Is Drinking Soft Water Really Bad?

Water softeners are a necessity in many parts of the US. A water softener removes Calcium and Magnesium from water and replaces it with sodium, which the unit gets from using salt pellets (NaCl). Doctors often warn that people on low sodium diets, or that have high blood pressure should be cautions when drinking soft water. This warning is sound advice, but depending on the type of soft water involved,…

Is Ultra-pure Water Safe To Drink?

Pure water is something that does not exist in nature. If you want pure water, you have to use expensive machines and exacting procedures to make it. In industry, this water is called ultrapure water. It is free of organic contamination and ionic (mineral) contamination. It displays a resistance to electricity of 18.2 million ohms and it is extremely corrosive. If you were to pass ultrapure water through the copper…

National Ground=Water Monitoring – Funding Update

When government acts in the public’s interest, (not often enough, in my opinion) it deserves mention. With a global water crisis well under way, here is some good news about federal funding to monitor the nation’s precious ground water. Much of this story comes to us courtesy of the National Ground Water Association. The House released its draft fiscal year  and noted in its press release continued support for groundwater…