The Waterboy Blog

In the efforts of turning waste into everyday resources, there are various ongoing projects seeking better ways to manage sanitation processes for developing nations. While the history of philanthropy is beleaguered with well-intentioned inventions that never seem to deliver on their promise, the OmniProcessor, designed...

Do you have plastic water bottles in your fridge, or a whole case sitting your garage? Maybe there’s one in your hand right now. Water bottles are convenient and ubiquitous. According to the Ban the Bottle website, the average American uses 167 water bottles per...

Negative Effects of Hard Water The term “hard water” is somewhat misleading. The water isn’t actually hard in any sense, but it does contain dissolved mineral components, usually calcium and magnesium. When water contains a high concentration of these minerals, it can cause a wide variety...

Reverse Osmosis vs. Whole House Water Filter There are many options for having better water in your home and here is a comparison so you can have a better understanding of how the whole water system is for your home. What are the differences between Reverse Osmosis...

CHLORINE ABSORPTION AND INHALATION WHILE SHOWERING Those relaxing, hot showers you love to take may be hazardous to your health!  Studies on the health hazards of chlorine added to our public water supplies have been conducted for decades and many of them have caused scientists to...

Hard water, as opposed to soft water, is water with a higher-than-normal mineral content. Dry skin is one of the most common effects of hard water on skin. Since hard water makes it more difficult to rinse soaps and shampoos from the skin's surface, the...

Based on the drought in California, it is a good idea to use the water that comes to your home and filter it with a Waterboy whole home filtration system instead of buying bottled water, since most of the bottled water comes from California. There...

How do you know if your tap water is truly safe to drink? You can actually tell a lot about the health of your water by its look and smell. One risk with tap water is that it could include unhealthy sediments. If you notice...

The water you use in your home or business commonly contains a range of minerals. The types and amounts of these minerals (measured in parts per million, or ppm) determine the “hardness” of your water supply. When measuring the hardness of a water supply, calcium carbonate...

Kitchen: Upgrade your dishwasher; the average dishwasher uses 9.3 gallons a load, but that high-efficiency models use only 5 to 7 gallons a load. Run your dishwasher only when full. Pre-rinse dishwasher loads in a bowl instead of under a tap; this will save you...