When the Levee Breaks

The flood-related consequences following Hurricane Katrina have had a devastating impact on water and wastewater operations in the city of New Orleans as well as the Gulf Coast region.

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How the water and wastewater industry is helping the city of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region rebound from Hurricane Katrina

About The Author: 

Tim Gregorski is editorial director for Water & Wastes Digest. He can be reached at 847/391-1011 or by e-mail at tgregorski@sgcmail.com.

Activation Date: 
October 1, 2005
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Legacy ID: 
16378

Revive Your Enthusiasm to Facilitate Sales

A sale is a transference of enthusiasm. It sounds so simple, but the problem is that as we stay in our industry, time and rejection whittle away at our enthusiasm until it is so weak that the loss can cost sales. I recently realized how important product enthusiasm is to facilitating sales.

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Removing the equipment from your own home may be the answer

About The Author: 

Carl Davidson is president of Sales & Management Solutions, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in sales and management video training and live seminars exclusively for the water equipment industry. He has authored several books including Financial Secrets of the Water Improvement Industry and numerous articles. Send comments to davidson@salesco.net. For a free demonstration video, newsletter and list of products, contact Carl at 800-941-0068; www.carldavidson.com;davidson@carldavidson.com.

Activation Date: 
August 26, 2005
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
16291

Laboratory Testing: Certification and Sampling Protocols

A reputable laboratory should be able to help you determine what type of laboratory certification is required, if any, for the specific sample testing you are looking to have performed. Laboratories will typically provide all the sampling containers and collection instructions to ensure the accuracy of the sampling.

About The Author: 

Robert Ramnarine joined the National Testing Laboratories network in May of 1999 as quality assurance officer at Broward Testing Laboratory facility, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Robert received MS from Florida Atlantic University. Marianne R. Metzger is general products business unit manager of National Testing Laboratories, Ltd., Cleveland, Ohio. Ramnarine can be reached at rramnarine@ ntllabs.com. Metzger can be reached at 800.458.3330, ext. 223, or by e-mail at mmetzger@ntllabs.com.

Activation Date: 
June 2, 2005
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Legacy ID: 
16111

The Wide, Wide World of Residential Water Treatment Product Testing

Whatever the structure of the testing service provider, the manufacturer must be satisfied that their partner can deliver the project turnaround, quality, scope of services, reliability, and ultimately, the value that they need.

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Technology-specific testing methods in relation to the American National Standards

About The Author: 

Rick Andrew is the technical manager of the Drinking Water Treatment Units Program of NSF for more than three years. He has been with NSF International for more than six years, working with certification of residential drinking water products. His previous experience was in the area of analytical and environmental chemistry consulting. Andrew is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Water Quality Products. He has a BA in chemistry and an MBA from the University of Michigan. He can be reached at 800.NSF.MARK, or by e-mail at andrew@nsf.org.

Activation Date: 
June 2, 2005
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Legacy ID: 
16108

Water Conservation

This short-term problem provided the groundwork for a whole new approach to water management at the resort.

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Hyatt Regency Demonstrates the Value of Benchmarking Water in Commercial Properties

About The Author: 

This article was contributed
by Savewater Alliance, Inc.
For more information
visit www.savewater.com.au.

Activation Date: 
December 1, 2004
Issue Reference: 
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Legacy ID: 
15637

George Warren Fuller, Industry Pioneer

The George Warren Fuller Award is presented annually to one member of each section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA). It is based on recommendations from the sections for distinguished service in the water supply field and "in commemoration of the sound engineering skill, the brilliant diplomatic talent and constructive leadership talent" that characterized Fuller's life.

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About The Author: 

Bill Swichtenberg is the editorial director of WEM.

Activation Date: 
May 6, 2003
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14056

150 Years of WEM

Combine an active interest in public works, a penchant for writing and four generations of a family willing to work in publishing and what do you get? A magazine, Water Engineering & Management, with 150 years of service to water/wastewater professionals (and 81 years under the Gillette family name).

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Tracing a Family's Passion for Publishing and Public Works

About The Author: 

Bill Swichtenberg is the editorial director of WEM.

Activation Date: 
January 9, 2003
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Legacy ID: 
13503

Plastic Pipe Used in RO Project Provides Residents with Clean Water

A competitive price won the attention of a Texas engineering firm to high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe. However, good performance won its loyalty.

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Products at Work

Activation Date: 
November 13, 2001
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Legacy ID: 
12771

Coping with Resistance to Copper/Silver Disinfection

Numerous facilities have invested in copper/silver disinfection systems to address the limits of traditional water treatment methods. It seems likely that, as bacterial populations develop resistance, many of these systems will become less effective through time.

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Biocides

About The Author: 

W. Craig Meyer is a professor of environmental science at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, Calif.

Activation Date: 
November 13, 2001
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Legacy ID: 
12768

Feasibility Study Proposes Inflatable Dam

>The Wyoming Valley (Pa.) Inflatable Dam Feasibility Study recently received a National Honor Award in the studies, research and consulting engineering services category at the ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards Competition. The annual event celebrates engineering achievements that demonstrate the highest degree of merit and ingenuity.

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Flood Protection

About The Author: 

Garnet Daus is the public relations coordinator for Gannett Fleming, Inc., Harrisburg, PA.

Activation Date: 
November 13, 2001
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Legacy ID: 
12767