Jul 01, 2019

July 2019

Recently, a friend of mine requested help from his social media network. Angler’s Lake in Bloomington, Ill., near his home turned murky and clouded in the past few months, ever since a masonry contractor opened nearby. All of the grass touched by the…
In 1959, twin brothers Marvin and Melvin Traut launched Traut Wells in Waite Park, Minn., but a tumultuous economy forced them to close the business in 1982. At that time, Marvin’s son, Mark Traut, and Mark’s cousin, Dave Traut, restarted the company as…
In 1962, Rachel Carson published her seminal environmental work “Silent Spring” with the dedication, “To Albert Schweitzer, who said ‘Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth.”  Schweitzer could have been…
For facilities, maintenance teams and building owners, doing more with less is the rule and no longer the exception. With shrinking budgets, cost savings are a priority, and smaller budgets are raising the bar on product selection. Consumers want more…
To the water treatment professional, it seems that every second there is another news report or article about per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS), new rules and laws being discussed, and state and federal representatives, along with the U.S. EPA in…
With the tools we have today and virtually every American accessing the internet in some form daily, the opportunity to reach more people with more messages is better than it ever has been. However, it can have some pitfalls, as well. First, ask yourself…
The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) model plumbing codes are updated every three years. With each three-year cycle, water quality continues to become a bigger focus for consumer health and safety in homes and…
In 2018, the levels of chemical contamination in the water supplies of Tucson, Ariz., were dangerously high due to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) contamination. These manmade chemicals commonly are found in a range of consumer products and…
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