Network and have fun with ASPE Chapter members this Spring
The NYC Chapter has just announced an AYP Spring social event on Wednesday, April 26 for both members and nonmembers between the ages of 21 and 35. They will be providing food, drinks, and a water pong tournament from 5-10 p.m. at the Grohe Live Showroom. You can RSVP to Brian Schatz at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on other Chapter networking events, go to aspe.org/chapterevents.
Public comments on two revised sustainability standards are due tomorrow
Comments on revisions to WQA/ASPE/NSF S-802 (2017): Sustainable Treatment Media for Drinking Water Applications and WQA/ASPE/NSF S-803 (2017): Sustainable Drinking Water Treatment Systems will be accepted until 5 p.m. EDT on April 14. The drafts and public comment forms can be found at aspe.org/publicreview.
Find out how Midwest towns are tackling the lead problem
From charging homeowners to leasing water tower space to relying on corrosion control, municipalities are implementing different ways to finance needed upgrades to drinking water infrastructure, according to this article by Bloomberg.
Did a lack of corrosion control cause a deadly Legionnaires outbreak?
According to research by Marc Edwards, the professor who found lead in Flint's drinking water, the decision to use untreated water from the Flint River most likely created conditions that allowed legionella to thrive in buildings where it could not do so previously. More>>
States could supplement freshwater supplies with brackish water
A recent USGS study found that the amount of brackish groundwater underlying the country is more than 800 times the amount currently used each year, and advances in desalination technology could make this resource a valid option for uses that don't require high-quality water. More>>
Americans tend to be water conscious
According to a study conducted by University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers, 46 percent of participants are "water considerate," and 44 percent are "water savvy conservationists." More>>
Australia brings maximum PFAS chemical levels in line with U.S. standards
The change was made due to contaminations of drinking water by this chemical used in firefighting foam that were detected near airports and military bases. More>>
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Celebrities join social media campaign to help promote safe drinking water
Sting, Bruno Mars, Ziggy Marley, Shania Twain, Pharrell Williams, and Pitbull are among the more than 790 million people who have joined the Clean Water Here social-media initiative that was launched on World Water Day. More>>
2017 Community Plumbing Challenge location is announced
Cicau Village (West Java, Indonesia) will host this year's international Community Plumbing Challenge, which will feature teams from around the world who will work together to deliver improved sanitation infrastructure and facilities in the area. More>>
Free ASHRAE webcast is being held April 20
"Take Control: Using Analytics to Drive Building Performance" will discuss how applying best practice controls can improve building operations to reduce costs and increase performance. More>>
Water reuse conference is being held May 21-23 in Atlanta
The program includes tours of the Georgia Aquarium and the WaterHub at Emory University, as well as presentations on water reuse strategies for commercial and industrial facilities. More>>