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How Alive is Your Water?

Blog 5
Water is the source of all life but current practices might killing it.

Water behave like a living organism.Water can loose its natural structure and became essentially dead.

Living water will form beautiful hexagonal crystals when frozen.
Dead water does not form these shapes.

Water is a living substance which die if is treated poorly. My tap water killed all my pond fish in two days when I filled out the lost water from the pond.

In its natural environment the water travels in gently curved paths forming natural vortices.
Streams promote natural flow which restructures and oxygenates the water.
Long distances pipes and processing plants can damage and kill the water.

We as society chlorinate the water. What are the effects of chlorine in the water.

Chlorine is highly reactive which means it doesn’t stick around for very long. So if you have a large water system (think 1000’s of miles of pipe) it can be hard to keep a chlorine residual. This is why some larger systems use chloramines. C…

Wetlands in Huston Areas

Blog 4Houston’s development boom destroyed wetlands that naturally absorbed flood water.The historic rainfall in Houston in September 2017 has left the Space City underwater with thousands of its citizens displaced. As the city continues to struggle with the devastation of Harvey, questions have already bubbled up about why the flood has been so devastating. A big factor could be the lack of rules that helped develop Houston into the country's fourth-largest city — and the biggest without a formal zoning code. Experts believe the lack of regulation, building in the federally designated flood area, and paving over wetlands might've contributed to the storm's severity. The stormwater system has never been designed for anything much stronger than a heavy afternoon thunderstorm." Houston has lost a significant portion of its prairie and wetlands in the last 25 years — and with it a natural absorbent for rain water. Harris County, which is primarily made up of Houston, lost almo…