Water News

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 […]
15 Years of UV Water Treatment I’ve asked Bruce Laing, an expert in UV Technology, upon his retirement, if he’d kindly write a blog post for VIQUA about what’s happened in 15 years, any wisdom, and what does he see for the future. Here is his post:                                                                             Residential UV systems have seen significant changes […]
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 […]
Frank Profiti, VIQUA’s new General Manager, is not afraid to get his hands dirty— literally. This grounded, unassuming, straightforward man with an astute mind, has values and experience deep-rooted in the consumer water industry. Yet he is also quick and creative, and is passionate about both work and play.  By day, he’s a strong leader […]
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 […]
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 […]