Softener

This softener allows consumers to easily monitor and adjust water softness. It features the Custom Select blending valve, which adjusts water softness by turning a knob. SmartSoft technology “learns” water use patterns, ensuring soft water is available when needed, and the Salt Saver reduces salt use by up to 34%. The design includes an indicator that notifies users when salt is needed and a downward-angled salt refill opening for easier lifting and pouring of bagged salt.
 

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Water Softening Goes Digital

Hardness is a common water quality issue that does not pose any direct human health risks. The minerals found in hard water—typically calcium and magnesium—have no ill health effects to speak of.

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New technologies provide options to combat hard water

About The Author: 

Jeff Zagoudis is contributing editor for Water Quality Products. Zagoudis can
be reached at jzagoudis@sgcmail.com or 847.954.7973.

Publication Date: 
February 24, 2012
Activation Date: 
February 24, 2012
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
23235

Right From the Start

If you do not have the time or dedication to do it right the first time, what makes you think you will have the time or opportunity to do it twice? In the water treatment industry, there are many shortcuts available. They may look appealing at first; however, the long-term result could be the erosion of your reputation and customer base.

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Providing quality customer service for long-term success

About The Author: 

Jerry Horner, CWS-VI, CI, is regional sales manager for Watts Water Quality Products. Horner can be reached at hornerjg@watts.com or 800.659.8400.

Publication Date: 
February 24, 2012
Activation Date: 
February 24, 2012
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Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
23233

Deciding on Disinfection

Over the years, the public has become more aware of drinking water quality issues. Urban development has placed increased stress on water resources, which in turn has increased the need for cost-effective methods to treat drinking water. This is true regardless of whether the installation is at a single point of use (POU) or at the point of entry (POE) for treating all water used in the home.

Point-of-Use Treatment

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Choosing the right treatment option for the water supply

About The Author: 

Kyle Hicks is a technical support specialist at Viqua – a Trojan Technologies Co. Hicks can be reached at khicks@viqua.com. Phil Jones is the customer service/technical support manager at Viqua – a Trojan Technologies Co. Jones can be reached at pjones@viqua.com.

Publication Date: 
November 4, 2011
Activation Date: 
November 4, 2011
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Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
23118

Bracing for the Ban

California State Assembly Bill 1366, signed into law by then Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2009, allows cities and counties to adopt ordinances banning the sale of water softeners and prohibiting the use of water softeners previously purchased by residents. This passage cast a pall over the 2009 and 2010 Pacific Water Quality Assn. (PWQA) conventions as the Legislative and Governmental Affairs Committee anticipated softener bans throughout the state.

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Associations join forces to oppose new softener law

About The Author: 

Frank DeSilva is national sales manager at ResinTech Inc. and immediate past president of the Pacific Water Quality Assn. DeSilva can be reached at fdesilva@resintech.com or 323.262.1600.

Publication Date: 
November 4, 2011
Activation Date: 
November 4, 2011
Company Reference: 
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
23117

Soft Water: Research Supports Environmental Benefits

Information published in March and released by the Water Quality Assn. (WQA) at WQA Aquatech USA 2011 defined environmentalism related to the water treatment industry and discussed new research related to the benefits of softened water. “Environmentalism and Water Treatment,” published in the March 2011 issue of Water Quality Products, explained that water treatment technologies offer multiple ways to provide cleaner water with processes that are sustainable, reduce pollution and conserve water and energy.

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The role of water softeners in environmental efforts

About The Author: 

Pauli Undesser, CWS-VI, is WQA’s director of regulatory and technical affairs and toxicology manager for WQA’s Gold Seal Certification Program. Undesser can be reached at pundesser@wqa.org or 630.929.2514.

Publication Date: 
April 29, 2011
Activation Date: 
April 29, 2011
Company Reference: 
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22715

Leader of the Pack

Working to make water softeners more efficient

About The Author: 

Jerry Horner, CWS-VI, CI, is VP, sales and technical support for Topway Global, Inc., a Div. of Watts Water Quality. Horner can be reached at 800.840.1688 or by e-mail at hornerjg@watts.com.

Activation Date: 
September 8, 2009
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
21065

Softening Update

Related search terms from www.waterinfolink.com: softening, legislation, associations

About The Author: 

Stephanie Harris is managing editor of Water Quality Products. Harris can be reached at 847.391.1007 or by e-mail at sharris@sgcmail.com.

Activation Date: 
April 16, 2009
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
20675

Small Spaces, High Filtration

The future of carbon block technology

About The Author: 

Frank A. Brigano, Ph.D., is vice president, technology for KX Technologies, LLC. Brigano is a member of Water Quality Products’ editorial advisory board. He can be reached at 203.799.9000 or by e-mail at fbrigano@kxtech.com. Thomas A. Burke is marketing manager for KX Technologies, LLC, and can be reached at tburke@kxtech.com. Andrew Lombardo is manager, nanotechnology for KX Technologies, LLC, and can be reached at alombardo@kxtech.com. Richard Kendrick is senior media development engineer for KX Technologies, LLC, and can be reached at rkendrick@kxtech.com.

Activation Date: 
September 30, 2008
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Issue Reference: 
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Legacy ID: 
19667

Pros & Cons

California recently passed Assembly Bill (AB) 2270, legislation that gives local communities the right to ban the use of water softeners. The Water Quality Association (WQA) has asked its members to write to California legislators to express opposition to the bill. Water Quality Products received comments from readers regarding AB 2270, both for and against the legislation, which can be found below.

About The Author: 

Stephanie Harris is managing editor of Water Quality Products. Harris can be reached at 847.391.1007 or by e-mail at sharris@sgcmail.com. Rebecca Wilhelm is assistant editor of Water Quality Products. Wilhelm can be reached at 847.954.7958 or by e-mail at bwilhelm@sgcmail.com.

Activation Date: 
June 25, 2008
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Legacy ID: 
19400