Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Green Water Technologies Answers Questions About Homestead Water Supplies

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A home has to have water, but if you’ve chosen to live life off the grid, you may be wondering how, exactly, you can provide water to your home and family. Green Water Technologies touches on homestead water sources in the following brief question-and-answer session.

Q: How can I determine if a piece of land has a hidden water supply?

Green Water Technologies: Fortunately, water is almost everywhere. However, not all water is created equally. Before purchasing acreage, talk with both the real estate agent and the local water systems council to determine if local groundwater stores are readily available and clean. Further, you can also speak with your local agricultural college extention or ag department, which will likely have a wealth of information about the local landscape.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Green Water Technologies: Water and Wildfires

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With much of the west having experienced a widespread rash of wildfires in 2018, Green Water Technologies says these areas’ water quality may have been affected.While there is very little homeowners can do to prevent wildfires, they can take steps to reduce the effects on their home and family after the fact.

According to Green Water Technologies, wildfires can leave debris and impurities that filter into watersheds. This happens as organic matter dissolves into sediment. Poisons from smoke residue may be present for years after a fire event.

Wildfires are a common occurrence, especially in drier climates. And due to climate change, fires are becoming a more frequent concern, especially in the Western states of Oregon, Nevada, and California. Other areas, such as Colorado, are also affected. Green Water Technologies explains that researchers have studied the effects of post-wildfire contamination for many years. The long-term effects on human health remain uncertain. What is known is that an increase in sediments containing phosphorus and nitrogen can increase algal bloom. Further, the fire itself can degrade the land, creating conditions that encourage premature erosion.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Prevent a Disaster: Green Water Technologies on Winter Weather and Water Pipes

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Across the country, temperatures are starting to drop. While this may usher in a winter wonderland, it can also bring headaches for homeowners unprepared for extreme temperatures. Keep reading as Green Water Technologies explains how to prevent frozen water pipes.

According to Green Water Technologies, a water filtration system provider headquartered in Texas, frozen pipes are problem throughout much of the country. Although it doesn’t always get cold enough to cause a concern in the Longhorn state, it’s smart to prepare for the potential of subzero temperatures.

Something that water experts at Green Water Technologies are often asked is why freezing water can bust a pipe. The answer is simple: water expands when it freezes. The expansion can put extreme pressure on plastic or metal pipes resulting in not only a loss of water in the home, but expensive repairs.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Green Water Technologies: Winter Water Requirements

Green Water Technologies Most people mistakenly believe that you really only need to watch your water consumption during the warm summer months. But, as water experts from Texas-based Green Water Technologies explains in the following brief post, that simply isn’t true.

Q: Is it really necessary to prioritize water when it’s cold out?

Green Water Technologies: Considering that your body is made up of mostly fluid, it’s absolutely necessary to drink water, no matter the weather. Most adults require approximately eight glasses of water every day – more if you’re active.

Q: Do people still perspire during the winter?

Green Water Technologies: Absolutely, although it may be at a slower rate. Perspiration can also evaporate quickly when air temperature is cool, making you believe that you aren’t actually sweating.

Q: What are some signs of dehydration?

Green Water Technologies: Feeling thirsty is obviously the first sign that your water balance is off. But an excessive lack of hydration can lead to stomach ache, muscle cramps, headache, mental confusion, grogginess, crankiness, and, in the worst cases, death. Not drinking enough water can also affect your skin and eyes. If you’ve ever had dust blown into your face, your eyes probably felt dry and a bit like sandpaper. Dehydration can make your eyes feel similarly.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Green Water Technologies on the Worst Drinking Water in the US

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Green Water Technologies says the vast majority of municipal water is perfectly healthy to drink straight from the tap. However, despite intense regulations through the Environmental Protection Agency, some water treatment facilities fall short.

In the following brief post, Green Water Technologies lists a few of the worst cities were tap water is concerned and says if you plan to move to one of these locales, it’s best to bring the water filter with you. Also included, cities with the best drinking water.

Worst

Reno, Nevada. According to Green Water Technologies, Reno has some of the worst water in the nation. A randomized test found 11 major contaminants, which are likely the cause of a high number of manufacturing establishments throughout the area.

Fresno, California. While California is largely thought of for it sunny skies and healthy bodies, certain parts of the state don’t measure up. In Fresno, for instance, water testing recently found more than 30 contaminants flowing from the tap, nine of which are cause for concern.

Corpus Christi, Texas. Moving toward the heartland of America, you’d think that the water quality gets better. But even in a city surrounded by water, there’s no guaranteeing quality. Corpus Christi’s water quality ranks low due to 11 detected contaminants in a recent test, says Green Water Technologies.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Green Water Technologies | An Unusual Effect of Hard Water

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Green Water Technologies water experts have long asserted that hard, unconditioned water can take a toll on a person’s home and body. But it appears the damage caused by mineral deposits can have an even greater negative effect when used to irrigate certain types of property. Specifically, cemeteries.

According to Green Water Technologies, hard water isn’t dangerous to grass, trees, or flowers but does cause damage over time – sometimes less than four years – to cemetery headstones. The issue is noticeable in cemeteries across the Midwest, and specifically in New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and Colorado. Hard water is introduced to the grave markers through common maintenance practices. In an effort to keep the grounds lush and green, many cemeteries employ the use of a timed irrigation system.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Firm Facts on Hard Water | Green Water Technologies

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Rain water doesn’t start out hard, it takes time. Green Water Technologies explains this process and how to remove mineral deposits in water for a healthier, cleaner home.

Rain water leaves the atmosphere and comes down to the terrain as “soft” water, reports Green Water Technologies. But once on the surface, it collects minerals like calcium and magnesium, which can damage a home’s appliances and make our lives a little less pleasant. As the water collects in streams and lakes, further changes take root, rendering what is called “hard” water.

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