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.

Deck: 

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
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Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
23117

Beat the Competition With Certification

Whether or not we’d like to admit it, we live in a competitive society. To make matters worse, I live in a competitive home. My children are motivated by the thrill of a contest. It is not just playing games either—the competition has moved to simple, everyday tasks.

Deck: 

Gain an advantage in the marketplace with third-party certification

About The Author: 

Mark T. Unger, CWS-VI, is technical manager at the Water Quality Assn. Unger can be reached at munger@wqa.org or 630.929.2524.

Publication Date: 
July 14, 2011
Activation Date: 
July 14, 2011
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Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22901

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.

Deck: 

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
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Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22715

Battelle Benefits

Comprehensive study proves efficiency benefits of softened water

About The Author: 

Rebecca Wilhelm is managing editor for Water Quality Products. Wilhelm can be reached at 847.391.1007 or by e-mail at bwilhelm@sgcmail.com

Activation Date: 
April 23, 2010
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
21707

In Search of Softener Efficiency

Diminish the environmental impact of softeners

About The Author: 

Jerry Horner CWS-VI, CI, is regional sales manager for Watts Water Quality Products. Horner can be reached at 800.659.8400 x419404 or by e-mail at hornerjg@watts.com.

Activation Date: 
March 31, 2010
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
21632

Is the Battle Over?

Related search terms from www.waterinfolink.com: AB 1366, salinity, softeners

Activation Date: 
December 4, 2009
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
21326

A Sound Business Plan

Why equipment rentals work

About The Author: 

Dwayne Hannah is vice president of Entek Environmental Technologies. Hannah can be reached at 877.913.6835 or by e-mail at dwaynehannah@h2oevolution.com.

Activation Date: 
October 28, 2009
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
21208

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: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
19667