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AO Smith acquires Hague

A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) today announced it completed the purchase of Ohio-based William R. Hague, Inc. (known as Hague Quality Water International) for $44.5 million in cash plus a potential earn out of up to $2 million based on revenue growth over the next two years.

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USGBC Utah wraps up week of green events

USGBC Utah has concluded a week of events celebrating the theme that it’s “Good to be Green.” Volunteers pulled off several events between August 18 and 24 with a goal to celebrate, educate and update the broader community on the value of sustainable building, as well as to share the latest strategies to save money and to conserve energy while working in green buildings and living in healthy homes.

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Hurricane Harvey – August 2017

Hurricane Harvey has brought with it severe storm conditions, including major flooding in Texas and Louisiana. WQA has implemented our Crisis Management Plan to support our members in the impacted areas who are initially providing safe drinking water through bottled water or other means. As part of the response plan, WQA is also providing resources to address the long-term drinking water contamination concerns in the aftermath of the storm.

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In memoriam: Warren Mueller – Houston, TX

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of WARREN MUELLER of Mueller Water Conditioning, Inc. of Houston, Texas.  According to the family Warren passed away on Saturday, July 1, 2017.  In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Warren Mueller.

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NSF 444 – A new standard to minimize biological contamination in buildings

Global public health organization NSF International and ASHRAE have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) dedicated to protecting public health by establishing safe management practices for building water systems. These systems include cooling towers, air conditioning units for large buildings, hot tubs, large complex water systems (in hotels, hospitals, cruise ships and institutions) and decorative […]

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Door-to-door scams in Fresno, CA

The Water Quality Association (WQA) is calling attention to individuals claiming to be from WQA distributing door hangers in the Fresno area, claiming that local water is contaminated and implying that mandatory water tests are required.

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California strikes down Chrome VI (Cr6) regulation

Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is expected to complete sometime this year its 5-year review of the Public Health Goal for Cr6. The PHG is currently set at 0.02 ppb. That review was initiated late in 2016, with an abundance of new scientific research about health effects of Cr6. The most recent publicized activity on this was OEHHA’s extension of the comment period for this review until December 13, 2016.

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Nearly a third of Americans have had some sort of water problem in the last year

J.D. Power released the 2017 Water Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study, which reports that nearly one-third (32%) of residential customers reported some type of water quality problem in the past year. Among the specific problems reported, low pressure, bad taste, discoloration and scaling/water hardness had the most significant negative effects on customer satisfaction. “There is […]

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Potassium Permanganate in City Water – is it safe?

Potassium permanganate (KMNo4) is a powerful oxidizer. Municipalities and private users are able to use it effectively as part of a comprehensive water quality improvement process. Sometimes, things don’t work out as expected…

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Evoqua’s acquisition of Noble Water Technologies

Noble Water Technologies has been a leader in the high purity water market for approximately 15 years and their proven solutions, customer focus and market flexibility have been hallmarks of their company

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