November 2008

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On Sept. 30, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared the proposed water softener ban AB 2270 went too far as he exercised his authoritative right and declared “no” to the proposed legislation. Many months of hard work and passionate public-...

When a new drinking water well is drilled, it is important to conduct tests in order to ensure the water will be safe and potable. There are usually local or state regulatory requirements that call for bacteria testing, and there may be a few...

The design and selection of new pumping systems provides the opportunity for facilities to purchase systems optimized for minimum lifecycle costs. Because industrial and municipal pumping systems often have life spans of 15 years or longer, the...

Every month, Water Quality Products’ Dealer of the Month electronic newsletter recognizes a water treatment professional whose forward-thinking business techniques have...

Elevated levels of arsenic in groundwater have been observed throughout the U.S. There are “hot spots” in the desert southwest, northern regions of the Midwest and the New England area, where there is a region of elevated arsenic that roughly follows...

The point-of-entry (POE) market for ultrafiltration (UF) membrane systems has grown considerably in recent years. Respected market researchers Frost & Sullivan had predicted...

City officials in Hutchinson, Minn., were faced with a challenge when the city’s aging water treatment plant no longer had enough capacity to handle future growth. In addition to the capacity problem, there were three other issues with the water in...

In this day of high-speed Internet, instant messaging and e-mail, it is interesting to know someone who is rooted in the past and still uses “snail mail,” yet can surprise you with his or her grasp of today’s technology. D.D. Jarvis, a hard-working...

In the March 2008 issue of Water Quality Products, the IOA column discussed mastering the fundamentals of ozone and reviewed the four basic elements required to form fully functional ozone systems: oxygen/feed gas preparation, ozone generation, mass...

Water is extremely important but clean water is precious—and it is essential to human life. Yet in many parts of the world, it is in increasingly short supply. Protecting our water resources and developing technologies for certifying, recycling or...

The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) is convening for its 60th annual meeting in Las Vegas, Dec. 2 to 5. Rebecca Wilhelm, associate editor of Water Quality Products, recently spoke with Kevin McCray, the association’s executive director, to...

This article is the second of a three-part series that looks at the performance of manufacturers and suppliers, dealership owners and sales staff to see if all parties are pulling their weight and contributing to the success of the industry. Use this...