Permeable Pavement Points the Way

Rayne Water Systems always keeps an eye out for new technological developments, even in areas that don’t appear to be related to water treatment. Permeable pavement looks to be one of the most promising construction technologies in years, since it has the potential to dramatically change the way cities manage urban runoff and groundwater replenishment, enabling cities to both prevent flooding and save water for public use—water that would otherwise be diverted to the ocean.

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Australia and Israel Lead The Way On Water Conservation

As a water treatment company based in Southern California, Rayne Water Systems caters to a very diverse clientele, and we learned quickly that no matter where you’re from, access to water matters. But the thing about geography is that some countries are not as water-wealthy as others, which means water conservation becomes very important when it comes to ensuring national stability. That said, Australia and Israel, in particular, have shown that sound water conservation tactics and cutting-edge technology put them ahead of the pack when it comes to only using what is necessary.

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Mulholland & The Thirsty City – Building the L.A. Aqueduct

Last week, we outlined the many parts of the Los Angeles water system. From reservoirs to groundwater wells to aqueducts, many complex parts work together to keep the Southern California region from going thirsty. In this post, we’ll highlight what is likely the most famous part of L.A.’s water infrastructure. We’re talking, of course, about the Los Angeles Aqueduct.

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Explaining How Los Angeles Gets Its Water

Rayne Water Systems specializes in treating water just before it reaches the location our client will be using it, be it their home or business. But the water our customers use usually has to travel a long way before we can get to work on improving it for final use. According to the Los Angeles County Waterworks District, there are three main sources of water for its customers: local groundwater, water imported through the State Water Project (SWP) and the Colorado River Aqueduct (CRA). With this post, we’ll begin to outline these various sources that are so important for Los Angeles County, and the City of L.A. in particular. We’ll dedicate a future blog post to the Los Angeles Aqueduct, which is a topic unto itself.

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4 Ways You’re Already Paying for Soft Water

At Rayne Water Systems, we’re often surprised when we talk to someone with obvious problem water, but who decides not to start using a water softener due to the price. What this person is reacting to, however, is simply the start-up cost. What they haven’t seen (and what we try our best to make clear to them) is how, in subtle ways, they are already paying out of pocket because of the state of their water. Here are a few ways you’re already paying for soft water.

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3 Common Things People Can’t Stand in Their Water

At Rayne Water Systems we’re very familiar with what people expect from good quality water. People want water that tastes clean, carries no off odors, is crystal clear, and doesn’t leave any residue when it evaporates. Whenever these expectations are shattered, Rayne gets called in to fix the situation, bringing back the peace of mind that comes with a clean, reliable drinking water source. With that, here’s a list of five common things people can’t stand to have in their water, along with a quick diagnosis of how to get rid of them.

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Water, Water Found on Mars! But is it Safe to Drink?

Planet Mars At Rayne Water Systems, we love to keep ourselves up-to-date on the latest water news, so in case you’ve been living under a rock on the Red Planet itself, by now you’re aware that NASA has confirmed the presence of liquid water on Mars. It’s a truly historic event, not just for the jokesters on twitter posting funny tweets about how Mars should send some of its water to California, but also for the scientific community, because the likelihood has increased that a manned mission to Mars could be successful, simply because any ship sent from Earth wouldn’t have to bring along all of its own water. It may only need to bring enough water to get there, and bring with it the equipment needed to filter Martian water to make it drinkable by humans.

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4 Ways Water Treatment Professionals Are Secretly Superheroes

Super HeroYou probably think they only exist in comic books, films, and TV shows, but superheroes are real. Not only are they real, but odds are they’ve saved somebody on your block from the clutches of hidden dangers lurking within their plumbing. The superheroes I’m talking about don’t wear capes, but they do carry around fancy equipment, possess fascinating powers, and fight nasty, determined villains. I’m talking, of course, about the friendly neighborhood water treatment professionals, like the ones at Rayne Water Systems. But in case you think we’re exaggerating, here are 4 ways water treatment pros are secretly superheroes in disguise.

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The How’s and Why’s of Water Softeners

1-2-3 At Rayne Water Systems, we believe it’s not enough to just match our customers’ to the right equipment for their needs, but to educate them on how it works, and how a particular water treatment device will improve their situation. We’ve often been asked by our clients exactly how their water softener works, and whether it’s a good investment in the long run. Knowing this information will not only give you insight into water treatment, but will also keep you on your toes when less-than-reputable dealers come around offering seemingly magical water treatment products that have no foundation in science.

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4 Big Reasons Not to Buy Water Treatment Equipment Over the Internet

ArrowOver the last two decades, Rayne has noticed, consumer buying habits have been subject to a digital revolution. With the rise of online shopping, purchases that would have been made locally, or even via mail-order, are now being made at lightning speed over the internet. It’s really a head-scratcher to think of something that can’t be bought and paid for through a computer. Water treatment is no exception. From the most basic of under-sink water filters to premium whole-house water filters and softeners, a healthy cross-section of products from all over the water treatment industry are able to be purchased online. But with anything you buy online, and most crucially with water treatment equipment, it’s important to keep in mind one of the most essential pieces of advice. Most of the time, when you’re looking to save a few bucks online, you often find that you get what you pay for. Here are just 4 reasons why buying local beats buying online.

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