Pathogens in Water

“Mommy Bloggers are widespread, but nothing deserves the “ubiquitous” label more than bacteria.” Driving into work this morning, I was listening to an interview inspired by Mother’s Day.  The radio hosts were talking to a Mommy Blogger (apologies for not recalling her name).  What amazed me was a statistic that was given indicating that there […]
The business of keeping everyone hydrated with safe water while they participate in 136th White House  Annual Easter Egg Roll. Again this year, VIQUA’s Business Development Manager, North America, Rob Woodland, will be hobnobing around the President, The First Lady, athletes, and celebrities.  Woodland is there on official VIQUA business with our partner Event Water […]
Safe drinking water is a privilege in North America.  Though essential to good health, it is often taken for granted.  It is delivered to our homes or offices for our enjoyment with little thought given to where it originated or how it got there.  We expect water to come forth as required.  We expect water […]
Why shocking your residential well is not the solution…. Guest Post By: Anthony Oosterveld 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! For those who don’t know, “shocking” is a process in […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]