Exploring Potability in Water

Exploring Potability in Water

"The term “potable” can have many different definitions depending on the jurisdiction which is governing the quality of water."

When the term Potability is used it is generally implying that a water source is potable unless otherwise stated.

Water is safe to drink when it meets the health-based guidelines set out in Health Canada's Drinking Water Guidelines.
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Testing Before Listing a Property

Testing Before Listing a Property

"A test for the potability of water occurs frequently in rural real estate transactions"

Concerned about the water quality, a potential buyer facilitated a water sample as a condition of an offer to purchase a rural cottage. 

The discovery of bacteria in a water source adds complications and uncertainty.
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Water Quality & New Home Build

Water Quality & New Home Build

"Had the homeowner not visited a certified water treatment dealership, the water quality would not have been discovered"

It was revealed that their building contractor recommended and installed a whole house sediment filter and ultraviolet disinfection system without testing the well water.

Often water treatment equipment is installed and no water testing of any type is conducted.
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UV vs UV-LED Systems - Comparison

UV vs UV-LED Systems - Comparison

"The purchase price, including annual costs for maintenance and power consumption should be considered."

This comparison is not manufacturer specific, and is meant to highlight the differences in technology and implications for residential water treatment applications.

It is reasonable to say that LED systems save between $60 and $70 dollars per year in operating costs.
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Identifying Water Contaminants

Identifying Water Contaminants

"The scope of water contamination increases with additional testing, studies and publications on water quality across the globe."

This document is meant to be a summary of the more common contaminants, their potential effects and what is generally considered acceptable methods to properly treat each contaminant. 

Some water contaminants are widely known and others are not mainstream.
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 Best UV Systems in Canada for 2023

Best UV Systems in Canada for 2023

"Will the UV system I choose have the necessary output to deal with a high level of e.Coli or coliform bacteria?"

Choosing an ultra violet disinfection system to treat your water can be a challenging and complicated purchase as there are many different models on the market. How do you know what system to trust with your water quality? What system is right for a small cottage, average or large home?

Consult a water treatment professional if you are unsure about the proper application of any UV System.
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PFAS in Drinking Water

PFAS in Drinking Water

"PFAS are not natural water contaminants. They are human made."

With origins dating back to the 1940’s, this group of chemicals has been used in a wide variety of industrial and consumer products. 

Based on recent publications, it is reasonable to say that they can be found in all water sources in Canada.  
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Residential Septic Systems

Residential Septic Systems

"It is important to remember that what you see on the surface is not always what is going on under the ground."

As septic systems age, the effluent can work its way through this shallow depth and enter directly into fissures in the bedrock.

A septic system is out of site, and therefore quite often forgotten.
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