Tackling Certification

Simple steps for product certification

About The Author: 

Tina Fischer, CWS-IV, is product certification supervisor for the Water Quality Association. She can be reached at 630.505.0160, or by e-mail at tfischer@mail.wqa.org.

Activation Date: 
April 1, 2006
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
16874

Research Put into Practice

There are many ways drinking water changes on its path to consumers’ taps. Corrosion of metal piping materials is one of the most significant causes of degradation. The more noticeable aesthetic degradation occurs as a result of oxidation of iron piping producing red, yellow or “rusty” water.

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Lead in Seattle school district’s drinking water prompts major review

About The Author: 

Glen Boyd, Ph.D., and Gregory Pierson, P.E., can be reached at HDR, Inc., Seattle, Wash., at 425.450.6200, or by e-mail at glen.boyd@hdrinc.com or greg.pierson@hdrinc.com.

Publication Date: 
April 1, 2006
Activation Date: 
April 1, 2006
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
16873

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

Product Certification

An in-depth look at WQA’s Gold Seal Product Certification Program

About The Author: 

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

Activation Date: 
March 1, 2006
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
16781

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.

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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

Laboratory Testing: Certification and Sampling Protocols

A reputable laboratory should be able to help you determine what type of laboratory certification is required, if any, for the specific sample testing you are looking to have performed. Laboratories will typically provide all the sampling containers and collection instructions to ensure the accuracy of the sampling.

About The Author: 

Robert Ramnarine joined the National Testing Laboratories network in May of 1999 as quality assurance officer at Broward Testing Laboratory facility, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Robert received MS from Florida Atlantic University. Marianne R. Metzger is general products business unit manager of National Testing Laboratories, Ltd., Cleveland, Ohio. Ramnarine can be reached at rramnarine@ ntllabs.com. Metzger can be reached at 800.458.3330, ext. 223, or by e-mail at mmetzger@ntllabs.com.

Activation Date: 
June 2, 2005
Files: 
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
16111

The Wide, Wide World of Residential Water Treatment Product Testing

Whatever the structure of the testing service provider, the manufacturer must be satisfied that their partner can deliver the project turnaround, quality, scope of services, reliability, and ultimately, the value that they need.

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Technology-specific testing methods in relation to the American National Standards

About The Author: 

Rick Andrew is the technical manager of the Drinking Water Treatment Units Program of NSF for more than three years. He has been with NSF International for more than six years, working with certification of residential drinking water products. His previous experience was in the area of analytical and environmental chemistry consulting. Andrew is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Water Quality Products. He has a BA in chemistry and an MBA from the University of Michigan. He can be reached at 800.NSF.MARK, or by e-mail at andrew@nsf.org.

Activation Date: 
June 2, 2005
Files: 
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
16108