EPA Issues Document on Identifying Lead Free Certification Marks –
The EPA has issued an online guide on certification markings for lead-free products.
PMI Welcomes Allied Member NSF International –
Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) is pleased to announce its Board of Directors has approved NSF International’s application for membership, making them PMI’s newest Allied Member. PMI officially welcomed NSF International as an Allied Member of PMI earlier this month.
Shabbir Rawalpindiwala of Kohler Co. Wins the Joseph K. Seidner Award –
Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) proudly congratulates Shabbir Rawalpindiwala, Manager Codes and Standards, Engineering and Plumbing at the Kohler Company, on being named the recipient of the 2013 Joseph K. Seidner Award at the Canadian Advisory Council on Plumbing.
Washington: Water Resources Bill Advances in Senate –
Last week, the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee unanimously passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA, S. 601) that would authorize 18 new U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) flood protection, navigation and ecosystem restoration projects while instituting a number of reforms to the process. NLC supports the bill.
Water for the gods now being conserved in temples –
An astrologer and social activist has turned the religious practice of offering water and milk in temples into a unique way of water conservation. Pandit Purushotam Gaur, known as Guruji, has developed water harvesting infrastructure in more than 300 temples in Rajasthan over the past 13 years. Gaur is harvesting the millions of gallons of water offered by devotees in Hindu temples that earlier used to literally go down the drain.
Lead found in water at 2 Navy child care sites –
The Navy conducted voluntary testing at nine child care facilities in the area and found that two of them - located at Norfolk Naval Station and at Joint Expeditionary Base Fort Story - had lead at doses higher than recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Texas House takes step toward $2 billion water infrastructure plan –
The Texas House of Representatives on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a bill that would create a fund to finance water infrastructure projects in a state suffering from two years of widespread drought.
Water ETFs to Play Infrastructure Needs –
Water is reaching super-commodity status as it is always in demand and we rely upon a constant supply. As water infrastructure systems continue to age, the case for a water-focused exchange traded fund gets stronger, within a properly diversified portfolio.
Some Jersey City Schools’ Water Fountains Contaminated With Lead –
Between October 2012 and January 2013, 978 water outlets in Jersey City schools were tested for lead, including sites that had been closed since the first survey was done in 2010. Fourteen percent of those fountains and faucets -- about 140 -- contained lead contamination above federal environmental testing standards.
Jersey City school district reveals plan to deal with lead in water –
The Jersey City school district yesterday released an action plan that it says will lead to the remediation of all sinks and water fountains with elevated lead levels, the same day a cover story in The Jersey Journal reported that nearly 200 locations in the district have lead levels exceeding federal standards.
4th International Emerging Technology Symposium –
Preparations are already underway to ensure that the 2014 International Emerging Technology Symposium (ETS), to be held April 23-24, 2014, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va., is the most comprehensive and informative event since the ETS debuted in 2008.
An unprecedented number of organizations, representing the foremost leaders in the plumbing and mechanical industries, have signed on to present the symposium as co-conveners. They are: the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®), the World Plumbing Council (WPC), the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE), the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA), the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors National Association (PHCC), the Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI®), the United Association (UA), and the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH).
Federal judge rules EPA overstepped authority trying to regulate water as pollutant in Virginia –
U.S. District Judge Liam O'Grady in Alexandria ruled late Thursday that the EPA exceeded its authority by attempting to regulate stormwater runoff into a Fairfax County creek as a pollutant. O'Grady sided with the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, which challenged EPA's stormwater restrictions
"Stormwater runoff is not a pollutant, so EPA is not authorized to regulate it," O'Grady said.
Plastic Bottle Ban In Concord, Massachusetts Goes Into Effect –
Concord, Massachusetts has become one of the first communities in the U.S. to ban the sale of single-serving plastic water bottles.
According to the Associated Press, the plastic bottle ban resulted from a three-year campaign by local activists. The activists pushed to reduce waste and fossil fuel use.
World ‘on collision course with nature’ –
The 2012 Development Co-operation report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) calls for radical changes to an economic model in which rapid growth has come at a price for the environment and many believe green growth is the only way forward for rich and poor countries alike to achieve sustainable development.
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Green Technologies Incorporated in Building the New One World Trade Center –
Green technologies are becoming more and more popular in all aspects of home and industry design. As New York rebuilds after the tragic events of 911, a new era of architecture is being unleashed. The New Freedom Tower is the building being erected at the site of the former One World Trade Center. It is being built with great technological advancements including those that are positive for the environment.