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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...

Certification could be beneficial
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Nov 17 2017

Product certification within the water treatment industry can seem overwhelming, expensive, and, to some, unnecessary. The process requires time...

Tools aid designers in selecting efficient hydronic HVAC systems
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Nov 17 2017

Outdated and inefficient heating and cooling systems and the enormous cost to replace them ultimately sealed the fate of the Wilshire Grand Hotel...

Cost savings through ozone treatment in laundry disinfection
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Nov 17 2017

Washing laundry is a significant use of water in the average home, accounting for 15% to 40% of the overall water consumption in a typical...

Arsenic is naturally found in rocks and soil
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Nov 17 2017

Q: Why is arsenic found in groundwater and why is it difficult to remove?

A: While arsenic is naturally found in rocks...

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Nov 17 2017

When buying a home, prospective buyers should hire a third party to perform water testing to ensure accurate results. Any well can become...

Maryland school uses storm water for irrigatioin
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Nov 17 2017

The Conowingo Elementary School storm water retrofit project was initiated to fulfill requirements of Cecil County, Md.’s Watershed Implementation...

The owners work with customers in a service area
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Nov 16 2017

When Tom Barry joined Kel Tren Service in 1985, water conditioning was a newer offering in the company’s menu of services—Barry’s father had...

Editor-in-chief Kate Ferguson
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Nov 16 2017

When you hear the words “Coachella Valley,” visions of flower crown-wearing millennials dancing at an outdoor concert may spring to mind. But the...

anna michalak
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Oct 11 2017

In August 2017, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that the hypoxic dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico, just off the coast...

Tips on evaluating technology options for your dealership
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Oct 11 2017

Scheduling home visits and installations, coordinating delivery routes, and organizing accounting information are critical for a water treatment...

Understanding the importance of pump safety & performance
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Oct 11 2017

Pump and pump system manufacturers have a lot to consider when designing components for use in the market. In addition to manufacturing pump...

RO system helps island meet drinking water needs
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Oct 11 2017

Water & Sewerage Corp. of the Bahamas (W&SC) contracted with Aqua Design Bahamas Ltd. for a new desalination facility on the island of...

Donated technology helps Flint, Mich., shelters find clean water & reduce waste
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Oct 11 2017

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...

Waiting at the tap for water to get hot can be wasteful and costly
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Oct 11 2017

Waiting at the tap for water to get hot can be wasteful and costly.

From time immemorial, water has...

Federal & state initiatives aim to monitor lead in drinking water
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Oct 11 2017

While more than 20 states are working on legislation requiring water testing in schools for lead, some states also are creating task forces to...

Evaluating commission & salary pay structures when hiring salespeople
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Oct 11 2017

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...

Industry responds to drinking water contamination concerns in wake of Hurricane
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Oct 11 2017

Pennsylvania National Guard Soldiers load bottled water onto a CH-47 Chinook helicopter Sept. 1 at Fort Indiantown...

Jon and Gayla have assembled a small but dedicated team of water professionals
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Oct 10 2017

Jon and Gayla have assembled a small but dedicated team of water professionals.

Husband-and-wife duo...