May 04, 2021

April/May 2021

Around Easter, my grandmother-in-law told me about her childhood growing up in the rural community of Coal Hill, Arkansas. As one can imagine, the small town with a population of approximately 1,000 was home to many miners at the time, including her own…
For 34 years, Steve and Lana Gleason made due without a traditional residential water system. The couple, who live in the rural logging community of Jewell, Oregon, pumped water for washing from a nearby river and made 40-mile round trips from their home…
Editor's Note: Do you know a water treatment dealer who deserves recognition for leadership in the industry, innovative ideas or successful business practices? Nominate them to be featured as a WQP Dealer of the Month here. Self-nominations are accepted…
It is oftentimes said that in the water industry the only thing our coworkers and colleagues fail at is retirement. Every day, for months, years and decades on end, those of us privileged enough to work in this space come to work and ensure that clean…
Significant strides have been made to reduce lead in our environment since the 1970s. Exposure to lead can come from everyday sources like lead-based paint, soil, dust, food and other consumer products. Headline-grabbing water crises in Flint, Michigan,…
One of the most misunderstood certification requirements is materials safety testing, otherwise known as the extraction test. Even for those with years of experience in the industry, the nuances and details of the extraction testing protocol and…
Many dealers in the industry are probably already familiar with the Softened Water Benefits Study, also known as the Battelle Study, and the Septic Study funded by the Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF). These two studies have provided value for…
There has never been a more important time to build a digital presence for your water quality business than now. A 2020 survey from PYMNTS, a business intelligence company, shared nearly 36% of U.S. consumers are buying retail products online, and a…
With a new administration in leadership in Washington D.C., the different facets of the water industry are advocating to ensure the administration’s priorities in water remain top-of-mind. One such impacted facet is the plumbing industry. Surrounding…
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