Water Quality Products recently invited Marianne R. Metzger, technical support/accounts manager of National Testing Laboratories, Ltd., Cleveland, Ohio, to share some of her thoughts with WQP’s readers on the trends of different
types water analysis in the industry.
Cryptosporidium—Once a Common Affliction to Travelers of Underdeveloped Countries, Now a Common Outbreak in Communities in the U.S.
This article summarizes the current state of efforts to address this hot topic from the point of view of the NSF/ANSI Drinking Water Treatment Unit (DWTU) Standards.
Claims in the NSF/ANSI DWTU Standards
Many of these homeowners were unaware that arsenic was present in their wells and only became aware because they were either selling or buying a home.
on Private Wells Throughout the U.S. Place Homeowners at a Higher Risk
Never has water testing been so important. Local newspaper articles and other media outlets force consumers to be more aware of their water and, therefore, may convince them have their water tested. New and changing MCLs also drive the need to test water. Water testing can be used to pinpoint a customer’s water problem as well as to strengthen the customer relationship by supplying third-party test results the customer can trust.
Water tests and analytical equipment
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 creatures are responsible for many of the functions that allow Earth to sustain other forms of life. The health of our planet ultimately depends on their activities as they dwell everywhere throughout the planet such as in the soil, in food, on plants, in our bodies, in the waters and way deep within the Earth.
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 this month’s issue has turned into a focus on contaminants. When researching and writing drinking water news for our website, I, of course, get the scoop on both breaking news and some that is less publicized in the greater media. 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.