Category Archives: Opinions

Jeff Hubbard elected to the WWQA’s Board of Directors

Congratulations, Jeff! Jeff Hubbard has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Water Quality Association of Wisconsin (WWQA). Jeff’s provides the WWQA with over 23 years of valuable industry experience. Jeff is the Canature Regional Sales Manager for Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana and is based out of his home office in Appleton WI. […]

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As California goes, so goes the Nation…

We need to continue to make our products more efficient, inspect and calibrate installed systems regularly, and embrace viable alternative technologies. Most importantly, our industry needs to be more vocal in communicating the real benefits of water quality improvement technologies to consumers, legislators and environmental groups; we are all legitimate stakeholders in the future of our planet.

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NOAA Chemical Reactivity Worksheet

Reactivity is the tendency of substances to undergo chemical change, which can result in hazards—such as explosions or the generation of toxic gas. The Chemical Reactivity Worksheet (CRW) is a software program you can use to view the reactivity hazards of individual chemicals and to predict the hazards that could occur if chemical substances were to mix together.

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Fluoride lowers Children’s IQ?

Research supports the possibility of adverse effects of fluoride exposures on children’s neurodevelopment

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Drink more Soft Water!

Studies on health outcomes are inconsistent in quality and insufficient in quantity to conclude that lowering sodium intake levels below 2,300 mg/day either increases or decreases the risk of heart disease, stroke, or all-cause mortality in the general U.S. population

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Independence Day 2013

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Are you a terrorist?

Brian Haas of the Tennessean broke a very interesting story about a “town-hall” discussion where concerned citizens and civic action groups met with legislators and TDEC employees. During the Q&A session, Sherwin Smith, deputy director of TDEC’s Division of Water Resources was apparently recorded to say “We take water quality very seriously. Very, very seriously… you need to make sure that when you make water quality complaints you have a basis, because federally, if there’s no water quality issues, that can be considered under Homeland Security an act of terrorism.”

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Water Softener Control Technology – We’ve come a long way, baby!

By Mike Mecca, and Greg Reyneke – As published in Water Quality Products Magazine, May 2nd 2013   Stated simply, hard water is water that is hard to lather, and soft water isn’t. A more technically accurate definition of soft water describes the physical removal (to less than one grain per gallon in most cases) of calcium […]

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See you in Indy!

The 2013 WQA/Aquatech Water Opportunity Show opens on April 2nd 2013 and runs through April 5th 2013. You can view their nifty new program guide here: http://digital.turn-page.com/t/13207 Lots of educational and entertaining events are scheduled that should appeal to all tastes and education levels. I’ll be involved with the service training class on Wednesday in […]

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

This is a bittersweet post…I have decided to end my employment at Intermountain Water, and accept the position of Managing Director at Red Fox Advisors. I enjoyed my 18 years at Intermountain and wish them success in all their endeavors. To the employees, end-users, dealers, vendors, and resellers who supported me over the years: THANK YOU, I truly appreciate the business and your friendship!

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