Jun 03, 2015

June 2015

In late April, disaster hit Nepal in the form of a 7.8-magnitude earthquake. As of the writing of this letter, the death toll was approaching 6,000, and the United Nations estimated that more than 130,000 houses had been destroyed, with an additional 85,…
Jim and Martha Rabb founded Rabb Water Systems in 1951 in Plymouth, Ind. Ten years later, they relocated to Warsaw, Ind., and the dealership has been a fixture in north-central Indiana for nearly 45 years. Rabb Water has since expanded to five other…
Water quality—we use this term almost daily in the aquatics industry. It refers to the chemical, physical and biological characteristics of the water, and is the measure of the condition of the water relative to the requirements of one or more set of…
Ultraviolet (UV) and ozone are clearly established as viable secondary disinfection methods to chlorine for combating recreational waterborne illnesses (RWIs). As recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in its recently issued…
Monitoring water quality is essential for sustaining healthy ecosystems, ensuring public safety and managing water resources. Various characteristics such as pH, turbidity and dissolved oxygen can be measured to establish an overall profile of water…
Water that enters the soil and flows downward likely will be used again by society. The most common scenario would be that the downward-flowing water recharges the groundwater reserves that are then used as a source of drinking water or for irrigation.…
Growing, intertwined water challenges confront us: Storm water is polluting watersheds, and there is a global shortage of clean water and growing demand for freshwater.  A three-year study of a Key Largo, Fla., single-family, dual-source residential…
Each month, WQP features a dealer as Dealer of the Month. This spring, we conducted a survey to ask our readers which dealer of the 12 featured in 2014 they felt was deserving of the moniker “Dealer of the Year.” With a resounding 87% majority, they…
In my last article (“Focus on the Follow-Up,” February 2015), I was pretty direct about my opinions on why you should be scheduling and completing follow-up visits with your customers, but in case you missed it, I will sum it up: I think follow-ups…
In the water business, things are rarely easy, so it is tempting to think that only the “smart” or the “lucky” are able to succeed. Frankly, it usually has less to do with luck or IQ and more to do with good timing and the ability to manage change, as…
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