February 2013

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As usual, when we rang in the New Year last month, new rules and regulations took effect — including several concerning the sale of bottled water.

The battle over bottled water can be quite divisive. Its proponents argue that it is a convenient...

The Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions at the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa is a flagship for the school’s commitment to sustainability. Completed in September 2010, it not only serves USF’s School of Global Sustainability and...

Ultrafiltration (UF) offers an efficient and effective opportunity for treatment of extremely small contaminants. Recent developments in the chemistry and assembly of UF membranes make this technology available for a wide range of applications, from...

Ultraviolet (UV) disinfection products are one of the fastest growing segments of the water treatment market today. One of the advantages of selling UV systems is that every system a dealer sells should generate an annual UV lamp replacement sale for...

Most of the readers of this magazine are in a segment of the water treatment industry concerned with point-of-entry and point-of-use drinking water treatment. This market niche is supported by a prominent not-for-profit national organization as well...

Recently, I was sitting with a dealer, discussing his year-to-date numbers. He was shaking his head, saying, “I don’t get it. My sales are up by $20,000 a month, but when I look in the checkbook, it doesn’t show it. I seem to be working twice as hard...

“Busy until the last 10 minutes.” That is the short but revealing summation of WQA Aquatech USA given by one of the exhibitors who took part last year.

If you have not attended the industry’s essential annual gathering lately, now is the time...

In my last article, I described the experience of my small business’ website getting hacked, and described the basics of how websites work — and how hackers can invade them. In this article, I will provide practical tips on how to protect your company...

The Water Quality Assn.’s (WQA) Gold Seal product certification program continues to grow and expand to meet the needs of the industry. This is being accomplished while maintaining quality control procedures and customer service. Regulatory acceptance...

As the commercial bottled water industry continues to gain momentum, public drinking fountains are disappearing. Water Quality Products Assistant Editor Amy McIntosh spoke with Dr. Peter H. Gleick, cofounder and president of the Pacific...