Concerning Consumers

Recently, the Water Quality Assn. (WQA) released the results of a survey it commissioned on homeowners’ opinions on water quality and treatment. The respondents showed increasing awareness of water quality and willingness to pay for treatment systems — all promising news for dealers and distributors of residential water treatment.

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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 2, 2013
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May 2, 2013
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The quick-change, auto shutoff, environmentally friendly QT drinking water filter is ideal for water cooler and residential filter applications. Removing the filter body from the head automatically switches off the water. An integral mounting bracket incorporated into the head makes installation quick. Push-fit connections in the head, available in either ¼- or 3/8-in. sizes, ensure rapid connection.

Pionetics Names New Vice President of Water Coolers

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LaMar Hunt will advance Pionetics’ business development efforts in the POU water cooler industry

Pionetics named LaMar Hunt vice president of water coolers. Hunt will be based in Florida; however, he will serve clients around the globe and his primary role will be to advance Pionetics’ business development efforts in the point-of-use (POU) water cooler industry.

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April 25, 2013

Water Treatment System

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MCA Smart Technology couples advanced tank technology with electronics to make complex solutions easy. It is incorporated into a wide variety of Water Quality Assn.- and NSF/ANSI 44-certified water softeners, producing high service flow rates with a trickle of water to drain. It also includes filtration solutions for problem waters. Backwash bed expansion is 25% greater than conventional systems, saving gallons of water and keeping filtration media cleaner.

Water Treatment System

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The Hybrid DI with Crosscharge technology offers the benefits of traditional water softening and RO in a single system without requiring salt. This capacitive deionization system uses low-voltage direct current to deliver bottled-quality water where cost and space limitations are key considerations.

USDA, Federal Partners to Improve Drinking Water, Sanitation in Indian Country

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Agencies aim to reduce the number of tribal homes lacking access to safe water and sanitation by 50%

Agriculture Undersecretary for Rural Development Dallas Tonsager announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Health and Human Services (HHS), the Indian Health Service (IHS) and the Department of Interior (DOI), to continue to work together to reduce by 50% the number of tribal homes lacking access to safe water and basic sanitation by 2015.

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April 19, 2013
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Aqua Research Introduces New Handheld Water Purifier

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H2gO handheld water treatment device is available on Indiegogo for a limited time

The H2gO purifier is a result of Aqua Research LLC’s quest to create a personal water purifier, focusing on ease of use, simplicity and affordability. This handheld, 3-oz device makes water safe to drink with only two button clicks, never needs replacement parts and is designed for extreme environments. The device is ideal for campers, travelers and natural disasters and will be available in July 2013 at a price of $80.

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April 17, 2013

On the Rocks, Hold the Salt

Nearly everyone involved in the restaurant industry has an interesting experience to tell. One such situation occurred in the northeastern U.S., in a town where serious water contamination issues were found in the municipal water (and were later immortalized in the John Travolta film, “A Civil Action”). A customer walked into a local restaurant years after the situation was resolved. When the customer approached the counter, the following dialogue took place:

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RO treatment system provides high-quality water for better ice

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Tom Cartwright is CEO of PureOFlow. Cartwright can be reached at tcartwright@pureoflow.com.

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April 11, 2013
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April 11, 2013
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Drinking Water Filtration System Provides Increased Production

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3M Pro’s high-pressure booster pump keeps production steady

3M Purification introduced the 3M Pro reverse osmosis drinking water filtration system. The system helps provide clean, better-tasting water using multistage filtration and includes a high-pressure booster pump for increased production. The addition of the booster pump gives it a consistent pressure of 100 psi and the ability to deliver 36 to 50 gal of clean, great-tasting water per day.

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April 4, 2013

Panel to Review EPA’s Hydraulic Fracturing Research

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EPA’s Science Advisory Board announces Hydraulic Fracturing Research Advisory panel

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) independent Science Advisory Board (SAB) announced the formation of its Hydraulic Fracturing Research Advisory panel. This panel of independent experts will peer review EPA’s 2014 draft report of results for its national study on any potential health and environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources. Leading up to the peer review, the SAB panel will provide scientific feedback on EPA’s research in an open and transparent manner.

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March 26, 2013
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