AWWA: SDWA Anniversary Cause to Celebrate, 'Renew Our Commitment' to Safe Water

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American Water Works Assn.
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AWWA CEO David LaFrance thanks water professionals nationwide for keeping water safe for drinking

Dec. 16, 2014, marked the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), which today includes regulations for more than 90 contaminants. American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) CEO David LaFrance issued the following statement to mark the occasion.

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December 18, 2014

California Utility Purifies Wastewater for Drinking

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WateReuse Assn.
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Approximately 96 million gpd of wastewater is treated into drinking water

There are many examples across the U.S. of local water utilities taking progressive steps to create a drought-proof sustainable supply of water to meet public, agricultural, industrial and environmental demands. These include Wichita Falls, Texas; Palm Beach County Utilities, Fla.; and LOTT Clean Water Service in Oregon.

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November 18, 2014

Beating the Desert Heat

Water scarcity is a universal and growing issue. With huge projected population growth, this problem will only continue to increase. The World Economic Forum reported that the world’s population surpassed 7 billion in 2011, and is expected to reach 9.3 billion by 2050. Urbanization, industrialization, pollution, increased energy needs and climate change all reinforce the stress of population growth, making water accessibility an even more pressing issue.

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Reused water keeps hotel guests cool in Dubai

About The Author: 

Sanjeev Unni is sales and technical manager, GCC, for Dow Water & Process Solutions. Unni can be reached at sunni@dow.com or +971 4 4537041.

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October 29, 2014
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October 29, 2014
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Water Reuse Partnerships Honored

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WaterReuse Assn.
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Two innovative projects produced food and beer for gala celebration

The WateReuse Assn. recently honored two creative partnerships that demonstrate how agencies, industries and producers can work together to increase water resources to meet public demand. The awards were presented during the One Water Innovations Gala in New Orleans on Sept. 28.

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October 14, 2014

Water Reuse Goes to School

This article will review the benefits and challenges of implementing water reuse strategies, focused on building heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and plumbing systems at the new 217,000-sq-ft Milton Union K-12 School. Public policy changes (codes, etc.) needed to be addressed during a project to more readily integrate these strategies into the building design. A summary of the water savings associated with incorporating these strategies is described herein.

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K-12 school uses rainwater for toilet flushing & irrigation

About The Author: 

Michael J. Berning, P.E., CEM, LEED AP BD+C, is director of sustainable design for Heapy Eng. Berning can be reached at mjberning@heapy.com or 937.224.0861.

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October 9, 2014
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October 9, 2014
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Cool Energy Savings

Commercial applications for harvested rainwater are no longer a rarity in the U.S., though few uses of this heaven-sent water match the AdvancED facility in Alpharetta, Ga., for sustainability and energy efficiency. The U.S. Green Building Council thought so, too — the new global headquarters facility earned LEED Gold status.

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Building leverages rainwater for HVAC energy savings

About The Author: 

John Vastyan, owner of Common Ground, is a journalist whose work focuses on the plumbing and mechanical, HVAC, geothermal and radiant heat industries. Vastyan can be reached at cground@ptd.net or 717.664.0535.

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October 9, 2014
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October 9, 2014
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Pure Water Brew Competition Winners Announced

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Carollo Engineers/Clean Water Services/Oregon Brew Crew
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Competition challenged home brewers to create beer with water drawn from the Tualatin River

Winners of the Pure Water Brew Competition — a challenge to home brewers to create the best-tasting beer with water drawn from the Tualatin River—were announced. The winning beer was a Vox Max Belgian created by Ted Assur.

The competition was a public/private collaboration of the Oregon Brew Crew, Clean Water Services and Carollo Engineers to get people talking about water.

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September 10, 2014

Bring On the Rain

In 2007, Major League Baseball’s Minnesota Twins organization began constructing Target Field, an approximately 40,000-seat stadium located in the heart of Minneapolis. The organization’s goal was to make it a LEED-certified professional sports venue, which would recognize its sustainable building strategies and practices.

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Target Field receives LEED certification with innovative rainwater reuse system

About The Author: 

Williette Nyanue is associate editor for Water Quality Products. Nyanue can be reached at wnyanue@sgcmail.com or 847.954.7922.

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August 27, 2014
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August 27, 2014
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Africa’s First ‘Waterbank’ Designed to End Water Wars

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PITCHAfrica
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Rain harvesting school campus to transform education through water collection and agriculture

A unique secondary school campus, conceived and designed by the nonprofit design and innovation group PITCHAfrica, opens this month at the Endana Secondary School in Laikipia, Kenya. The Waterbank Campus comprises four unique, low-cost, rainwater harvesting building types invented by PITCHAfrica, and termed Waterbanks because of the building’s capacity to harvest and store high volumes of water at low cost, providing a year-round supply.

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August 15, 2014

A New Era for Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

With drinking water becoming scarcer due to drought in highly populated areas and drinking water sources becoming more polluted, both individual homeowners and businesses are becoming aware of the need for drinking water conservation. This brings to mind the old saying, “reduce, reuse, recycle.”

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Integrating water conservation strategies into water management

About The Author: 

Marianne R. Metzger is vice president of sales and marketing for CNA Environmental. Metzger can be reached at marianne@cnawater.com or 216.906.3021.

Publication Date: 
July 18, 2014
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July 18, 2014
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