Saturday, June 06, 2020

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April summary 2020*:
"April offered near-normal temperatures but abnormally low precipitation across Washington. With the early loss of snowpack on the eastern slope of the Cascades, coupled with meager rainfall statewide, much of the state ended the month showing mild, moderate, or severe drought conditions. The State Climatologist’s May newsletter provides details, as well as a review of the past winter and a, peek at the state’s climate outlook".
*Quote: from DOE
It's a pleasure to see customers' reactions to seeing their water bills come down significantly on our water conservation program.  Give us a challenge and we will meet it.
Remember; one of the most important reasons for a cooling tower is to save water - think about that for a while - think primary reason not what all the other duties of a cooling tower are.
Remember, one gallon down the drain unnecessarily will cost you ~ $8K a year in most cities.  Email me if you need to find out why

Sunday, May 24, 2020


So many forget that Memorial day encompasses remembering many wars and those that fought in them and died in battle... RIP!

Enjoy your Monday while celebrating these men and women who should for always be in our memories.  For those that don't know this ... we have failed them by not teaching them.

Sad to say, Monday is BBQ day to those that fail to remember!



Thursday, April 02, 2020

Wisdom in a crisis

Wisdom and love come from across the pond...  

Got to love the Scotch.  This was thanks to @islaaanne on Twitter.  Needs to go viral (forgive the pun) for sure in times like this






Thursday, January 02, 2020

Drought in the Northern Cascades affecting how much water you employ in your plant operation.

It may be a prudent course of action to prepare for more water use in cooling tower operation [higher bleed rates] with well water kicking in early this year in the Tolt & Cedar water shed which may also affect North Pugent Sound's water shed.

Your chemical program will be dramatically affected by the introduction of early well water infusion into the main Watershed Supply for all facilities using cooling towers and boilers. Our surface water i.e. watershed [Snow Melt] is perfect for the Pacific Northwest on a chemical program, however when well water is introduced [happens every year during summer months], you will be using far more water to maintain the properties of chemical limits and its related chemistry. This includes all elerto-mechemical devices.

Your bleed rates could go up as much as 10 to 20% during well water usage. However, I program does not care about well water, in fact we would prefer it more then watershed water. We can maintain less than 2% at all times regardless of the infusion of well water into the Watershed Supply. Your bleed rates could go up as much as 10 to 20% doing well water usage. However, our program does not care about well water, in fact we would prefer it more then watershed water. We can maintain less than 2% at all times regardless of the infusion of well water into the watershed supply. Give us a call and we'll tell you how to do it. 


Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Water Conservation @1 GPM....... Let's do the math

DUDE, We have a problem..... Get a mop!
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.


Here is a lot of good information regarding the conditions we are seeing in Washington State.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Water-Shorelines/Water-supply/Water-availability/Statewide-conditions/Drought-2019

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.

Gordon Guthrie | President | Waterside Asset Management LLC
Work: 425-293-5763 

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.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Water-Shorelines/Water-supply/Water-availability/Statewide-conditions/Drought-2019

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   https://youtu.be/Onp_CWUfX2M