Organization Supports Federal Funding for Water Reuse Projects

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WateReuse
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Congressional briefing organized to demonstrate value of and greater need for funding

The WateReuse Assn. supports Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell’s recent announcement that the federal government will invest $50 million in water reuse and conservation projects in 12 western states. The funding comes from the Bureau of Reclamation’s WaterSmart program, which has provided about $250 million in funding since 2010.

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May 22, 2015

Pentair Receives WateReuse Leadership Award

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WateReuse
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Research partnership is producing solutions for water sustainability

The WateReuse Research Foundation presented its Leadership Award to Pentair on May 4, 2015 during a ceremony at the 19th Annual Water Reuse & Desalination Research Conference in Huntington Beach, Calif.

“Our partnership with Pentair is producing information and real solutions that will help communities across the country and around the world develop resilient water supplies today and for years to come,” said WateReuse Executive Director Melissa Meeker.

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May 7, 2015

Study Shows Population Growth Could Outpace Water Supply by 2050

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Duke University
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Researchers have identified a regularly recurring pattern of global water use in recent centuries

Population growth could cause global demand for water to outpace supply by mid-century if current levels of consumption continue. But it wouldn't be the first time this has happened, according to a Duke University study.

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March 27, 2015
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Residential Greywater Treatment Receives NSF/ANSI Certification

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Nexus eWater
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The certification allows homeowners, homebuilders and water and sewer agencies to use onsite home water recycling technology

Nexus eWater announced that it is the first company to receive certification to the NSF/ANSI 350 global standard for residential greywater treatment for its NEXtreater home water recycler.

The certification enables California builders, water and sewer agencies and homeowners to build drought-resilient homes by safely recycling two out of every three gallons in the home for non-potable, approved uses. The 2013 California Plumbing Code allows greywater treated to the stringent NSF/ANSI 350 standard to be reused in a range of applications.

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March 16, 2015

WateReuse Merges Leadership

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WateReuse
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The new brand reflects the organizations' unified effort to support water reuse

The WateReuse Assn. and Research Foundation announced a plan to merge the leadership of their organizations to more aggressively address the challenges that local communities face in meeting growing demands for water supplies in the context of drought, climate change, aging infrastructure, environmental degradation and federal, state and local regulations.

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March 10, 2015

Changing the Conversation

Beer starts conversations, and people are talking about water resources thanks to the Pure Water Brew competition. The brewing contest was a public-private collaboration of Clean Water Services, a water resources management utility in Hillsboro, Ore., that serves more than 500,000 customers; the Oregon Brew Crew, one of the oldest and largest homebrewing associations in the country; and Carollo Engineers, a national environmental engineering firm that produces water treatment systems, to kick-start conversations about water. 

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Beer brewing competition sparks ideas about water reuse

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Sheri Wantland is public involvement coordinator for Clean Water Services. Wantland can be reached at wantlands@cleanwaterservices.org or 503.681.5111.

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March 5, 2015
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University of Hawaii to Host Rainwater Catchment Workshops

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American Rainwater Catchment Systems Assn.
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Nine community workshops will provide information about rainwater catchment systems and free water quality testing kits

The University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program will hold nine free community workshops across the island to give residents access to information about rainwater catchment systems, safety, monitoring and proper maintenance. Water quality testing kits and instructions will be provided to workshop attendees free of charge.

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March 4, 2015

North Carolina County Hosts Annual Rain Barrel Sale

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Watauga County, N.C.
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Orders must be placed by April 24 to receive the discounted rate

The town of Boone, N.C., and Watauga County are hosting their annual rain barrel sale. Customers must order their barrels online by April 24, 2015. Because of bulk purchasing and delivery, the town and county are able to offer the barrels at a discounted rate of $75. The pickup day will be May 1, 2015.

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February 17, 2015

Rainwater Rules

Almost all of the water that has ever existed on our planet is the same water we see today, 97% of which is non-potable seawater. The remaining 3% is freshwater, mostly locked in ice caps, glaciers and the ground. Only a fraction of a percentage is the surface water we typically depend on. To put it in perspective, if all of the Earth’s water were condensed down to fit into a single gallon jug, the freshwater readily available for our use would only equal about one tablespoon.

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Standards & treatment considerations for rainwater harvesting systems

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Jason Carlson is senior project chemist for UL. Carlson can be reached at jason.carlson@ul.com.

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February 12, 2015
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February 12, 2015
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Rainwater Reliance

Aaron and Rebecca Howald of Franklin, Tenn., are busy professionals — she an attorney and he an executive for a national building products company. Their home site outside of Nashville might not have been buildable were it not for rainwater harvesting — it is distant from municipal water supplies, and wells in the area can be problematic. 

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Tennessee home is 100% dependent on rainwater

About The Author: 

Vincent Guarino is vice president - industry relations for Rainwater Resources. Guarino can be reached at vince@rainwaterresources.com or 865.544.7873.

Publication Date: 
February 11, 2015
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February 11, 2015
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