Testing Services

Apr 7 2006
The Water Quality Association (WQA) has developed a code of ethics that outlines standards of conduct for industry members in how they deal with...
Mar 2 2006
It sounds easy, doesn’t it? It seems like a testing laboratory could just challenge a water treatment product with some bacteria-contaminated water...
Mar 1 2006
As the Water Quality Association’s Gold Seal Product Certification Program made it through its first Public Health Review Board (PHRB) meeting, we...
Feb 1 2006
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...
Nov 1 2005
Contamination is defined as the introduction of any undesirable physical, chemical or microbiological material into a water source. There are two...
Nov 1 2005
Legend has it, a high percentage of the price of a new ladder is because of product liability for the ladder manufacturers. People fall from ladders...
Jun 2 2005
Probably the most common question laboratories get asked is “Is Your Laboratory EPA Certified?” There are many different types of...
Jun 2 2005
Consumers today can choose from an incredible array of options for treating their household water. From water softeners to faucet-mount filters, from...
May 6 2005
Water Quality Products invited Thomas J. Bruursema, general manager of the NSF Drinking Water Treatment Unit Program, Ann Arbor, Mich., to provide an...
May 6 2005
The World Health Organization stated that infectious diseases are the world’s single largest source of human mortality (WHO, 1996). Many of these...
Apr 5 2005
WQP: What trends are you seeing in the industry in terms of the different types of analysis being requested? Marianne R. Metzger: In terms of water...
Nov 1 2004
In 1988, I traveled to South Korea with the American/Canadian Tae Kwon Do karate team. I spent two weeks there, the first week competing, the second...
Oct 7 2004
Perchlorate has been the “contaminant du jour” in the water treatment community recently. NSF has received many inquiries regarding potential...
Aug 31 2004
Drinking water contaminants play an important role in the water industry. A successful business must look to the future and prepare for the...
Jun 29 2004
Would you be surprised if your customers had arsenic levels over 50 parts per billion (ppb) or five times the new maximum contaminant level (MCL)?...
Mar 31 2004
Never has water testing been so important. Local newspaper articles and other media outlets force consumers to be more aware of their water and,...
Mar 30 2004
Bacteria are the most abundant organisms on the planet. It is estimated that they have been in existence 3.5 billion years. These fascinating little...
Mar 30 2004
I thought I would take a moment to bring you up to speed on some of the contaminants making the news in the last month or so. It is safe to say that...
Oct 31 2003
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency offers its Secondary Maximum Contaminant Levels, which set non-mandatory water quality standards for 15...
May 20 2003
Water testing doesn't have to be complicated. Test kits are a quick, easy-to-use solution that even customers can perform themselves. Water testing...