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  • Middle School Students and Staff Enjoy Elkay Refilling Station

    Sometimes it only takes one change to make a huge difference. This is the lesson that students and staff are learning at the Sault Area Middle School in Sault Ste Marie, Michigan. Continue reading

  • Green Plumbing Products Will Help In Market Recovery

    There is no doubt that since the recession, which brought us such poor housing and construction markets, the plumbing industry has experienced a fairly steep drop off in business. Customers have less disposable income which translates to less money for construction projects of any kind.  While we are optimistic about recovery over the next few years, it would be prudent to consider which projects will be most likely to be a priority when these ideas come up on the radar again. Continue reading

  • Essential Emergency Eyewash Equipment

    According to the National Institute for for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOHS), there are over 2000 workplace related eye injuries per day treated in US hospital emergency rooms. About 20% of these are chemical related. Emergency Eyewash Equipment is required by OSHA in areas of exposure to chemicals. Are you in compliance? And what if your workplace is mobile, maybe a construction site? What if your workplace goes beyond the factory walls? You can still remain in compliance. Continue reading

  • Saving Water With Water Conservation Plumbing Products

    Water is starting to become a scarce resource across the world as the human population increases. According to the United Nations, "Around 1.2 billion people, or almost one-fifth of the world's population, live in areas of physical scarcity, and 500 million people are approaching this situation." Water conservation plumbing products are an excellent way to preserve this vital resource by preventing waste. By learning more about these products and how to implement them into your home, doing your part to save our freshwater resource should be accomplishable in no time at all. Continue reading

  • Tap Into Water Bottle Filling Stations For a Greener Environment

    Refilling an eight-ounce empty water bottle at a regular water fountain has always been an exercise in futility. It usually takes just the precise amount of bottle tilt to get it at least three-quarters full, never mind the increasing line of thirsty people impatiently waiting for you. Now there is a newer, easier way to refill water bottles on the go. Several locations including airports, parks, and office buildings have installed dedicated water bottle filling stations for this purpose. Even touring rock bands are jumping onto the refillable water station bandwagon. The music group, Black-Eyed Peas use their own water bottle filling station on tour. Continue reading

  • Emergency Eyewash Equipment on hand for July 4th?

    With the Fourth of July upon us, it seems that every year there's a flood of stories about accidents caused by fireworks.

    We know you probably aren't shooting off fireworks at your company Fourth of July party, but you might be. If so, are you prepared for any eye emergencies? Continue reading

  • Water Conservation Plumbing Products

    Conserving water is important for the environment and a business’s bottom line. With efficient plumbing technologies it is easier to reduce the consumption of water in your business, whether you are a hotel or restaurant. The bathrooms are the logical place to start using water conservation plumbing products. In the United States, toilets and urinals are responsible for almost one-third of building water consumption. Continue reading

  • Welcome to the Renaissance: Drinking Fountains & Water Coolers

    In 1980, according to Pacific Institute water guru Peter H. Gleick, the average American drank about a gallon of commercial bottled water per year. By 2010, the figure went as high as 30 gallons -- and with it came the associated waste in plastic and energy.

    But as consumers ditch the disposable plastic bottle, they're demanding the return of drinking fountains & water coolers in public places -- there's even an Android app called "WeTap" that's in the process of mapping (and rating) every single public drinking fountain on the planet. The drinking fountain is making a comeback -- and it doesn't have to be the drab, lifeless spigot you grew up with, either. Continue reading

  • Choosing commercial flush valves: the classics vs. the latest

    Commercial flush valves

    Whether for new installation or retrofitting old fixtures, there are many choices for commercial flush valves these days that save water -- and save time. These aren't your grandfather's flush valves; here's a few of the latest. Continue reading

  • Capitalizing on Water Conservation Plumbing Products

    The days of putting a brick in the toilet tank to save water are long gone, thankfully. But while water conservation remains an issue for most business and commercial applications, heading into the Summer of '12 there are several tools and incentives -- that go beyond just usage costs -- that make water conservation plumbing products an easy choice. Continue reading

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