Don’t Take It For Granted

Water is a curious thing. We love and cherish it. We are concerned for keeping it safe and clean. We recognize how vital it is to our lives and prosperity, but yet we still waste immense quantities of it. We let water run while we brush our teeth. We wash cars, decks and garage floors with it. We do a very poor job of minimizing our own water use, and…

Attention Swimmers! Today’s Special! Crap On The Beach!

On Friday, July 7, 2017, the Florida Department of Public Health issued a health advisory for seven beaches in Okaloosa and Walton counties. The ocean in these areas is contaminated with enterococci, a bacteria commonly found in feces. According to the release this is a common occurrence whenever there is a substantial rainfall.

Disinfection – Chlorine Versus Ozone

We have learned throughout this blog that contamination is a natural state for water. For several scientific reasons water absorbs impurities from the substances it comes into contact with, including the surrounding air. Left alone, water is a natural breeding ground for bacteria, algae, fungi, amoebas and other organic life. These properties make it very challenging for municipal water treaters because as soon as the drinking water is pumped into…