April 2005
Volume 47 Number 4
 
Cover
Water Meters Past and Present
by Karen R. Smith
In Markham, Ontario (Canada), we find that the average family of four uses between 8,900 and 11,350 liters (approximately 2,496 gallons) of water each week… while in Tucson, Ariz...  read more
 
Water Filtration and Treatment M&A Activity—Consolidation Continues
by Steve Guy
Last year was a blockbuster for merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the water filtration and treatment sector with $5 billion worth of announced activity, the highest level since 1999, when USFilter was sold...  read more
 
Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Part 2
by C.F. “Chubb” Michaud
In Part 1 of this series we pointed out that water treatment equipment for different markets differs in design according to...  read more
 
Features
$000—Current Seawater Desalting Costs?
by Mark Bird
Lakes Mead and Powell on the Colorado River are the two largest reservoirs in the U.S. As the only large river system in the southwest, the Colorado is a lifeline for over 25 million people...  read more
 
Science in Whose Interest? -- Take It with a Grain of Salt
by Richard L. Hanneman
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) published an advocacy report, Salt: The Forgotten Killer...  read more
 
Water For People and Long-Term Development for the Asian Tsunami Area
by Nancy J. Haws
Experience demonstrates that unless a story makes front-page headlines day after day, it quickly fades from most people’s memory...  read more
 
Tsunami: How Our Industry Responded
by Nate Searing
In the five months since the waves subsided and the devastation of the Asian tsunami gave way to news reports of dehydration and waterborne disease, our industry has responded en masse to bring safe, clean drinking water to millions of people...  read more
 
Web Exclusive
Columns
Viewpoint: WQA Aquatech USA 2005 read more
 
Aquatek Water Conditioning: Bringing Clean Water to Rural Ohio
by Nate F. Searing read more
 
Distributing Success -- Mark Tibbetts of H2O Filter Warehouse
by Nate F. Searing read more
 
Contaminant Reduction Claims on Reverse Osmosis System Post-Filters
by Rick Andrew read more
 
Filtration and Waterborne Microbes
by Kelly A. Reynolds read more