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interview with water with blessings co-founder
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Jan 3 2018

In September 2017, Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. During the storm, the island’s entire power grid was knocked out, and flooding was...

Optical laboratory optimizes water treatment process with redundant system
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Dec 29 2017

In Baltimore, Md., UnitedHealth Group’s Spectera Vision Laboratory relies on clean water throughout its production process. The laboratory, which...

Legionella testing required for medical water systems
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Dec 29 2017

The presence of microbiological organisms in water can be complex to interpret. There are bacteria that are good for us, like the ones that live...

Heat exchangers boost HVAC efficiency
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Dec 29 2017

As industry and government standards up the ante for energy efficiency in commercial buildings, the use of heat exchangers is on the rise in...

Updating your website to meet modern-day needs
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Dec 29 2017

On Aug. 6, 1991, the world changed forever. It was not the fall of communism, the introduction of flat screen TVs or even the Brother word...

Certification regulations throughout the U.S. & around the world
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Dec 29 2017

Product certification is a common practice in the U.S. among manufacturers that make drinking water treatment products or products that come in...

Shocking a well to remove coliform bacteria
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Dec 29 2017

If you are buying a home with a well system and not public water, you...

How to sell RO systems to America's largest consumer group
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Dec 29 2017

A lot of things have been said about the millennial generation, but one thing is clear: Millennials are entering the time of life in which they...

The merits of incorporating both field testing & certified water testing
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Dec 29 2017

As the New Year approaches, I propose we make two commitments: We must commit to using the scientific method, and we must rely on testing to make...

Arsenic contamination poses modern risks
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Dec 29 2017

Most people probably recognize arsenic as an old-time poison, but many do not know how potent it actually is. One-tenth of a teaspoon of arsenic...

Industry leaders discuss industry trends for 2018
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Dec 29 2017

Acquisitions, Technologies & Trademarks

Rick Andrew

Director of Global Business Development – Water Systems NSF Intl. ...

Mainely water uses branding and online feedback
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Dec 29 2017

With a career that spans more than three decades, Chuck Minott, owner of Mainely Water, has never worked for anyone. Originally from Maine, he and...

Legionnaires' disease outbreak at Veterans Home leads to legislative hearing
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Dec 29 2017

On Dec. 12, 2017, WBEZ-FM, Chicago’s public radio station, published a report detailing a...

WQP 2017 state of the industry report
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Dec 15 2017

The water treatment industry is an ever-changing sector, with new technologies, regulations and trends always on the horizon. In an effort to...

WQP Top Dealers of 2017
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Dec 5 2017

Each month, WQP recognizes a water treatment dealer who exemplifies the values of hard work, customer service, professional development and...

Preventing social engineering
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Dec 1 2017

Social engineering is the act of taking advantage of human behavior to commit a crime. Social engineering criminals can gain access to buildings,...

table 1
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Dec 1 2017

When it comes to certifying activated carbon systems, there is some confusion about which standards best apply. Specifically, there may be some...

Kate Ferguson editor-in-chief
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Dec 1 2017

As winner of the 2017 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, Rao has proven herself to be an exceptional young woman. Inspired by the...

Industry insight with Kerry Stackpole
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Nov 17 2017

Every year, during the Executive Forum and Fly-In, a delegation of member executives from Plumbing Manufacturers Intl. (PMI) travels to Washington...

The value of professional certification
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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...