What To Do After A Water Main Break

As a rule, after a municipality corrects whatever it was that caused the water alert, they send out notices to users to perform an adequate flush to drain, and then resume using the water as normal. Unfortunately, we are never told exactly how many gallons to flush, and we aren’t given any guidelines or specific tests we can do to make sure the contaminant is no longer in our system. …

How Does My Refrigerator Know When The Filter Needs Replaced?

Do our refrigerators have a water chemistry analyzer to detect when the filter is no longer making good water? Or perhaps it measure how many gallons goes through? With different parts of the country having different water qualities, how the hell does a big dumb thing like refrigerator have the smarts to know when a filter needs to be changed? If you have ever asked any of those questions, feel…

The Futility of Personal Water Conservation!

In critical times conservation can help everyone to get an equal share of water, and slow depletion for a short time. It is not however, a long-term solution. Conservation will never overcome our purposeful overpopulation and aggressive urban development of areas with fixed and finite supplies of drinking water. Conservation is a temporary bandage and not a solution.  Our goal should always be plentiful water for everyone. We should feel carefree…