Drought Solutions From Down Under

The U.S. is currently experiencing its worst drought in 56 years. Many cities and regions are enduring unprecedented water restrictions and unfortunately, it looks like there is no end in sight.

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Sydney highrise implements innovative blackwater reuse system

About The Author: 

Mark Meredith is product manager, Aquacell, for Phoenix Process Equipment Co. Meredith can be reached at markm@aquacell.us or 502.751.2263.

Publication Date: 
November 13, 2012
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November 13, 2012
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Aquacell Case Studies Published in EPA Water Reuse Guidelines

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Aquacell Water Recycling Solutions
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Studies detail use of onsite recycling systems

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) included two case studies featuring Aquacell onsite water reuse systems in its 2012 Guidelines for Water Reuse, released on Sept. 29, 2012. This was the first year information regarding onsite reuse was included in the EPA guidelines.

Aquacell CEO Colin Fisher was one of 300 experts in the field that helped EPA write the guidelines and review case studies and policy language. Fisher took an active role in developing these sections and contributed two case studies regarding onsite reuse.

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Publication Date: 
November 5, 2012

When It Rains, It Pours

The City of Los Angeles Stormwater Program partnered with S. Groner Associates (SGA) to launch a rainwater harvesting pilot program in 2010. The program’s purpose was to encourage residents in select cities to install rain barrels at their homes to harvest rainwater, which can be recycled to water gardens and landscaping. It used a combination of proven community-based social marketing practices, such as recruiting early adopters to establish the behavior as a social norm.

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Engineering a successful rainwater harvesting program

About The Author: 

Namju Cho is project manager for S. Groner Associates. Cho can be reached at ncho@sga-inc.net or 562.597.0205.

Publication Date: 
October 30, 2012
Activation Date: 
October 30, 2012
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Survey Shows Americans Support 'Toilet-to-Turf' Water Reuse Solutions

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GE
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GE consumer survey indicates that two-thirds of Americans feel positive about water reuse

Despite the “ick factor” often associated with recycled water, two-thirds of Americans feel positive about water reuse, according to the survey of 3,000 consumers in the U.S., China and Singapore. The survey reports that Americans also think that industry and government should play a stronger role in making water reuse a priority.

This is a significant finding, considering that 36 U.S. states face water shortages in the coming year and by 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population — or 5.3 billion people — will be vulnerable to water shortages.

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Publication Date: 
October 23, 2012

Going Green in the Park

Located in the Logan Square neighborhood on Chicago’s north side, Haas Park is a testament to the city’s commitment to sustainability through appropriate use of rainwater harvesting.

Haas Park honors Joseph F. Haas (1857-1928), a widely respected public servant. During his 42-year career in public office, he served as a Chicago alderman, secretary of the sanitary district, state senator and more.

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City park implements rainwater harvesting for new fieldhouse

About The Author: 

Jeff Arnold is water treatment manager for Watertronics Inc. Arnold can be reached at jeff.arnold@watertronics.com or 262.337.2567.

Publication Date: 
October 9, 2012
Activation Date: 
October 9, 2012
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EPA Releases 2012 Guidelines for Water Reuse

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EPA
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The guidelines include water reuse practices outside of the U.S., case studies, information on planning for future water reuse systems and information on indirect potable and industrial reuse

Water reclamation and reuse have taken on increasing importance in the water supply of communities in the U.S. and around the world to achieve efficient resource use, ensure protection of environmental and human health and improve water management. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its 2012 guidelines for water reuse. The 2012 reuse guidelines update and build on EPA's previous reuse guidelines issued in 2004, incorporating information on water reuse that has been developed since the 2004 document was issued. In addition to summarizing existing U.S.

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Publication Date: 
October 4, 2012

Registration Open for EPA Campus RainWorks Design Challenge Competition

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U.S. EPA
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Registration is open through Oct. 5, 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has opened registration for student teams from colleges and universities across the country to participate in its new design competition, the Campus RainWorks Challenge, through which teams will compete to develop innovative approaches to storm water management.

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Publication Date: 
September 10, 2012
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Registration Open for EPA Campus RainWorks Design Challenge Competition

Buyer's Guide 2012-2013

Click here to view the digital edition of WQP's 2012-2013 Buyer's Guide.

Publication Date: 
August 16, 2012
Activation Date: 
August 16, 2012
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Coca-Cola Pilots Water Recovery System, Wins IWA Award

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Market Watch
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Company pilot project wins International Water Assn. Award

The Coca-Cola Co. has developed and tested at commercial scale a first-of-its-kind beverage process water recovery system to produce high-quality water that meets and/or exceeds drinking water standards for use in non-product activities such as clean in place and bottle washing. The system expands the range of manufacturing applications for recovered process water and sets precedent for conservation and reuse in the beverage industry.

Publication Date: 
July 10, 2012

Pentair, Watertronics Team Up to Create Awareness for Benefits of Rainwater Harvesting and Reuse

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Market Watch
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Co-marketing agreement aims to educate businesses on how to achieve measurable results in water and energy conservation

As clean water grows increasingly scarce globally, more and more businesses are adopting plans to harvest rainwater locally. Recognizing this need for improved water conservation in both new and existing building projects, Pentair and Watertronics have combined forces to educate architects, consultants and engineering firms on how they can provide innovative rainwater harvesting systems that result in the health of plants, landscaping and in year-round savings through reduced municipal water needs for their clients.

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Publication Date: 
June 19, 2012
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Pentair, Watertronics Team Up to Create Awareness for Benefits of Rainwater Harvesting and Reuse