Canadian Water

There’s nothing like a drilling rig setting up in your area to set off alarm bells if you happen to rely on well water.   Some years ago I took an interest in the Eastern practice of Feng Shui.  And so I dutifully, assessed the areas of my life I felt I wanted to improve […]
“Will there be a time when this water won’t be available?” In first world countries, we have a bad habit of taking things for granted.  One of the most basic, fundamental, and absolutely essential things we take for granted every day is water. We look around, and we’re surrounded by water. Water flowing in pretty […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]