Annette Garcia will be responsible for outside sales in the state of California
Annette Garcia joined WaterGroup as the California regional account manager. Garcia will be responsible for outside sales in the state of California, focusing on the company’s independent water dealers in that market.
Garcia has 10 years of water treatment experience, working for as a sales representative, where her forte was servicing and developing large domestic and international customers. In this new role, she will report directly to Brian Mills, WaterGroup’s global director of sales.
Charger opens new branch in Jacksonville, Fla., and relocates location in Port Richey, Fla.
Charger Water Treatment Products has opened a new branch in Jacksonville, Fla. The new branch is managed by Todd Mosteller. Mosteller has more that 25 years experience in the water treatment industry. The company’s Port Richey, Fla., branch, managed by Eric Beck, has also moved to a larger facility in Odessa, Fla.
Charger will host a grand opening-open house for the Jacksonville branch Oct. 23 to 24.
Fairfield University and South Dakota students collaborate on service project
In August, Bruce W. Berdanier, Ph.D., the new dean of Fairfield University’s School of Engineering, and two undergraduates travelled to Carmen Pampa, where they worked on a water treatment system at the Unidad Academica Campesina (UAC), “the united college for the peasants.” A branch university of the Catholic University in Bolivia, the institution draws from 19 villages, offering programs in nursing, veterinary science, agriculture and teaching.
New site currently holds stock ready to distribute to customers
WaterGroup opened a new warehouse location in San Antonio, Texas. Located at 4321 Profit Dr., WaterGroup’s new site currently holds stock ready to distribute to customers. This new location will become the main shipping point for many of WaterGroup’s Texas customers, saving regional customers freight and time. Additionally, WaterGroup’s customer service team will arrange local pickup at the customer’s request and will automatically route regional customer orders to the best WaterGroup warehouse location depending upon stock and availability.
Independent testing shows most appropriate products
Following a recent community boil order in Colorado, the Water Quality Assn. reminded residents that they can find home water treatment products that have undergone independent testing for effectiveness.
WQA tests and certifies products for effectiveness. The association uses the microbiological guide standard established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The Sartoguard NF prefilter series features high-performance polyethersulfone membranes and nanofleece technology, which offer enhanced clarification capabilities, along with a high dirt-holding capacity, fast flow rates and high total throughput performance. The prefilters offer cost-saving potential due to their ultra-fine retention performance, which ensures removal even of extremely small particulate-based contaminants.
These residential UV systems can treat water at a variety of flow rates, from 7 to 20 gpm. Features include a stainless steel chamber, electronic ballast and an alarm to indicate lamp usage or power failure. The MWC-ES Series includes a solenoid valve to shut off the water supply in case of outages, and the MWC-EM Series has an additional UV meter to monitor wavelength.
Sanitation & hygiene services contribute to long-lasting improvements in Ethiopia and Burkina Faso
WaterAid is joining forces with the Coca-Cola Africa Foundation to make safe drinking water a reality for people living in one of the poorest suburbs of Burkina Faso's capital city, Ouagadougou, and in two rural communities in southern Ethiopia.
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.
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.