Our Treatment Plants will Kill Us!

Modern man is worried about the water he drinks. What we once took for granted we now jump up into activism over. For sure, there is nothing more important than our drinking water and unless you live on Mars and don’t get the daily news, reports of drinking water contamination are on the rise. There are very few of us that have not been touched one way or another by…

Oh The Water – Let it run all over me!

It’s good to be back. I haven’t added new content in about 10 days because I have been attending to my Mom, who has been fighting through some health care issues. She is doing much better and my trip to be with her in Youngstown, Ohio, brought me back to the waters of my birthplace. You might think it odd that these waters would strike me so strongly, but they…

Cigars and Water

Time for a lighthearted but scientific look at cigars and water. One of the amazing facts about cigars is that it takes about 70 gallons of water to grow the tobacco required to make 1 standard Churchill-sized cigar. Sounds astounding, doesn’t it? Well it also takes 132 gallons of water to make a 2-liter bottle of soda, and about 500 gallons to make a pair of stone-washed blue jeans. Overall, the…