Peristaltic pumps cut water use in mining by 71% – manufacturer

June 30th, 2014

Commenting on the adoption of peristaltic pumps in the mining sector, which it says achieves water savings of 71% on average, pumps manufacturer Watson-Marlow Pumps Group points to the simultaneous cost savings mining companies achieve. “The importance of water cannot be underestimated, and consequently all mines must assess the impact of mining on local and Read More

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Workers raise dock, water pumps: Repairs to city’s water system continues

June 23rd, 2014

It took a 500 ton crane and multiple workers more than two days, but officials from Crossland Construction have raised the dock and water pumps submerged in an industrial accident on Tuesday, May 27, at Honey Creek State Park. For much of Tuesday and Wednesday, workers could be seen working to bring the dock to Read More

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Faulty water pump puts state building on ‘fire watch’

June 17th, 2014

The Board of Equalization’s infamous headquarters has a new problem: A fire system pump isn’t working properly. The secondary pump directs water up and down the 24-story tower, but the building’s sprinkler system would still work if a fire broke out, said Department of General Services spokesman Brian Ferguson. The repairs could take up to Read More

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Flood pumps likely to be removed

June 9th, 2014

Temporary pumps installed in Christchurch’s flood-prone Flockton Basin area during the weekend could be removed on Tuesday, with the weather forecast improving. Christchurch and Banks Peninsula were forecast to receive up to 75mm millimetres of rain, but it hasn’t been as heavy as predicted. Christchurch City Council land drainage manager Mike Gillooly said on Monday Read More

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Going green: Solar or heat pump?

June 2nd, 2014

There is, says Bill Rawson, chairperson of the Rawson Property Group, a growing call from prospective homeowners for the incorporation of modern energy saving installations in any home, particularly a new one. Today, says Rawson, his own group’s Rawson Developers simply cannot go ahead without such systems being part of the offering. Nevertheless, says Rawson, Read More

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