Boil Water Advisories

Read and share our latest infographic about city water and well water. The New York Times reports that the average water main in Washington DC is 76 years and there are 240,000 water main breaks a year in the US.  That’s a lot of boil water advisories. As citizens, we need to be educated and […]
Mystery.  The water that comes into my house in the city is pushed through by mystery.  It is an interconnected line of pipes that somehow arrive to my home and get instantly triggered by turning on a tap.  Truth is, I never really gave it much thought till I started working at VIQUA, an ultraviolet […]
I remember my first lecture in Organic Chemistry at university.  It was a first year course in a huge lecture hall.  The professor opened with “look at the person to your left, now look at the person to your right, one of you is going to fail my course”.  1 in 3.  I didn’t like […]
Water 101 – You Need to Know These Basics I’m an average person, doing average things, in an average week.  I follow politics and news, but I admit to previously filtering out most of the environmental news.  I found it all so overwhelming. The information I did hear made me wonder if I needed a […]
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 […]
Canadian Water Issues Health Canada Estimates that unsafe drinking water causes 90,000 illnesses, and 90 deaths every year.  That is the equivalent of 13 Walkerton tragedies.  Many of these illnesses occur in municipal areas with large water treatment facilities. We have a tendency in North America to take for granted that what we take as […]
What you need to do during a boil water advisory, why you have to and where you can find out the information to keep your family safe from water pathogens. What are some of the instances where you have to boil water? This list created by The Department of Environment and Conservation  is a pretty […]