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With awareness of water quality issues on the rise, water-related charities are making big noise these days. Big events, like the recent Summit on the Summit, a trek to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa to raise awareness...
In today’s residential water treatment market, competition for customers is becoming fiercer. It is a challenge to stay ahead of the competition. In the past, the strategy was to get in front of as many people as possible...
The “F-word” — “financing” — provokes different reactions from different dealers. Some shout it from the street corners, embracing it and making it a key part of their sales success. Others whisper it in hushed tones,...
Many owners of companies large and small assume that most consumers do not need financing, or believe that if they cannot pay for something outright, they should not have it. Utilizing the power of financing to sell water...
Many water utilities across the U.S. are transitioning to chloramine for disinfection as an alternative to chlorine. This change is in response to stricter U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations on disinfection...
The Legionella bacterium, Legionella pneumophila — the fundamental agent of Legionnaires’ disease — is a water-based organism that causes infection when inhaled in aerosol form. Legionnaires’ disease acquired its name in...
The story of Pristine Water Treatment in Stafford, Va., begins with a postcard. In the early 1970s, Electrolux salesman Dan Hager received a postcard in the mail soliciting water treatment dealers in Virginia. After...
Since our son was diagnosed with autism, I have had the chance to speak to more than 1,000 nonprofit organizations. My message is, essentially: Greed is no longer good. (Sorry, Gordon Gekko.) In this interconnected world...
When choosing pipe or fittings for any water application, the material options can be overwhelming. This was not always the case, though: For centuries, most pipe was made of lead or wood. In fact, the word plumbing is...
The water treatment world is getting ready to gather in Indianapolis for WQA Aquatech USA 2013. Focused on the point-of-use/point-of-entry industry for the residential, commercial and industrial markets, the tradeshow is...
From bottled water bans to Hurricane Sandy relief, the International Bottled Water Assn. (IBWA) has been busy in recent months. Water Quality Products Assistant Editor Williette Nyanue spoke with Chris Hogan, vice president...