Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Water Is Life

Fresh Water is more valuable than gold. The control of Fresh Water is the basis for many conflicts, in many countries and brings big profits’ to Big Business. “Those who control the flow of water, control civilization”. It doesn’t take much research to discover the mechanisms through which Governments and World Corporations are positioning to control the flow of fresh water.

Every aspect of day to day human life on this planet is sustained in some way by the availability fresh water. Water is the second most important of the three necessities for survival of human life; Air, Water, Food. Everything else is non-essential. Connecting the dots in understanding this paradigm is easy. If you remove any one of these, human survival is impossible. It is by this understanding that these necessities should be provided as an undeniable right of every human being and declared as such in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Beware: Bottled Water, Not That Pure.

Bottled water contains disinfection byproducts, fertilizer residue, and medications.

The bottled water industry promotes an image of purity, but comprehensive testing by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) reveals a surprising array of chemical contaminants in every bottled water brand analyzed, including toxic byproducts of chlorination in the Walmart, Sam’s Choice and Giant Supermarket's Acadia brands, at the same levels routinely found in tap water. Several Sam's Choice samples that were purchased in California exceeded legal limits for bottled water contaminants in that state. Cancer-causing contaminants in bottled water purchased in 5 states (North Carolina, California, Virginia, Delaware and Maryland) and the District of Columbia exceeded the voluntary standards established by the bottled water industry by a substantial margin.

Unlike tap water, where consumers are provided with test results every year, the bottled water industry does not disclose the results of any contaminant testing that it conducts. Instead, the industry hides behind the claim that bottled water is held to the same safety standards as tap water. But with promotional campaigns saturated with images of crystal clear mountain springs, and prices 1,900 times the national average price of tap water, consumers are clearly miss-led to believe that they are buying a product that has been purified to a level beyond the tap water.
To the contrary, tests strongly indicate that the quality of bottled water cannot be trusted. Given the industry's refusal to make available data to support their claims, consumer confidence in the safety of bottled water is simply not justified.

Laboratory tests conducted at one of the country’s leading water quality laboratories found that 10 popular brands of bottled water, purchased from grocery stores and other retailers in 9 states and the District of Columbia, contained 38 chemical pollutants altogether, with an average of 8 contaminants in each brand. More than one-third of the chemicals found are not regulated in bottled water. In the Sam's Choice and Acadia brands, levels of some chemicals exceeded legal limits in California as well as industry-sponsored voluntary safety standards. Four brands were also contaminated with bacteria.

Water Conservation by Aqua Pro Solutions

As population growth increases the demand on potable water supplies throughout the world, many regions are experiencing severe water shortages. This problem is amplified by current drought conditions and is causing many government officials and municipal leaders to re-think existing conservation strategies.

Water conservation refers to reducing use of fresh water through technological or social methods. The goals of water conservation efforts include:

Sustainability - To ensure availability for future generations, the withdrawal of fresh water from an ecosystem should not exceed its natural replacement rate.
Energy conservation - Water pumping, delivery, and wastewater treatment facilities consume a significant amount of energy. In some regions of the world (for example, California) over 15% of total electricity consumption is devoted to water management.
Habitat conservation - Minimizing human water use helps to preserve fresh water habitats for local wildlife and migrating waterfowl, as well as reducing the need to build new dams and other water diversion infrastructure.

One approach that the media endorses is asking consumers to make behavioral changes that will reduce water consumption in their homes and businesses. While the tips they offer are useful and excellent advice, they are simply not enough. Many people have other concerns that fill their minds, let alone planning and making the extra effort that is required to save water. This is where AquaPro Solutions’ products and services can help.

Installing water conservation and water recycling fixtures is the first step in successful long-term conservation planning. Some simple and inexpensive measures such as changing old water wasting showerheads and faucet aerators for more efficient ones can result in tremendous savings. Significant amounts of water can also be conserved by changing to a new high efficiency toilet (HET). Some local municipalities offer rebate incentives to consumers who make this change. Another possibility is installing a point-of-use or whole house greywater reclamation system.

We know that there are several ways to reduce water usage and understand that individual customer needs may vary. Therefore, AquaPro Solutions offers these and other water conservation products:

§ High Efficiency Toilets (HET)
§ Low-flow aerators
§ Water-less urinals
§ Water saving / energy saving showerheads
§ Waterless urinals
§ Automatic flood prevention devices
§ Greywater recycling/reclamation systems
§ Rainwater harvesting barrels
§ Water conserving industrial pre-rinse spray nozzles
§ Demand control hot water circulating systems

As part of our commitment to educating consumers and assisting them with meeting their water conservation goals, AquaPro Solutions has partnered with the United States Environmental Protection Agency in the EPA WaterSense Program. Additionally, we are charter members of the U.S. Green Building Council. Many AquaPro products count toward LEED point accumulation in building projects.

Contact AquaPro Solutions LLC today to learn how you can conserve water, improve water quality and make a difference in the future of our planet.

Water, Water Everywhere; Not a Drop to Spare

Water Conservation; it’s not just a passing fad.

Water Conservation is one of the humankind’s highest priorities. It is clearly evident that serious consideration and definitive action toward the efficient use, recycling-reclamation and effective management of our fresh water resources is required. Our fresh water resources are already overburdened by human demands. The natural processes of our planet are not capable of sustaining our current needs and certainly not the future needs for fresh, potable water. Water is a limited resource that is the birth rite of every form of life indigenous to this planet. Water efficiency, conservation and management are a necessity not a past time. To this end, Water Conservation, Water Filtration, and Water Management Practices are our passion.

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Water: If the rising water doesn’t get you, the lack of it will!

I have spent the majority of my adult life, doing business in one way or another with water. I have spent the last several years considering the fast approaching dilemma we face; not only as a nation but as inhabitants on this jewel of a planet we call Earth. Of all the troubling environmental considerations before us, it’s seems the most worrisome is getting the least amount of attention. While all the politically motivated topics; oil, gas, energy, crops etc, most certainly need our immediate consideration and action, the worsening situation of available clean water should be our greatest environmental concern. To allow continued disregard he probable impacts on generations to come and life as we know it,

Regardless of our political, religious, personal views we will all be adversely affected to some degree by the lack of fresh water in the very near future. A great deal of the world already is.