Mar 05, 2020

March 2020

A new study by scientists at Duke University and North Carolina State University explored the effectiveness of point-of-use (POU) and point-of-entry (POE) filters in removing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in residential drinking water…
Businesses view the green movement as an opportunity to stand out. As such, they look to recognize and demonstrate their own best practices in environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility. In the water treatment industry, we have the…
The existence of life on Earth is largely owed to the presence of water, more particularly presence of clean and freshwater. Water, the major component of all living things, available in Earth in many forms, such as surface water, undergroundwater,…
The U.S. EPA’s WaterSense program set out to transform the marketplace for water-saving items. After 14 years, the program has grown into a trusted source of water-saving information and a label for water-efficient products, programs and homes that are…
It was 1928 when Frigidaire patented a miracle compound called Freon, a new class of chloro-fluoro-carbons (CFCs) that were non-flammable, non-corrosive gasses of extraordinary usefulness as refrigerants. This invention brought on the advent of CFCs and…
A new type of water disinfection product is making waves in the water industry:  ultraviolet (UV) water disinfection systems that utilize deep-UV light-emitting-diodes (LED). UVC-LED water disinfection systems are now available on the market and offer…
New homeowners are excellent prospects for water quality products. There are lots of statistics that support this, including results from the 2019 Water Quality Association (WQA) Consumer Opinion Study. But before we get into all of that, let us get to…
The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) plans to publish the 2021 Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) in the first quarter of 2020. As anticipated, the 2021 edition of the UPC has some significant modifications to the sections…
With 2020, launching a new decade brings the sensation of turning over a new leaf perhaps more than previous new years. What is it about two twenties back-to-back that feels more significant and revolutionary than years prior? The Water Quality…
In Fall 2019, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2020 budget bill for the Interior Department and the U.S. EPA, preserving EPA’s WaterSense program and increasing water infrastructure funding. WaterSense is a voluntary…
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