Drinking quality in China 15 Feb 2009
More than 40% of drinking water in rural areas of China is unhealthy, according to the Ministry of Health.
Faucet material options 15 Feb 2009
Are there alternatives to lead-based faucets? Scientists are looking for a way of replacing lead in the metal faucet process, but there may be other solutions on the horizon.
Bucket toilet system 15 Feb 2009
The South African ANC Government has reneged on its commitment to eradicate the bucket toilet system in formal settlements by the end of 2007.
Pumped shower awareness 15 Feb 2009
An extensive public awareness program is needed to steer customers away from using pumped showers.
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.