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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Soft Water Savings

Plugging the hidden drains of hard water

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Mike Pederson is manager of application engineering for Culligan Intl. Penderson can be reached by e-mail at mike.pederson@culligan.com.

Activation Date: 
June 25, 2008
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The Future of Water Softening

Recent pilot study offers cloudy results

About The Author: 

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

Activation Date: 
April 25, 2008
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19210

Softening the Debate

As water softener demands & municipal opposition grow, water dealers are left in the middle

About The Author: 

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

Activation Date: 
April 25, 2008
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19209

Key Issues & Industry Updates

Water Quality Products invited Joseph F. Harrison, P.E., CWS-VI, technical director of the Water Quality Association (WQA), to give an overview of current industry issues and what to expect at the upcoming Mid-Year Leadership Conference, to be held Sept. 5-7 in Nashville, Tenn.

Activation Date: 
August 29, 2007
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Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Consumers continue to demand soft water as water softeners face opposition from municipalities

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Jerry Horner, CWS-VI, CI, is vice president of sales and technical support for Topway Global, Inc. He can be reached at 714.255.7999, or by e-mail at jerry@tgipure.com.

Activation Date: 
August 29, 2007
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Art Below Zero Goes Beyond Water

RO system helps production of crystal-clear ice blocks for ice sculpting

About The Author: 

Neda Simeonova is editor of Water Quality Products. She can be reached at 847.391.1011, or by e-mail at nsimeonova@sgcmail.com.

Activation Date: 
July 2, 2007
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Drinking Water Mineralization

Stan Hazan comments on the International Symposium on Health Aspects of Calcium and Magnesium in Drinking Water

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For more information, contact Stan Hazan, senior director of regulatory affairs and association programs for NSF International, at 800.NSF.MARK, or by e-mail at hazan@nsf.org.

Activation Date: 
January 1, 2006
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Viewpoint

Interview with Joseph F. Harrison, P.E., CWS-VI, technical director of the WQA, on the calcium and magnesium issue and the possible impact on the water treatment industry

About The Author: 

For more information, contact Joseph F. Harrison, P.E., CWS-VI, technical director of the WQA, at 630.505.0160, or by e-mail at jharrison@mail.wqa.org.

Activation Date: 
January 1, 2006
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17094

Fighting Water Softener Bans

Dealers are rightfully concerned about the spread of legislation prohibiting water softener discharge into city sewers and septic systems. Although California is the center of industry efforts to protect the market against arbitrary bans, in the last two years several other states have issued rules prohibiting septic tank discharge.

Deck: 

Nationwide legislation regarding softener discharge impacts dealers

About The Author: 

Carlyn Meyer is the director of public affairs for the Water Quality Association, Lisle, Ill. For additional information, visit www.wqa.org; 630-505-0160.

Publication Date: 
November 26, 2003
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November 26, 2003
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