled for $7 Million Against Exxon Mobil

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PR Newswire
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The lawsuit came as a result of MTBE contamination of the well water supply of Pascoag, R.I.

Providence Superior Court Judge Judith Savage approved a $7 million settlement of a class action lawsuit brought by the citizens of the town of Pascoag, R.I., and the Rhode Island Water District against Exxon Mobil Corp. as a result of the contamination of their well water supply by methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) in 2001. 

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May 31, 2012

IBWA Promotes Importance of Clean, Safe Water in Hurricane Preparedness

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Drinks Media Wire
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IBWA has joined the "Be a Force of Nature" campaign to encourage those in areas at risk for hurricanes to be prepared

Recognizing the importance of having access to safe, clean drinking water, especially in times of disasters and emergencies, the International Bottled Water Assn. (IBWA) is joining the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration in promoting 2012 National Hurricane Preparedness Week, which calls upon Americans in areas of the country vulnerable to hurricanes and severe weather to “Be a Force of Nature.”

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May 31, 2012

Founder of charity: water Featured in New Book on Effective Storytelling Advocacy

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PR Web
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Scott Harrison, founder and CEO of charity: water, shares his transformational personal story to inspire others to join his cause

When Scott Harrison tells the story of charity: water, the organization he founded to bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations, he often begins at an unexpected point: “I’m going to start by telling you about my mother,” he says. Harrison then describes caring for his invalid mom, rebelling at age 18 and moving to New York City, where he worked as a nightclub promoter “chasing after models and bottles.”

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May 30, 2012