Water News

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 […]
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 […]
VIQUA helps provide UV filtered water to up to 35,000 participants at The White House’s Annual Easter Egg Roll on the lawn again this year. Among the guests at The White House’s Annual Easter Egg Roll are: Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, NASCAR driver Danica Patrick, gymnast John Orozco, Washington Wizards point guard John […]
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 – […]
A beautifully choreographed video entitled, “Introduction to Water” showing beautiful facts about water packaged with an eerily beautiful and striking soundtrack.  The video was made by Frank Gregorio.