Reduction of lead in plumbing products 15 Feb 2009
Products such as toys and paint have been lead-free for many years. Now California wants to legislate on faucets and other plumbing fittings.
Plumbing sector lead trend 15 Feb 2009
There is a strong movement worldwide to remove various toxic substances from manufacturing processes in the interest of public health.
A scientific look at adapting showers for water conservation 15 Feb 2009
Conserving one of the planet’s most precious resources was the focus of a recent interdisciplinary study into domestic showering in the UK. The results are part of a widespread program to move the country towards a better water-saving regime.
Filipino health problems 15 Feb 2009
A recent study by the World Bank and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) found that some 31 Filipinos, mostly children, die every day from diarrhoea due to poor sanitation and hygiene.
Lead laws affect faucets 12 Feb 2009
Bismuth used in faucet manufacture may be an alternative to lead, but does the world produce enough of it and will the alloys be as workable?
Great innovations in sanitary engineering 11 Feb 2009
The 19th Century saw a flourishing of great innovations in sanitary engineering, introducing safe and practical building drainage and plumbing systems on a large scale.
Norway's innovative wastewater treatments 11 Feb 2009
An experimental decentralized urban treatment system that processes graywater from apartments in an Oslo suburb has consistently produced water pure enough to swim in.