Author: Tom Losito

As it often happens, a dealer was out on a service call for a very important customer. The time was approaching 5 p.m. and he was anxious to address his customer’s concern and head back to the office to tackle the mound of additional work that comes with running a water treatment dealership. The dealer thought that with his 30-plus years in the field, he’d seen every possible permutation of potential problems. But he was wrong, and despite staying up to date on his manufacturer’s equipment, he just couldn’t figure out what was causing the issue. The dealer called his…

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By Water Quality Association (Dates/times subject to change) Virtual/On Demand 5 Ways for Business Owners to Scale Their Business Presenters: Michael McGowan, MWS, VP, McGowan Water Conditioning Inc.; Jennifer Smith, CWS, VP, Moti-Vitality Aesthetic Problems and Treatment Presenter: Kelly Thompson, MWS, CI, President, Moti-Vitality Consumer Awareness – Effect on Treatment if Change at Municipal Level, Need for Regular Replacement of Filters Presenter: Greg Reyneke, MWS, Managing Director, Red Fox Advisors Countertop RO Presenter: Peter Spiegel, CEO, Ideal Living Effects of Chloramines and Chemicals on Elastomer Rubber Products Presenter: Dan Popehn Contaminant Removal and Microbial Growth in Membrane Filtration and Activated…

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Bailey named Keynote Speaker Be the Spark leader, speaker and author Simon T. Bailey will deliver the keynote address at the 2021 Water Quality Association Convention & Exposition July 28-30 in Las Vegas, NV. He will headline the convention’s Opening General Session on July 28. Bailey will talk about how companies can “spark your restart” and “think about the power of adaptive resilience” as they work to emerge from the pandemic. He is the author of 10 books, most recently Be the SPARK: Five Platinum Service Principles for Creating Customers for Life and he teaches a variety of popular online…

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By Greg Reyneke, MWS While almost three quarters of the earth’s surface is covered in water, only about one percent of that water can be used to meet the needs of humanity without significant processing or purification. Earth’s population is expected to exceed 10 billion people by 2050 and water scarcity is a term being heard more often now than ever before. Our old habit of harvesting, distributing, using and discarding water has put us in a position where many communities around the world now lack sufficient water to live normal lives. Water rationing, lawn watering bans, intermittent municipal water…

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By Amanda Crangle Just as the game of golf can be broken into two segments, the long and short game, so can digital marketing. Not just in the sentiment that Gay Brewer shared, “Golf is a game you can never get too good at. You can improve, but you can never get to where you master the game,” but also in what Raymond Floyd said, “They call it golf because all the other four letter words were taken.” Yes, both golf and digital marketing are highly rewarding at best and down-right maddening at worst; however, both can also provide you…

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Check out the new WC&P website at www.wcponline.com. The new design makes the site easier to use while featuring the accurate content that you expect from WC&P. Be sure to follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter for announcements, photos and breaking news. North America WQA survey released Emerging from the coronavirus pandemic, Americans are more positive about their household drinking water quality, less likely to depend on government oversight and increasingly ready to spend money on home water treatment, according to a new national survey of consumer opinions about drinking water released by the Water Quality Association. Half the American…

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The Power of Imagination One year ago, WQA had canceled its in-person annual convention and was making plans to host its Mid-Year Leadership Conference online. At the same time, we were battling for the industry in a survival game where the stakes were high, rules were ever-changing and the world we knew had transformed overnight. The industry stepped up quickly and was broadly identified as essential. The value of our industry was emphasized in a big way as we began to see consumers focus on the quality of their water as stay-at-home orders were extended for those many months. As…

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North America UV Pure reuse validation in California sought Seeking to provide support to states highly affected by water scarcity, among them, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah and Colorado, UV Pure® Technologies Inc. has taken initial steps to obtain validation and approval for unrestricted reuse applications. To qualify for these applications, UV Pure must meet the stringent water disinfection standards set by the California Code of Regulations, Title 22 and is set to do so by the end of this year. Winsupply OK location announced, top vendors named Winsupply Inc. will open a new regional distribution center in Oklahoma…

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KDF Fluid Treatment’s patented KDF® 55 Process Medium provides a highly effective means for removing chlorine from water in POE or POU applications. This high-purity formulation of copper-zinc alloy removes up to 99 percent of heavy metals from water using the redox process. KDF Process Media also control scale, bacteria and algae, even in hot water, are 100-percent recyclable and contain no chemical additives. http://kdfft.com/products.htm

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Mitigating the Risk of Legionella from Watts is an eight-module online course for facility managers, engineers and infection control professionals. In this 2.5 hour course, industry experts explain points of Legionella risk in a building’s premise plumbing system, best practices for testing and monitoring, current design trends and more. By completing all eight modules, engineers can receive 0.25 CEUs through the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) and all participants who complete the modules will receive a Certificate of Completion for the course. The course is available for $50 per person. Visit the website to preview and register. https://training.watts.com/local/course_preview/?id=552

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