September 2011

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The country of Ghana recently announced a health victory—on July 28, it declared that it had eradicated the Guinea worm, a devilish parasite that is contracted by consuming unclean water containing microscopic water fleas that carry its eggs. In the...

Sanitization is an underutilized word in the water treatment industry. As dealers, we like to believe that our water conditioning equipment is immune to microbial contamination and will require minimal service throughout its life. This mindset could...

Many adverse ecological effects have been attributed to pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) and endocrine-disrupting compounds (EDCs), but it is not clear what risk they pose to human health. In the past, water was known to contain these...

The beverage industry’s traditional water testing methods are effective for scientific and safety purposes but can be time and labor intensive as well. Most labs testing bottled water or process water have relied on agar-based methods for decades....

When McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, set about constructing its new Engineering Technology Building, it used the latest state-of-the-art technology not only to achieve U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and...

In the words of Alexandra Cousteau, “Water will be the defining crisis of our century.” Essentially, water is running out. Population is constantly growing, and water and storm water management costs are skyrocketing across the U.S., increasing by up...

Being part of an online community through social networking and blogging can be an extremely positive experience for any water treatment business, connecting with current and prospective customers to rate products and services. However, when negative...

In 1986, California voters approved an initiative to address growing concerns about exposure to toxic chemicals. That initiative became the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, better known Proposition (Prop) 65. The act requires the...

For more than 50 years, the International Bottled Water Assn. (IBWA) has assisted and regulated bottled water production in the U.S. Water Quality Products Associate Editor Leslie Streicher recently talked to IBWA Vice President of...