Category Archives: General

PWQA Legislative Days 2016

PWQA legislative days are your opportunity to meet your legislators in the company of fellow PWQA members and our lobbyists.

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Pentair discontinuing Aquamatic – Hail Tyco

The AquaMatic product line has been a staple in the industry for more than 80 years. First introduced in the late 1930s, AquaMatic Valves and Controls developed a reputation in the market for durability and low lifecycle costs. In 2008, Pentair acquired the AquaMatic product line and has continued to manufacture it at our Brookfield, Wisconsin facility. Beginning May 27, 2016, we will discontinue production of the AquaMatic Valves and Controls product line.

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National Groundwater Awareness Week 2016

Groundwater is essential to the health and well-being of humanity and the environment. Whether you’re on a public water system or a private well, whether you are a health care official, policymaker, regulator, an environmentalist or a groundwater professional, you can get involved in protecting this vital resource.

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WQA Aquatech 2016 – Latest promotional information

Mobile App Now Available Download it Today! DOWNLOAD THE CONVENTION MOBILE APP With the WQA Convention & Exposition 2016 mobile app, you can: Draw on presentation slides, highlight text, and take notes Create a personal schedule by starring the sesions you plan to attend Send messages to fellow app users View exhibitor information and floor […]

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Can I drink soft water? – Is there salt in soft water?

Softened water contains a very low amount of sodium. If you are concerned about sodium intake, use Potassium Chloride salt instead of sodium chloride salt, drink hard water, or process the water further with a reverse osmosis purifier.

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Autotrol 440i Service Parts Discontinuation

We will continue to offer complete 460TC control assemblies as a replacement for the legacy 440i controls, and the Fleck 3200 timer as a replacement for the A100.

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Warm temperatures and rainfall reduce snowpack across the West this week

The current snow water equivalent percent of median map shows a reduction in percent of median at many stations in the West from a week ago. Many stations in the northern part of the West are near or below median. The highest percent of median continues to be across southeast Oregon, northern California, Nevada, southern Utah, and Colorado

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Arsenic – It lurks beneath

If you’re facing an Arsenic treatment project, don’t merely rely on articles like this to select treatment technologies, consult with a Master Water Specialist or Consulting Engineer to ensure that you don’t miss anything.

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Arsenic in wine from irrigation water?

I would definitely NOT use water containing arsenic during any phase of the winemaking or bottling process. Any processing water should have the arsenic completely removed through an industry-proven technology.

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California Drought Updates – February 2016

2016 Drought Contingency Plan:  The plan was released on January 15, and outlines potential actions that may be needed to modify D-1641 or adjustments to Biological Opinions for Central Valley Project and State Water Project operations from February through November.  The Department of Water Resources and Bureau of Reclamation have prepared the plan in close […]

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