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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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VIQUA PRO10 Now an Option for Iowa

August 18, 2016

Iowans take their water treatment seriously —and so they should. The Iowa Department of PublicHealth uses a registration system to ensure homeowners get the information they need to select water treatment equipment and that the equipment chosen is certified by a third party. This approach is...

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Bacteria in private wells associated with visits to emergency

June 24, 2016

Digestive upset, stomach cramps, diarrhea. Maybe it’s over just as quickly as it started or maybe you end up at the emergency department. Clinically, this is called acute gastrointestinal illness (AGI) and is caused by bacteria like E. coli and other microorganisms. Typically when this happens...

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Uncategorized, US Water News, UV Water Filtration

UV lamp not an ordinary light bulb

June 23, 2016

One of the most misunderstood things about a UV water treatment system is why the lamp should be changed even though it still appears to be working. Why is it that the useful life is typically defined as 9000 hours, or about one year of continual use?

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Dealer News, Pathogens in Water, Uncategorized, UV Water Filtration

Water Treatment System: Best Bet for Well Water

May 04, 2016

Not disinfecting well water is a gamble. I recently read an article published by The New York Times, reviewing and highlighting the marvelous investments The City of New York makes, to ensure the millions of people they serve each day have safe drinking water. From treatment to distribution, the...

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Uncategorized, UV Water Filtration, Water Treatment