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Jul 1 2019
The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) model plumbing codes are updated every three years. With each three-year…
Jun 5 2019
For people with compromised immune systems, an unexpected microbial contamination of their drinking water supply can be especially dangerous. While…
May 15 2019
WQP Managing Editor Lauren Estes presents five new products from the May 2019 issue of WQP.
Apr 29 2019
When a contaminant is found in drinking water, one of the first questions asked usually is, “How does the detected amount compare to the safe dose?”…
Apr 29 2019
Millions of people each year head to waterparks, pools, and other public aquatic venues to splash and swim without thinking about waterborne…
Apr 18 2019
WQP Managing Editor Lauren Estes presents five new products from the April 2019 issue of WQP.
The EPA Acting Administrator visited Denver on Friday and announced new WIFIA funding
The EPA Acting Administrator visited Denver on Friday and announced new WIFIA funding.
Apr 1 2019
On Friday, Mar. 29, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler visited Denver, Colo. where he announced new funding…
Mar 22 2019
A report published in the medical journal The Lancet concluded that the lack of safe drinking water and proper sanitation take a greater toll on…
Feb 25 2019
For decades, the water treatment industry has struggled to quantify the effectiveness of scale reducing devices other than ion exchange water…
Feb 22 2019
WQP Managing Editor Amy McIntosh presents five new products from the February 2019 issue of WQP.
Jan 25 2019
NSF Intl. requires periodic retesting for all NSF/ANSI Standard 61-certified products. For most product types, this testing occurs on an annual basis…
Nov 7 2018
It is certainly no secret that business increases when the economy is booming. For those of us with the ability to recollect the past decade, we have…
Sep 24 2018
Plumbing fixtures and fittings are certified to many standards in the U.S., and at times the process can seem overwhelming. Understanding what drives…
WQA’s seven-pillar approach to water treatment product certification
WQA’s seven-pillar approach to water treatment product certification
Aug 31 2018
Is it possible to gain a year’s worth of experience in just a few short months? It certainly seemed that way, as I began my first day as the new…
Mar 26 2018
The case for sustainable products and processes is becoming more and more apparent. From sourcing more sustainable raw materials, to finding new ways…
Mar 26 2018
The Water Quality Assn. (WQA) has announced that Kelli Fleischmann is the new Product Certification Director, in charge of the Gold Seal and…
Feb 28 2018
Iron and manganese often are associated with hard groundwater and can create problems for homeowners with private wells. They are responsible for…
Nov 22 2017
In response to requests from Plumbing Manufacturers Intl. (PMI) and its members, as well as from other supporters of the U.S. Environmental…
Nov 17 2017
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…
Nov 17 2017
Product certification within the water treatment industry can seem overwhelming, expensive, and, to some, unnecessary. The process requires time and…
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