Can you drink water that had stood around for a long time? If it’s capped and sealed tightly so nothing could possibly get inside, you wouldn’t hesitate to take a swig from your vintage water, or would you? A few pathogenic bacteria can survive in clean water and the taste of water can become flat … Continue reading How to Store Water In 5 Gallon Bottles for the Long Term
Santa Cruz, California – A small city of about 60,000 people at the northern tip of the Monterey Bay, normally heavily reliant on groundwater and reservoir water sources, is facing a serious water shortage during California’s latest drought years. Santa Cruzian’s are being advised to limit their water usage and not forget about the ongoing … Continue reading Cuts in Water Usage, Cuts in Utility Bill
Chilling cold fronts are sweeping across the central and eastern United States this winter with record lows. Thick snow and heavy rain has coated many eastern cities this winter. Local water utilities have released warnings of the potential for problems associated with frozen pipes. Water left over in pipes and hoses can freeze if exposed … Continue reading 5 Ways to Preserve Your Pipes in Sub-zero Temps
New analysis of Los Angeles city water distribution systems shows huge deficiencies in the cleanliness and durability of the city’s water pipes. Large amounts of money are spent at Los Angeles water treatment facilities, only to be pumped through city distribution pipes that are on average 58 years old and desperately require maintenance. The contaminated … Continue reading Why You May Need Point of Use Water Filtration
Water Conservation Basics Start by learning how much water you use and where it gets used, this can easily done by reviewing your water bill. If you find that you are going over your allotment, then conserving water will save you lots of money on your water bill, as rates often increase exponentially for exceeding … Continue reading Conserving Water During A Drought
Water treatment systems including water softeners, reverse osmosis systems, iron filters and other types of backwashing and self-cleaning treatment systems all produce waste water, which flushes out accumulated contaminants. It is very common for these filter systems to be installed and then forgotten about; if the system is set to backwash more frequently than needed, … Continue reading How to Optimize Your Water Treatment System During The Drought
Drought conditions can have wide-ranging impacts including effects on ground water supplies. The invisible nature of groundwater leads to an uneasy feeling that the well water supply could dry up without warning during a drought. If you reside within a region affected by drought, be on the look-out for a change in your well water. … Continue reading How Can I Tell if My Water Well is Affected by the Drought?