Types of Water Softeners

There are typically four different types of water softeners.  The four types of water softeners are Ion exchange, salt free, reverse osmosis and magnetic. The Different Types of Water Softeners: Salt free water softeners are the preferred type by consumers. Salt free water softeners uses a filter so no chemicals, potassium or salt is required. […]

Written by on May 6, 2013

What you need to know about water softeners

Hard water contains calcium, magnesium, and other dissolved minerals. The water is safe to drink, but it can leave a residue on showers and dishes, and deposits inside appliances that use hot water. Over time, that buildup can affect performance and efficiency. Hard water can quickly clog a point-of-use filter, so you’ll need to use […]

Written by on May 6, 2013

Kinetico, a Pioneer in Hydrokinetics?

There was a very interesting article written by Mark Crawford in Mechanical Engineering recently titled “Waves, Currents & Electrical Potential.” In it he discusses the “relatively young” field of hydrokinetics, and covers its huge potential. The term hydrokinetics covers everything involving moving water, so it includes waves, ocean currents, flowing rivers and streams. He states […]

Written by on April 25, 2013

Using Our Oceans to Produce Drinking Water

Learning to SCUBA dive at an early age in the chilly Gulf of Maine gave me exciting views of an incredible hidden world. This led to other adventures exploring the salty world beneath the waves, researching whales, coral reefs and fisheries. On one of these occasions I spent about six months on a tall ship, […]

Written by on April 2, 2013

My skin is dry—is my water softener working properly?

There are many benefits to owning a water softener. Cleaning is made easier not having to scrub iron stains and soap scum build-up (not to mention no need for harsh chemicals), water using appliances last longer and are more efficient and clothes, towels and sheets last longer. Another benefit of soft water that people enjoy […]

Written by on January 25, 2013

In cold water – why did my water heater fail?

Friday morning as I was about to step into the shower, my wife informed me that the water did not seem to be as hot as it should be. During my shower, I concurred. So before heading off to work I made a quick trip down to the basement just to make sure the circuit […]

Written by on December 13, 2012

A water softener takes care of hard water but can it treat iron too?

In an earlier blog I wrote about the problems associated with hard water. If you’ll recall, hardness is made up of mostly calcium and magnesium and causes scale build up on fixtures, plumbing and appliances. It also leaves behind a sticky residue on skin and hair. It is important to keep in mind that although […]

Written by on December 9, 2012

Non-profit, Drink Local. Drink Tap., brings safe drinking water to a rural Ugandan orphan school

Erin Huber is the founder and executive director of Drink Local. Drink Tap.©, a non-profit organization focused on creatively reconnecting people to local water. She inspires people to become better stewards of water through education and awareness in the west and she designs and implements sustainable water projects in the east (Africa). Huber’s passion for […]

Written by on November 29, 2012