Columns

Jun 25 2008
It’s summertime in Chicago and it couldn’t be better—the weather is warm, the beaches are bustling and the Cubs are leading all of major league...
May 28 2008
I’m sure you’ve heard it all before, but yes the economy is down. These are tough times, especially for small business owners whose majority of...
May 21 2008
There are an estimated 78.2 million baby boomers in the U.S. today, and of these about 7,900 will turn 62 each day this year. This means roughly 330...
Apr 25 2008
Trends are always changing, but are you keeping up with them? While technological advancements inevitably improve our way of life—just as microwaves...
Mar 27 2008
Is green really the new black? When former Vice President Al Gore leapt into the ecological spotlight in 2006 with the film An Inconvenient Truth,...
Feb 27 2008
Many small business owners such as water dealers like you often find it a struggle to gain new business. While some remain content with the status of...
Jan 24 2008
Water disinfection technologies are becoming evermore important as the quality of drinking water declines, especially in areas of the world where...
Jan 8 2008
With 2007 behind us, now is the time to take a look at some of the issues that may have an influence on our industry in the coming year. While it is...
Nov 27 2007
While many of us in this industry are far removed from the days of attending school, we should never stop learning. The education process merely...
Nov 9 2007
This past October marked the 35th anniversary of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Water Act. This legislation certainly changed...
Nov 9 2007
The need for freshwater continues to grow worldwide, and with it so does the need for advanced water treatment systems. Decreasing sources of...
Oct 12 2007
Later this month, water quality professionals will head west for the 50th Annual Pacific Water Quality Association (PWQA) Convention and Western...
Oct 12 2007
How many times have you been denied entry somewhere or deprived of information because you were not a member of some sort of an organization? How...
Aug 29 2007
The water treatment industry is full of small businesses that are often family-owned or have been passed down from generation to generation. It is...
Aug 15 2007
Out with the bottles and in with the bags. Well, not quite. But the option of dispensing drinking water through recyclable barrier bags is now a...
Aug 15 2007
Do you remember what you were doing in the summer of 1999? John F. Kennedy Jr. was killed in a plane crash; Lance Armstrong won his first Tour de...
Jul 2 2007
WQP: In your opinion, what are the “must-attend” events for water quality professionals and why? Cindy Gresham: I believe all water quality...
Jul 2 2007
Here I go again…more than once, I’ve talked about the importance of dealers having company websites. Having a website allows small...
May 30 2007
We’ve all heard the saying “You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover.” Unfortunately, this doesn’t apply to people in the business world. Over the...
Apr 25 2007
I can’t believe I’m saying this, but there is a good and a bad side of consumer awareness. Just a few months back I talked about the increase of...