Monday, August 19, 2019

Washington State drought on surface watersheds

 Washington Drought
Washington Drought

LET's DO THE MATH...  1.0 gallon of dripping water a minute ↱GPM↰ normally "unseen" is not helping with good water use.  Okay, there is 1440min/day with 365days/yr ↝ 565,600 gallons a year and when you are paying ~$15/1000gal, or more (commercial - includes sewer) that would be an annual bill in excess of  $8,475.

WOW - fix the problem and give everyone a little more bonus for Christmas or have a great Christmas party for all.

The total irony is that when we go to well water (to help the watersheds) we have to use more water to control parameters to meet the worst-case operating conditions.  On the other hand, glacier melt allows us to use less water in industrial applications.

Here is a lot of good information regarding the conditions we are seeing in Washington State.

Waterside is constantly looking for ways to reduce customers operating budget.  Give us a call and we can share with you what it takes for all of us to save millions of gallons of water per year.

Saturday, February 02, 2019

The Greatest Generation - - A tribute to my Father-in-law

And The Spirit Of God Moved Upon The Face Of The Waters

Marion Clyde Rhodes - My hero and the best father-in-law a man could ever wish for. He played Football for Gonzales in 1944 just before he signed up at 17years old for service in the Merchant Marines. The program cover is really unique in that a soldier and quarterback are throwing what they knew best...

REST IN PEACE POP - You could never be replaced.  A tribute to  a member of the Greatest Generation

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Simple Phone APP makes it easy and precise


For all those folks that may have some sort of color blindness, especially testing in the field for things such as total hardness, Here is an example of success :-) with a simple free phone APP

No more guessing on the when it turns blue - love it - just point and verify what you see.  Trust me I am not endorsing this or have any stake in it - just thought this may help those struggling with color in our industry or any others that need to determine colors

Monday, October 01, 2018

Using a microscope to do a quick in the field observation

The technology available to all!  

Just a quick observation for you to use in the field using your laptop or phone

~ 1000x
Remember, fouling/breakage etc. of the Zeolite Resin matters a great deal if you hoping for good soft water and a not having to re-bed too early.  If you do not have this tool in the field at least get it sent in for analysis as you suspect issues with getting good soft water of a change in the regeneration process.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Where will your baud rate be tomorrow?

Remember when; then again a lot of folks reading this weren't even born yet "LOL"
**Circa 1987 "The same phenomenon is beginning to show up in a heightened interest in 9600 baud (bps). Where will it end? Some experts say 9600 is the highest baud rate that even good quality phone lines can support. But the researchers who pushed the highest baud rates from 300 to 1200 and then to 2400 and now to 9600 know that the experts were wrong before, and even now some of them are talking of 38,400-baud modems within a decade."
*Circa 2018 So here I sit nearly 3 decades hence; using my current Office ISP at 436,000,000 bps in 2018....Crazy fast and as sure as the sun rises so will the bps. hashtagmodems

Monday, September 10, 2018

Importance of Water Testing.....

Poor boiler feedwater treatment will get you every time!

Kakapo Shipwreck at Noordhoek
 This one appears to have had a lot of silica issues... 😱