The Waterboy Blog

Don’t be surprised if your efforts to cut back on your water usage are rewarded with a higher water bill.  What?  Yep, that’s right.  The Associated Press reported that “millions of Californians expecting relief on their water bills for taking conservation measures instead are finding...

Don’t over-water your landscaping. Water your lawn or garden early in the morning or late at night in order to allow the best chance of absorption instead of evaporation. Adjust sprinklers so that they don’t water the sidewalk or street. Don’t water on cool,...

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...

This winter in Southern California has been one of the wettest in recent memory, and it couldn’t have come at a better time! After suffering years of crippling drought, Southern Californians are seeing streams burst to life and wildflowers blooming in once-barren dessert landscapes. In...

In 1991, the San Diego region was 95% reliant on a single supplier of imported water — the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD). This made the region extremely vulnerable to water supply shortages. That year, an ongoing drought forced MWD to cut deliveries...

Wonder why your baby’s skin is dry,  cut back the bath time and make sure you are using water that is clean and pure. Bathing dries a child’s skin because it removes the skin’s natural oils along with the dirt. But as long as you take...

In Southern California, our homes are as unique as us. Some of us love living in cozy beach bungalows, while others need a few more rooms (and bathrooms) for our kids. Others are living the California dream, complete with huge, beautiful house with all the...

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 conclude that there are many...

Hard water is not considered harmful to your health, but it can leave what is referred to as “scale.” Scale starts by appearing chalky, but it eventually builds up to form a hard layer of minerals. Scale develops when the minerals (such as calcium and magnesium)...

You may think that only athletes or those who work outdoors in hot temperatures have to worry about dehydration, but in fact, chronic dehydration is shockingly common among Americans. CBS reported that up to 75% of Americans aren’t drinking the 10 cups of water that...