Apr 01, 2015

April 2015

Last month was chock-full of events intended to promote awareness of water issues. National Groundwater Awareness Week ran from March 8 to 14, with World Plumbing Day taking the spotlight on March 11. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA)…
The origin of Mast Family Culligan dates back to 1975, when Dale Mast purchased the Fort Myers, Fla., franchise after entering the water treatment industry in the late 1960s. This year, the company celebrates 40 years in business in southwestern Florida…
All of the water we use has a real value of time, energy and human capital attached to it. From those costs come significant value, as all human civilization is built on reliable access to water. As a globally shared renewable resource, cheap, clean…
Although I was not living in California at the time, many have told me that the historic California drought of 1976-1977 was one they may never forget. In modern history, it probably was the most difficult, detrimental drought ever recorded in California…
A few months ago, while teaching an all-day sales training seminar in Orlando, Fla., someone asked me if there was going to be a section specifically dedicated to closing techniques. I often get this question or one similar to it. Everyone wants to know…
Imagine turning on your faucet one day only to find there is no water flowing. Your well has run dry, and you have to pay tens of thousands of dollars to fix it. When a North Carolina scientist ran into this issue, he searched for a product that could…
Occasionally, it is those new inventions that surprise skeptical, change-resistant Americans.  My first experience with a drone happened while watching a real estate agent pick up the pieces of his flying machine after it crash-landed. I had already seen…
The design of water treatment systems often is based on the application of current solutions. Determining the best system at the time of installation can be done with information gained on site, or from experience harvested from other similar, successful…
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2 Rule) sets requirements for public water supplies, and vendors are developing and providing equipment to help them conform to these requirements.…
The central issue facing every family business, understandably, is succession. The business has been built up and is producing a profit, and some family members make a living contributing to the business. However, the time ultimately will come when the…
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