Hard Vs. Soft Water: What’s the Difference?

Not all tap water is created equally. Since it comes from different sources and is treated in various ways, the quality of water one city system receives can vary considerably from what is used in the next city or state over. With that being said, there is one big category of difference often referred to…

CARES Act School Funding: What To Know

In March 2020, the U.S. Congress passed the CARES Act in response to the novel coronavirus through the GEER Fund or Governors Emergency Education Relief Fund. This financial aid package was provided to all of the states for funding schools and offering flexibility during the pandemic.1 Now, more than a year after the global pandemic…

Colton Joint Unified School District uses CARES funding to purchase touchless drinking water stations

With the CDC calling for the replacement of high-touch, communal fixtures, such as water fountains, to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Colton Joint Unified School District (CJUSD) announced that FloWater Touchless Refill Stations have now been installed in all 28 district schools and administrative support sites. With the availability of touchless, foot pedal activation…

Colton Schools Replace Traditional Water Fountains With Touchless Water Stations To Prevent Spread Of COVID

COLTON (CBSLA) – In another sign of how the coronavirus pandemic has changed sanitation and hygiene, the Colton Joint Unified School District announced Wednesday that it has replaced all its school water fountains with touchless water refill stations. The district announced that the refill stations were installed at all 28 schools and its administrative offices. The…

America’s Schools Utilize CARES Act Funds to Replace Outdated Water Fountains as They Reopen With Heightened Health and Safety Awareness

With an additional $170 billion in CARES Act funding earmarked for K-12 schools and higher education in the new, $1.9 trillion stimulus package proposed by President Joe Biden, FloWater today announces an accelerated rollout of its fully ‘touchless,’ self-sanitizing FloWater Refill Stations to replace old water fountains in schools nationwide. Since the CDC called for the replacement…

Schools Give Water Fountains the Touchless Treatment

Alongside investments in personal protective equipment, sanitation stations and distancing shields, some schools are earmarking a portion of their federal CARES Act funding to replace their water fountains with touchless versions that don’t need continual cleaning. According to FloWater, one company that makes refill stations, business is gushing. In the past year, CARES Act funds have been…

How to Remove Lead from Water

Access to clean drinking water is a basic need. Despite the challenges that cities continue to have with contaminated water, there are solutions to provide people what they need to stay healthy. Fortunately, through modern technology, learning how to remove lead from water is made easier through water purification systems. Understanding the need for purification…