A new study suggests that pumping a large amount of groundwater for irrigation in California’s agriculture belt can increase the risk of small earthquakes. There have been reports of immoderate pumping of groundwater in San Andreas Fault. Findings were released on Wednesday by the journal, Nature. GPS readings discovered areas of the San Joaquin Valley… Read more »

Did you know that many of our beverages have a pH measure in them? It is true! The pH stands for Potential of Hydrogen. pH is the measure of acidity in substances. Apple juice, coffee and milk all have a pH level. In fact, our stomachs even have a pH level, level 2 pH. We… Read more »

Remember in our blog post, ‘How Water Softeners Function’, we mentioned the ion exchange process? The ion exchange occurs as the well water flows through the resin beads. The negative charged molecules, calcium and magnesium, are attracted to the positive bond of the resin. The hard ions in the water simply trade places with the… Read more »

Have you ever seen a water tower and wondered if there was water inside the tower or if people still use water towers? Every city has a water tower but does every city use their water tower? Those are the questions we face when it comes to water towers. To begin with, people still use… Read more »

Water is a scarcity. According to this year’s State of the World’s Children report, only 39 percent of rural households in Niger have access to safe drinking water. Approximately 768 million people do have access to safe, clean drinking water and 2.5 billion people live without proper sanitation. When the water is unsafe & unsanitary,… Read more »

Treating water has been around for a very long time. In fact, water treatment dates back to 2000 BC. We knows this because the ancient Greek and Sanskrit (India) writings indicate that the use of heating water to help clean it. The know how to strain the water to remove sand and other granule materials…. Read more »

During a discussion of fresh water shortage, you may have heard someone mention, “Why don’t we just tow an iceberg?” Although, they may be trying to solve the problem of not having water, towing an iceberg is not the solution, at least not today. This is a common theory among people who want to prevent… Read more »

World Toilet Day was on November 19th and the international day declared by the United Nations objective was aimed to ‘break the taboo’ around toilets and draw attention to the global sanitation challenge. One of the main purposes of World Toilet Day is to create conversation about sanitation issues around the world. It is crazy… Read more »

Do you see yellow stains in the bottom of your toilet bowl or the bottom your bath tub? You may be a victim of high iron in your water. What you are seeing is the rust from the iron overload. What to do? If you are looking for a home remedy and Google, “rust and… Read more »

The U.S. Department of the Interior defines hard water at 1 to 3.5 grains per gallon of calcium and magnesium bicarbonates occurring naturally in the water. About 80 percent of the water in the United States is considered to be hard water. Hard water can be a threat to our appliances such as dishwashers, washing… Read more »