Reader Questions – May 2020

Can the same lake have different pH levels in different parts? Absolutely, and actually you will find this to be the norm and not the exception. In a simplistic statement, pH of water measures the amount of Hydrogen available. Many different chemicals, physical conditions, and substances affect the pH of water.For the pH in a body of water to be even close to the same everywhere, it would have to…

Covid-19 And Your Water

Should we be worried about this virus in our water? The answer is both yes, and no. First the good news. It is highly unlikely that you will contract any virus from municipal drinking water. While many consumers don’t like having chlorine in their water, when it comes to viruses, this compound is our best friend. By analytical standards viruses at best have a moderate tolerance to chlorine. From memory…

Climate Change Versus Behavioral Change

I continue to follow what I consider to be one of the most sad and disappointing water situations in California. As we speak judges, environmentalists and farmers are in court battling whether the Federal Government has the right to pump water out of the California Delta and send it to farmers to the detriment of the fish population. Of course the Federal Government has this right, but this should not…