Solving the Water Quality Puzzle

Water treatment can be a complex problem to solve, depending on which contaminants may be present and the desired water quality. There are a variety of contaminants that can make water unsafe to drink, such as microorganisms, inorganic metals and other inorganic compounds, organic chemicals and radiologicals. The presence of certain contaminants like calcium, magnesium and iron may not affect the safety of the water, but can make it unpleasant to drink and more difficult to clean with.

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Water testing is a key piece to solving water treatment challenges
About The Author: 

Marianne R. Metzger is director of new business development for National Testing Laboratories Ltd. Metzger can be reached at marianne.metzger@ntllabs.com or 800.458.3330.

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January 16, 2015
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January 16, 2015
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A Digital Future

Water quality testing can be a critical part of a company’s process. Whether it is a screening method for different water quality parameters, part of a process that requires the addition or subtraction of chemicals, or even compliance monitoring for consumables and effluents, water quality testing is a major part of the quality control process.

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Digital technology allows for new water testing capabilities
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Andrew Roberts is assistant sales manager for Industrial Test Systems Inc. Roberts can be reached at andrew@sensafe.com or 803.329.9712.

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January 16, 2015
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January 16, 2015
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AWWA: SDWA Anniversary Cause to Celebrate, 'Renew Our Commitment' to Safe Water

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American Water Works Assn.
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AWWA CEO David LaFrance thanks water professionals nationwide for keeping water safe for drinking

Dec. 16, 2014, marked the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), which today includes regulations for more than 90 contaminants. American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) CEO David LaFrance issued the following statement to mark the occasion.

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December 18, 2014

Acing the Test

Approximately 30 million Americans get their drinking water from private household wells. Protection of private wells does not fall under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Safe Drinking Water Act, so well owners must take it upon themselves to ensure their water quality. To keep water clean and pure and the well operating at peak performance, regular water testing is an important maintenance tool.

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Selecting the right combination of tests for water wells

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Margaret Martens is program director for the Water Systems Council. Martens can be reached at mmartens@watersystemscouncil.org or 202.625.4387.

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November 12, 2013
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November 12, 2013
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A Strong Foundation

A company is only as good as the foundation it is built upon. In the Water Quality Assn.’s (WQA) case, the foundation of the organization is quite literally its laboratories. The Performance Lab, constructed in the basement of WQA’s Lisle, Ill., headquarters, conducts the first half of the testing of a unit seeking WQA certification. The Analytical Lab, also at the Lisle location, allows WQA to test samples on site in real time, providing the capability to see how a unit performs as it is running.

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Onsite labs cover range of testing & certification needs

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Tom Spoden, CWS-VI, is laboratory manager for the Water Quality Assn. Spoden can be reached at tspoden@wqa.org or 630.505.0160.

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July 8, 2013
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July 8, 2013
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American Standards Testing Bureau, Inc

Since 1916 American Standards Testing Bureau has been providing independent and unbiased scientific analysis, fact finding and technical investigations for organizations operating across all sectors and disciplines. Resources include roughly 300 senior scientists and engineers recognized by their peers for their technical excellence and the ability to select or devise the most efficient and cost effective means to develop and demonstrate results. If appropriate, those results can be presented and defended by ASTB senior staff in any venue, court or regulatory agency. The firm recognizes and conforms to all technical compliances, and is FDA certified to handle controlled substances.

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40 Wall Street
Suite 2800
New York, NY 10005
USA
Phone: 212-943-3160
Fax: 212-825-2250

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National Testing Laboratories Ltd.

National Testing Laboratories, Ltd. NTL performs water analysis for customers worldwide according to USEPA and Standard Methods. We test for compliance and informational purposes and hold certifications across the United States. The achievement of ISO 17025:2005 accreditation is a confirmation of our commitment to providing the highest quality services and support to all of our customers.

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6571 Wilson Mills Rd
Cleveland, OH 44143
United States
Phone: 800.458.3330

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The new Dealer Advantage Program is a comprehensive sales package designed to give dealers tools they need to sell more equipment. The sales tools include test kits, test meters and solutions, educational information, and customized marketing materials. Membership also provides ongoing benefits including special member discounts, personalized account management, customized reporting and immediate... more
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    The new Dealer Advantage Program is a comprehensive sales package designed to give dealers tools they need to sell more equipment. The sales tools include test kits, test meters and solutions, educational information, and customized marketing materials. Membership also provides ongoing benefits including special member discounts, personalized account management, customized reporting and immediate...
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  • ntl_water testing kit
    The Problem Check test package analyzes water for 20 of the most common nuisance contaminants. Developed to uncover aesthetic problems, especially with iron, this test includes total, dissolved and iron bacteria. Additional contaminants tested include manganese, hardness, sulfate, tannins and potassium as well as other contaminants essential to determining treatment options.
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    National Testing Laboratories Ltd. offers pH buffers and storage solution, which is essential to maintaining pH meters. It also offers a variety of conductivity and TDS calibration solutions to ensure meters are calibrated and provide accurate results. A guide to properly maintaining pH probes is available on the company website. 
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    The Complete RO Screen was developed with input from membrane manufacturers and treatment professionals. This package tests for most factors that can reduce the life of an RO membrane. Due to the nature of RO produced water, the testing was designed to provide lower detection levels. This test package is also beneficial for other applications that require pure water. New and improved compact...
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    National Testing Laboratories (NTL) offers a new testing package geared toward individuals on city water supplies. The new City-Check covers contaminants likely to show up in city water including metals, disinfectants and disinfection byproducts. NTL offers three levels of testing packages designed to meet all budgets and address customers’ health concerns.
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    NTL now offers onsite testing equipment and supplies, including the Aquaking, a colorimeter preprogrammed to run up to 60 contaminants such as iron, manganese, nitrate, hardness, tannins and chlorine. Reagents are uniquely delivered in the vials used to collect your sample so there is no messing with powdered reagents.  
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FULLER ENGINEERING INC

Fuller Engineering has been creating innovations in SOFTENER SALES DEMONSTRATION KITS since 1980. We make our own softener and reagents. Our products can be seen on line at www.fullereng.com presented in both English and Espanol. We make custom kits and volume discounts can be applied. We also have on staff chemical engineers and blend specialty treaments for difficult waters in boiler and cooling applications. We deliver bulk swimming pool chemicals in greater Los Angeles CA area to instituions and Municipalities.

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975 E. ORANGEFAIR LN
ANAHEIM, CA 92801
USA
Phone: 714 502 0700, ext. 201
Fax: 714 502 0084

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Water-Right, Inc.

Water-Right has manufactured water conditioning systems for residential, commercial and industrial markets since 1963. Their Sanitizer Plus Series employs a unique silica-crystal media that effectively removes hardness, iron and manganese and raises pH levels - all in a single pass. The Sanitizer Plus’s chlorine generator produces free chlorine from the system’s brine water to sanitize the media bed with every regeneration. Water-Right's Impression Series water softeners feature the ability to customize regeneration cycle sequence and all time settings to optimize operation. Comprehensive water testing services are also available through Water-Right’s state-certified laboratory.

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1900 Prospect Court
Appleton, WI 54914
United States
Phone: 800-777-1426
Fax: 920-739-9406

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EPA Approval Granted to UL for Water Testing Services to Meet UCMR 3 Requirements

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UL
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EPA has recognized Underwriters Laboratories as a provider of the services needed to comply with new water regulations

Water quality and water safety company Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) recently announced that it has become one of the first organizations approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to test for 28 contaminants in EPA’s third Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR 3). 

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June 25, 2012
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