Shedding Light on the Water Softener Study

Last month, Water Quality Products (WQP) reported on the debate surrounding the effects of water softeners in onsite septic systems. This month, Stephanie Harris, managing editor of WQP, gained insight to the recent North Carolina water softener study from Nancy Deal, extension associate with the North Carolina State University’s Department of Soil Science, who assisted with administering the study in conjunction with David Lindbo, associate professor, NC State, and Tom Konsler, environmental health supervisor, Orange County, N.C.

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: 
May 27, 2008
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
19301

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
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
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
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
19209

2007: Year in Review

A brief synopsis of the year in the water quality industry

Activation Date: 
November 27, 2007
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
18739

The Water Softener Debate

Water Quality Products recently spoke with Mark Gross, Ph.D., training manager for Orenco Systems, Inc., Sutherlin, Ore., and asked him to address issues regarding the effects of water softener discharges on onsite wastewater systems. Orenco designs and manufactures advanced onsite(decentralized) wastewater technologies for individual properties and small communities.

About The Author: 

For more information, contact Mark Gross, Ph.D., training manager for Orenco Systems, Inc., at 800.348.9843, or by e-mail at mgross@orenco.com.

Activation Date: 
October 12, 2007
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
18566

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
Files: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
18487

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

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

About The Author: 

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
Files: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
18477

Meet the Lab

The test capabilities and staff in the WQA laboratory are growing by leaps and bounds

About The Author: 

Jill Hoffman, CWS-VI, is assistant lab supervisor for the Water Quality Association. She can be reached at 630.505.0160, ext. 542, or by e-mail at jhoffman@wqa.org.

Activation Date: 
July 26, 2007
Files: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
18385

Diagnosing & Repairing Residential POE Systems: Part II

In the May 2007 issue, we primarily examined how automatic water softeners operate and discussed many of the potential solutions to operational challenges. Observation, documentation and testing were noted as the most important starting points.

In this issue, we will further discuss specific problem areas and how to overcome them systematically.

We will continue where we left off, with brine concentration and contact issues.

Deck: 

Overview of problem areas and how to overcome them systematically

About The Author: 

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.

Publication Date: 
July 2, 2007
Activation Date: 
July 2, 2007
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
18307

Diagnosing & Repairing Residential POE Systems

Residential softeners and filters may work wonders when conditioning water, but they will eventually need service. Diagnosing and repairing residential point-of-entry water conditioning systems need not be a profitless, multiple trip ordeal that results in an exasperated service technician and a befuddled customer.

Deck: 

Improve your troubleshooting ability for better repairs

About The Author: 

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.

Publication Date: 
April 25, 2007
Activation Date: 
April 25, 2007
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
18107