Mar 01, 2009

March 2009

It’s official: The numbers for January are in and more than 598,000 jobs were slashed in the first month of 2009, bringing the unemployment rate up to 7.6%—the highest it has been since September 1992. The U.S. Labor Department recently reported that…
Related Terms from WaterInfoLink.com: financing, business, dealers While I remain a long-term optimist about the future of the economy and the water industry, we all know just how difficult the last year has been. The economic problems our country and…
Related Terms from WaterInfoLink.com: water softening, POE, residential There is a wide range of sizing parameters and issues available with regard to point-of-entry (POE) softening systems. Big-box retailers offer a limited number of choices when it…
Related Terms from WaterInfoLink.com: UV, disinfection, contaminants For the consumer who relies on municipally treated drinking water, their sense of water security is placed into the hands of the municipalities. However, if one were to watch drinking…
Related Terms from WaterInfoLink.com: irrigation, residential, sales, iron stains Next time you are installing a water system at a customer’s house, take a look out their window. You might see red-to-brown stains on walls, sidewalks and plantings. If you…
Related Terms from WaterInfoLink.com: filtration, POE/POU, sales Safe drinking water is critical to modern life. It is a prerequisite for all human activity—physical, economic and cultural. The U.S. has one of the safest water supplies in the world and…
There are hundreds and thousands of bacteria forms that we encounter in our daily lives. Most are harmless, some are beneficial and yet others can be fatal. Beginning in the 1920s, the major bacteria concern was bacillus, which causes typhoid fever, and…
Related Terms from WaterInfoLink.com: membranes, reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration Downtime due to membrane cleaning or replacement is one of the greatest expenses in water treatment systems. Biological and inorganic fouling are challenges that have the…
Ask anyone to describe Los Angeles and you are likely to garner responses that paint a portrait of an ailing city: jam-packed freeways, sprawling development and poor air quality. But in the middle of this metropolis is a new complex that offers a vision…
Related Terms from WaterInfoLink.com: ozone, disinfection, monitoring In the March 2008 issue of Water Quality Products, the IOA column initiated a discussion on mastering the fundamentals of ozone: feed gas preparation, ozone generation, mass transfer,…
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