Author: Marty Zager

By Deborah Stadtler This past spring, I was asked to serve as a judge for the 31st Annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting, along with other journalists and water industry experts. I was honored to be selected but admitted that I didn’t know how to judge water. The organizer, Jill Klein Rone, assured me that I would be taught everything I needed to know. Just two weeks after attending EWQA’s training day in May, I arrived in Berkeley Springs, WV, on June 5th to learn the fundamentals of water judging. The panel of nine judges were trained by Watermaster Extraordinaire…

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North America GE pact announced GE announced it has completed a new expanded licensing agreement that will allow the company to continue offering High Efficiency Reverse Osmosis (HEROTM) systems. This will help more of its industrial customers increase their water usage efficiency and reuse capacity as the international community works to address mounting shortages of clean water. The new pact with HERO’s process developer and patent holder, Debasish (Deb) Mukhopadhyay, will allow the company to feature HERO in more of its advanced water and wastewater treatment solutions portfolio. Milestone for Pionetics product Pionetics Corporation announced in January that it shipped…

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On August 23, Jeremy Ray Holt of Gilbert, Arizona, passed away unexpectedly. He was born May 7, 1970 in Orem UT to Ray and Jeana Holt and graduated from Orem High in 1985. Known for his great sense of humor, Holt was an avid reader and especially loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed cooking for and entertaining his many friends and family. Holt’s roots in the water treatment industry went deep. His grandfather, Albert M. Rowley, Sr. founded Intermountain Soft Water in the early 1950s. Holt was employed by B&R Industries at the time of his death. Survivors…

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This leaflet provides information about the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations and Bylaws 2000 (in Scotland) and how they affect you. The Water Fittings Regulations (or Bylaws 2000 in Scotland) are national requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of plumbing systems, water fittings and water-using appliances. Their purpose is to prevent misuse, waste, undue consumption or erroneous measurement of water and, most importantly, to prevent contamination of drinking water. They replace the former Water Supply Bylaws which each water supplier has administered for similar purposes for many years. Where do they apply? Since 1 July 1999 in England and…

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By WC& P staff There is a saying in Africa, “Maji ni Uhai,” Swahili for, “Water is Life.” Millions around the world die every year from diseases attributed to dirty water, claiming the lives of an estimated 4,900 children everyday. After seeing the devastation dirty water brought to his native Africa and attending the 2005 World Economic Forum in Cape Town, South Africa, two-time Australian Open winner Johan Kriek launched the Global Water Foundation (GWF) in July 2006. “I was taken by the sense of urgency expressed by world leaders to find solutions to the problem, not only in Africa…

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By Tony Frost The globalization of the water treatment industry means each and every aspect is affected by events, regulations and research worldwide. Here’s a look at some of the more important issues and happenings at present in the EU. The United Kingdom Water Treatment Association (UKWTA) is a new and dynamic trade association, formed at the beginning of last year, to represent the UK industry supplying water treatment equipment to the domestic and commercial markets. It was spawned by the urgent need to improve the representation of this industry—both in the UK and Europe. It is the brain-child of…

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By Jane Wilson Here’s a brief overview of how standards are developed worldwide. International The primary route for the development of international standards is managed by the International Organization for Standardization, or ISO (www.iso.org). The ISO system recognizes a single member body from each participating country in the consensus standards development process. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is the ISO member body for the United States. Any ISO member country can propose a new standards development project. A project can move forward if it is supported by a sufficient number of additional ISO member countries. A new Technical Committee,…

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By M. Titus, P. Krasonostein and J.C. Huggart The purpose of this article is to support the argument that grey water, treated and recycled without harmful chemicals, is a sustainable water solution. 1. Grey water is produced everyday “I have 11,000 litres of rainwater storage used to flush toilets.  No rain, no rainwater in storage.  I am interested in a grey water solution” This is a quote from a prospective customer that arrived in an email on December 1st, 2006. The point is potent. Harvesting rainwater has made a substantial contribution to management of our precious and scarce water resources…

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By Jonny Seccombe For those of you concernedly watching as the wave of anti-salinity legislation appears to be engulfing one community after another, what would you think of legislation that actually makes POE water treatment mandatory in every dwelling? That is exactly what has happened in the UK! Our government carried out an extensive revision of the building regulations with particular emphasis on improving the energy efficiency of homes. After very lengthy lobbying they finally took on board the fact that lime scale has a significant impact in reducing the efficiency of water heaters—and they decided to do something about…

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By Karen R. Smith Harvey Softeners Ltd. is the largest manufacturer of domestic water softeners in the UK and the European Union. For over 20 years, Patmore Softeners of Ipswich (in the east of England) has been Harvey’s top UK dealer. Owner Tony Patmore helps Harvey Softeners manage its entire UK TwinTec dealer network. Patmore Water Softeners 120-126 Spring Road Ipswich IP4 5NR England Telephone: 0044 1473 713600 Fax: 0044 1473 71944 Email: tcpatmore@aol.com Website: www.patmorewatersofteners.co.uk Number of employees: 8 Number of vehicles: 10 Showroom: 547 sq.ft. Total size of facility 2,655 sq.ft. The family firm was launched in 1979…

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