Emergency Water Treatment – How Much Chlorine?

Across the land, from time-to-time, various municipalities have had boil alerts for their drinking water. When the alerts have to do with bacteria, it is probably a good idea to also add some chlorine (from household bleach) to the water you are going to drink. While the amount of chlorine required to kill bacteria varies, depending on how contaminated it is, in general the contamination of local municipal water supplies…

Bottled Water and Aging Water Infrastructure Spell Bad News For Earth

Around 1980 my then Brother-In-Law suggested that I take my water expertise and begin selling bottled water. I told him that he was nuts and then lamented, “who the hell is going to pay for a bottle of water”? Nearly 40 years later, he looms a genius and I feel like a moron. For sure the bottled water market is an economic juggernaut. In a recent story by The Business…

Solving the Global Water Crisis – If Money Was No Object

I was asked to answer this question on another forum and I thought it would make a good blog post. Here is my answer. All of the problems man has with water are caused by man. Drought should not affect us because we have enough historical data to know which areas of the world are subject to infrequent rain. We have technology to deal with this. To solve the Global…