Routing Issues: From Paperwork to PDA Efficiency

By now, handhelds have enjoyed enormous popularity in any industry that deals with deliveries, services or exchanges. The bottled water and water treatment industries are not an exception. PDAs enhance performance, accuracy and cost-efficiency.

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Software Technology for the Bottled Water and Water Treatment Industries

About The Author: 

Lorraine Keating is president of Prism Visual Software, Inc., a software company developing solutions for the field service and delivery industries. Prism's software has won major awards from renowned technology organizations such as Computerworld's "100 Emerging Companies to Watch in 2002." With 10 years of experience in the bottled water and water treatment industries, the Prism team developed MiniMate-PDA solution that integrates seamlessly with Prism's routing and servicing packages RoadQuest and ServQuest. Prism can be reached at 516-944-5920; info@prismvs.com.

Activation Date: 
September 26, 2002
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Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
13352

Know Your Bottled Water Regulations

The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) tracks and takes action on a number of relevant issues. The goal is to ensure fair and equitable treatment of bottled water companies and to help the industry continue to deliver safe, high-quality bottled water products to a thirsty consumer market. In 2001, IBWA was engaged on both the federal and state legislative fronts, working hard to represent the bottled water industry and seeking the adoption of sensible, effective laws and regulations.

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Security, Safety importing/exporting and record maintenance issues affecting the industry.

About The Author: 

Joseph K. Doss is the president of the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA). Founded in 1958, IBWA is an authoritative source of information about all types of bottled waters. Member companies account for more than 80 percent of all bottled water sales in the United States. For more information, call 800-WATER-11; www.bottledwater.org.

Activation Date: 
July 30, 2002
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Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
13238

Bottled Water Quality

Due to growing concerns about environmental contamination from industry and the use of everyday products as well as fears of intentional tampering of water supplies, people are becoming more conscious of water quality. Letting your customers know that bottled water is regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a food product and that it is safe is an important part of your business.

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Reassuring Concerned Customers

About The Author: 

Barbara L. Marteney and Kristin M. Safran of National
Testing Laboratories, Ltd. (NTL), specialize in consulting with bottled water companies regarding testing requirements and bottled water quality. They maintain contacts with bottled water regulators, industry associations and the FDA regarding regulatory changes and other issues that impact bottlers. They have authored numerous articles and given various presentations on these topics.
Marteney and Safran can be reached at 800-458-3330 or 440-449-2525, Marteney at extension 217 and Safran at extension 215; food-bev@ntllabs.com.

Activation Date: 
April 25, 2002
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
13067

Promoting Your Company Through Local Media & the Community

Advertising in national publications and television stations is the standard route taken by businesses, even small ones. Promotions and advertising are key to any good business. However, it is small businesses that reach out directly to their communities that gain marketshare and a solid customer base.

Publication Date: 
March 27, 2002
Activation Date: 
March 27, 2002
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
13030

Chlorine Taste in the Customer’s Drinking Water?

Chlorine produces bacteria-free water and eliminates algae and slime. It also removes hydrogen sulfide from ground water (wells and springs) and eliminates iron bacteria (cenothrix), which are associated with objectionable odor and taste.

Despite these important facts, some people still object to chlorine in their drinking water. Comments such as “I don’t like the way chlorine makes my water taste” are common.

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Chlorine proves highly effective in water treatment

About The Author: 

1) White, George Clifford“Principles of Chlorination,” Handbook of Chlorination, Fifth Edition.

2) Hoober, Scott. Bottled Water: Does It Meet the Test? Ellen Miller Group, July 1995, Kansas Rural Water Association, “Lifeline.”

Activation Date: 
February 26, 2002
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
12977

Only Time Will Tell

The unprecedented events of Sept. 11 and the recession that began hitting our nation at the beginning of 2001 created havoc in the business world. The water industry was no exception; it also saw its share of fluctuation. With such an unpredictable economy, we move into 2002. WQP asked industry professionals nationwide to comment on what the water industry may see in the upcoming year. Although these professionals share their outlooks for next year, only time will tell what lies ahead.

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2002 Industry Predictions

Publication Date: 
January 1, 2002
Activation Date: 
January 1, 2002
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Legacy ID: 
12832

The Right Time for Bottled Water, POU

Although in October, the IBWA had seen only a slight increase in sales overall since the attacks, individual companies have reported increased sales since Sept. 11. This partly is due to bottled water being named as one of the must-have items in case of further terrorism.

Lingering concerns over the economy remain high on everyone’s minds. With 2002 just a short time away, financial analysts already are predicting what the year will look like for our nation – some are positive and some make you want to horde your money in your mattress.

Publication Date: 
December 3, 2001
Activation Date: 
December 3, 2001
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
12803

Pure Water the Way It Was Meant to Be

As the public becomes more health conscious and educated about water contamination, demand for bottled water continues to increase. In order to provide purified water, it is important to understand the reverse osmosis (RO) water purification process.

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Pretreatment is the first step in a reverse osmosis system for high quality water.

About The Author: 

Michael Pennington serves as a filtration marketing manager for Severn Trent Services, Inc., a supplier of water and wastewater treatment solutions. The Filtration division of the Water Purification Solutions Group consists of UAT membrane systems and bottling equipment lines, adsorption, evaporation, municipal treatment technologies and other unit operations. Additional information is available at www.severntrentservices.com or www.universalaqua.com.

Activation Date: 
November 9, 2001
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Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
12757

Bottled Water International Markets

Water coolers are making big waves in East Europe, according to the second Zenith Guide to Water Coolers in East Europe by Zenith International, a European drink consultant.

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A peek at the international bottled water market

Activation Date: 
October 12, 2001
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Legacy
Legacy ID: 
12702

Bottled Water Makes Headlines

Recent news regarding the public?s fluoride intake and chromium 6 contamination has made for some alarming headlines. Though several past reports have concentrated on tap water, it is bottled water that is now becoming the current media target.

Activation Date: 
October 12, 2001
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Legacy ID: 
12700
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