Category Archives: Opinions

Slick and Slimy Soft Water

I’m frequently asked about why soft water is “slimy”. Some people will tell you that you’re feeling your natural body oils when washing with soft water. Body oils play a VERY SMALL part in the feel issue. Slimy feel is really affected by water pH, carbonate content, sodium content and of course the type of soap […]

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Kleiner Wassersensor: Crowdsourced Water Quality Database

This would be a great project for Hach and the WQA to participate on together in the United States. Consumer awareness of water quality issues would increase, water quality improvement experts would have access to a relatively reliable baseline database of important raw water information and regulators/legislators would have much broader data to work with in making projections relating to water and environmental legislation.

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Soft Water is Good for Heart Health?

Sodium bicarbonate in this bottled water is given credit for the health benefit…Water softening through ion exchange removes inorganic Calcium (and other metallic ions – depending on the resin) from the water and leaves sodium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate as byproducts of the ion exchange softening process.

So, based on this report one might logically deduce that ion exchange soft water is good for your heart health…very interesting indeed.

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Sloan Flushmate III Recall Information

NEWS from CPSC and HC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission www.cpsc.gov Health Canada www.hc-sc.gc.ca     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 21, 2012 Release #12-201 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 303-5123 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983 Flushmate Recalls Flushmate® III Pressure-Assisted Flushing System Due to Impact and […]

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4th of July – I love the USA

O say can you see by the dawn’s early light, What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming, Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight, O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming? And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that […]

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Fleck 5600 Swivel Attachment

Pentair’s Fleck 5600 swivel attachment provides unprecedented access for installation, setup and service. Designed specifically for filtration applications, this feature allows for 360° access to the power head. Ideal for applications where space is limited, the attachment allows the valve head to easily spin while still firmly connected to the tank. Compatible with all versions […]

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Injection Wells: The Poison Beneath Us

Injection Wells: The Poison Beneath Us

Injection Wells: The Poison Beneath Us by Abrahm Lustgarten ProPublica, June 21, 2012, 9:20 a.m. Over the past several decades, U.S. industries have injected more than 30 trillion gallons of toxic liquid deep into the earth, using broad expanses of the nation’s geology as an invisible dumping ground. No company would be allowed to pour […]

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Memorial Day 2012

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Frack Water Market to Grow Nine-fold to $9 Billion in 2020, Boosting New Technologies

PRESS RELEASE May 1, 2012, 7:30 a.m. EDT Frack Water Market to Grow Nine-fold to $9 Billion in 2020, Boosting New Technologies Shale gas is poised to expand outside the U.S., offering 28% annual growth in water treatment, but risks overexposure for start-ups chasing the market, says Lux Research.   BOSTON, May 01, 2012 (BUSINESS […]

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WC&P Online – Ask the Expert

Ask the Expert: Ceramic Filters Q: I am curious about the cleaning of MSR ceramic filters. All instruction manuals indicate that the ceramic filter can be scrubbed and rinsed to expose a newly useable layer of ceramic, and they do indicate that clean water should be used in the rinsing. I haven’t found any reference to […]

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