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It is officially hiking season in the U.S. Midwest where I am based, and if you are a regular reader of my column, then you know I’ve been itching to get outside. Recently, I donned my well-worn hiking boots and visited a true hidden gem — Cuyahoga…
While it may come as a surprise to those focused on water-related issues, potable water and a country’s gross domestic product (GDP) can be closely intertwined. To better comprehend this, let us first get a better understanding of GDP. The GDP of a…
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…
In many places in both developed and developing economies, the supply of freshwater is under tremendous strain as the population grows. This is especially true in urban areas where the demand for resources is concentrated into a confined space. Despite…
Looking beyond the pandemic, public restrooms will never be thought of in quite the same way. The uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 has impacted the perception, functionality and design of commercial restrooms. Similar to how 9/11 changed air travel and…
For a number of years now, attention has been paid to water softeners for the discharge and wastewater they produce, with concerns regarding the content of that discharge and how it impacts the environment. Indeed, opponents of water softeners have put…
In the world of water treatment, ongoing training and development is a critical part of daily life on the job. Whether you are new to the role or have been in the business for decades, there is always something new to learn about water contaminants and…
Employee recruitment and retention are increasing challenges in the water quality industry for dealers and manufacturers alike. Registered apprenticeship programs may provide a potential solution to workforce development obstacles. Joliet Junior College…
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