Nov 02, 2020

November 2020

In my free time, when I’m not hard at work bringing you the latest and greatest from WQP, hiking is one of my favorite hobbies and you will often find me out on the trail. Through recently with COVID-19 restrictions, those trails tend to be closer to…
Editor's Note: Do you know a water treatment dealer who deserves recognition for leadership in the industry, innovative ideas or successful business practices? Nominate them to be featured as a WQP Dealer of the Month here. Self-nominations are accepted…
In many ways, the water improvement industry was birthed by women. In water industry lore, while Anna Culligan was giving birth to her first child in 1921, her husband Emmett was in the bowels of the hospital learning about zeolite water softening from a…
First let us define what PFAS is.  What is PFAS?  PFAS is any per-and polyfluoroalkyl substance, which are man-made organofluorine chemical compounds that have multiple fluorine atoms that are attached to an alkyl chain. These compounds are commonly…
Every year, more chemicals and compounds are detected in water supplies. Known as contaminants of emerging concern—or emerging contaminants—these substances denote a wide variety of chemicals and byproducts that can include pharmaceuticals and personal…
For more than a century, ultraviolet light has been used to disinfect water by physically disrupting the DNA of harmful microorganisms and destroying their ability to reproduce. Recently, however, the industry is seeing major advancements in the use of…
23 years ago, I had one child and another on the way. I had just moved to Michigan from Indiana with my wife and was trying to figure out why I did not want to teach in a formal classroom despite having gone to school to do just that. I needed a job that…
For decades, reducing lead exposure has been an ongoing goal for governments, communities and individuals. Reducing lead exposure from drinking water is especially critical for pregnant women, infants and children, who represent the population most…
WQP Associate Editor Cristina Tuser spoke to Derek Mellencamp, CMO and general manager for Aquasana, about the company’s second Annual Water Quality survey. The survey explores common water contaminants that are of greatest concern to Americans and how…
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