The Rio Pool – A Cautionary Aquatic Tale about How Fast Things Can Go Wrong and What You Can Do to Stop It from Happening to You

  Tuesday, August 9, at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre started like many others have recently. Athletes and coaches were preparing to compete, fans were arriving to cheer on their countrymen/women, and event managers were working away at the thousand and one tasks that needed to happen at their facility so the world could watch… Read More

The DNA Revolution for Water Professionals

  Imagine trying to solve a problem when you are provided just 1% of the total data. This is essentially the case in analyzing water and wastewater microbiomes. Conventional microbiological testing methods such as culture and microscopy can identify only about 1% of microorganisms that are contained in a typical environmental sample. The remaining 99%… Read More

Does the Risk of Legionnaire’s Disease Rise When There’s Lead in Your Water?

  Ongoing monitoring shows that lead levels in Flint, Michigan’s water are dropping and getting closer to meeting federal safety standards. That’s some much-needed positive news for the community. But there’s still work to be done. Now, researchers are starting to check residential hot water heaters in Flint homes for Legionella. Legionella grows best in… Read More

LuminUltra and Microbe Detectives Advance Molecular Microbiological Control Solutions in Water and Wastewater [News Release]

  FREDERICTON, NB, CANADA – June 9, 2016 – LuminUltra, a New Brunswick, Canada-based innovator in microbiological monitoring and control solutions, and Microbe Detectives LLC, a Wisconsin-based pioneer in applied metagenomics services for water and wastewater systems, today announced a multi-year partnership. Through the partnership, the two companies will combine their services to provide the… Read More

Meet & Beat Strict Water Quality Standards with Microbial Monitoring

  The United Kingdom’s drinking water quality standards are among the highest in the world. The region’s standards regulate water quality all the way from service reservoirs to the very end of consumers’ taps. In fact, there is absolutely zero tolerance for the presence of some microbiological organisms in the UK’s drinking water. With awareness… Read More

Spotlight on Legionnaires’ Disease

  There has been no shortage of media attention surrounding Legionnaires’ disease over the last six months given a highly publicized outbreak in New York City this summer and the long awaited publication of ANSI/ASHRAE 188. With all of the attention being placed on Legionnaires’ disease (which certainly is warranted) it is easy to lose… Read More

Taking Biofiltration Process Control to the Next Level [Slide Deck]

  After initially developing our Deposit & Surface Analysis (DSA) test kit many years ago to quantify sessile build-ups on pipe or tank walls, we stumbled upon drinking water treatment via biologically active filtration as a process that could benefit greatly from this monitoring technology. As this type of pre-treatment emerged in North America following… Read More

Putting Firefly Tails to Work in Water Treatment [via the Telegraph Journal]

  Many innovations are inspired by nature – LuminUltra’s technology is no different. Find out how we use the same chemical found in a small firefly to prevent big problems for water utilities. This blog post is from a recent article in the Telegraph Journal, written by Science and Research Columnist, Martin Wightman. Visit TelegraphJournal.com for… Read More