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

About The Author: 

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

Publication Date: 
November 12, 2013
Activation Date: 
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

About The Author: 

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

Publication Date: 
July 8, 2013
Activation Date: 
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.

Address

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.

Address

6571 Wilson Mills Rd
Cleveland, OH 44143
Phone: 8004583330

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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.

Address

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.

Address

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). 

Publication Date: 
June 25, 2012

Phigenics Challenges Accuracy of Conventional Legionella Testing Protocol

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PR Newswire
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Newly published research paper demonstrates test inaccuracies due to sample holding time

Water management services company Phigenics LLC recently announced the publication of a research paper that demonstrates up to 33% false-positive test results for Legionella bacteria when following conventional sampling methods.

Publication Date: 
May 1, 2012

Residential Treatment Options

Choosing the right drinking water treatment product is not easy. There are many factors to consider prior to installation. Water characteristics, family members, price and certification by a reputable organization all are important. Share these factors with your clients to help them choose the right treatment system for their homes.

Water Quality

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Factors in choosing the right water treatment system

About The Author: 

Tina Fischer, CWS-VI, is product certification supervisor for the Water Quality Assn. Fischer can be reached at tfischer@wqa.org or 630.505.0160.

Publication Date: 
February 24, 2012
Activation Date: 
February 24, 2012
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Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
23241

Getting the Lead Out

Lead has been a hot topic for consumers and the media for many years. We all have heard about the deterioration of U.S. water distribution systems, lead service lines, extremely high levels of lead in Washington, D.C.’s drinking water because of a change from chlorine to chloramine, lead in paint, lead in toys, new lead content laws in California and Vermont (soon to be national)—concerns about lead that will never go away.

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Challenges in creating a consistent lead certification protocol

About The Author: 

Tom Palkon is director of product certification for the Water Quality Assn. Palkon can be reached at tpalkon@wqa.org or 630.505.0160.

Publication Date: 
November 30, 2011
Activation Date: 
November 30, 2011
Company Reference: 
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
23152