The webinars are for small and rural water and wastewater system professionals
On Jan. 14, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture conducted the first of five planned "train-the-trainer" webinars to train small and rural water and wastewater system professionals to assess their system operations and make improvements in priority areas using the agencies' "Rural and Small Systems Guidebook to Sustainable Utility Management and Workshop in a Box" tools.
Pilot program allows users to see how their water use compares to their neighbors
In Northern California, a program to help reduce water consumption and use water more efficiently is proving to be more successful than anticipated.
Developed by the California Water Foundation (CWF) and the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) the pilot program allows users to see how their water use compares to neighbors living in similar homes and circumstances.
PWQA, Community Water Center bring safe drinking water solutions to disadvantaged communities
The Pacific Water Quality Assn. (PWQA) is donating $2,500 to the Community Water Center (CWC) to assist it in addressing the unsafe drinking water crises in California's disadvantaged communities.
The Water Quality Assn. (WQA) recently overhauled its certification and education program to focus on the real-life activities that dealers perform everyday. Water Quality Products Managing Editor Kate Cline recently spoke with Tanya Lubner, WQA’s director of education and certification, about the new program and how it will affect members.
Kate Cline: Describe the new modular education program. What are the benefits of the new structure?
The latest on the new WQA education scheme
Whether you slept through the ball drop at midnight or yelled “Happy New Year!” with your friends and family, 2014 is well underway. With the new year came some new laws that everyone in the drinking water treatment industry we should be aware of.
California Product Registration
Regulatory changes affecting the water industry in 2014
Getting found on the Web is harder than it has ever been. Ensure that you are covering the basics of your Web presence with a combination of measurement techniques, site wiring and a basic content strategy. Here are four easy ways you can “harvest the low-hanging fruit” of organic search.
Simple ways to get your company noticed on search engines
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
Attitudes toward tap water lead consumers to search for treatment options
The year started off with big news in the water treatment industry. The chemical spill in West Virginia, which affected more then 300,000 people, topped national headlines for weeks in January. The “do not use” advisory lasted more then a week for portions of that population, forcing them to rely on bottled water for drinking, cooking and bathing for up to 10 days.
Sales of Poland Spring brand water in the New York metropolitan area topped $506 million in 2013
New Nielsen data from 2013 of packaged beverage sales across retail channels indicate that Poland Spring brand water, the leading product of Nestlé Waters North America, is the best-selling beverage in the New York tri-state area. In addition, it is a bestseller across major Northeast markets, including Boston; Albany, N.Y.; and Hartford/New Haven, Conn.
Abstracts for the conference must be submitted by 4 p.m. MST on Feb. 13
The American Water Works Assn. announced that the call for papers deadline is approaching for the 2014 Water Quality Technology Conference & Exposition (WQTC), taking place in New Orleans Nov. 16 to 20. Individuals interested in presenting must submit abstracts by 4 p.m. MST on Feb. 13 for consideration.