Water is literally everywhere. In the ground; in the air. It’s an unavoidable substance. But, for all we know about this essential life liquid, there’s a lot most people don’t realize. In the following Q&A, Green Water Technologies opens up about some of the lesser-known facts floating around within the Earth’s water supply.
Q: How much of a contaminant does it take to render fresh water undrinkable?
Green Water Technologies: That depends on the substance. For instance, a single gallon of gasoline will taint 750,000 gallons of water. Water is remarkably resilient, however, and cleans itself through what is known as the Water Cycle. This system is so efficient that if human pollution were halted today, it would only take 10 years to clear 98% of the Earth’s groundwater. But with 500 new chemicals being developed each year, chances of that happening are slim. Continue reading
How much do you know about the water you consume each day? Find out with this True or False quiz from the experts at Green Water Technologies.
True or False? Coffee and sodas contain water, so that counts toward my daily recommended intake.
FALSE. Wrong! Drinking caffeinated beverages actually removes water from your system. Caffeine is a diuretic so for every cup of coffee you drink, you need two glasses of water, says Green Water Technologies.
True or False? Most homes use more water in the bathroom than in cooking, drinking, cleaning, and watering the yard combined.
TRUE: Most showerheads allow for about 20 gallons of water for each 10 minutes in the shower. For a family of four, that really adds up and easily beats out all other residential water uses. Continue reading
There is so much about our planet’s water supply that we don’t understand. Though water continues to hold its mysteries, the experts at Green Water Technologies have dedicated their professional lives to unraveling some of the myths and misinformation about this most abundant substance on Earth. Here, the Texas-based GE Pro Elite dealer answers some of the questions it has received from customers.
Q: Water is easily accessible in most developed countries, but what about those without a well-built infrastructure?
Green Water Technologies: It is estimated that upwards of 400 million people live in areas where access to water is difficult, at best. A huge portion of these must make at least a three hour trek each day to fetch fresh water for cooking, drinking, and bathing. Even those in coastal areas often suffer from a water shortage, as only 1% of the world’s water is drinkable. Ocean water, while readily available, will actually cause dehydration when consumed by living beings. Here’s another fun fact: the undrinkable surface water that isn’t salty is mostly frozen. Continue reading
Can you imagine an Earth without water? We find it everywhere in the atmosphere and below our feet. Nearly three-quarters of the earth’s surface is covered by this essential, life-giving and sustaining liquid. It’s difficult to imagine life without water because our very survival depends on it. Water, or H2O, is an unusual compound with amazing properties, says Texas-based Green Water Technologies. These unique properties make water so important for life.
First of all, water happens to be the only substance on earth that can be found naturally in all three states: as a solid, a liquid, or a gas. It is interesting that water actually expands as a solid, which is why ice can float, says Green Water Technologies. Pure water is essentially colorless, odorless, and tasteless. Water also has a neutral ph which means it is neither acidic nor basic. Water is known as a universal solvent because it can dissolve many substances. According to Green Water Technologies, wherever water goes, either through the atmosphere, the earth or through the human body, it takes along valuable chemicals, minerals and nutrients. This is one reason why water accounts for about 70% of the weight of a cell, which is the building block of life.
Drinking water that’s fresh, clean, and clear is something many of us take for granted. While we might not give it a second thought, says Green Water Technologies, between the source and the tap a lot happens to make our water fit to drink. The water may come from Mother Nature, but it’s far from pristine. Drinking water contains different amounts of dissolved inorganic and organic compounds. Small amounts of bacteria and minerals can also be found in water, according to Green Water Technologies. Chlorination and filtration control bacteria growth.
Our drinking water comes from different sources across the country. In rural areas, water is often pumped directly from underground wells. Other sources of potable (drinkable) water include rivers, lakes, and streams.
There is one substance in this world that is the essence of life – Water. We all depend on water, says Green Water Technologies, and water is everywhere. In fact, 70 percent of our planet is covered in water and nearly 70 percent of the human body is comprised of water. Humans typically need to drink at least 2 liters of water a day to enjoy maximum health.
Earth is the only planet, as far as we know, covered in liquid water. Green Water Technologies notes that water’s life-giving chemistry has nurtured life on Earth for billions of years. It’s possible that life first developed in its warm waters. From space, the beauty of our water world is beyond words. This unique water chemistry is truly special to our world.
Water exists as a gas, a liquid and a solid. Unlike other substances, which expand on heating, water expands on freezing.
As an authorized distributor for the GE Pro Elite™ Professional Water Series, Greenwater Technologies spends a lot of time contemplating water quality. Here, the company explains options to clean a home’s water supply.
Water is one of life’s absolute necessities, says Greenwater Technologies. But, is the water you drink and use each day really clean? Despite strict EPA standards, much of our nation’s drinking water contains contaminants in the form of nitrates, arsenic, microbes, and unnecessary minerals. These impurities can affect the flavor of water and even our health.
Although people believe that making the switch to bottled water is a fix-all, it actually isn’t, says the team at Greenwater Technologies. Drinking bottled water comes with its own set of caveats – uncertain quality, exorbitant price, and negative environmental impact in the form of un-recycled plastic. Continue reading