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Posted 7/31/06

Censky promotes POU/POE products as a low-cost alternative to bottled water

Peter Censky, executive director of the Water Quality Association (WQA), was recently interviewed for a public radio broadcast on bottled and treated water options.

The story, "Water World" ran during the "Marketplace Money" segment of American Public Media's national broadcast, July 29 and 30, 2006. Over 200 stations and the Sirius satelite radio network carried the broadcast.

In the interview, Censky comments on the range of prices available in the water treatment market for point-of-use (POU) and point-of-entry (POE) products. He says that home filtration systems may be the way to go for families looking to save over time, on the cost of bottled water.

"The amount of water that you can get treated through [a POU/POE] device before you have to change-out the filter is a great deal more, so in the end, that turns out to be the lower-cost option over a longer period of time," Censky said.

A transcript of the Marketplace Money feature is available on American Public Media's Web site at http://marketplacemoney.publicradio.org. A podcast and Real Player sound file from the broadcast is also available for download from the site.

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