March 2006

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Brief Background

The project community and equipment were selected by a project management group (PMG), organized by NSF International and consisting of representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Association of State...


For more than half a century, Michigan residents have turned to Wolverine Water Systems for solutions to their water quality issues. And now, a company that was started in the middle of the 20th century is enjoying a booming business,...

As the Water Quality Association’s Gold Seal Product Certification Program made it through its first Public Health Review Board (PHRB) meeting, we thought it would be appropriate to discuss the ins and outs of the American National Standards...


When a customer calls with a problem, a water specialist should know where to find answers and provide a solution if possible. The following case study was performed with two objectives in mind: One was to help the customer find a...

We recently spoke at the national convention for EcoWater Systems in Tucson, Ariz. At the dinner, a dealer asked us: “What is the common denominator you have found in all successful water dealers?”

Wow! What a question. At first, we thought...


One thing is for sure, economic outlooks continue to be more grey than black or white. The last five years have been a roller coaster ride for many industries, but how are things on the water front?

There is good news,...

Using a water softener is a popular and effective method for residential water treatment. A water softener improves water quality by removing hardness and iron, and in most...

Ion exchange resin beds are often an attractive growth medium for biological organisms, such as bacteria, mold and algae. In some cases, these growths can build up in the resin...


There is continued debate over the cost benefits of point-of-use versus centralized treatment of water. It is true that the process for centralized, or wellhead, treatment is easier to complete. It has been the most common way to treat...

Water Quality Products invited Stan Hazan, senior director of regulatory affairs and association programs for NSF International, to give an overview of the upcoming symposium on the health effects of calcium and magnesium in drinking water organized...