Kurt C. Peterson, Publisher

We’ve hit the high and hot point of summer, with hundreds of thousands of people heading out for vacations, attending conferences and taking advantage of the longer, warmer days. With the summer heat comes many opportunities for the water treatment industry to make our fellow citizens safer. Higher temperatures create a potent playground for bacteria and biofilms to grow and spread in a host of applications. What are you doing to make your customers safer, in their homes, their pools and at vacation destinations? Consumers want better, safer water and we are just the people to give them what they want. It’s not just about cost in the minds of today’s consumers. It’s all about health, and this provides you, the dealer, with a wealth of prospects in those seeking a better solution to today’s water problems.

With WQA’s Final Barrier Solution being promoted across the country and in legislative venues, the realities of treatment options are being more closely examined. Education is key; WQA’s tool kits can help you to help your clients understand those options and make the best choice for their situation. The one-size-fits-all approach will not be a satisfactory solution to water treatment as more contaminants are detected and, at some point, become regulated. One of the best technologies for removal of myriad contaminants is reverse osmosis. This valuable and time-tested water treatment standard is and should be promoted on a broad basis. Whether the application is small or large, the capacity of RO membranes is just as varied and can bring a greater sense of safety to savvy clients.

In this issue, Gary Battenberg, Nancy Prosser and Stephen Wiman of Good Water Company present a case study that revolves around an extremely complex set of issues with RO at the heart of its resolution. C.F. ‘Chubb’ Michaud continues with his series on hydrodynamics. Dr. Kelly A. Reynolds takes a closer look at 1,4-dioxane, a possible human carcinogen, that has been found in numerous groundwater supplies in the US, Canada and Japan.

Enjoy your summer while you help make it safer for your clients. They will thank you with good referrals and customer loyalty when you take the time to make them, not the bottom line, your first priority.


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