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January 2014
"Going green” is a term that has been unavoidable over the past few years. While overuse has caused the phrase to lose its meaning in some cases, it has not reduced the importance of improving water and energy efficiency and...
Another year has come and gone, and it is time again to look toward the future. The coming year promises many opportunities, but, as always, an array of challenges as well. The water industry must endeavor through a time of...
Before doing any testing, the best thing you can do is talk with your customer. Find out as much as you can about their water source, usage, aesthetic issues and family concerns. All of these factors will play into what you...
The threat of contaminated water is one of the hottest issues in the water distribution business today. For the most part, technology, technique and testing control the problem, but as infrastructure expands and old systems...
There is a buzz of excitement throughout the industry surrounding the Water Quality Assn.’s (WQA) Sustainability Standards. The development of these standards was sparked by the WQA board of governors, which tasked the...
One of the most serious tap water problems faced by the country of Poland is the high rate of hardness in natural water sources. The term “hard water” references the abundance of minerals, particularly calcium...
West Carolina Water Treatment opened its doors in January 1996 as a husband-wife team servicing the western counties of North Carolina. But when owners Jack and Joyce Brown decided to retire, they had to look no further for...
The primary definition of the word “season” on Dictionary.com is: “One of the four periods of the year (spring, summer, autumn and winter), beginning astronomically at an equinox or solstice, but geographically at different...
Drought, failing infrastructure and severe weather events all threaten the availability of water, both domestically and abroad. Water Quality Products Associate Editor Amy McIntosh spoke with Jim Thebaut, creator of the “...