November 2017

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When you hear the words “Coachella Valley,” visions of flower crown-wearing millennials dancing at an outdoor concert may spring to mind. But the Coachella Valley is much more than music festivals—it also is home to a key California agricultural sector:...
When Tom Barry joined Kel Tren Service in 1985, water conditioning was a newer offering in the company’s menu of services—Barry’s father had integrated it into the family appliance business just a few years earlier. That small portion of the business...
The Conowingo Elementary School storm water retrofit project was initiated to fulfill requirements of Cecil County, Md.’s Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) and the proposed Phase II municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4) permit. The WIP and MS4...
When buying a home, prospective buyers should hire a third party to perform water testing to ensure accurate results. Any well can become contaminated, and it can happen for a variety of reasons. Water testing is encouraged when buying a new home,...
Q: Why is arsenic found in groundwater and why is it difficult to remove? A: While arsenic is naturally found in rocks and soil and is released into water supplies through erosion, some industrial practices also have the potential to release arsenic...
Washing laundry is a significant use of water in the average home, accounting for 15% to 40% of the overall water consumption in a typical household. Using ozone for laundry can help reduce detergent use and make laundry less time consuming, more...
Outdated and inefficient heating and cooling systems and the enormous cost to replace them ultimately sealed the fate of the Wilshire Grand Hotel. Owners of the cultural landmark in downtown Los Angeles decided to put a new building in its place even as...
Product certification within the water treatment industry can seem overwhelming, expensive, and, to some, unnecessary. The process requires time and money, and the purpose of certification may be unclear to some. However, the competitive advantage,...
Nearly 19 years ago, I stumbled into this industry barely knowing what a water softener was. I was originally hired as a sales trainer tasked with hiring and training water treatment sales professionals. In reality, I soon realized, I was hired to be...
Every year, during the Executive Forum and Fly-In, a delegation of member executives from Plumbing Manufacturers Intl. (PMI) travels to Washington, D.C., to bring their concerns about the water industry directly to those who can enact change on a federal...