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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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Emerging contaminant PFAS found at Michigan elementary school
Emerging contaminant PFAS found at Michigan elementary school
Aug 21 2018
Drinking water at the Alto Elementary School in Kent County, Mich., tested positive for per- and polyfluorinated substances (PFAS). According to the…
Cooling towers are being disinfected following the detection of legionella bacteria
Cooling towers are being disinfected following the detection of legionella bacteria
Aug 10 2018
After legionella bacteria was detected, cooling towers in an office building at the Illinois State Capitol complex in Springfield, Ill., are…
Groundwater cleanup plan revamped in U.S. Virgin Islands
Groundwater cleanup plan revamped in U.S. Virgin Islands
Aug 10 2018
The U.S. EPA proposed a cleanup plan to modify current cleanup activities at the Tutu Wellfield Superfund Site on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.…
Bronx hospital discovers legionella bacteria in drinking water
Bronx hospital discovers legionella bacteria in drinking water
Aug 2 2018
Legionella bacteria has been found at the Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx neighborhood of New York City. The contamination was discovered…
Filtration system uses kidney dialysis equipment in commercial setting
Filtration system uses kidney dialysis equipment in commercial setting
Jul 30 2018
An Israeli startup, NUFiltration, has repurposed discarded kidney dialysis filters to make cost-effective water filtration devices capable of …
New coal ash pit rules may threaten groundwater quality
New coal ash pit rules may threaten groundwater quality
Jul 27 2018
On July 17, the U.S. EPA changed coal ash pit regulations by easing federal oversight and providing states with more regulatory flexibility. The new…
Jul 20 2018
An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease has been reported in Lower Washington Heights and Upper Hamilton Heights, N.Y. 18 cases of the disease have been…
Michigan sees increase in legionella
Michigan sees increase in legionella
Jul 10 2018
New data released by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) found a nearly 30% increase in number of people who contracted…
Groundwater contamination cleanup underway for aerospace manufacturers
Groundwater contamination cleanup underway for aerospace manufacturers
Jul 6 2018
The U.S. EPA has finalized three orders with Lockheed Martin Corp. and Honeywell Intl. Inc. requiring the companies to expand groundwater treatment…
Foxconn faces controversy over water use
Foxconn faces controversy over water use
Jun 29 2018
On June 28, Foxconn Technology Group, a consumer electronic provider, broke ground on a manufacturing facility in Mount Pleasant, Wisc., expected to…
Jun 22 2018
When I began my career with an automotive supplier in Zeeland, Mich., in 2003, there were three reverse osmosis (RO) systems and four deionized (DI)…
Jun 22 2018
The ongoing drought in Southern California rages on, leaving homeowners with shorter showers, drier lawns, and a more mindful attitude regarding…
Jun 22 2018
Now more than ever, drinking water quality plays an important role in the healthy production of broiler chickens, hatching eggs, turkeys and table…
Jun 22 2018
This May, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) invited my colleagues and I to take a tour of some of the city’s…
Study finds fracking has low impact on water quality
Study finds fracking has low impact on water quality
Jun 21 2018
Two new studies by researchers from Yale University and Penn State University found that horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing has had little…
Groundwater contamination cleanup underway in North Carolina
Groundwater contamination cleanup underway in North Carolina
Jun 20 2018
Treatment commenced to remove contaminants in the groundwater and soil at an Asheville, N.C., superfund site, a former CTS Corp. plant. Electrical…
Environmental groups question Trump Tower over cooling water intake
Environmental groups question Trump Tower over cooling water intake
Jun 19 2018
The Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club and Friends of the Chicago River have provided notice of intent to sue the Chicago Trump International Hotel…
Legionella detected at Wayne State University
Legionella detected at Wayne State University
Jun 8 2018
On June 7, Wayne State University (WSU) in Detroit, Mich., identified six campus buildings that tested positive for legionella bacteria. Cooling…
Arizona golf courses turn to water reuse
Arizona golf courses turn to water reuse
Jun 4 2018
Two Phoenix golf courses, Lookout Mountain Golf Club and Moon Valley Country Club, have partnered with the city of Phoenix to build a pipeline…
Mayo Clinic faced water quality concerns
Mayo Clinic faced water quality concerns
May 31 2018
Mayo Clinic’s St. Mary Campus in Rochester, Minn., closed drinking water fountains and advised patients and staff to only drink bottled water,…
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