Is It Time To Add A Bottled Water Plant?
By Karen R. Smith Introduction A majority of water treatment professionals, finding significant cross-selling opportunities, enter the bottled water business. With access to customers in both the home and the workplace, many make a smooth […]
Flush Cycle Improves Performance of Water Vending Machines
By Michael A. Stern With the news media reporting an oncoming worldwide shortage of potable water, many new companies are entering the water vending machine business. If you are thinking about doing so, or are […]
The Bottled Water Industry: 2004—A Year of Defining Moment...
By Henry R. Hidell, III During the last decade the bottled water industry has experienced unprecedented growth while at the same time experiencing major consolidation activity and declining margins. The popularity of bottled water has […]
Bottled Water Behind Bars
By Arthur von Wiesenberger Summary: When people think of “bars,” one of the last things envisioned is bottled water served to us in a relaxed, quiet atmosphere. Yet that seems to be the trend in […]
Thirsting for Bottled Water in Miami Beach: IBWA Takes a Mor...
By Ronald Y. Pérez WC&P Senior Editor After being hosted by Seattle for last year’s industry exhibition, the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) takes to the East Coast and the Miami Beach Convention Center in […]
The Bottled Water Business: Riding the Tailwind of a Flouris...
By Bruce Kucera Summary: Whether you’re getting into the bottled water business or expanding your current product offering, choices have to be made. If you’re new to it, you’ll need a basic introduction to water […]
A Brief History of the Role of Ozone in Water Bottling
By L. Joseph Bollyky, Ph.D., P.E. Ozone treatment is one of the most effective microbiological barriers that water bottlers can provide for protection of consumers against microorganisms. Many consumers, however, don’t know that many bottlers […]
From the Tap or Bottle: Protecting the Source is Cheaper
By Biksham Gujja, Richard Holland and Catherine Ferrier Summary: As the bottled water industry gathers for the annual IBWA show in Florida this month, there will undoubtedly be some talk on how people from around […]
DBPs & the Water Industry: The Bromide/Bromate Issue—...
By Henry R. Hidell, III Summary: Disinfection by-products (DBPs) in drinking water have arisen as a significant concern for public health. The issue is largely associated with chlorine use, but other DBPs include bromate formed […]
Still Waters Run Deep—A Market Overview
By Arthur von Wiesenberger Comedian Dennis Miller—now of Monday Night Football fame—appeared in a recent TV commercial for long distance telephone service where he questions how someone would pay a dollar for a bottle of […]