Many Americans use water filtration devices in their homes — but are they using the right filter for their local water quality? That is what NSF Intl. set out to discover with its 2013 Water Quality Survey, which posed questions on water filter use and water quality knowledge to 2,025 adults this summer. Water Quality Products Managing Editor Kate Cline recently spoke with Cheryl Luptowski, public information officer for NSF, about some of the survey’s more surprising results.
Evaluating consumer knowledge of filtration devices
The company I went to work for when I first came into the water industry 15 years ago had a management turnover problem. Sales managers would rarely last longer than six months before they either were fired or became frustrated with the position and left of their own accord. Often it was a race to see which happened first.
Creating accountability to ensure a successful business
Water Quality Products understands the importance of keeping up to date with current industry trends and information. We are pleased to bring you our seventh annual State of the Industry Report, which includes valuable current information regarding the water treatment industry and its trends.
An assessment of the water treatment industry
It’s been yet another challenging year for the water quality industry. As the economy and housing market struggle down the long road to recovery, a host of other factors, from government regulations to business competition, continue to affect companies. As always, however, industry members are working hard to tackle the issues and improve their businesses.
This fall, Water Quality Products conducted its seventh annual State of the Industry survey to receive readers’ input on how their businesses are faring and what to expect in 2014.
Designed with effortless maintenance, the we300 Series is an advanced system that provides excellent water quality. With features such as a state-of-the-art LED panel and large water capacity, this machine integrates function and style. It is durably manufactured and finished with sleek glass panels that allow for countless branding possibilities.
This multi-parameter test strip for drinking water tests free chlorine, total chlorine, pH, hardness, nitrate and nitrite with a single dip in less than 45 seconds. The strip, order code 2933-G, is appropriate for both municipal and well water applications. Each vial contains 25 test strips and is packaged in LaMotte’s exclusive flip-top vial with integrated desiccant liner and waterproof full-color chart on the label.
Enpress ONE Water Filtration Simplified Blue Series carbon block filters for the Cartridge Tank are POE filtration solutions flowing up to 15 gpm and treating 250,000-plus gal of water. With no more control valve, drain, wasted backwash water or dumping of carbon during re-bedding, this is an easy-to-remove cartridge filtration solution for the future.
Phil Wilburn will focus on helping construction professionals meet turbidity requirements
HaloSource Inc., parent company of HaloKlear environmental water treatment products, hired Phil Wilburn as Florida sales manager for HaloKlear. The company's Dual Polymer System (DPS) recently was added as a reimbursable pay item by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).
“Good afternoon. This is Kelly with Moti-Vitality ... No thank you, I’m not in the market for a Disney Cruise at this time.”
I really should learn to ignore the toll-free numbers and the “unknown callers.”
I knew telemarketing calls would be part of the price I would have to pay, however, when I made the decision to use my cell phone as my primary business number so that I could be more accessible to my clients.
I end the call and go back to scouring resumes for a client who asked us to hire a sales professional.
The pros and cons of working with family
Most wells experience some type of operational problem during the normal process of aging. The rate at which a well will experience such problems can be influenced by many factors, including water chemistry, aquifer characteristics, operational schedules and well construction details, just to name a few.
There are many types of wells across the globe, including water supply, injection, aquifer storage recovery, extraction, monitoring and dewatering, and most deteriorate as they age.
Time-based approach to effective well maintenance