Water Quality

ISH China 2014: Focus on water quality and energy efficiency

The 2014 ISH China & CIHE trade show was held May 13-15 at the New China Exhibition Center in Beijing.

Water quality, water conservation and energy-efficient heating technologies take the stage at the annual trade show in Beijing.


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A look inside a salt-free water softening system

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Salt-free water softeners


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Industry associations develop programs to attract workers

Workforce development, water efficiency and waterborne diseases were among the issues discussed April 22 during the third annual meeting of the Plumbing Industry Leadership Coalition in Washington.

ASPE is offering an online plumbing design course, which it developed with UCLA. It is in the process of creating an associate degree program for plumbing design with the City College of San Francisco. It exhibited for the first time at the USA Science and Engineering Festival, which was held April 26-27 in Washington and attended by elementary and high school students from across the country.


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PMI signs coalition letter in support of WaterSense Bill

PMI joined 11 other members of the Plumbing Industry Leadership Coalition on a letter to the Senate.

This measure, supported by PMI and introduced by Senator Tom Udall (D-NM), seeks to improve U.S. water use efficiency and promote smart water systems.


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PMI supports Senate legislation authorizing WaterSense program

This would provide a dedicated source of funding for the water equivalent of EnergyStar.

Senator Tom Udall (D) of New Mexico recently introduced legislation, The WaterSense Efficiency, Conservation, and Adaptation Act.


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Protecting plumbing

This North Carolina-based Benjamin Franklin Plumbing franchise finds profitability with water treatment services.

The Charlotte, North Carolina area has .75 to 1.5 parts per million of chlorine in its water and outlying areas have up to 3.5 ppm of chloramine, a derivitive of ammonia. It’s almost like drinking pool water, says Paul Stefano, general manager of the Charlotte Benjamin Franklin Plumbing franchise.


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Water Innovation Challenge to be held during Singapore International Water Week

WorldSkills Foundation’s Water Innovation Challenge is supported by the World Plumbing Council and runs from June 3-5, 2014.


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Zurn celebrates World Plumbing Day with commitment to water efficiency and sanitation

Zurn Industries joins plumbing organizations and their members in recognizing World Plumbing Day today.


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‘Clean water is not a luxury’

World Plumbing Day is March 11.

The World Health Organization reports that 2.6 billion people do not have access to adequate sanitation. The United Nations says more than 1 billion people are living with a shortage of fresh water.


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How graywater systems reduce potable water use

Waste not, want not.

When trying to learn about being green and reusing water, one can feel suffocated by all the terminology. There’s graywater, blackwater, reclaimed water, recycled water, potable water and nonpotable water. Let’s start with defining these terms.


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