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

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

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

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

Publication Date: 
November 4, 2011
Activation Date: 
November 4, 2011
Company Reference: 
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

Publication Date: 
July 13, 2011
Activation Date: 
July 13, 2011
Company Reference: 
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

Publication Date: 
April 29, 2011
Activation Date: 
April 29, 2011
Company Reference: 
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

Publication Date: 
April 29, 2011
Activation Date: 
April 29, 2011
Company Reference: 
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

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

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