Water Regulations

NSF is a not-for-profit corporation founded in 1944 to promote good sanitation.  Its main business is to bring together experts in public health, manufacturing, and sanitation from government, industry, academia and the public to develop and administer performance standards for products which have some impact...

Chlorine is widely used by municipal water systems to disinfect water from bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms that cause diseases.  In fact, approximately 75 percent of municipal water systems use chlorine. Diseases such as typhoid fever and cholera, which are easily spread through infected water,...

Decarbonization ion exchange is used for scale control. If you are a foodservice or specialty beverage vendor then you know first hand the nuisance and trouble associated with scale deposits inside hot beverage equipment such as coffee brewers and espresso machines. Scale is a layer of...

Water purification is a vital necessity in the foodservice industry. Canadians enjoy one of the highest standards of water quality anywhere in the world. Municipal water supplies around the country are disinfected and strictly monitored to ensure safe public water supplies. While municipal water supplies in...

What Is Cryptosporidium? Cryptosporidium (pronounced krip-toe-spo-rid-ee-um) is a parasite that can live in the intestines of humans, farm animals, wild animals, and household pets.  Although there are several species of Cryptosporidium, only one species, Cryptosporidium parvum, is known to cause infection in humans. The parasite, which...

Recent developments in drinking water research have identified the formation of disinfection byproducts when a strong disinfectant like chlorine reacts with organic matter that may be present in water.  Disinfection byproducts like Trihalomethanes (THMs) have been linked with Cancer. Formation of disinfection byproducts is more...