Into the Future

When people find out I am involved with the water treatment industry, there is one topic that almost always comes up: the ongoing drought in California and other states, and what is being done about it.

About The Author: 

Kate Cline is managing editor of Water Quality Products. Cline can be reached at kcline@sgcmail.com or 847.391.1007.

Publication Date: 
July 18, 2014
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July 18, 2014
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Irrigation Assn. Celebrates Smart Irrigation Month

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WaterSense
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IA shares 10 tips to help owners show their water smarts outdoors

The Irrigation Assn. (IA) — the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s inaugural WaterSense Professional Certifying Organization Partner of the Year — is reminding homeowners to use water wisely while maintaining their lawns during Smart Irrigation Month this July.

Publication Date: 
July 10, 2014

Alternative Energy for Reliable RO

Tiny Utrik Atoll is part of the Marshall Islands, a scattered group of atolls in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. On Utrik and neighboring islands, rain catchment traditionally supplied all of the drinking water, while well water was used for washing. Over the past decade, however, rainfall has become unreliable, and during the dry seasons Utrik islanders were forced to drink well water with unsafe salinity levels. 

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RO desalination system provides reliable water supply for remote island

About The Author: 

Clark Beek is technical writer for Spectra Watermakers Inc. Beek can be reached at clark@spectrawatermakers.com or 415.526.2780.

Publication Date: 
May 6, 2014
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May 6, 2014
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Chasing Gallons

Nationwide, the U.S. loses 1.7 trillion gal of water each year, which the U.S. Geological Survey estimates is equivalent to 16% of treated water never reaching the tap. This is the direct result of the aging and rapidly deteriorating system of pipe and plants that comprise U.S. water infrastructure.

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Water-efficient fixtures help homes find significant water savings

About The Author: 

Barbara C. Higgens is CEO/executive director of Plumbing Manufacturers Intl. Higgens can be reached at bhiggens@pmihome.org or 847.481.5500.

Publication Date: 
May 6, 2014
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May 6, 2014
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Softening Technology Trends

Alternatives to ion exchange water softeners are not new to the water quality market. In recent years, we have seen a number of new technologies as well as new twists on old technologies, and we continue to hear promises that these new products will change our paradigm. 

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Keeping your business updated with new softening system options

About The Author: 

Steve Fox is president of Next Filtration Technologies Inc. Fox can be reached at fox@nextfiltration.com.

Publication Date: 
May 6, 2014
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May 6, 2014
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Make New Friends, But Keep the Old

Those are lyrics I sang countless times during my tenure as a Girl Scout. This mantra is a great life lesson for a school-age kid — especially one like me, who went to four different elementary schools. But as we sang the song at the end of each troop meeting, I certainly wasn’t thinking of all the ways this simple piece of advice could apply to my life — ways that extend far past the simple message of friendship.

About The Author: 

Kate Cline is managing editor of Water Quality Products. Cline can be reached at kcline@sgcmail.com or 847.391.1007.

Publication Date: 
May 6, 2014
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May 6, 2014
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New York Apartments Install Composting Toilet System

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Rosie's Natural Way
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The Aquatron unit installed at the Bright N’ Green apartments will support the activity from 12 toilets

Rosie’s Natural Way, the North American distributor of the Aquatron, has installed the composting toilet system in the Bright N’ Green apartments. The six-unit complex is the first Living Building Challenge residence in Brooklyn, N.Y. The apartment complex installed a single Aquatron unit that will support the activity from 12 toilets. 

Publication Date: 
February 12, 2014

EPA Launches WaterSense H2Otel Challenge

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U.S. EPA
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Campaign helps hotels save water and money, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched the WaterSense H2Otel Challenge as a way for agency partners and other organizations to encourage hotels to use best management practices that will save water and money while reducing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.

Publication Date: 
February 10, 2014

Trouble at the Tap

Many Americans, Asians and Europeans worry about the quality of their tap water; almost 40% of Americans participating in a new survey said they boiled or filtered their water before drinking it. That level of concern is a key trend in consumer attitudes toward the water they drink at home, work and leisure.

Bottled Water Binge

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Attitudes toward tap water lead consumers to search for treatment options

About The Author: 

David Noble is corporate communications manager for Blueblue AB. Noble can be reached at dn@bluewater.se.

Publication Date: 
February 6, 2014
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February 6, 2014
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Monitoring Device

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The ShowerSaver is a simple and easy­-to-­use device that tracks shower time and the number of gallons used. The device uses a sensor to automatically turn on when it detects someone is in the shower; has an easy-­to-­read, color­-coded display; and can be attached to the shower wall in one minute.