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It may be hard to believe now, but there was a time when wood pipe was at the forefront of water technology. Cities on the East Coast utilized wood pipe to create water systems to support their burgeoning populations in the early days of the U.S....
Steve Calahan of Water-Right and Nick Koz display Prairie State's Clear Choice award. With three employees, Prairie State Water Solutions may be small, but it has a resounding impact. Based in St. Charles, Ill., the dealership serves a primarily...
Students of the Koupela Nursery School in Burkina Faso wave in front of a well built to provide clean water to all 126 students. As Americans continue to deal with the lead contamination in Flint, Mich., and millions struggle to address water...
Water scarcity is a globally recognized problem. The world is projected to face a 40% water deficit by 2030, according to the United Nations 2015 World Water Development Report. While this issue is gaining public attention, many of us are not aware of...
Figure 1. Sample Batch Processing-Style Pump Station System Design With the growing popularity of rainwater harvesting systems, the need for non-potable pump, control and filtration systems of varying capabilities is increasing. Rainwater treatment...
As policymakers search for consensus on issues relating to water and the environment, Plumbing Manufacturers Intl. (PMI) continues to advocate for water efficiency, a restored national water infrastructure and safe plumbing benefitting public health....
After moving, new home buyers settle in and take stock of their surroundings. For those switching from a municipal water source to a private well, questions about water quality may arise. “The ongoing concern is that private well owners test their water...
This is the third and final installment of Susan White’s series on water contamination issues across the U.S. Parts one and two can be found in the April and May issues of WQP or at www.wqpmag.com. Concerns over pipeline and oil spills have continued to...
WQA held its annual DC Fly-In Day and partnered with the National Ground Water Assn. and the Irrigation Assn. to host the Water Resources Congressional Conference. On Capitol Hill, WQA members urged Congress to reach out when reviewing legislation for...
Faucets and fittings are highly regulated in the U.S. and Canada. The multiple codes, standards and registration programs, most of which are mandatory, result in a long list of abbreviations that appear on products or product packaging: IPC, UPC, NSPC,...
According to a Training Industry report published in 2016, the cost and time to train an employee varied considerably depending on the industry. Calculating the value of training can be difficult. Problems range from having employees out of the field to...
At the 2017 Water Quality Assn. (WQA) Convention and Exposition, Bob Maisner, vice president of sales and marketing for Paragon Water Systems Inc., assumed the position of WQA president. WQP Managing Editor Bob Crossen spoke with Maisner about the...