Recent Blogs

Is there a solution to the Flint, MI water crisis?

January 20, 2016

The story of the water woes for Flint, Michigan, has reached a head. President Obama declared a state of emergency and FEMA stepped in to provide aid and assistance to residents who could not rely on their municipal water supply. This crisis has left many wondering how this could have happened,...

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Water News

Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda had a UV system

January 08, 2016

Depending on where you live, you may or may not be thrilled that the earth is experiencing another El Nino cycle.  This phenomenon, which involves the warming of the central and eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean, can dramatically affect global weather patterns. And while it’s not the only weather...

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Environmental News, General Water News, Pathogens in Water

Add water for a better New Year's Eve and Day

December 30, 2015

It likely comes as no surprise that New Year's Eve is the most popular drinking day of the year1 — and we’re not talking about water consumption (although we likely should be)! For many, it’s nothing more than the obligatory champagne toast at midnight, while others may imbibe a wee bit more...

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Getting the Most Out of a UV Water Treatment System

December 24, 2015

An ultraviolet water treatment system provides a chemical-free, low-maintenance option for disinfection of private water sources, including dug or drilled wells, surface water like lakes, and for harvested rainwater. While each of those sources presents unique water quality challenges which can...

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filtration, uv, UV Water Filtration, viqua, water contaminants

Private wells "threatened" by new hydro plant

December 21, 2015

It's never pleasant to learn your new "neighbor" is going to be a huge industrial complex - in this case a hydro plant - especially if it's being constructed on what you thought was a protected naturalized area.  Making matters worse is the fact that the Oak Ridges Moraine is a watershed and...

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Canadian Water, Environmental News, Pathogens in Water, UV Water Filtration, Water News

What's in Your Water? Meet the Critters

December 16, 2015

What illness-causing microbes COULD be in your well water? Well, depending on the condition of your well, the condition of the aquifer, possible surface influences, and other factors, there could be microbes in your water that you don’t want.

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Pathogens in Water, UV / Water Videos

Putting water on the holiday safety list.

November 20, 2015

For many, the holidays mean larger get-togethers as family and friends gather. As much as we may enjoy the Holiday Season, let’s face it- it comes with added stresses, especially if you’re doing the hosting. Now the task of keeping everyone happy and safe falls to you. To help you avoid some...

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Pathogens in Water, Uncategorized, UV Water Filtration

The shocking facts about shock chlorination

November 18, 2015

Why shocking your residential well is not the solution….

Recently, I was doing some research on micro-biologically contaminated residential wells, and I was shocked (pun intended) to learn what the most common corrective practice seemed to be – well shocking!

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Pathogens in Water, shocking wells, tony oosterveld, Trojan UVMAX, UV Water Filtration, uv well water

Added Peace of Mind for Sewage Dumps like Montreal's

November 13, 2015

The city of Montreal has made the difficult decision to dump millions of gallons of raw sewage into the St. Lawrence River, and whether or not you agree with that decision, it does elicit a collective “EWWWW!!”. It’s no wonder that social media is abuzz with rumors of a city-wide boil water...

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Environmental News, Water News

UV or Chlorine: Choosing Disinfection

November 06, 2015

You’ve made the choice to disinfect your well water. Great! Now you know your family will be protected from waterborne pathogens despite seasonal run-off, the threat of leaking septic tanks, or heavy rains and flooding. Adding disinfection is like insuring the microbiological safety of your well...

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UV Water Filtration