Make New Friends, But Keep the Old

Those are lyrics I sang countless times during my tenure as a Girl Scout. This mantra is a great life lesson for a school-age kid — especially one like me, who went to four different elementary schools. But as we sang the song at the end of each troop meeting, I certainly wasn’t thinking of all the ways this simple piece of advice could apply to my life — ways that extend far past the simple message of friendship.

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Kate Cline is managing editor of Water Quality Products. Cline can be reached at kcline@sgcmail.com or 847.391.1007.

Publication Date: 
May 6, 2014
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May 6, 2014
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Water Softeners

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W100T Twin Alternating Series water softeners are ideal for residential and light commercial applications ranging from 20,000 to 210,000 grains of hardness removal capacity at flow rates to 24 gpm. The softeners with W110 Series control valves combine reliability and ease of service. 

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Water Softener

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The Akwamag Plus sustainable water softener applies advanced magnetic science to inhibit the creation of costly and unsightly scale that forms inside water pipe, stains household hardware and bathrooms, and makes it harder to wash dishes and clothes. The softener requires no salt; it uses powerful magnets that work at the molecular level to prevent calcium and scale deposits from forming. It runs maintenance free and is cost-efficient. 

Champions for Change

It all began for me in the fall of 2012, when D.J. Shannahan, owner of Sharp Water and a Water Quality Assn. (WQA) board member, provided me with his wealth of experience to assist the state of Delaware in revising a restrictive septic law. During a visit in February 2013, Richard Mest, WQA president and president of Master Water Conditioning Corp., immediately offered his years of legislative experience throughout the U.S. and specifically in Washington, D.C., to help in Delaware. 

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Associations work toward revised septic laws in Delaware

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Dean Srygley is executive director of the Eastern Water Quality Assn. Srygley can be reached at ewqa12@verizon.net or 302.730.3019.

Publication Date: 
March 21, 2014
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March 21, 2014
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Alarm

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The Revere wireless low salt alarm is a convenient, simple and affordable way to ensure you will never be surprised by hard water again, ensuring protection of your skin, hair, clothes and appliances.  This product installs in minutes without the need to program or input any data, making it ready to use as soon as you take it out of the box.  The versatile design fits any 3.5- or 4-in. brine well.

Less Hardness, Better Health

One of the most serious tap water problems faced by the country of Poland is the high rate of hardness in natural water sources. The term “hard water” references the abundance of minerals, particularly calcium and magnesium, found in water reserves. In other words, when water contains a significant amount of magnesium and calcium, it is described as hard. 

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Ion exchange softeners help relieve hardness issues in Poland

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Kamil Celinski is product manager for Aquafilter Europe Ltd. Celinski can be reached at marketing@gsp.pl or +48.42.613.1931.

Publication Date: 
January 16, 2014
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January 16, 2014
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Secondary Disinfection for Swimming

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, E. coli bacteria, normally found in the human gut and feces, are present in alarming quantities in a majority of pools. The bacteria find their way into pools when people do not take showers before swimming or have “accidents” in the water. It is more likely to find fecal contamination in municipal pools. HydroFlow water conditioners are one method of secondary disinfection that can reduce bacterial contamination and chemical consumption in pools.

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Washington state public pool improves water quality with conditioning system

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Rudy Nicacio is manager of MBI Water Solutions. Nicacio can be reached at rudy@mbiyakima.com or 509.453.3326.

Publication Date: 
December 5, 2013
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December 5, 2013
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Inspiration for Innovation

There is a finite amount of available water on our planet, and it is becoming an increasingly scarce resource. As populations increase, significant amounts of water are required to maintain modern life. After the baby boom and massive urbanization of the 20th century, meeting increasing demand while managing water quality expectations became a significant challenge for the water supply industry, which realized that municipal water should be reused more effectively.

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Ion exchange softener bans to stimulate development of new treatment technologies

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Greg Reyneke is managing partner for Red Fox Advisors and an adviser to the ProFlow Dealer Network, a Pentair Platinum Partner. Reyneke can be reached at gregreyneke@redfoxadvisors.com.

Publication Date: 
October 16, 2013
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October 16, 2013
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Descaling System

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These commercial electronic descaling systems provide effective, eco-friendly limescale buildup removal and prevention. Microelectronics enable them to fit into small, normally inaccessible spaces in commercial applications. Ideal for use in laundries, restaurants and bakeries, the system is available in NEMA2/IP54, but any ingress rating or configuration can be supplied.