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Water treatment systems, water reuse systems and plumbing fixtures are crucial components in helping commercial and institutional buildings, such as hospitals, schools, hotels, offices and retail, meet water efficiency and conservation goals while also ensuring access to safe drinking water.
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Florida senators propose new bill to filter lead from public school drinking water fountains
Florida senators propose new bill to filter lead from public school drinking water fountains
Jan 23 2019
Three Florida senators introduced a new bill that would require Florida public schools to filter drinking water for lead at the source on campuses…
New study finds schools lead testing in drinking water inadequate
New study finds schools lead testing in drinking water inadequate
Jan 10 2019
A new report from the Harvard School of Public Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that more than 40% of schools that test for lead…
Groundwater contamination discovered at Georgia air bases
Groundwater contamination discovered at Georgia air bases
Jan 7 2019
Recent tests at three Georgia military air bases found groundwater contamination caused by toxic firefighting foam. While the U.S. Air Force said…
San Jose, Calif., adopts energy and water ordinance for commercial buildings
San Jose, Calif., adopts energy and water ordinance for commercial buildings
Jan 1 2019
On Dec. 20, the city council of San José, Calif., voted to adopt an energy and water building performance ordinance that will enable the city to…
Legionella discovered at west Michigan hospital
Legionella discovered at west Michigan hospital
Dec 28 2018
One death has been reported following a Legionnaire’s disease outbreak at the Spectrum Health Pennock Hospital in Hasting, Mich. On Dec. 27, the…
Dec 27 2018
By now, we have all heard about the risk of Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks in commercial buildings and the documented connection to building water…
Dec 27 2018
Over the last few years, the U.S. has seen an influx of Legionella in the water supply across the country. According to the Centers for Disease…
Dec 27 2018
It is rare that one finds a cost-effective process that also helps the environment. How people use water can be one of these rare finds. In this case…
EPA reveals new lead action plan for lead in drinking water
EPA reveals new lead action plan
Dec 24 2018
The U.S. EPA, U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and U.S. Health and Human Services announced the Trump Administration’s Federal Lead Action…
India implements new groundwater guidelines
India implements new groundwater guidelines
Dec 20 2018
India’s Central Groundwater Authority (CGWA) has revised guidelines for groundwater extraction. The new guidelines include introduction of a water…
Drinking water contamination discovered at Iredell County, N.C., school
Drinking water contamination discovered at Iredell County, N.C., school
Dec 19 2018
On Dec. 18, elevated levels of perchlorate were discovered in drinking water at Lake Norman High School in Iredell County, N.C. The Iredell-…
Groundwater contamination cleanup underway in Burbank, Calif.
Groundwater contamination cleanup underway in Burbank, Calif.
Dec 17 2018
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has reached a settlement with Lockheed Martin, an aerospace technology company. Under the settlement,…
Congress approves 2018 Farm Bill with drinking water protections
Congress approves 2018 Farm Bill with drinking water protections
Dec 13 2018
Congress approved the $867 million 2018 Farm Bill with bipartisan support. The bill has been applauded by environmental groups for its water…
EPA proposes revision to the waters of the US rule
EPA proposes revision to the waters of the US rule
Dec 12 2018
On Dec. 11, the U.S. EPA and the Department of the Army proposed a new definition of “waters of the United States,” or WOTUS. The proposed definition…
Study finds airplane drinking water may be unsafe
Study finds airplane drinking water may be unsafe
Dec 11 2018
A new report from the Hunter College New York City Food Policy Center found that drinking water tanks on airplanes may be subject to poor maintenance…
Legionella discovered at northwestern Illinois senior community
Legionella discovered at northwestern Illinois senior community
Dec 4 2018
An Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) investigation discovered Legionella bacteria in the plumbing system of McHenry Villa independent…
Drinking water contamination discovered at Martha's Vineyard Airport
Drinking water contamination discovered at Martha's Vineyard Airport
Dec 3 2018
Water sampling results surrounding the Martha’s Vineyard Airport in West Tisbury, Mass., discovered levels of per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (…
Study investigates drinking water pollution in Lake Mead
Study investigates drinking water pollution in Lake Mead
Nov 26 2018
The Utah Division of Water Quality, U.S. Geological Society, National Park Service and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation launched a study to determine the…
Groundwater contamination discovered at nuclear fuel facility
Groundwater contamination discovered at nuclear fuel facility
Nov 13 2018
Recent tests found high levels of uranium contamination in groundwater at a nuclear fuel factory in Greenville, S.C. The contamination stems from…
Drinking water contaminated by disinfectant in rural community
Drinking water contaminated by disinfectant in rural community
Nov 12 2018
A Freedom of Information Act request revealed a well in Denmark, S.C., has been treated for more than 10 years with a chemical not approved by the U.…
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