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Is That Water Safe to Drink?

  It’s been more than 160 years since someone first figured out that germs in drinking water could lead to the spread of disease. In 1854, British doctor John Snow plotted cases of cholera on a map of London and determined that a neighbourhood water pump was the source of an epidemic in the city…. Read More

Quiz Time! Time to Test Your Water Smarts

  Quiz time! As we continue to grow and offer advanced microbial services, we’re paying close attention to other scientific advances that will shape the water monitoring sector in the future. Here’s a brief quiz related to a few of those advances. Books down and good luck. 1. In a breakthrough with important implications for… Read More

Most Wanted Microbes – Pseudomonas

  From the editor: This is the 14th post in an ongoing series profiling microorganisms of particular significance in water and wastewater systems. In this series we will cover microorganisms of many types including some that are beneficial, inhibitory and pathogenic. Pseudomonas is a genus of Gram-negative, rod shaped, non-spore forming bacteria. More than 190… Read More

Why “Raw Water” May Not Be as Pure as You Think – The Risks of “All-Natural” Raw Water

  Over the past several years, we’ve seen a drastic increase in the demand for all-natural products across several industries. Consumers are becoming more and more aware of both the environmental and health-related risks associated with many chemical products, preservatives, pesticides, and packing materials and as a result, are demanding more transparency when it comes… Read More

Amazing Water Resources

  If you find it easiest to understand a new concept through some type of visualization, you’re not alone. If you happen to be a ‘visual’ person and have an interest in water, there are a ton of great resources available online that can bring out the map-geek and marine biologist in anyone. Here at… Read More

The United Nations: Protecting Our Water

  The United Nations plays an important role in many, if not all, of the issues facing the planet. Since the end of World War II, the organization has worked to safeguard international security and human rights. Probably the highest profile examples of the UN’s work are the multinational peacekeeping forces at work in the… Read More

Most Wanted Microbes – Coliforms

From the editor: This is the ninth post in an ongoing series profiling microorganisms of particular significance in water and wastewater systems. In this series we will cover microorganisms of many types including some that are beneficial, inhibitory and pathogenic. Coliforms are a group of gram-negative, rod-shaped bacteria that generally belong within the family of… Read More

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