2011: Top Water Quality Projects

This year’s winning projects for the second annual Top Water Quality Projects program come from all corners of the water treatment marketplace. These winners represent the most innovative and challenging projects submitted by readers to Water Quality Products (WQP) for recognition this year.

To be considered, all projects must have been in the planning or implementation phase in the past 18 months.

About The Author: 

Raissa Rocha is an editorial intern for Water Quality Products. Rocha can be reached at rrocha@sgcmail.com.

Activation Date: 
November 30, 2011
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
23148

Deciding on Disinfection

Over the years, the public has become more aware of drinking water quality issues. Urban development has placed increased stress on water resources, which in turn has increased the need for cost-effective methods to treat drinking water. This is true regardless of whether the installation is at a single point of use (POU) or at the point of entry (POE) for treating all water used in the home.

Point-of-Use Treatment

Deck: 

Choosing the right treatment option for the water supply

About The Author: 

Kyle Hicks is a technical support specialist at Viqua – a Trojan Technologies Co. Hicks can be reached at khicks@viqua.com. Phil Jones is the customer service/technical support manager at Viqua – a Trojan Technologies Co. Jones can be reached at pjones@viqua.com.

Publication Date: 
November 4, 2011
Activation Date: 
November 4, 2011
Company Reference: 
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
23118

A Sustainable Surprise

A few weeks ago, the local electric utility visited my apartment building to give the residents free efficiency upgrades. The focus was not solely energy, however—in addition to replacing all of the building’s standard light bulbs with energy-efficient ones, the company installed free water-efficient faucets and showerheads in each unit.

About The Author: 

Kate Cline is managing editor of Water Quality Products. Cline can be reached at kcline@sgcmail.com or 847.391.1000.

Publication Date: 
July 13, 2011
Activation Date: 
July 13, 2011
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22894

Field Guide for Point-of-Use RO Systems

There are several factors that impact the performance of a residential point-of-use (POU) reverse osmosis (RO) system. The previous article in this series (“Factors that Impact RO Filter Performance,” March 2010) highlighted how changes in the feedwater quality can impact the quality of the permeate water. This article focuses on how changes in the components used in a residential POU RO system impact the permeate water.

Deck: 

Impact on permeate water from changes in residential POU RO system components

About The Author: 

Diego Bonta is an applications development specialist for Dow Water & Process Solutions and a member of the WQP Editorial Advisory Board. Bonta can be reached at dbonta@dow.com.

Denise Haukkala is part of the Technical Services team for Dow Water and Process Solutions. Haukkala can be reached at drhaukkala@dow.com

Rick Andrew is the operations manager of the NSF Drinking Water Treatment Units Program for certification of POE and POU systems and components. His contributions to this article include information regarding NSF/ANSI 58 requirements. Andrew can be reached at andrew@nsf.org or 800.NSF.MARK.

Publication Date: 
April 29, 2011
Activation Date: 
April 29, 2011
Company Reference: 
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22716

Pumping Solutions

One of the greatest added-value services that water and plumbing professionals can provide to their customers is trusted and helpful advice, including tips on keeping themselves, family members and pets safe from floodwaters. Water infiltration or contaminated standing water pose a number of potential dangers to health and property.

Deck: 

Tips on effectively employing pumps in emergency situations

About The Author: 

Doug Billiter is regional manager, WAYNE Water Systems/Blue Angel Pumps. Billiter can be reached at dbilliter@blueangelpumps.com or 513.367.3330.

Publication Date: 
April 29, 2011
Activation Date: 
April 29, 2011
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22713

Value-Oriented Water Treatment

Giving customers value is what most retailers and wholesalers are doing during the economic slump. With rising costs for products and shipping, it is difficult to maintain sales and acquire profits. Cutting costs without cutting corners can be difficult as well. Sizing a water system and applying the correct treatment system can be a daunting task because salespeople must take into consideration that the customer wants the best possible water treatment at the lowest possible cost.

Deck: 

Providing the right solution at a good value while maintaining profit margins

About The Author: 

Jeffrey H. Roseman, CWS-VI, is a freelance writer and consultant and a member of the Water Quality Products Editorial Advisory Board. Roseman can be reached at 219.575.2490.

Publication Date: 
April 13, 2011
Activation Date: 
April 13, 2011
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22688

Water Quality: A Selling Point

Private wells are largely unregulated, and the task of ensuring safety is usually left up to the homeowner. A handful of states have regulations requiring a water test on a private well when the property is sold or a new well is drilled. While not every state has regulations, there may be testing requirements at the county or township level for real estate transactions or certificates of occupancy.

Testing Options

Deck: 

Benefits of comprehensive water testing for homes with well water

About The Author: 

Marianne Metzger is GPG business unit manager for National Testing Laboratories Ltd. and a member of the Water Quality Products Editorial dvisory Board. Metzger can be reached at mmetzger@ntllabs.com or 800.458.3330.

Publication Date: 
April 13, 2011
Activation Date: 
April 13, 2011
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22681

What's On The Horizon? 2011 Industry Forecast

Industry leaders' take on the coming year

Activation Date: 
January 13, 2011
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22441

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

Standards for Residential Water Treatment Products

Become better acquainted with the standards that apply to
residential products

About The Author: 

Mark T. Unger, CWS-VI, is technical manager for the WQA. Unger can be reached at 630.929.2524 or by e-mail at munger@wqa.org.

Activation Date: 
March 25, 2010
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
21571