Water Quality Associations launches Certified Treatment Designer Program

The Water Quality Association is now offering a new professional certification for people who work in business-to-business sales and support. The Certified Treatment Designer seal assures water treatment dealers of getting knowledgeable technical support from people who design, manufacture, and sell water treatment systems or products.  To earn the certification, professionals must have at least […]

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A new showerhead water-flow limit?

The American Supply Association (ASA) recently joined the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) in an appeal to the United States Department of Energy (DOE) related to allowable flow-rate changes for multi-head showers. The ASA is focusing on the subsequent negative affects it will have on business operations for ASA members as well as overall negative […]

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New Niagara Water-Saving Toilet Line

Toilet manufacturer Niagara recently debuted four new toilet collections hoping to address common installation pains facing plumbers, builders, and maintenance workers. These four collections, Liberty, Sabre, Shadow, and Barron, remove the difficult installation process and ensure no retiling is needed. The pre-installed tank only requires screws to connect the tank to the bowl. Niagara also […]

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Preparing for Storm Season

With the start of spring comes an increase in storm frequency and intensity. Preparing for a storm can potentially prevent or at least decrease the damage that may occur during a storm. There are a few preventative measures that can be taken before a storm as well as post-storm damage inspections that will help you […]

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Industry Trends and Predictions

2021 is a year for change, modernization, and new ideas. The industry is growing beyond technology advancements and education is an important step in updating the conditions and experiences for both workers and customers. Find out some of our industry predictions for 2021 and the future. Educating customers Maintenance workers and plumbers are an important […]

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A.O. Smith targets reduction in greenhouse gas emission

A.O. Smith announced its goal to reduce the company’s greenhouse gas emissions by 10% by 2025. As energy and water demands increase, consumers are looking for products that reduce energy consumption, conserve water, and avoid single-use plastics. Patricia Ackerman, senior vice president of A.O. Smith, says “The goal was developed through a strategic initiative to […]

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4 Ideas for the Future of Kitchen and Bath

The future is here. What will the future of the industry be? It’s hard to say how quickly technology will advance but here are a few ideas that are likely to become normal sooner rather than later. Indoor Herb Garden: Indoor gardens are growing more popular but this self-watering system brings the freshness of live […]

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Sloan introduces Optimix Faucets with Anti-scald Technology

Optimix Faucets from Sloan will prevent scalding. When cold water is running low, normal faucets may dispense uncomfortable or even unsafe hot water. The new addition to any of Sloan’s popular faucets meets anti-scald requirements of ASSE 1070. The Integrated Thermostatic Mixing Valve is included in the faucet spout for a hassle-free and time-saving installation. […]

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Legionella Concerns Increase as Buildings Reopen

Buildings that have been closed for extended periods of time may be at higher risk for Legionella outbreaks. Legionella bacteria is found naturally in freshwater environments, such as lakes and streams. However, it becomes a health concern when it grows and spreads in human-made building water systems, including showerheads, sink faucets, tubs that aren’t drained […]

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Average Lifespan of Plumbing Equipment

Depending on the age of the facility and the equipment inside, it may be time to replace plumbing fixtures and equipment. Replacement timelines vary but knowing when to replace plumbing equipment can save you money and time in the long run, especially if a pipe bursts. Proactive maintenance instead of reactive can also affect how […]

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