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This blog is intended as a central repository for information on drinking water quality issues. The quality of drinking water is affected by many factors and we will address these in current and future articles here.

We encourage our readers to learn as much as possible about water quality issues because there are few other things that affect us all as personally as clean drinking water.

Finally, we will be posting articles about "In The News" water quality issues as these are becoming more prevalent everyday and we will attempt to answer some of the most pressing questions about the quality of drinking water in your home.


Posted on September 8, 2013

The most common question we get is how to properly size a UV system for the intended use.

As a quick review, consumers need UV in the home to ensure that all the water in the home is clean and safe from disease causing pathogens such as E.coli, Influenza, Cryptosporidium and many other bacterial and viral contaminants. To select the proper size of UV you have several options and considerations

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Posted on April 20, 2014

There are many technologies available to filter your drinking water at home. Some of the more popular methods include cartridge filters both for whole-house and those that mount on-the-faucet, water softeners, reverse osmosis (RO) systems and ultraviolet (UV) systems. This article offers a brief discussion of the differences between the technologies

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Posted on October 12, 2014

Many of us like to get away to the cottage as much as possible. The soothing sounds of nature offers a wonderful respite from our daily stress and our regular routine. Owning a cottage (or camp) is becoming more popular every day, and the prices of lakefront cottage properties seems to confirm that. In the rush-to-relax at the cottage, often little or no thought goes into the quality of the drinking water supplied to the building.

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Posted on August 28, 2015

Legionella sp. bacteria is a disease-causing pathogen that is responsible for the vast majority of cases known as "Legionnaires Disease".

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