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We are focused on producing highly efficient products and systems that use less energy and provide environmental benefits to users and the communities in which they operate. Come, join the conversation – Let’s Solve Water…

Never too early to start planning for winter heating season (Part 1 of 2: Residential Tips)

With so many of us suffering through the record-setting heat, it seems strange to be talking about the upcoming heating season. As colder temperatures’ will soon come our way, now is the time to plan for the winter heating season.

What Are You Doing to Prevent Water Leaks and Inconsistent Pressure?

Water leaks and inconsistent water pressure are challenges we all deal with at one time or another. In today’s building environment nearly all hot and chilled water-circulating systems are designed to operate in sealed networks. As you know, there are benefits over systems that use feed and expansion tanks to accommodate expansion of water.

Saving Green with Green Residential and Commercial Product Solutions

A recent article in a trade magazine served as a good reminder that there are a number of green HVAC products on the market that can also provide significant tax savings.

While going green can be more expensive upfront, research shows they can deliver significant cost savings long-term and provide optimal comfort.

Ignoring Social Media Endangers Future Business

That was the headline on the front cover of a recent magazine that lead to an accompanying three-page article explaining why businesses need to embrace social media.

What Is The Next Innovation ‘Step‘ For Mankind?

The final launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis last Friday marked the end of an incredible era of technological innovation – not just for the aerospace industry but for all of man (and woman) kind. We’ve come a long way since Neil Armstrong stepped foot on the moon in 1969.

No rain, no problem: How complete water solutions help farmers focus on profit

In today’s agricultural market, farmers are faced with continually growing demands, including rising land prices, ever-changing environmental regulations, and the increasing complexity of new technologies. Add weather and climate challenges to the mix, and raising crops becomes an art and a science.

Parallel Pumping: When Two Pumps Are Better Than One

A colleague and I were recently talking about the benefits of parallel pumping and how cost-effective and efficient it can be for a wide variety of applications. Yet, for some reason, the benefits of parallel pumping seem to be known mainly for large flow rate applications such as chilled water distribution systems. This is unfortunate because there are many benefits to be realized for the “smaller” applications as well.

Energy Management in Water Treatment

If there is one thing that is evident from our trip to Washington, D.C., for AWWA ACE11 last week, it’s that across the country communities are continuing to look for new ways to decrease their energy demand and use, especially with their water treatment facilities.

AWWA ACE11 Thinks Water

It was an appropriate setting, the Capitol, as it provided us a great place to examine the critical issues of our day—where decisions routinely impact the entire globe. Washington, D.C., was our playground or more accurately our Aqua Park for a few days during the 130th American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference & Exposition.

Deep thoughts on water

Activities have been fast and furious over the past several months as our team prepares for the American Water Works Association (AWWA) 2011 Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE11) in Washington, D.C. next week.  As you may know, for nearly 130 years, AWWA and ACE have provided extensive, timely knowledge and information for water professionals who

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