The Waterboy Blog

If the water you use at home comes from a well, you will likely have to filter it. This is because well water can include quite a few contaminants that you and your family should not be exposed to or, more important, not consume. The...

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...

Hard water is water that has a high mineral content (in contrast with soft water). Hard water is formed when water percolates through deposits of calcium and magnesium-containing minerals such as limestone, chalk, and dolomite. Hard water is widespread throughout the country — more than...

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A water softener removes calcium, magnesium and other minerals dissolved in hard water to make it “softer”. Benefits include: soaps clean better & rinse more thoroughly, your skin & hair feels less dry and healthier. Water spotting & “scale’ build up is reduced on your sinks, tubs, tile &...

Water filters have been used throughout history to improve the aesthetics and safety of drinking water. Ancient writings from India and Egypt document practices that were followed to keep water pure for drinking, such as filtering water through sand and coarse gravel. The ancient Greek...

During California’s record-breaking drought, a rare bright spot is the water recycling innovations initiated by the Orange Country Water District (OCWD). According to OCWD Board President Shawn Dewane, speaking on December 1 on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water broadcast at VoiceAmerica.com, OCWD is...

Many Americans do not realize that recycling is a business with very slim margins. When they fill up their large recycling bins, that trash goes to a private recycler that sorts the materials and then attempts to sell at a profit. In recent years, as more...

“Water treatment” refers to any modification made to raw water (water from an original source, such as a lake or river). Although they both fall under the term “water treatment, water filters are mainly used to provide clean, contaminant-free water for drinking and other purposes,...