Category Archives: Opinions

Spring Runoff and Bacterial Contamination

I read this in last night’s paper and it prompted me to address this issue for our dealers and end-users in Utah as well as the other mountain states that have to deal with the spring runoff situation that occurs every year. First, kudos to the management in Kamas for being vigilant and proactive with […]

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South Africa’s Poisoned Water

SOUTH AFRICA BULLETIN from the headquarters of TAU SA in Pretoria Web:  www.tlu.co.za Tel.:  + 27 12 804 8031       Fax:  + 27 12 804 2014 E-mail:  info@tlu.co.za May 17, 2010 SOUTH AFRICA’S POISONED WATER AND POSSIBLE POLICE ACTION “Like confetti at a wedding!” This is the way South African environmentalists describe the government’s Department of […]

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President’s panel on cancer recommends drinking water filters

America has some of the cleanest, safest, and cheapest municipal water in the world. With an average of less than 2% of all municipal water being used for human consumption it is unfeasible and ridiculously expensive to try to treat ALL municipal water to human consumption standards. The most logical option is to enable homeowners to use Point of Entry (POE) and Point of Use (POU) water treatment technologies to cost-effectively improve their water to the standard that they deserve.

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Buy American…

Those of you who know me personally know how passionate I am about maintaining all-US content in the water systems that we design and distribute. I saw this great article in Product Design & Development magazine online and wanted to share it with you… Re-Shoring – Bringing Manufacturing Back To American Suppliers Permanent link By […]

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Do it right, or not at all!

I visited a business today with one of my dealers. The business has a Fleck 7000 SXT installed on a Structural Fibers 13×54 tank with 4 cubic foot of Dow UPS resin, serving a boutique restaurant. The system was sold by a local “plumber” (name withheld to protect the guilty) about 1.2 years ago who […]

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To go or not to go…

To go or not to go…that is the question. In today’s economy, the idea of leaving the office for a week to attend a conference/trade show is not taken lightly. Many trade show attendees these days are from various vendor companies hawking their wares and are paid to be there. For the independent dealer, attending […]

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Robert W. Speirs Plumbing – Putting people first

I saw this great report on one of my friends. Jerry Taylor and the team at Speirs plumbing, pure class! I’ve known the fine folks at Speirs Plumbing since 1995 and this is really how they do business. Video Courtesy of KSL.com View the original article here High 5 for Kaysville plumbing company January 15th, […]

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone, another year has flown by. They go faster every year 🙂 2009 was a year of recovery in business and it gave me a chance to reevaluate business strategies as well as play with new and innovative technologies. On the slate for next year:  Sensor-based upflow twin softener Fractional Brining 3.0 (revised […]

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2008 Technical Review Committee Insights

2008 Technical Review Committee Insights How did you get started in the water conditioning and purification marketplace?  What was your first job in it?   My first foray into the water business was as a contract employee of Intermountain Soft Water. I was contracted to design new electronic controls for their proprietary water softeners, conditioners, […]

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Train Hard, Fight Easy

Years ago, I learned the mantra: “Train Hard, Fight Easy”. While this is a military mantra, it applies equally to the business world. It drives me crazy to see so many plumbers and water dealers who are out there “just keeping up” instead of embracing their industry and truly practicing their technical and sales skills. […]

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