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.

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

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.

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.

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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 [email protected].

Denise Haukkala is part of the Technical Services team for Dow Water and Process Solutions. Haukkala can be reached at [email protected]

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 [email protected] 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.

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Tips on effectively employing pumps in emergency situations

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

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Benefits of comprehensive water testing for homes with well water

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

What's on the Horizon?: 2011 Industry Forecast

The past year has presented challenges, but looking back, everyone in the water treatment industry can be proud of what they contributed.

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Industry leaders' take on the coming year

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