The Waterboy Blog

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...

Not all water will clean your skin the same. “Soft” water is better for your skin than “hard” water. Hard water is water that has high concentrations of minerals such as calcium and magnesium. Soft water is water that has had these minerals removed through...

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 of inconvenience and damage. Stains Oftentimes,...

The drinking water for San Diego comes from the Colorado River and there are laws that govern the river.  It is important to understand that the water does go through a filtration process before we drink it, but that there is still a need for...

Water loses action and reaction when it is excessively cold or hot, and these extremes can actually harm your body. When you drink excessively hot or cold water and it enters your digestive system, the digestion process is delayed until the right temperature is attained. For...

In the unfortunate event that you find yourself at high sea without any food or water, and it hasn’t rained in a while, would you rather drink sea water or die of thirst? Research shows that you can take one spoon of salty water every...

Recycled water (also referred to as reclaimed water) is approved for many uses. Careful monitoring by state health officials and water quality-control agencies ensures that recycled water produced by the City of San Diego meets all federal, state, and local water-quality standards. For more than...

Proper hydration is always important, but during exercise, it’s essential for maximal energy and endurance. If water lost through sweating is not replaced, fatigue can develop, and energy levels will decrease. In addition to improving athletic or exercise performance, drinking enough water also helps prevent...

The following article is in the Coast News, in the Market Place News.   By Conrad Rios In this ever changing world, the need to conservation of resources has never been more important in our daily lives, especially those pertinent to maintaining life itself.  It is an...

Corrosion is a complex series of reactions between the water and metal surfaces and materials in which the water is stored or transported. The corrosion process is an oxidation/reduction reaction that returns refined or processed metal to its more stable ore state. This process will...