60% of your body is made up of water. It is crazy to think that we are all basically walking, talking, living, breathing water molecules—but it's true. We're flesh, bone, and lots and lots of water. It might be tempting to think that we would all need to "fill the tank" and drink as much water as possible. However, according to the respected Mayo Clinic, "no one size fits all." Knowing your body will help you determine how much water you should enjoy each day.
Cape Town, South Africa is currently realizing a natural resource nightmare. Something many people around the world cannot fathom happening. This city of four million people is close to running completely out of water. June 4 is what city officials are calling “Day Zero” when city taps will run dry. An unprecedented “natural disaster” that has been created by a two-year drought and population growth.
Heat, heat, and more heat. In the cockpit of a machine that reaches speeds of up to 200 mph, my "office” tends to resemble the Arizona desert in summer rather than a climate-controlled suburban office building.
We know the subject of hydration comes up a lot around here (we do sell water after all) but that's because we know that hydration is so important to every aspect in life. If you have been following us for awhile then you know how much water you need to be drinking, and we know that you do drink that much, right? But did you know that your pet’s hydration is just as important as yours! Knowing how much water your pooch needs is essential in giving him the best life.
Unless you are from either Leadville, Colorado or Northern Chile, you may not know what molybdenum is. It's probably a word you are not only unfamiliar with, but also don't care about! However, if you are part of the mining industry, you definitely know what molybdenum is, and if you are in the municipal water treatment world, you also have some knowledge on this particular chemical element. Mining and water treatment are quite different occupations, but they do interconnect quite often for obvious reasons. This is a water-related blog, so you might be asking yourself, Why in the world should I care about an element in the world of mining?
Ever wonder what it's like to train for the big fight? We all grew up watching Rocky—Sly Stallone rocking the evil Russian Ivan Drago! Well, maybe we didn't all grow up on Rocky, but a few of you probably remember Mike Tyson eating ears. But these days, mixed martial arts (MMA) is all the rage and, for many, it has replaced boxing as the sport of choice. We asked our resident ambassador professional MMA fighter, Phil Gonzalez, to take us through an average training week and how he uses water for optimum performance. Take it away Phil …
Chlorine has been a hot topic as of late when discussing water quality. People are becoming more informed on water treatment processes and how they work. Much has been written and reported on concerning chlorine and its byproducts, as used to treat city water supplies. There also have been complaints that include a foul taste and odor. According to the Water Quality Association, "Numerous labels have been given to odors in water. Among the 20 or so recorded are cucumber, earthy, fishy, grassy, and sulfur." Lastly, there are also health concerns regarding elevated levels of chlorine in drinking water.
In recent years, there has been a bit of backlash against the massive all-you-can-buy, American-conglomerate, big-box superstores. Places where you can literally buy a fifty-pound bag of tater tots and stock up on nine hundred rolls of toilet paper. Very low prices, huge quantities, and (generally speaking) mediocre-quality merchandise are all the norm. With this trend, we have witnessed the construction of megastores with parking lots the size of Sports Authority Field and the largest selection of goods you can imagine.
Recently in Boulder, Colorado, residents were warned that the drinking water had exceeded the water standard for haloacetic acids. In other words, haloacetic acid levels rose too high for the water to be deemed safely drinkable.