The Waterboy Blog

Water filters have been used throughout history to improve the aesthetics and safety of drinking water. Ancient writings from India and Egypt document practices that were followed to keep water pure for drinking, such as filtering water through sand and coarse gravel. The ancient Greek...

During California’s record-breaking drought, a rare bright spot is the water recycling innovations initiated by the Orange Country Water District (OCWD). According to OCWD Board President Shawn Dewane, speaking on December 1 on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water broadcast at VoiceAmerica.com, OCWD is...

Many Americans do not realize that recycling is a business with very slim margins. When they fill up their large recycling bins, that trash goes to a private recycler that sorts the materials and then attempts to sell at a profit. In recent years, as more...

Don’t be surprised if your efforts to cut back on your water usage are rewarded with a higher water bill.  What?  Yep, that’s right.  The Associated Press reported that “millions of Californians expecting relief on their water bills for taking conservation measures instead are finding...

This winter in Southern California has been one of the wettest in recent memory, and it couldn’t have come at a better time! After suffering years of crippling drought, Southern Californians are seeing streams burst to life and wildflowers blooming in once-barren dessert landscapes. In...

In 1991, the San Diego region was 95% reliant on a single supplier of imported water — the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD). This made the region extremely vulnerable to water supply shortages. That year, an ongoing drought forced MWD to cut deliveries...

There are many advantages to owning a whole home water filtration system. Since most municipal water is treated with chlorine, the environment of a shower can be detrimental to one’s health if the water is not filtered. This is especially true when the shower is...

One way to not waste water is to choose appliances that use less water. A modern low-flow toilet uses as little as 1.6 gallons of water per flush, compared to 3.5 to 7 gallons with older toilets. A dual-flush toilet uses as little as 0.9...

The holiday season is here, which means food, food, and more food. You’ll need to whip up a spooktacular dish for your neighbor’s Halloween party, and if you’ve decided to host Thanksgiving this year, every single dish you own will be called to duty. Same...

Why is There Anything in My Water? The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and,...