The Waterboy Blog

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...

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...

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...