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There are so many things to worry about when your kids go back to school. You shouldn’t have to worry about  water quality and safety, but, unfortunately, you need to.  It’s a huge issue with potentially dire consequences. And if you think water quality issues don’t apply to you because your children’s school is in […]
About 33% of tests from private wells show coliform or bacterial contamination The other day a colleague sent me a Google alert because the headline read “Nearly 1 in 12 Homes Have Unsafe Drinking Water”.  This is the sort of thing that excites me (yeah….I know).  But it’s kind of a requirement working in market […]
Higher Than Usual Numbers of Legionella in 2013 Thirty-four Legionnaire cases have been reported in Ontario from June 1 to July 12. Higher than usual numbers are reported this time of year compared to the last few years and seem to be growing year over year. Legionellosis follows a seasonal trend in Ontario with most […]
Boil Water Advisories, Flood Insurance, Pictures, Videos, Pets, UV Water Treatment Most of you reading this blog post are likely affected by the flooding in Alberta. We’d like to take a moment at VIQUA and let you know that we are thinking of you, your family, your pets and your businesses and hope you are […]

Water in Africa

Africa Water News As this blog grows we will be updating it on African Water news as it happens. In the meantime, here are some great resources to find the information you need on UV water purification in Africa and Africa’s water issues:   All Africa http://allafrica.com/water/ South African Water Research Commission http://www.wrc.org.za/ WASH – […]
Starting a new series about some nifty (yes, I said nifty) things we find on the web, here at VIQUA.  Obviously, we have all kinds of Google alerts set up for water and UV water filtration, we do a lot of research and have a lot of in-house researchers and engineers. The share factor of […]

Why Use UV Disinfection?

UV technology can be more effective than chemicals in destroying certain waterborne contaminants without altering the taste of the water. This makes it a practical process for treating water that is used for drinking and food preparation. UV light disinfects by penetrating microorganisms and disrupting their DNA, preventing them from multiplying. The only function of […]
The threat of a contaminated water pipe can exist when the Legionella bacteria can develop itself within your piping system. This happens when the Legionella bacteria finds a breeding ground within your water piping system. Still water or water with the “wrong” temperatures are only a few examples where Legionella outbreaks stem from. Other examples […]

Middle East Water News

Middle East Water Watch this area for all news about Middle Eastern Water.  Here are some great water resources in the Middle East : National Geographic http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/02/22/weighty-water-matters-in-the-middle-east/ Carboun http://www.carboun.com/ Green Prophet http://www.greenprophet.com   Algeria Bahrain Egypt Egypt Iran Iraq Jordan Kuwait Lebanon Libya Oman Qatar Saudi Arabia Syria Tunisia United Arab Emirates Yemen   UV […]

Mexico Water News

Mexico Water News Watch this area for all news about Mexico Water.  Here are some great water Mexico resources : Conagua http://www.conagua.gob.mx/home.aspx  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/mexico.htm