Water regulations

| by Larry Acker
Water regulations

Nature provides water, which makes it a natural resource. This doesn’t mean there is a limitless supply of water, nor does it mean water is naturally 100 percent safe. Enter the lawmakers, to ensure the safety and cleanliness of water for public consumption. In 1974 Congress passed the Safe Drinking Water Act to regulate the supply of drinking water. Amended in 1986 and 1996, the law includes the sources of drinking water, from groundwater wells, lakes, rivers, reservoirs and springs.

The Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1948 became the Clean Water Act in 1972, which sets industry standards for wastewater and regulates pollutants in surface water. The EPA also has regulations for beaches and coastal waters.

In addition to abiding by federal laws to keep water safe for drinking, individual homeowners and business owners can play a small, but very important, role in using water wisely. One effortless way to conserve water is with the use of the ACT D’MAND Kontrols System, a sustainable product that provides hot water on demand.

“Water is, in general, way too cheap,” said Larry Acker, CEO of Advanced Conservation Technology Distribution, Inc., manufacturer of the D’MAND Kontrols pump. “We do not charge enough for our water; consequently, the consumer really doesn’t consider water as being something they can’t get.”

As sustainable building practices are becoming the norm, homes are being designed to maximize the efficiency of water. An example is a septic system that reuses “sustainable gray” water. This water is not drinkable, but it isn’t dangerous either. It’s predicated on the use of biodegradable materials such as dishwashing detergent, household cleaners, soaps, makeup, toothpaste and other materials that run down the drain. When no chemicals are being added to the drain, it means that the water breaks down without causing any damage to the septic system, and it is reusable for water in toilets, washing machines or even for watering plants.

The ACT D’MAND Kontrols pumping system makes it easy for homeowners to save water and energy, while at the same time enjoying a convenience they have not had before: no more waiting around for water to heat up. Through proprietary technology, the D’MAND pump provides hot water on demand. When hot water is available at the touch of the tap, it is a true win-win situation. The user gets hot water right away, and the environment is being helped in water and energy savings, and carbon footprint and sewage processing savings.

About the sponsor:

ACT D’MAND Kontrols® and Structured Plumbing® are registered marks of Advanced Conservation Technology Distribution, Inc.; a privately owned corporation that started as a family business and is based in Costa Mesa, Calif. ACT D’MAND Kontrols Systems are made in America and sold through wholesale plumbing supply houses and national representative groups. The company has distribution throughout the U.S. and six other countries. For more information, visit www.gothotwater.com.


Topics: Bathroom, Going Green, Heating & Cooling, Kitchen, Plumbing & Fixtures, Water Saving Devices

Companies: ACT D'MAND Systems



Larry Acker
Larry Acker is the CEO of ACT, Inc. D'MAND Kontrol Systems®. Involved with energy, water and energy conservation for 45 years, Larry is considered a leading authority regarding residential water and energy efficiency. Larry has been a featured speaker at major conferences throughout the world supporting ASHRAE, IAMPO, AWWA, ACEEE, PHCC and SB-08. Larry has written featured articles for National Trade Magazines and was the Chairman of the Pacific Coast Builders Conference in 2001. www

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