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During the Dealer Section meeting at the 2017 WQA Leadership Conference in San Diego in September, one topic sparked the most discussion by far: millennials.  The need to bring younger people into the water quality industry has long been a topic of...
Jon and Gayla have assembled a small but dedicated team of water professionals. Husband-and-wife duo Jon and Gayla Vance of Fresh KC Water in Shawnee, Kan., have never stopped learning—or teaching, for that matter. After 20 years as educators, the couple...
Pennsylvania National Guard Soldiers load bottled water onto a CH-47 Chinook helicopter Sept. 1 at Fort Indiantown Gap in preparation to depart for the Hurricane Harvey relief effort in Texas. The storms may have passed, but for the residents of Texas...
Since I entered this industry nearly 19 years ago, I have believed that sales professionals should be paid straight commission. It is how I began, and I made a good living selling water treatment equipment. A few years after beginning my career, I was...
While more than 20 states are working on legislation requiring water testing in schools for lead, some states also are creating task forces to concentrate on the overall risk of lead exposure and other contaminants.  State Task Forces In...
Waiting at the tap for water to get hot can be wasteful and costly. From time immemorial, water has been humankind’s most essential natural resource. Throughout most of human history, it has been clean and plentiful in most parts of the world. Then came...
Be honest: Would you walk into Flint, Mich., today and unconcernedly chug a glass of water from the tap in your hotel room without concern? Few of us would feel completely comfortable—and with good reason. While the headlines may have diminished, Flint’s...
Water & Sewerage Corp. of the Bahamas (W&SC) contracted with Aqua Design Bahamas Ltd. for a new desalination facility on the island of Eleuthera under a build, own and operate business model. The new facility, located in Bogue, North Eleuthera,...
Pump and pump system manufacturers have a lot to consider when designing components for use in the market. In addition to manufacturing pump systems that maintain water quality requirements, manufacturers also must work to ensure pumps perform as planned...
Scheduling home visits and installations, coordinating delivery routes, and organizing accounting information are critical for a water treatment dealer’s business. WQP Dealers of the Month continually have iterated the importance of software, mobile...
In August 2017, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that the hypoxic dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico, just off the coast of Louisiana, had grown to approximately the size of New Jersey—the largest area of hypoxia ever measured....