University Students Bring Clean Water to Bolivian Community

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Fairfield University and South Dakota students collaborate on service project

In August, Bruce W. Berdanier, Ph.D., the new dean of Fairfield University’s School of Engineering, and two undergraduates travelled to Carmen Pampa, where they worked on a water treatment system at the Unidad Academica Campesina (UAC), “the united college for the peasants.” A branch university of the Catholic University in Bolivia, the institution draws from 19 villages, offering programs in nursing, veterinary science, agriculture and teaching.

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September 17, 2013

WaterGroup Opens San Antonio Warehouse

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WaterGroup
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New site currently holds stock ready to distribute to customers

WaterGroup opened a new warehouse location in San Antonio, Texas. Located at 4321 Profit Dr., WaterGroup’s new site currently holds stock ready to distribute to customers. This new location will become the main shipping point for many of WaterGroup’s Texas customers, saving regional customers freight and time.  Additionally, WaterGroup’s customer service team will arrange local pickup at the customer’s request and will automatically route regional customer orders to the best WaterGroup warehouse location depending upon stock and availability.

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July 31, 2013

Boil Order Points to Benefits of Home Water Treatment

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Water Quality Assn.
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Independent testing shows most appropriate products

Following a recent community boil order in Colorado, the Water Quality Assn. reminded residents that they can find home water treatment products that have undergone independent testing for effectiveness.

WQA tests and certifies products for effectiveness. The association uses the microbiological guide standard established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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July 25, 2013

Prefilters

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The Sartoguard NF prefilter series features high-performance polyethersulfone membranes and nanofleece technology, which offer enhanced clarification capabilities, along with a high dirt-holding capacity, fast flow rates and high total throughput performance. The prefilters offer cost-saving potential due to their ultra-fine retention performance, which ensures removal even of extremely small particulate-based contaminants.

UV Systems

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These residential UV systems can treat water at a variety of flow rates, from 7 to 20 gpm. Features include a stainless steel chamber, electronic ballast and an alarm to indicate lamp usage or power failure. The MWC-ES Series includes a solenoid valve to shut off the water supply in case of outages, and the MWC-EM Series has an additional UV meter to monitor wavelength.

WaterAid, Coca-Cola Africa Bring Safe Water to Burkina Faso, Ethiopia

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WaterAid
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Sanitation & hygiene services contribute to long-lasting improvements in Ethiopia and Burkina Faso

WaterAid is joining forces with the Coca-Cola Africa Foundation to make safe drinking water a reality for people living in one of the poorest suburbs of Burkina Faso's capital city, Ouagadougou, and in two rural communities in southern Ethiopia.

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May 3, 2013

Concerning Consumers

Recently, the Water Quality Assn. (WQA) released the results of a survey it commissioned on homeowners’ opinions on water quality and treatment. The respondents showed increasing awareness of water quality and willingness to pay for treatment systems — all promising news for dealers and distributors of residential water treatment.

About The Author: 

Kate Cline is managing editor of Water Quality Products. Cline can be reached at kcline@sgcmail.com or 847.391.1007.

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May 2, 2013
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May 2, 2013
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Filter

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The quick-change, auto shutoff, environmentally friendly QT drinking water filter is ideal for water cooler and residential filter applications. Removing the filter body from the head automatically switches off the water. An integral mounting bracket incorporated into the head makes installation quick. Push-fit connections in the head, available in either ¼- or 3/8-in. sizes, ensure rapid connection.

Pionetics Names New Vice President of Water Coolers

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Pionetics
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LaMar Hunt will advance Pionetics’ business development efforts in the POU water cooler industry

Pionetics named LaMar Hunt vice president of water coolers. Hunt will be based in Florida; however, he will serve clients around the globe and his primary role will be to advance Pionetics’ business development efforts in the point-of-use (POU) water cooler industry.

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April 25, 2013

Water Treatment System

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MCA Smart Technology couples advanced tank technology with electronics to make complex solutions easy. It is incorporated into a wide variety of Water Quality Assn.- and NSF/ANSI 44-certified water softeners, producing high service flow rates with a trickle of water to drain. It also includes filtration solutions for problem waters. Backwash bed expansion is 25% greater than conventional systems, saving gallons of water and keeping filtration media cleaner.