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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Agencies aim to reduce the number of tribal homes lacking access to safe water and sanitation by 50%
Agriculture Undersecretary for Rural Development Dallas Tonsager announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Health and Human Services (HHS), the Indian Health Service (IHS) and the Department of Interior (DOI), to continue to work together to reduce by 50% the number of tribal homes lacking access to safe water and basic sanitation by 2015.
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.