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Many small business owners such as water dealers like you often find it a struggle to gain new business. While some remain content with the status of their business and clientele, many wonder what else they can do to expand their market reach.

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With the expansion of the international marketplace for residential drinking water treatment products, there are many questions surrounding what approvals are required in certain countries. These approvals can be quite complex, and digesting the...

Antimicrobial soaps, hand lotions, kitchen utensils, clothing, bedding and many other products are commonplace today. These products contain functional additives to reduce the presence of microorganisms in an attempt to protect the user from potential...

Local water quality associations afford significant opportunities to grow the water improvement industry one person at a time. Strengthening water-conditioning businesses is beneficial for every participant and consumers interested in water quality...

Arsenic concentrations in U.S. groundwater are generally low, less than 1 parts per billion(ppb), but levels higher than 10 ppb—the current U.S. Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) maximum contaminant level (MCL) for arsenic—are prevalent in some...

Bacteria tests are crucial to run, especially for private well owners but also for those using city water due to the declining state of infrastructure. The presence of bacteria in well water can indicate a septic tank failure or problems with the well...

If you’ve followed the news at all in the past few months, you’ve probably noticed these things: The housing bubble has burst; the subprime mortgage mess is dragging down other areas of the economy; a recession is on the way.

Though the media...

Do you ever find yourself challenged to source a custom- manufactured plastic component for a unique water treatment application? Do you struggle with flow rate variables and size constraints? Do you wonder how to turn the design you’re working on...

It’s show time again—with WQA Aquatech USA 2008 fast approaching, now is the time to sort through schedules and sessions and plan your itinerary. Along with the standard networking, industry education, training and product information available at WQA...

Mastering the fundamentals of ozone is critical to successful design and implementation of efficient and effective ozone systems. This mastery is achieved through a clear understanding of the key elements of ozone, as well as their interactions and...

Are PFCs the next public water concern?

Like other manmade chemicals that have been polluting our drinking water over the years, perfluorochemicals (PFC) are not naturally occurring chemicals; they were developed in a lab- oratory to meet an...

An increasing number of dealers are calling me to say that times are tough—sales are drying up and the public is unemployed, penniless and disillusioned. My response is: The day you start believing that the economy is making sales impossible is the...

In a competitive industry such as water treatment, many dealers often wonder how to distinguish themselves from the competition. One such way is to obtain a Certified Water Specialist (CWS) certification through the Water Quality Association (WQA)....