Well Operators Sentenced for Drinking Water Act Violations

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Kentucky oil well operators Charles Stinson and Logsdon Valley Oil Co. Inc. were fined $45,000

Two oil well operators in Kentucky were sentenced in U.S. District Court for continued violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act.

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January 17, 2014

Facing Water Scarcity

Drought, failing infrastructure and severe weather events all threaten the availability of water, both domestically and abroad. Water Quality Products Associate Editor Amy McIntosh spoke with Jim Thebaut, creator of the “Running Dry” documentary series, about these issues and what can be done to resolve water scarcity.

Amy McIntosh: What are some of the major drought issues facing the Southwest?

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The threat of dwindling water supplies to the Southwest

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Jim Thebaut is president, CEO and executive producer of the Chronicles Group Inc. Thebaut can be reached at jimthebaut@chroniclesgroup.org or 310.521.0303.
Amy McIntosh is associate editor for Water Quality Products. McIntosh can be reached at amcintosh@sgcmail.com.

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January 16, 2014
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January 16, 2014
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Filtration Education

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.

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Evaluating consumer knowledge of filtration devices

About The Author: 

Cheryl Luptowski is public information officer for NSF Intl. Luptowski can be reached at cluptowski@nsf.org or 800.673.8010.
Kate Cline is managing editor of Water Quality Products. Cline can be reached at kcline@sgcmail.com or 847.391.1007.

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December 5, 2013
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December 5, 2013
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Education for Legislation

Legislation and regulations have a large impact on the water quality industry — but the industry also has the power to impact the legislation that affects it. Water Quality Products Managing Editor Kate Cline recently spoke with Bill Dodd, California State Assembly candidate and member of the water industry, about the importance of educating legislators.

Kate Cline: What are the top legislative/regulatory issues currently facing the water quality industry in California? 

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An update on regulatory issues in California

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Bill Dodd is Napa County (Calif.) supervisor, a candidate for the California State Assembly and a former president of the Water Quality Assn. and Pacific Water Quality Assn. Dodd can be reached at bill@billdodd.com or 707.287.7249.

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

Publication Date: 
November 12, 2013
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November 12, 2013
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Learning to Sustain

NBC Learn and the National Science Foundation (NSF) recently collaborated to create an educational video series on water sustainability. WQP Managing Editor Kate Cline spoke with Mark Miano of NBC Learn and Thomas Torgersen of NSF about the series and why water sustainability is a critical issue in the U.S.

Kate Cline: What inspired the “Sustainability: Water” video series?

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New video series aims to educate Americans about water sustainability

About The Author: 

Mark Miano is executive editor of NBC Learn. Miano can be reached at contactus@nbclearn.com. Thomas Torgersen is program officer for hydrologic sciences for the National Science Foundation. Torgersen can be reached at info@nsf.gov.

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

Publication Date: 
October 17, 2013
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October 17, 2013
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Turning to Technology

Safe Water Network develops affordable safe drinking water solutions for rural communities in need. WQP Assistant Editor Williette Nyanue spoke to Poonam Sewak, development and partnerships manager for Safe Water Network, about the organization’s new tablet-based water and health education campaign.

Williette Nyanue: What inspired the tablet-based water and health education campaign?

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Organization uses tablets to spread the word about safe drinking water

About The Author: 

Poonam Sewak is development and partnerships manager for Safe Water Network, New Delhi, India. Sewak can be reached at psewak@safewaternetwork.org.

Williette Nyanue is assistant editor for Water Quality Products. Nyanue can be reached at wnyanue@sgcmail.com.

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September 17, 2013
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September 17, 2013
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Exciting Initiatives

This spring, Richard Mest, president of Master Water Conditioning Corp., was elected president of the Water Quality Assn. (WQA). Water Quality Products Managing Editor Kate Cline recently spoke with Mest about what is in store in the next year for WQA and the water quality industry.

Kate Cline: What opportunities do you see in the coming year for this industry?

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New WQA President Richard Mest on the state of the industry

About The Author: 

Richard Mest is president of Master Water Conditioning Corp., and president of the Water Quality Assn. Mest can be reached at richard@masterwater.com.

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

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June 4, 2013
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June 4, 2013
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Ceramic Solutions

PureMadi is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving water quality and quantity. WQP Assistant Editor Williette Nyanue spoke with James Smith and Rebecca Dillingham of PureMadi to learn how the organization is using ceramic filtration technology to bring clean water to rural South Africa.

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Ceramic filter technology brings clean water to South Africa

About The Author: 

James Smith is a professor for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Virginia. Smith can be reached at jsmith@virginia.edu. Rebecca Dillingham is director of the Center for Global Health at the University of Virginia. Dillingham can be reached at r.dillingham@virginia.edu. Williette Nyanue is assistant editor for Water Quality Products. Nyanue can be reached at wnyanue@sgcmail.com or 847.954.7922.

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May 3, 2013
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May 3, 2013
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Well Wellness

Regular water well cleaning is vital for maintaining acceptable water quality and operational efficiency, and lowering maintenance costs. Water Quality Products Assistant Editor Amy McIntosh spoke with Neil Mansuy of Subsurface Technologies Inc. about the importance of regular water well cleaning and how it impacts overall well health.

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The importance of regular water well cleaning and its impact on overall well health

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Neil Mansuy is vice president of technical services for Subsurface Technologies Inc. Mansuy can be reached at nmansuy@subsurfacetech.com or 816.221.7770. Amy McIntosh is assistant editor for Water Quality Products. McIntosh can be reached at amcintosh@sgcmail.com.

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April 11, 2013
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April 11, 2013
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Bottling Up

From bottled water bans to Hurricane Sandy relief, the International Bottled Water Assn. (IBWA) has been busy in recent months. Water Quality Products Assistant Editor Williette Nyanue spoke with Chris Hogan, vice president of communications for IBWA, for updates on how the bottled water industry is faring.

Williette Nyanue: What impacts have efforts to ban or restrict the sale of bottled water had?

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The latest updates on the bottled water industry

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Chris Hogan is vice president of communications for the International Bottled Water Assn. Hogan can be reached at chogan@bottledwater.org.

Williette Nyanue is assistant editor for Water Quality Products. Nyanue can be reached at wnyanue@sgcmail.com.

Publication Date: 
March 21, 2013
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March 21, 2013
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