Water Quality Products Managing Editor Rebecca Wilhelm recently spoke to Dan Felton, vice president of government relations for the International Bottled Water Assn. (IBWA), about the regulatory and legislative challenges facing the bottled water industry.
Wilhelm: What are the main challenges facing the bottled water industry?
In the spring of 2009, Water Quality Products (WQP) talked to Steve Webb, EcoWater VP of dealer sales and marketing, about the current state of financing for independent dealers. WQP Managing Editor Rebecca Wilhelm checked in with Webb to talk about what has changed since their last discussion.
Rebecca Wilhelm: How has the financing issue impacted dealers?
As water coolers evolve to include more complex point-of-use filtration systems, certification becomes increasingly important. Dave Bentley, technical manager for NSF Intl., recently discussed the ins and outs of cooler certification with Water Quality Products Managing Editor Kate Cline.
Kate Cline: Which NSF standards apply to water coolers?
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is aiming to make water conservation a priority with the creation of its new WaterSense program. The partnership program makes it easy for consumers to save water and protect the environment by easily identifying certified water-efficient products. Stephanie Harris, managing editor of Water Quality Products, recently spoke with WaterSense’s team leader, Virginia Lee, to learn more about the program.
Stephanie Harris: What is the WaterSense program and what are its objectives?