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Viruses in Drinking Water

October 22, 2019

Health Canada recently introduced a technical document to be used in conjunction with the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality. This document outlines the various types of enteric viruses found in Canadian drinking water, how frequently they are found in water supplies, and the impact...

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Water Testing Basics

August 06, 2019

August in National Water Quality month.  Take this opportunity to understand what's in your water regardless of its source.

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Carbon filtration: A solution for PFOA and PFOS in private water supplies

October 17, 2018

Perfluorchemicals (PFCs), like PFOA and PFOS, are being discovered in groundwater sources throughout North America and causing widespread public concern over the safety of drinking water especially for private water well users.  Carbon filtration, mostly point-of-entry (POE), is commonly the...

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New Certifications for VIQUA UV Systems

September 12, 2018

It takes more than a quality product and innovation for a company to become a market leader. Understanding regulations in various markets and investing in certifications are also key. That’s why VIQUA continues to pursue relevant certifications for our ultraviolet (UV) systems. We are pleased to...

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Being Prepared with VIQUA UV

August 17, 2018

Water figures prominently in natural disasters, both as a cause and as an effect. Heavy rain, floods, hurricanes, and storm surges can damage infrastructure or overwhelm treatment facilities. If you are on a well, it can easily become flooded, introducing contaminated surface water or run-off....

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Impact of iron on UV disinfection

August 14, 2018

If you have iron in your water, you’ll know it. Not necessarily because you see it in the water, but because you see the stains it can leave on bathroom fixtures - and even on your clothes! And worse than that, iron in your water can prevent your water from receiving optimal disinfection.

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Waterborne Pathogens

July 25, 2018

There are approximately 1400 human pathogens. That includes bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and helminths that can cause infection. The list of those that can be found in drinking water is not quite as long (see table below).  However, the "health significance" as identified by the World Health...

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Counterfeit Goods and the Online Shopper

July 25, 2018

If you shop online (and who doesn’t nowadays?), buyer beware! A recent report by the US Government Accountability found the following: “Growth in e-commerce has contributed to a shift in the sale of counterfeit goods in the United States, with consumers increasingly purchasing goods online and...

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Common Beliefs about Well Water Get a Second Look

June 25, 2018

The following quotes are some common beliefs about well water quality and, in particular, about bacteria in well water. Maybe you’ve even said them yourself! So let’s take a closer look and see how many of these are actually true.

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2017 Conference Presentations on UV

December 19, 2017

It was a busy year again for our VIQUA team, hitting the road to educate customers and association members about the need for disinfection, ultraviolet (UV) technology, and our great VIQUA products. Here are a few of the highlights:

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