Yep, they asked us to speak… again.

Aquanomix is a featured speaker at this year’s Annual ARCSA Convention (American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association) in Long Beach, California.

Join us as we tell you what you’re doing wrong in your quest to conserve. 😉

Our 2015 Conference will focus on rainwater catchment for uses beyond the garden as well as using water supplies wisely. We will look at how rainwater catchment is one solution to mitigating drought and decentralizing stormwater pollution.

Our dear friend and Board of Advisor Member, Colin Frayne, of the Association of Water Technologies, is the keynote speaker for this year’s event. Mr. Frayne has a great depth of experience with reusing water, water management, and water shortages around the world. Depth. See what we did there??

 

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Article: San Francisco requires new developments to reuse water.

In a recent article in Plumbing Engineer, it reads, that San Francisco is becoming the first in the country to require new developments (more than 250,000 square feet) to use on-site water reuse systems for anything that requires non-potable water.

Non-potable water sources include rainwater, reclaimed/recycled water and gray water. While non-potable water is not appropriate for human consumption, it can be used in a myriad of other applications, such as doing laundry, toilet and urinal flushing and cooling tower make-up water.  This means that when it comes to the water used in buildings for things such as cooling towers, irrigation and water closets (toilet flushing), developers can’t use drinking water.

Now San Franciscans must implement on-site treatment systems to make use of rainwater, greywater (which includes water from bathroom sinks, bathtubs, washing machines), blackwater (sewage), stormwater or foundation drainage (groundwater) to meet their needs for non-potable water.

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The ordinance also requires smaller buildings of 40,000 square feet or more to do a reuse assessment and in five years the city will need to use non-potable water for all irrigation needs and cleaning of public spaces.

More details can be found here.

Aquanomix, experts in water chemistry and water reuse, have timely solutions for San Francisco. Our support is two-fold: custom water reuse systems and intelligent water optimization software. Please contact our California sales engineers for more information on how Aquanomix can help you meet regulations. And, while you’re here, check out some of our details below.

 

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Up & Running: Ethicon Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Facility Rainwater System

Aquanomix designed a custom system for Johnson & Johnson Company’s Ethicon Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Facility that reuses rainwater for cooling tower make-up water and irrigation.

The Ethicon facility in Cornelia, Georgia manufactures surgical and medical instruments.

The new facility was constructed on the same site of Ethicon’s sister company, Noramco Inc. Noramco, which has operated the Athens facility since 1981, manufactures pharmaceutical ingredients used in medications and medical devices. Both companies are subsidiaries of Johnson & Johnson.

More photos can be found at this link.

Thank you to our experienced and skilled reps at Heat Transfer Systems for helping to make this happen.

For inquiries or questions, please email marketing @ aquanomix dot com.

 

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Aquanomix System Installed at Yale School of Medicine

The Aquanomix Rainwater Harvesting System is up and running at the Yale University School of Medicine Amistad Research Lab in New Haven, Connecticut.

The Amistad facility, at 10 Amistad Street, distinguished itself with its whole sustainable approach, using collected rainwater and air handler condensate drainage for toilet flushing in a system designed by Aquanomix. Water collected on the roof of the research building is used in ultra-low-flow lavatories and dual-flush toilets.

This laboratory/vivarium interior renovation included biomedical research space, tissue culture rooms, cold rooms, specials labs and a vivarium to house rodents. Stem cell research will be performed in this building. This project has received a LEED® Gold certification.

Thanks to our fantastic reps at Engineered Product Sales for helping to make this happen.

Read more at Yale’s blog post here.

 

They ain’t messin’ around, bro.

California Proposes ‘Unprecedented’ $1.5 Million Fine For Alleged Water Theft

California regulators are adopting something of a “no tolerance” policy for water theft.

“State officials have proposed fining a group of farmers an unprecedented $1.5 million for allegedly stealing water during the state’s devastating drought, the first fine levied against an individual or district with senior rights that are more than a century old,” the Associated Press reported.

The drought that has dragged on for four years in California has sparked tough policies reining in water consumption by individual, industrial, and agricultural users. The fine aims to extend cutback policies to the notoriously hard-to-reach black market for water.

“The state is fighting off court challenges to its authority to control water use and doubts over whether it has the resources to enforce its orders,” the report said.

Link to story here.

 

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The Business Case for Investments in Water Efficiency

“The U.S. has experienced a renaissance in energy efficiency investment over the past decade, spurred by a combination of rising energy prices, greater public awareness of climate change and a thriving ecosystem of capital providers, government programs and technical solutions,” writes Scott Henderson.

“Now it’s time to pursue a similar level of investment in water.”

Read the entire article here.

 

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Brochure: Industrial + Commercial Water Reuse Systems

Typically, we see the following sources of makeup water in re-use systems:

  • Rainwater
  • Storm water
  • Foundation water
  • Grey water
  • Air Handler Condensate
  • Steam Condensate
  • Filtration backwash water
  • Cooling tower blow down
  • Process water

Typically, we reuse water for the following:

  • Cooling tower make up
  • Boiler make up
  • Toilet flushing
  • Irrigation
  • Roof misting
  • Process water
  • Street or building washing

Download our newest brochure on water reuse here.

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