September 2013
Volume 55 Number 9
 
Cover
The Holy Grail of Water Cooler Sales and Service
by LaMar Hunt  Pages: 22 - 24
One of my all-time Top 20 movies is Monty Python and the Holy Grail. So, how does it relate to POU coolers? The Holy Grail has become a symbol for strength and power.  read more
 
Bottled Water - An Industry Update
by Christopher Hogan  Pages: 26 - 28
Bottled water consumption and sales growth in the US in 2012 was the strongest it’s been in the past five years, as consumers continue to make their voices heard in the marketplace.   read more
 
Bottled Water and Homeland Security
by Bob Hirst  Pages: 30 - 32
Contamination of the United States’ food supply by domestic or foreign terror groups is a threat that has the potential to cause mass morbidity or even mortality.   read more
 
Features
Recreational Water Infections: Framing a Healthy Perspective
by Jeff Williams, PhD and Nathan Kenney  Pages: 34 - 38
The recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on "Microbes in Pool Filter Backwash" (May 17, 2013, Morbidity and Mortality Reports [MMWR], 62 (#19): 385-388) certainly stirred up the mass media airwaves and put something of a cloud over public perceptions of swimming pool safety, just as this year’s season was entering full swing.   read more
 
Hydrodynamic Design, Part 9: Flow Measurements Through Filter Beds
by C.F. 'Chubb' Michaud, CWS-VI  Pages: 40 - 42
There are two primary flow measurements used in media filtration: the superficial flow or flow per unit of surface area (gpm/ft2) and volumetric flow or volume of fluid per volume of media (gpm/ft3).  read more
 
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Columns
Dealer Profile: Growing a Niche Market: How Water Techniques Turned a Boom in Its Favor
by Denise M. Roberts  Pages: 44 - 46 read more
 
Water Matters: Evaluation of Water Coolers
by Rick Andrew  Pages: 48 - 50 read more
 
On Tap: Boil Water Orders Abound in the US
by Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD  Pages: 52 - 54 read more
 
Viewpoint: Water safety in a bottle or cooler
by Kurt C. Peterson, Publisher  Pages: 8 read more