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I recently attended a panel discussion at the University of Illinois at Chicago discussing the issue of lead service lines in Flint, Mich., and elsewhere in the Midwest. The discussion was eye opening, full of impassioned speakers with diverse viewpoints...
After Fidel Castro became prime minister of Cuba in 1959, Ray Puentes immigrated to the U.S., where some of his family lived. Ray’s uncle owned a lithography business in DeKalb, Ill., and Ray settled down there and got a job sweeping floors at a nearby...
With a new year, federal and state governments are reconvening to deliberate over proposed legislation. The momentum created by media coverage of drinking water across the nation has carried over from 2017. Legislators are continuing to discuss drinking...
As a consulting company, much of our focus is on knowing, understanding and anticipating changes in the industry while helping our clients to either be the change, or at least prepare for and adapt to it. Our beloved water industry has come a long way...
Waterline Technology was asked to provide a recommendation to further reduce risk of Legionella for a premise plumbing potable water system in a 21-story office building. After a site visit and review of the management team’s goals, Waterline recommended...
During the recent awards season for films, Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” garnered accolades and made headlines. The shape of the water treatment financing industry is much less glamorous than a Hollywood movie, but as 2018 gets into full...
Iron and manganese often are associated with hard groundwater and can create problems for homeowners with private wells. They are responsible for staining fixtures and laundry in shades of orange, red and brown. In extreme cases, the discoloration can...
E-commerce solutions for the water treatment industry are becoming must-haves for suppliers, but developing these solutions involves the relentless pursuit of the exact mix of data, technology, training and support. Ultimately, the right online solution...
Thousands of water treatment professionals will head to Denver this month for the Water Quality Assn. (WQA) Convention & Exposition, held March 26 to 29, 2018, at the Colorado Convention Center. The event boasts a host of networking opportunities,...
Nearly six months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico is still struggling with water quality issues. Mekela Panditharatne, a law fellow for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) specializing in safe drinking water and toxic chemicals, recently...
Chances are, you’re doing social media wrong. I don’t mean any disrespect by this; perhaps you are, in fact, the exception to the rule. If so, sweet! #HighFive #ChestBump #SideHug Listen, I hope you are fulfilled by the results you are seeing from your...