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In September, Chicago news outlets were abuzz with Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s latest scheme to fund pensions for city workers: He proposed a tax on city water and sewer service that would raise bills by about 30% over the next four years.  According to a...
Above: The dealership’s star-spangled vehicles can be seen around the Santa Barbara area. As a water supply declines in quantity, it also tends to decline in quality. That is why reliable water treatment is vital in drought-stricken California....
A couple of years ago, I met a lady named Lisa who I hoped would agree to spend the rest of her life with me. I researched rings, picked one out and even showed it to her mom to get an idea of whether she would like it. I was about four months away from...
Above: Legislation on Capitol Hill has focused on notification and public awareness of water contamination. It comes as no surprise the past year has been filled with proposed government regulations and legislation regarding water quality. The...
Above: La Primavera Urbana, a luxury Colombian shopping center, replicated an Andes Mountains river system during a seven-month project. La Primavera Urbana is one of Colombia’s newest luxury shopping centers and home to one of the most ambitious water...
The owners and managers of commercial buildings always have two things on their minds: tenant satisfaction and new ways to control costs. While we cannot address the tenant satisfaction issue, there is much we can say about controlling costs. It starts...
Above: Rainwater harvesting cisterns before underground installation  Michael Klement of Architectural Resource was forming a design team seeking full Living Building Challenge (LBC) certification for a residential project near Ann Arbor, Mich., and...
What is the best sale price or special offer to attract a potential new customer? Is it a dollar discount? Is it a percentage off? Is it a free add-on? I am asked this question time and again, particularly when I meet dealers at trade shows and...
Pacific Water Quality Assn. (PWQA) President Ken Steitz is rather new to the industry, with five years of experience as an EcoWater dealer. He quickly got involved with the association and ascended to president. Under his guidance, PWQA has been...

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