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Last April, Governor Jerry Brown of California issued sweeping and mandatory water usage restrictions for potable urban water. Now, just over a year later, California has reversed that ruling in spite of (or perhaps because of) the 24% reduction in urban water usage the state has seen since the executive order was issued. California is […]

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The May 18th issue of USA Today featured a Gallup poll that compares our citizen’s concerns and fears related to many serious environmental issues compared to 1989-90. The poll, conducted from March 2nd to March 6th, polled a sample of Americans and asked if they worried “a great deal” about various natural and environmental concerns. […]

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I used to have a coworker who was “That Guy”—the one who never washed his coffee cup. Oh, he thought he was cleaning it—at the end of every day he’d rinse it under the tap and leave it to air dry, but that’s like washing your hands without soap. At best, you give yourself the […]

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Salt-based water softeners are “old technology” water softeners that primarily remove “hard” minerals, like magnesium and calcium, from families’ drinking water. The process that removes these hard minerals is ion exchange, in which ions of the undesired minerals are swapped with those of sodium ions. The result is a “softer” water that allows detergents and […]

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Hard water, or water with a high accumulation of dissolved minerals, affects eighty-five percent of the United States. Usually the result of high levels of calcium and magnesium, hard water damages plumbing, eats away at clothing, and even causes health problems. The One-Time Ocean Hard water is a problem across the contiguous United States, but […]