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…

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…

Fighting Dragons With Feathers

The worst thing that ever happened to water is the frenzy that has developed within the public to protect it. Be clear, I am not saying that it is wrong to protect water, because that is how I earn my living, and I believe in protection. The distinction I make and criticize is the frenzy within the public that transforms individuals without any scientific training into leaders in the crusade…