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Jul 1 2019
In 1962, Rachel Carson published her seminal environmental work “Silent Spring” with the dedication, “To Albert Schweitzer, who said ‘Man has lost…
The business originally focused on well drilling. Sonic drill rigs commonly are used for exploratory purposes for mining clients.
The business originally focused on well drilling. Sonic drill rigs commonly are used for exploratory purposes for mining clients.
Jul 1 2019
In 1959, twin brothers Marvin and Melvin Traut launched Traut Wells in Waite Park, Minn., but a tumultuous economy forced them to close the business…
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Lauren Estes, managing editor of WQP.
Jul 1 2019
Recently, a friend of mine requested help from his social media network. Angler’s Lake in Bloomington, Ill., near his home turned murky and clouded…
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Varun Gowda, senior director of product management at ENGIE Insight.
Jun 5 2019
As the nation’s water infrastructure ages, data collection is playing an increasingly relevant role in water sustainability. ENGIE Insight, an energy…
Jun 5 2019
For people with compromised immune systems, an unexpected microbial contamination of their drinking water supply can be especially dangerous. While…
Hands-on training activities can benefit different kinds of learners by providing opportunities to observe and practice new skills.
Hands-on training activities can benefit different kinds of learners by providing opportunities to observe and practice new skills.
Jun 5 2019
The water well industry is changing quickly. For industry professionals to succeed, they need to engage in continuing education to keep up with the…
Jun 5 2019
Arsenic is one of the most abundant metalloid trace elements naturally found in the earth’s crust and is introduced into water streams by the…
Jun 5 2019
Point-of-use (POU) faucets and systems are becoming important in helping meet consumer demands for safe, high quality drinking water. Water treatment…
Jun 5 2019
In 2019, the U.S. EPA released its National PFAS (per- and polyfluoralkyl substances) Action Plan, detailing steps to gather information and…
Jun 5 2019
This article is the second in an in-depth series focusing on lead contamination across the country. Read the rest of the series: From Coast to Coast…
Based in St. Paul, Minn., Merle’s Water Conditioning now has 12 employees and remains a family business.
Based in St. Paul, Minn., Merle’s Water Conditioning now has 12 employees and remains a family business.
Jun 5 2019
Approaching its 60th anniversary, Merle’s Water Conditioning has proudly remained a family owned business since its inception in 1959. Merlin ‘Merle…
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Lauren Estes, managing editor of WQP.
Jun 5 2019
At industry events, it is not uncommon for me to be one of only a handful of women in the room. While it is an honor to represent females in the…
Apr 29 2019
Across the country, many of the areas with the worst wastewater infrastructure are small, unincorporated rural communities with no money, no formal…
Apr 29 2019
In July 2018, Springfield, Ill., encountered a classic chemical upset. The utility supplies the city of Springfield with electric power generated…
Apr 29 2019
When Carol Gibson, president of the Holly Ridge homeowners association in Candler, N.C., contacted the Water Well Trust (WWT) in January 2018, the…
Apr 29 2019
In 2015, under the management of a private water corporation, the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PSWA) began using a new corrosion control…
Apr 29 2019
Although water treatment companies come in all sizes and shapes, they all need new and repeat customers to survive and thrive. As long as you take…
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
Pocket pH testers are small portable devices that deliver information to the user with accuracy, convenience and affordability. These devices are…
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…
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