November 22, 2021

Webinar: Water Quality Awareness Resource Speakers

Mrs. Nenita Marayag, RCh is the Supervising Technical Officer of the National Reference Laboratory - East Avenue Medical Center (NRL-EAMC). She has a decade-long experience developing performance evaluation guidelines of water and drug testing kits, and has notably authored the NRL-EAMC Quality Manual. Providing technical and consultative assistance on water analysis, drug testing, and toxicology, Mrs. Marayag has also been instrumental in creating and updating the 2017 Philippine National Standards for Drinking Water (PNSDW) as a member of a technical working group. The former Board of Director of the Integrated Chemists of the Philippines (ICP) currently oversees, supervises, and directs all analytical procedures of the NRL-EAMC.
November 18, 2021

Free Technical Webinar on Water Quality Awareness

Are you informed on the updates on the Philippine National Standards for Drinking Water (PNSDW)? According to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), water quality is "determined by comparing the physical and chemical characteristics of a water sample with water quality guidelines or standards." Water quality standards, such as the Philippine National Standards for Drinking Water, are formulated to protect human health by enabling the provision of water that is free from harmful contaminants and is safe for public consumption. Calling all waterworks officials, developers and operators of water supply systems, ice manufacturers, health sanitation authorities, drinking water laboratories, and establishments and institutions that supply drinking water!
December 3, 2020
Quality water is safe water, but what does “water quality” mean? According to the US Geological Survey, water quality can be thought of as a measure of the suitability of water for a particular use based on selected physical, chemical, and biological characteristics. Drinking water is a necessity to sustain life; its quality varies from place to place but it ultimately must meet certain water quality standards such as the Philippine National Standards for Drinking Water (PNSDW) to ensure that it is free from harmful contaminants and is safe for public consumption.

Webinar: Water Quality Awareness

Quality water is safe water, but what does “water quality” mean? According to the US Geological Survey, water quality can be thought of as a measure of the suitability of water for a particular use based on selected physical, chemical, and biological characteristics. Drinking water is a necessity to sustain life; its quality varies from place to place but it ultimately must meet certain water quality standards such as the Philippine National Standards for Drinking Water (PNSDW) to ensure that it is free from harmful contaminants and is safe for public consumption.
April 2, 2018

What you need to know: Contaminants in drinking water

Drinking water may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of contaminants. Some drinking water contaminants may be harmful if consumed at certain levels in drinking water while others may be harmless.
March 22, 2018

Know your rights: Philippine Regulations on quality and safe drinking water

In the Philippines, two separate Administrative Orders govern different types of drinking water sources
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