Covid-19 Cost Of Water

The cost per gallon of drinking water is based both on fixed costs and variable costs. Fix costs include the cost of the raw water if any, the electrical cost to pump it to the treatment plant, and of course the costs due to things like rent, lighting, heating, trash, etc., for each particular treatment plant. Variable costs include chemicals such as chlorine and aluminum coagulants, labor, and laboratory costs…

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…

Covid -19 And Water

Thankfully, all the tumult brought on by this new virus has not affected our water supplies. It has however affected human behavior in creating an army of toilet paper hoarders. While I don’t mean to minimize the importance of toilet paper, given our collective behavior we should ponder for a moment what would our world be like if it was water that was being hoarded? What would we do if…