December 2006

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Teachers and students in Kipnuk, Alaska, enjoy the best-tasting water in the nation, according to the National Rural Water Association (NRWA). What’s their secret? The school, which gets its water from rainwater and surface sources, uses a Fyne...

According to the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators, 45 states have adopted or planned legislation, regulations or policies requiring drinking water system components to conform to NSF/ANSI Standard 61. Therefore, companies that plan...

There are many applications today that offer potential new business for water treatment dealers because of increasingly stringent drinking water requirements. These applications...

A water treatment business without a good consumer financing program is just treading water, according to Bill Norris, one of the owners of Home-N-Solutions, Inc. in Blanton, Pa. Home-N-Solutions has always offered financing, but in the first two to...

Ozone is a unique and highly reactive molecule—a powerful natural sanitizer. Discovered in 1783 by Martinus Van Marum, ozone was considered a “chemical curiosity” for decades, until the scientific efforts of Christian Friedrich Schönbein helped...

In October 2006, Joseph K. Doss, president and CEO of the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA), gave a report to members at IBWA’s 48th Annual Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas. Among other things, he discussed a number of state and...

Source waters typically contain a number of contaminants that may affect the purity and quality of bottled water. Failure to effectively treat these contaminants may lead to contaminated product water, costly product recalls and subsequent loss of...

We’re all familiar with the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. “This bed is too hard. This bed is too soft. But THIS bed is just right,” Goldilocks said as she tested the accommodations chez Papa Bear, Baby Bear and Mama Bear. Just as the Bear...

Similar to other industries, education for water professionals is an ongoing process. From advancing with the Water Quality Association’s certification exams to building hands-on experience in the field, to attending various educational sessions—...

When installing water treatment devices, a little testing can go a long way. I can’t emphasize this enough because knowing the quality of the water to start with will help not only size the equipment but also help prevent future problems and identify...