Best Kept Secret

WQA’s accredited analytical laboratory tests for various contaminants that constitute both aesthetic and health claims

About The Author: 

Emily Bolda is laboratory supervisor for the Water Quality Association. She can be reached at 630.929.2534, or by e-mail at ebolda@mail.wqa.org.

Activation Date: 
March 7, 2007
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
17750

Shaping the Landscape of International Standards

International requirements for POE and POU systems

About The Author: 

Rick Andrew is the operations manager of the NSF Drinking Water Treatment Units Program. Andrew is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Water Quality Products. He can be reached at 800.NSF.MARK, or by e-mail at andrew@nsf.org.

Activation Date: 
March 7, 2007
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
17740

Testing Reciprocity

When certification bodies work together, companies win

About The Author: 

Tom Palkon, CWS-VI, is director of product certification for the Water Quality Association. He can be reached at 630.505.0160, or by e-mail at tpalkon@mail.wqa.org.

Activation Date: 
January 31, 2007
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
17630

A Little Testing Goes a Long Way

Basic onsite testing can give a valuable water analysis on the spot

About The Author: 

Marianne R. Metzger is accounting specialist for Accent Control Systems, Inc. Metzger is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Water Quality Products. She can be reached at 610.630.7640, ext. 145, or by e-mail at mmetzger@accent-control.com.

Activation Date: 
December 4, 2006
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
17490

The PH Phenomenon

Monitoring water pH

About The Author: 

Michael Neiheiser is technical support accounts manager for National Testing Laboratories, Ltd. He can be reached at 800.458.3330, ext. 215, or by e-mail at mneiheiser@ntllabs.com.

Activation Date: 
January 1, 2006
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
17253

Building Trust

Water testing leads to responsible selling

About The Author: 

Marianne Metzger is general products business manager for National Testing Laboratories, Ltd. She is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Water Quality Products. She can be reached at 800.458.3330, ext. 223, or by e-mail at mmetzger@ntllabs.com.

Activation Date: 
April 1, 2006
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
16869

No Small Task

Testing water treatment products for bacteria removal

About The Author: 

Rick Andrew has been with NSF International for seven years, working with certification of residential drinking water products. He has been the technical manager of the Drinking Water Treatment Units Program for four years. Andrew is a member of the Editorial Advisory board of Water Quality Products. He can be reached at 800.NSF.MARK, or by e-mail at andrew@nsf.org.

Activation Date: 
March 1, 2006
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
16791

What’s in the Water?


Water testing has certainly evolved from the ancient days of tasting and swirling water in the mouth like a good wine. Taste and odor are parameters that have taken on new meaning. What’s in the water? How did it get there? Is it harmful? Is it regulated? What are the limits of exposure, and what can be done to rid the water of undesirable contaminants?

Many contaminants are odorless, colorless and tasteless, and can only be detected by chemical testing.

Deck: 

Onsite testing offers real-time results and gives water treatment professionals a base point from which to work

About The Author: 

Marianne R. Metzger is general products business unit manager for National Testing Laboratories, Ltd., Cleveland, Ohio. She can be reached at 800.458.3330, ext. 223, or by e-mail at mmetzger@ntllabs.com.
Jeffrey H. Roseman, CWS-V, is the owner of Aqua Ion Plus+ Technologies in La Porte, Ind. Roseman is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Water Quality Products. He can be reached at 219.362.7279, or by e-mail at jeff@aquaionplus.com.

Activation Date: 
February 1, 2006
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
16680

Groundwater Contamination: Sources & Prevention

Overview of regulations and contamination factors

About The Author: 

Marianne R. Metzger is general products business unit manager for National Testing Laboratories, Ltd. She can be reached at 800.458.3330, ext. 223, or by e-mail at mmetzger@ntllabs.com.

Activation Date: 
November 1, 2005
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
16442

Certification & Product Liability

Avoiding liability through development of standards and certification programs

About The Author: 

Rick Andrew has been with NSF International for over six years, working with certification of residential drinking water products. He has been the technical manager of the Drinking Water Treatment Units Program for over three years. Andrew is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Water Quality Products. He can be reached at 800.NSF.MARK, or by e-mail at andrew@nsf.org.

Activation Date: 
November 1, 2005
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
16441