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…

A Glimpse Into The Future Of Home Drinking Water

Doing what I do for a living you would think that environmentalists and conservationists would love me. Reality is that they often have a love/hate relationship with me. I am loved for my water doctor problem solving knowledge, but often draw fire for my calling out conservation and “save the water” efforts as impotent and symbolic. Here I go again. Let me make a vital distinction about myself. I am…