The O-Zone: Today's Lesson: Ozone and Bottled Water

The following is the first of 11 articles addressing ozone's
applications, installation, sales, service, basics and more. The 12th and final
installment will be a quiz to test your ozone knowledge—so make sure you
come back each month to brush up. Details and instructions will be given in the
final month.

Activation Date: 
September 26, 2002
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13358

Expanding Knowledge, Continued Growth

The bottled water industry has seen steady growth for years. Consumers are demanding beverage choices to suit their healthy lifestyles, and the bottlers have stepped in to meet those needs. One of the driving forces behind this continued boom is the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA).

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A look at IBWA and the bottled water market

Activation Date: 
September 26, 2002
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Legacy
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13357

Enhanced Bottled Waters

WQP spoke with Barry Willson, senior vice president of operations at BEVsystems International, Inc., based in Miami, about the current enhanced water trends that seem to be driving the industry and giving marketers a lot to work with.

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Editor's Emphasis

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September 26, 2002
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Bottled Water Testing

Consumers want to know if the bottled water they buy is safe. How and why bottled water is regulated is not common knowledge and can be confusing to customers. Bottlers who understand and can explain aspects of water quality, regulations and test results to their customers have a useful sales tool to promote their product.

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What lab results mean and how to explain them to 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.

Publication Date: 
September 26, 2002
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September 26, 2002
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Bottled Water vs. Tap

While both sides of the bottled/tap battle continue trying to inform and ultimately win the consumer over, a few facts cannot be overlooked. Regardless of how a consumer obtains drinking water, both bottled and tap must draw from the same available global freshwater sources. Despite the information with which consumers are presented, ultimately the decision is theirs. When purchasing bottled water, knowing what you are getting requires some research and understanding.

Publication Date: 
September 26, 2002
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September 26, 2002
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13353

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; [email protected].

Activation Date: 
September 26, 2002
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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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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; [email protected].

Activation Date: 
April 25, 2002
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Legacy
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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
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Legacy
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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
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Legacy
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12977
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