Sep 24, 2018

October 2018

As I write this, Labor Day has just ended, fall is approaching and kids across the country are going back to school. For many students, an unexpected item has landed in their backpacks among the brand new pencils and notebooks: bottled water.  Detroit…
With a background in chemistry and a former career in the pharmaceutical industry, Michael Melendez began his tenure in the water industry working with “the big ones,” as he said. In Puerto Rico, Melendez performed water quality analyses in…
Oh, those millennials. The whole bunch of them are lazy, entitled, arrogant and clueless. Whether you are struggling to attract them as customers or dealing with them as team members, millennials can be a challenge for businesses. Here’s a quote to…
There is a quiet revolution underway in the Baltic Sea, situated in northernmost Europe with shores touching countries such as Estonia, Finland, Germany, Poland, Russia and Sweden. It is being driven by climate change that is tangibly impacting seashore…
Water treatment specialists are facing a new challenge from emerging contaminants. Perfluoralkyl and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of chemicals that include perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctanesulfonate (PFOS) and GenX. PFOA and…
Plantation Bay Golf & Country Club in Flagler County, Fla., is a private community featuring 45 holes of golf, 10 tennis courts, a pool pavilion, nature parks and walking trails. In the early 1980s, a private developer built the 756,000-gal-per-day (…
While the goal of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Conservation Standard for pumps is to improve the overall efficiency of pumps sold in the U.S. market by 2020, the DOE also wanted to encourage the use of variable speed controls in variable…
Plumbing fixtures and fittings are certified to many standards in the U.S., and at times the process can seem overwhelming. Understanding what drives product certification, common standards and how the standards relate to one another can make everything…
Many dealers ask me how to improve the number of leads that come into their dealership. They are referring to what I call “active lead generation,” which includes direct mail, telemarketing, email marketing and door-to-door canvassing, among others. The…
In April 2018, NSF Intl. conducted the U.S. Drinking Water Filtration and Treatment Survey, polling more than 1,100 national consumers. The survey revealed a gap between consumers’ water quality concerns and actions taken to treat their water. WQP…
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