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What does Groundhog Day mean for water quality?

February 02, 2017

For 2017, there was no consensus on Groundhog Day, as to whether or not there will be an early spring. In Pennsylvania, Punxsutawney Phil, probably the world’s most famous prognosticating rodent saw his shadow, which means six more weeks of winter for the US. Ontario’s Wiarton Willie and Nova...

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VIQUA Innovation Year in Review

December 13, 2016

At VIQUA, our in-house research & product development team strives to be especially responsive to our markets. Our culture of continuous improvement drives innovation and product optimization, and this year has been a busy one! Here are some highlights from 2016.

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Getting the most out of your RO system

November 24, 2016

Perhaps given the concerns about aging water infrastructure or reports about chemicals in public drinking water, you’re considering a reverse osmosis (RO) system. RO systems can certainly remove lead and many other water contaminants, but there are few things you need to consider to optimize...

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Lead in Drinking Water

October 21, 2016

October 23rd marks the beginning of Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. In past years, the attention has been largely on lead-based paints and reducing the risk exposure in your home. But with all that has occurred with water issues in Flint, MI, drinking water at home, in schools, and just about...

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Reconsidering Bottled Water

October 18, 2016

All the quality and taste of bottled water — without the cost

Many consumers reach for bottled because they believe that it’s a healthier and/or tastier alternative to the water from their tap. Dig a little deeper, however, and you’ll discover that that may not actually be the case.

With the...

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Compact, Cost-effective 4-log Adenovirus UV System

October 06, 2016

Operators of small drinking water systems continue to face tough decisions, but how to meet the requirements of the Groundwater Rule (GWR) and the Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2) for inactivation of viruses needn’t be one of them. With chlorine currently the most common...

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Can you see if your UV lamp is still working?

October 05, 2016

You need to understand two things about UV light:

  1. It has germicidal properties. That means it can protect you from harmful microbes in drinking water.
  2. It’s invisible! So you can’t rely on seeing the blue glow from your UV system’s lamp to know your water is safe to drink.
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E. coli and other well water "bugs"

September 29, 2016

When it’s time to test your well water, a typical test will include nitrates and bacteria. When testing for bacteria, what they’re really looking for is coliforms, which are referred to as indicator organisms. And, while it’s true that these microbes won’t necessarily make you ill, finding them...

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Ten Reasons for Well Water Testing

September 27, 2016

One of the number one reasons people test their well water is a change in the color, taste, or odor (CTO) of water. And while a change in CTO is a great prompt to see what’s going on with your water quality, here are some other reasons to test.

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Add water for back to school success

August 23, 2016

In the frenzy (and perhaps giddiness) of preparing for your kids’ return to the classroom, it would be easy to overlook a simple thing like water. But staying properly hydrated will actually help your child learn better.

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