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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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UV Water Filtration, Uncategorized, US Water News

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

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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UV Water Filtration, Uncategorized, Water Treatment

CAFOs: Risk to Well Water

May 03, 2016

Livestock farming today is dramatically different from what it was just a few decades ago. Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) are now the norm. In case you’re not familiar with the term, the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) defines CAFOs as “a production process that concentrates...

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UV Water Filtration, US Water News, Water Treatment

3 Keys to Choosing a Water Treatment System

May 02, 2016

A water treatment system for your home can be a great investment in the health and safety of your family – especially if your drinking water comes from a private well.  But while choosing to install a water treatment system may be easy, choosing which water treatment system to install may not be...

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More Reasons to Hug Your Plumber

April 20, 2016

If any of the trades deserves their own national recognition day, it’s likely plumbers. After all, it’s the plumbers who get the panicked phone calls at all hours when disaster strikes. Maybe it’s a clogged drain, a leaking dishwasher, or worse - a cracked sewer line. They are the unsung heroes...

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UV Water Filtration, Pathogens in Water, Water Treatment

Lead in Well Water

April 20, 2016

As news headlines frequently call out these days, Flint, MI, is not the only community threatened by lead in its drinking water. Older infrastructure across much of the northeast USA, as well as pipes in private wells and inside homes, all present a risk if the water supply is corrosive. And...

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Hydration for Seniors

April 19, 2016

When it comes to fitness, our interest and abilities may change as we get older. But one thing will not — the need for proper hydration. Staying hydrated, however, can be a little more challenging in our senior years, as our sense of thirst may no longer be as attuned to our needs. Also, some...

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Let's Celebrate! Easter Egg Roll at the White House

March 23, 2016

This year, the theme of the White House Easter Egg Roll, which will be the final of the Obama Administration, is “Let’s Celebrate!” We think that is so fitting because, as it turns out, VIQUA partner Event Water Solutions will be celebrating their fifth year as the event’s official safe water...

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UV Water Treatment for Safer Kidney Dialysis

March 21, 2016

Just like any water filter, nature’s ingenious filter, the kidneys, need a checkup from time-to-time. Kidneys filter 200 liters of blood a day and are responsible for, amongst other things, removing waste products and drugs from the body. So, obviously, protecting them is vital. According to the...

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