Country Water Education

Country Water Education

"Water is a “universal solvent” meaning it picks up just about anything it comes into contact with."

The average Canadian citizen is not aware of the potential risks to water quality outside of city limits where little regulation and testing are conducted. This is where the role of proper water treatment equipment is crucial.

In the country, you are responsible for your own water.
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Groundwater Education

Groundwater Education

" Drilled wells have the potential to have surface water contamination."

A drilled well is subject to influences from the incoming water table and surface water from runoff, septic systems and agricultural contamination. This article is a general summary of what can be in well water and provides information on contaminants, well practices and water testing.

Have you considered what might be in your well water?
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Water Perceptions

Water Perceptions

"You cannot judge the quality by the taste, smell or colour alone."

I have observed a recurring theme in my twenty years of experience with regards to water quality. There are a multitude of perceptions that have been expressed by people regarding the water at their home or cottage. For some the idea that their well water is clean, clear and safe is literally passed from generation to generation. 

I believe that this is the way that many people want to see their water.
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Water - Neutral Disinterest

Water - Neutral Disinterest

"Drinking water should be a personal choice based on water education."

The general public has developed a neutral disinterest to the multitude of water warnings and often dismiss them as “not in my backyard”. Water is called the "universal solvent" because it dissolves more substances than any other liquid. It is important to every living thing on earth and wherever water goes, it takes along chemicals, minerals, and nutrients it has encountered along the way.

Do you know what is possible to be in your drinking water supply?.
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UV - A Time for Change

UV - A Time for Change

"The risk of bacterial contamination is just as great for one family as it is for a daycare center full of toddlers."

Sales of ultra violet disinfection systems should be by licensed dealers / retailers who educate the consumer and properly apply the equipment to incoming water quality, flow and system requirements. Almost 20 years of field experience has shown me that 8 out of every 10 UV systems are installed incorrectly, do not have the proper incoming water quality and have no monitoring or shutoff devices.

The time has come for change in the industry to ensure the safety of consumer’s drinking water.


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Rainwater Systems - Old Ways Reinvented

Rainwater Systems - Old Ways Reinvented

"Rainwater collection and advancements in treatment technologies provide a safe water source for wide variety of uses."

Boil water advisories, rising water costs, declining lake levels, incidents of Blue Green Algae, Zebra Mussels, E-Coli and Coliform, adverse well water quality and dry wells have become regular occurrences on Manitoulin Island and throughout the province of Ontario. Rainwater Harvesting provides a viable, cost saving and environmentally sound alternative for water usage. Rainwater is a valuable source and a great way to conserve water in your home or cottage.

Rainwater is a valuable source of water and a great way to conserve water in your home or cottage.
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Blue Green Algae - Lake Kagawong

Blue Green Algae - Lake Kagawong

Public Health Sudbury & Districts have indicated that Lake Kagawong on Manitoulin Island has tested positive for blue-green algae. The health unit says samples taken by the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks on September 17th 2018 have tested positive for the species of bacteria that can produce toxins.

Blue Green Algae have the potential to cause serious illness. Do not drink, bath or cook with the water. 
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Treating Water with a Floor Cleaner?

Treating Water with a Floor Cleaner?

"What is part of a standard water test at a public health unit?"

Over the years I have experienced many interesting situations with water quality and testing. This example is most definitely at the top of the list and raises serious concerns about water safety. As part of routine water testing, I showed up to take a sample for bacterial analysis. After running the tap for a couple of minutes, there was a distinct chemical smell which did not diminish as the tap ran. 

Before you drink your next glass of water, consider the water source and make an educated choice.
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