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

Commercial Softening in a Salt-Sensitive World

Commercial softening provides a significant opportunity to well-grounded water improvement professionals. It requires a special skill set, similar to residential applications, but at an elevated and more detailed level. While the troubleshooting and repair methods may be more sophisticated, the basics are the same.

System configuration is more critical and variable, allowing for a wider variety of possible solutions. Choose wisely, as the cost of poor initial system selection will be exacerbated over the life of the equipment. The least expensive option is almost never the best.

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Selecting the right system for the application

About The Author: 

Jerry Horner is regional sales manager for Watts Water Quality Products. Horner can be reached at hornerjg@watts.com.

Publication Date: 
July 13, 2011
Activation Date: 
July 13, 2011
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Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22895

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
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Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22715

Solving Water Issues While Saving Money

Lord Fletcher’s, an iconic restaurant located along the shores of Lake Minnetonka in Minnesota, was established in 1968. Specializing in traditional dining and evening entertainment, it has become a favorite spot for both young and old. In summer months the bars and patio are lined with guests enjoying the pleasant atmosphere.

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Softening overhaul cuts costs and simplifies operations for iconic restaurant

About The Author: 

Tom Cartwright is CEO and co-founder of PureOFlow Inc. Cartwright can be reached at tcartwright@pureoflow.com.

Publication Date: 
April 29, 2011
Activation Date: 
April 29, 2011
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Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22714

Environmentalism & Water Treatment

Over the years, the term “environmentalism” has morphed through various phases and subcategories, creating a whole new paradigm that confuses most of the general population. To the average person, terms such as environmentalism, “environmentally friendly,” “sustainable” and “green” seem to be used interchangeably. The director of the Green Business League, Michael Richmond, described the muddled understanding of these terms as “that ugly green color that we made in kindergarten when we slurred all the colors into one big blob.”

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Sorting through environmental terminology

About The Author: 

Pauli Undesser, CWS-VI, is director of regulatory and technical affairs for the Water Quality Assn. Undesser can be reached at pundesser@wqa.org or 630.929.2514.

Publication Date: 
March 29, 2011
Activation Date: 
March 29, 2011
Company Reference: 
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22632

Keeping It Fresh

Al Lozier, CWS-VI, CI, CSR, learned the ropes of a running a successful water dealership from the ground up. He began selling residential filtration systems in 1988, and when his employer offered him the opportunity to start a satellite office the following year, Lozier gladly accepted. The result: Fresh KC Water, Shawnee, Kan.

“We wanted to be the different water treatment dealer—Water Quality Assn. trained, approaching the customer from the service side instead of the sales side and offering products that fit the customer, not the dealership,” Lozier said.

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Water dealer builds his business on careful customer service

About The Author: 

Caitlin Cunningham and Kate Cline are associate editors for Water Quality Products. Cunningham can be reached at ccunningham@sgcmail.com or at 847.391.1025. Cline can be reached at kcline@sgcmail.com or at 847.954.7922.

Publication Date: 
March 24, 2011
Activation Date: 
March 24, 2011
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22611

Ion Exchange Developments

Ion exchange developments spur use in drinking water plants

About The Author: 

Francis Boodoo is technical director for The Purolite Co. and a member of the WQP Editorial Advisory Board. Boodoo can be reached at fboodoo@puroliteusa.com or 610.668.9090.

Activation Date: 
September 13, 2010
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22147

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