Category Archives: General

Senator Hertzberg to speak at 2016 PWQA Convention

Senator Hertzberg has agreed to be the banquet speaker for the 2016 PWQA convention/tradeshow. Senator Hertzberg has carried several important water bills and is passionate about responsible environmental stewardship. He is a former Speaker of the California State Assembly.

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Aquatherm piping contributes to LEED v4 Credits

Aquatherm has the only piping systems that directly contribute to LEED v4 credits.

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The passing of a legend

It was with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Jack Slovak. Jack and his rocket-scientist brother Robert are considered the founding fathers of the residential Reverse Osmosis water purification industry.

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California legislative update – July 2016

The State Legislature is on Summer Recess from July 1 to July 31. July 1 was also the last day for bills to be heard in the second house policy committees. When the Legislature reconvenes on August 1, the bills that are still alive will begin to be heard in the Appropriations committees. August 12 is the […]

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CalChamber response to Prop. 65 modifications

June 6, 2016 Ms. Monet Vela Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment P.O. Box 4010 Sacramento, CA 95812-4010 Sent electronically to: P65Public.Comments@oehha.ca.gov RE: 15-DAY NOTICE OF MODIFICATION TO TEXT OF PROPOSED REGULATION – TITLE 27, CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, PROPOSED REPEAL OF ARTICLE 6 AND ADOPTION OF NEW ARTICLE 6, PROPOSITION 65 CLEAR AND REASONABLE […]

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NSF/ANSI Standard 401 to be added to WQA’s Gold Seal Program

NSF/ANSI Standard 401 includes filters designed to address the following contaminants: Pharmaceuticals, Personal care products (PPCPs), and Endocrine-disrupting compounds (EDGs)

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PWQA 2016 Convention

This year’s PWQA educational theme is developed around “Doing it right” when it comes to improving water and doing better business. The WQA will be teaching their latest test-preparation classes and well as the recent improvements and enhancements to the Modular Education Program.

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WATER GROUPS SUPPORT DODD FOR SENATE

State Assemblyman Bill Dodd (D-Napa) today announced receiving the endorsement of the Pacific Water Quality Association and its national counterpart, The Water Quality Association in Senate District 3.

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Disinfecting Aquatherm Piping

The use of chlorine dioxide as a disinfectant in the drinking water supply has been increasing in some areas over the last few years. This increase in use is due to the fact that chlorine dioxide is low-priced to produce and easy to dose, compared to straight chlorine. In addition, the chemical reactivity of chlorine dioxide, and thus the disinfecting effect, is about three times higher than in the case of chlorine.

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Workshop to Discuss the Framework for a Salt and Nitrate Management Plan for the Central Valley

The Central Valley Water Board (Board) will hold a public workshop regarding the framework for a Central Valley-wide Salt and Nitrate Management Plan (SNMP), which is being developed through the stakeholder-led Central Valley Salinity Alternatives for Long-Term Sustainability (CV-SALTS) initiative.

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