Mar 22, 2019

April 2019

In last month’s issue, I wrote about how water treatment professionals can enact change by meeting with lawmakers to tout their issues and expertise. A few weeks later, I got to experience that firsthand by attending the Water Quality Assn.’s (WQA) DC…
Mike Lowrie founded Shiloh Water Systems, located in Mount Angel, Ore., in 1999, after more than 20 years in the water treatment industry. However, Mike originally had moved his family to western Oregon to work in the water filtration department of a…
Prewitt, N.M., resident Marie Jones has never had running water in the house her father built, despite repeated pleas for help. But thanks to the International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (IWSH) Foundation’s most recently completed Community Plumbing…
Back in 1961, a bunch of like-minded folks got together to solve a problem in Medina Lake, Texas. All too often, fires had ravaged homes, vehicles and boats. Occasional wildfires spread with no means of quickly controlling them. Of course, cats went too…
It goes without saying that women are important members of the water industry and significantly contribute to the advancement of our businesses and technologies. Unfortunately, women are underrepresented in our industry. Some questions we must ask…
The mainstream news continues to be dominated by headlines about Flint, Mich.’s water crisis with no immediate and affordable solution in sight. Recent U.S. EPA reports indicate the majority of the country’s aging infrastructure is in a similar state.…
A report published in the medical journal The Lancet concluded that the lack of safe drinking water and proper sanitation take a greater toll on human life globally than war, terrorism and potential weapons of mass destruction combined. The World Health…
Let’s face it, social media marketing is not a water dealership’s main focus. Your focus is on providing your customers the best water quality solutions and service options. So, how do we face this skeleton in the closet known as social media?…
In rural areas of the U.S., water drawn from wells is vital for both human consumption and agricultural use. In the past, studies have posited that the amount of fresh groundwater available in the U.S. is relatively high and that the point at which…
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