March 2004
Volume 46 Number 3
 
Cover
Water Conditioners: Maximizing Water Softener Efficiencies
by Mike Keller
Softener efficiencies have received a large amount of press over the past several years, especially in California...  read more
 
Learn to Do It Right the First Time: Guidelines for Designing Water Softeners
by Robert Slovak
The following is an introductory article offering practical advice on sizing and setting up water softeners for residential, commercial and non-critical industrial applications...  read more
 
Water Softener Certification Understanding ‘Conformance by Calculation’
by Tom Palkon, CWS-VI
Water softeners are one of the most complicated drinking water treatment units to test and certify...  read more
 
Features
Soap 101: What You Need to Know About the Sales Tool
by Dan Shideler
Soft-water soaps have a long, honorable history in the water conditioning industry...  read more
 
Behavior of Silica Technologies Available and How They Rate
by Peter Meyers
Silica, the second most abundant element, is found in all natural water supplies. Silica chemistry is quite complex, second only to the chemistry of carbon compounds...  read more
 
Looking for an Arsenic Antidote: POU RO Finds a Warm Reception in the Desert
by Shannon Murphy
For many small water systems, finding a cost efficient method to meet the approaching deadline for the new arsenic standard has more questions than answers...  read more
 
Back to the Beginning: Water Recycling Proves Its Worth at Plating Operation
by C.F. “Chubb” Michaud
As industry advances in once remote regions of the world, many of the potential expansions are still sitting on the drawing board because of the shortage of industry’s life blood—water...  read more
 
When the Well Runneth Over: A Complete Program for Well Water Treatment
by Mike Hamberger
Growing a water treatment business involves everything from marketing the company to the types of water quality issues that can be addressed effectively...  read more
 
Choosing a Quality Laboratory: A Certifiable Necessity for Your Business
by Tami D’Amico
You’re out on a call. The field tests performed by you aren’t yielding results conclusive with the physical symptoms noted with the water system...  read more
 
Septic Tank Discharge: Dialogue May Open Door to Solution
by Jeffrey Crider
Two years ago, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)—formerly the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC)—put a rule on the books that prohibited property owners from discharging effluent from water softeners or reverse osmosis (RO) units into their septic systems...   read more
 
Web Exclusive
Pentair`s Jorge Fernandez Comments on WICOR Acquisition
by Carlos David Mogoll?n, WC&P Executive Editor
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John Packard on Prospects for a New Culligan Owner
by Carlos David Mogollón, WC&P Executive Editor
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Rich Clack Talks Back on Consolidation & Tanks
by Carlos David Mogollón, WC&P Executive Editor
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Columns
Viewpoint: M&As & Culligan -- Waiting for the Next Big Deal! read more
 
A ``Kamaaina`` Stays and Thrives on the Island -- Aloha Water Co. Inc., of Waipahu, Hawaii read more
 
Drinking Water Dollars: The Hazards of Trading Stocks—Renting vs. Owning read more
 
Pipelines: On the Road Again -- EWQA Announces Convention Dates read more
 
G.A. Murdock`s Appelwick Makes the Grade read more
 
The Art and Science of Contaminant Reduction Test Methods read more
 
Cyanobacteria -- Natural Organisms with Toxic Effects read more
 
Website of the Month: Clicking the Mouse on Advertising Ideas -- Sites to Help Promote Dealers’ Businesses read more