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With midterm elections held early this month, Americans have politics on the brain. In the water quality industry, national concerns are at the forefront, from regulation of emerging contaminants to imposed tariffs on goods imported from China. Depending…
After vacationing in Colorado three times, Tom Kinnane and Michelle Rucks knew they wanted to leave the East Coast and move to the mountainous region. By combining Rucks’ extensive business background with Kinnane’s more than 10 years of experience in…
I love to be outdoors, and at times I struggle to disconnect, so last year, in an effort to find a way to do both, I took a beginner backpacking class from a local outdoors group. I could spend an entire article telling you all the things I learned about…
One of the benefits of the disruption economy is that just about anyone with a laptop and a smartphone has the capability to create and distribute content that would have cost tens of thousands of dollars just a few years ago. That key advantage now…
Today in the U.S., potable water safety is no longer a given. In fact, 2016 research from the Kaiser Family Foundation found that only one in three Americans believed the water from their taps was safe to drink, and 70% said they are not very confident…
It is certainly no secret that business increases when the economy is booming. For those of us with the ability to recollect the past decade, we have seen the number of products obtaining certification severely decline as a result of the 2008 economy…
Update 11/7/18: Since this article went to press, President Donald J. Trump signed American's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, authorizing the WaterSense program in perpetuity. For the past two years, water industry organizations and professionals…
A Northern California indoor plant cultivation facility sought an effective treatment solution for both source water and irrigation reuse. The facility’s water treatment requirements are irrigation water treatment for risk management of bacterial and…
With water scarcity plaguing many areas of the world, researchers are searching for ways to maximize the availability of freshwater.  Oftentimes, the solution is not found in nature.  A team of researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, has…
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