Commercial Complexities

Over the past five years, the topic of rainwater harvesting has become prevalent everywhere we look. Many articles on this subject begin with an introduction about rainwater harvesting not being a new concept because systems have been around since before the ancient Greeks. They then cover the basics, from where water can be captured to its various applications. Storage tanks, pumps and filters are typically mentioned, but sometimes without specific details. This is for good reason: Rainwater harvesting systems, especially commercial-sized ones, can be complex.  

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Considerations for commercial rainwater harvesting applications

About The Author: 

Mike Warren is product manager for Watertronics. Warren can be reached at mike.warren@watertronics.com or 262.367.1484.

Publication Date: 
October 16, 2013
Activation Date: 
October 16, 2013
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Rainwater Resources Appoints Vice President

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Rainwater Resources
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Deanna Cox appointed vice president of marketing

Deanna Cox, CWS II, has been appointed vice president of marketing for Rainwater Resources, a water management service company specializing in design, consultation and design/build of rainwater harvesting systems for detention, innovative use and groundwater recharge. The company helps developers and builders with storm water runoff regulations compliance and acquisition of LEED certification points.

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Publication Date: 
October 11, 2013

Senator Advocates Rainwater Facilities in the Philippines

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Senate of the Philippines, Philippines - Gov
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Rainwater catchment facilities in schools will aid in efforts to reduce flooding and conserve water

Sen. Loren Legarda said that all schools and barangays in the country should have rainwater catchment facilities as part of efforts to reduce flooding and conserve water.

"These rainwater catchment systems can help address the country's water shortage problem, particularly during the dry season, while making use of the excessive water brought by the rains during the wet season. These facilities can also contribute to [reducing] the occurrence of flooding," Legarda said.

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Publication Date: 
July 19, 2013

New Jersey Park Adds Rain Garden

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New Jersey American Water
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New Jersey American Water's grant enhances eco-friendly Poricy Park

A rain garden will be added to the eco-friendly features of Middletown, N.J.'s Poricy Park, thanks to a $10,000 grant from New Jersey American Water. The award is part of the company's annual Environmental Grant Program, which offers funding for qualifying, innovative, community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or protect watersheds, surface water and/or groundwater supplies.

Publication Date: 
July 18, 2013

EPA Spotlights Rain Barrels in New Exhibit

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U.S. EPA
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EPA encourages homeowners to explore the benefits of rain barrels

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is encouraging homeowners to explore the opportunity of introducing a rain barrel next to their homes this summer to help save precious water and control storm water runoff.

A rain barrel is a system that collects and stores rainwater from the roof that would otherwise be lost to runoff and diverted to storm drains and streams. A rain barrel is relatively simple and inexpensive to construct and can sit conveniently under any residential gutter down spout.

Publication Date: 
July 11, 2013

On-Campus Reuse

The Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions at the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa is a flagship for the school’s commitment to sustainability. Completed in September 2010, it not only serves USF’s School of Global Sustainability and Patel Center for Global Solutions, it also is the first building at the Tampa campus to aim for U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification.

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University center lives up to green ideals with water reuse system

About The Author: 

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

Publication Date: 
February 4, 2013
Activation Date: 
February 4, 2013
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MIOX Expands Market Application of AOP Technology

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MIOX Corp.
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MIOX awarded research grant to commercialize onsite generated AOP chemistry

MIOX Corp. has received a Technology Enhancement for Commercial Partnerships (TECP) award from the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program of the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the amount of $100,000. This research grant allows MIOX to move forward in the commercialization of lower cost advanced oxidation process (AOP) technology for groundwater remediation and water reuse applications.

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Publication Date: 
January 17, 2013

The Road Ahead

With another year on the books, it is time to look ahead to 2013. As always, the water treatment industry will face a variety of challenges and opportunities in the coming months. Domestically, new regulations loom — some positive, some negative — as California continues to set the legislative tone for the nation. Globally, opportunties await for companies ready to take the international plunge, but the challenges of certification remain.

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Industry experts weigh in on what is to come in 2013

About The Author: 

Dave Haataja is executive director for the Water Quality Assn. Haataja can be reached at dhaataja@wqa.org or 630.505.0160.

Rick Andrew is general manager, Drinking Water Treatment Unit Program, for NSF Intl. Andrew can be reached at andrew@nsf.org or 734.913.5757.

Frank A. Brigano, Ph.D., is vice president, technology, for KX Technologies LLC. Brigano can be reached at fbrigano@kxtech.com or 203.764.2506.

Frank Panzeca is president of Culligan of Wheaton. Panzeca can be reached at fpanzeca@culliganwheaton.com or 630.668.4100.

Publication Date: 
January 8, 2013
Activation Date: 
January 8, 2013
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Opportunity for Change

Change — it’s one of the few things we can count on, day in and day out. These days, change seems to happen at the speed of light, and while it may seem overwhelming, the many opportunities it brings also can be exhilarating. 2013 is poised to bring a wave of changes to the water treatment industry — and with it, a range of possibilities for those ready to grab them.

About The Author: 

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

Publication Date: 
January 8, 2013
Activation Date: 
January 8, 2013
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EPA Awards Grants to Students in Sustainable Technology Competition

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U.S. EPA
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$675,000 awarded for the development of sustainable technologies to protect people’s health

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded grants to 45 college teams in phase I of its People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) annual student design competition. Each grant, totaling up to $15,000 per team, for an overall amount of $675,000, is applied toward designing and developing sustainable technologies to help protect people’s health and the environment while promoting economic development.

Examples of team projects this year include:

Publication Date: 
December 5, 2012