The Waterboy Blog

Due to its mostly dry climate, San Diego County depends on outside sources for much of its water. In fact, only 20 percent of the county’s water originates from rainfall and local sources and supplies. Fifty percent of the county’s water comes from the Colorado River....

People classify water into various types depending on its source or properties, such as river water, municipal water, cold water, warm water, fridge water, chilled, water, mineral water, and so on, and consume it according to your own comfort. But is there a particular type...

There is a new wave of plain old water alternatives, such as coconut water, positioning themselves as substitutes for conventional sports drinks, and boasting additional health benefits. Each of these drinks contains a distinct flavor and nutritional profile, and particularly interesting one is Cactus Water. Unlike...

The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) is the principal federal law in the United Statesintended to ensure safe drinking water for the public. Pursuant to the act, the Environmental Protection Agency is required to set standards for drinking-water quality and oversee allstates, localities, and water...

It is so important for your health to drink filtered water everyday.  A woman recently did an experiment and drank a gallon of water everyday for a month and the results were amazing for her health and appearance. The quality of the water is also very...

The drinking water for San Diego comes from the Colorado River and there are laws that govern the river.  It is important to understand that the water does go through a filtration process before we drink it, but that there is still a need for...

Recycled water (also referred to as reclaimed water) is approved for many uses. Careful monitoring by state health officials and water quality-control agencies ensures that recycled water produced by the City of San Diego meets all federal, state, and local water-quality standards. For more than...

Hard water is water that has a high mineral content (in contrast with soft water). Hard water is formed when water percolates through deposits of calcium and magnesium-containing minerals such as limestone, chalk, and dolomite. Hard water is widespread throughout the country — more than...

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A water softener removes calcium, magnesium and other minerals dissolved in hard water to make it “softer”. Benefits include: soaps clean better & rinse more thoroughly, your skin & hair feels less dry and healthier. Water spotting & “scale’ build up is reduced on your sinks, tubs, tile &...