Contamination Considerations

The source for drinking water is an important consideration when determining which water quality tests to run. Groundwater sources, especially private wells that are not tested on a regular basis, are susceptible to various naturally occurring and manmade contaminants.   

Well Depth

The depth of a well is an important factor when determining which contaminants are present in groundwater sources. Shallow wells are more vulnerable to surface contaminants, such as gasoline from a spill, because the contaminant has less distance to travel.

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Evaluating factors for testing groundwater quality

About The Author: 

Marianne R. Metzger is GPG business manager for National Testing Laboratories Ltd. Metzger can be reached at mmetzger@ntllabs.com or 800.458.3330.

Publication Date: 
November 15, 2012
Activation Date: 
November 15, 2012
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Water Purification Systems Donated to Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

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Propour
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Twelve water purification systems were donated to the Oceanside Fire District in New York

Steve Steinway, CEO of Propur Water Purification Systems, donated 12 Propur King water purification systems to the Oceanside Fire District in New York for disbursement to district fire stations in need of clean water.

“We wanted to do our part to help those most impacted by Hurricane Sandy and chose the Oceanside Fire District to donate to, after hearing that this was one of the harder hit areas," Steinway said. "We spoke with Alan Gershkowitz at their office and he will oversee their distribution to the fire stations in the greatest need.”

Publication Date: 
November 7, 2012

Nashville-Based Nonprofit Provides Clean Water to Haiti

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Mobile Medical Disaster Relief
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Mobile Medical Disaster Relief to give all 200,000 people in the area of Thomazeau, Haiti, access to clean water

Nashville, Tenn.-based nonprofit Mobile Medical Disaster Relief (MMDR) is providing clean water to Haiti. The people of Haiti, recently listed as the poorest country in the world, have no access to clean water. Their wells, streams and cisterns are contaminated by E. coli, salmonella and cholera.

MMDR seeks to change that in the area of Thomazeau, Haiti. Using filtration devices and chlorinators, the organization plans to give all 200,000 people in this area access to clean water.

Publication Date: 
October 18, 2012

Censky Challenge for Research Receives More Than $50,000 in Donations

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Water Quality Assn.
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The donations will be given to WQRF to support projects and independent studies

The Censky Challenge was named for Pete Censky, who stepped down this spring as executive director of the Water Quality Assn. (WQA) after 25 years. WQA committed to matching all contributions, up to $25,000—the original goal for donations. Funds are being delivered to the Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF).

With WQA’s matching contribution, more than $75,000 total will be provided to WQRF.

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Publication Date: 
September 26, 2012
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Circle Court Ground Water Plume Added to NPL of Superfund Sites

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U.S. EPA
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Site makes National Priorities List after tests showed that public water supply and five private wells within a one-mile radius all had elevated TCE levels

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that, with support from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the Circle Court Ground Water Plume in Willow Park, Texas, has been added to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites.

Publication Date: 
September 24, 2012
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Testing: A Vital Service

Whether you are a sales, installation or service professional, water testing is vital to completing your job. Providing consultation, offering recommendations and addressing problems can only be done after a proper water analysis has been completed.

Testing Parameters

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Provide value to customers by evaluating water quality

About The Author: 

Ric Harry is a sales, management and technical consultant for the water treatment industry. Harry can be reached at info@richarry.com or 905.734.7756.

Publication Date: 
June 28, 2012
Activation Date: 
June 28, 2012
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Michael Y. Kim Receives Dow Pinnacle Award

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The Pinnacle Award honors those who embody sales excellence

Michael Y. Kim has been named a recipient of The Dow Chemical Co.’s Pinnacle Award in recognition for his achievements in 2011 in Dow Water & Process Solutions sales.

Kim will receive his award at a special ceremony on June 28 in Chicago. Based in Mission Viejo, Calif., he has worked at Dow for more than 28 years and currently holds the position of senior account manager. This is his first Pinnacle Award. 

Publication Date: 
May 15, 2012

The Pit of Mediocrity

Using advertising to take your company from average to exceptional

About The Author: 

Tim Miles is the founder and president of The Imagination Advisory Group. Miles can be reached at tim@thedailyblur.com or 573.234.6282.

Activation Date: 
March 28, 2012
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
23274

The Evolution of UV Controls

As the market for ultraviolet (UV) disinfection systems continues to grow, so does the need for more modern, user-friendly controls. UV systems have come a long way from early versions, which had control features that included a lamp-out circuit and an audible alarm. Modern UV systems include system architecture and displays that are reminiscent of the iPod. Most advances for residential UV systems have come in the form of system controllers instead of reactor designs or lamp technology.

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Modern controls make systems easier to use and simpler to service

About The Author: 

Myron Lupal is president and general manager of Luminor Environmental Inc. Lupal can be reached at mlupal@luminoruv.com or 519.837.3800.

Publication Date: 
March 28, 2012
Activation Date: 
March 28, 2012
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
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23273

Surviving on Service

Between 2001 and 2005 new home sales increased an average of 7%. For control valves, 2005 was a peak year, with approximately 1.1 million units shipped. Since then, new home sales have decreased an average of 33% each year and control valve shipments have decreased an average of 6% each year. The industry has lost roughly one-third of control valve shipments since 2005.

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Service plans increase revenue and customer satisfaction

About The Author: 

Justin Ramsey is marketing manager for Pro Products LLC. Ramsey can be reached at jramsey@proproducts.com or 800.285.9176. Andrew Saal is national sales director for Pro Products LLC. Saal can be reached at asaal@proproducts.com or 800.285.9176.

Publication Date: 
February 2, 2012
Activation Date: 
February 2, 2012
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Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
23220