It was about this time last year that Assembly Bill 1366, the second major legislative challenge to water softeners in California, was being debated in the state legislature. As we all know, the bill eventually passed, although with input from the water treatment community the impact on water dealers was minimized.
In reader surveys, respondents consistently state that regulatory and legislative issues will be important in coming months. The following are some of the regional legislative issues that were brought up at the WQA Aquatech USA 2010 tradeshow:
We need your help to stay up-to-date on the regulations that are hitting the industry from all directions. What challenges are you facing in your state or region? Do you have any updates on the challenges listed above? Let us know, and we can help raise the awareness needed so you do not have to face them alone.
I am excited to announce the 2010 Water Quality Top Projects awards program, a new initiative Water Quality Products is launching to recognize innovative and successful water quality projects. Did you complete a particularly challenging installation recently? Through the nomination form on www.wqpmag.com, WQP is asking for entries for recent residential and commercial/industrial water quality projects. Nominations must be received by Aug. 20, 2010, and winners will be recognized in the December 2010 Reference Guide issue.