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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Your Well Water Wake-Up Call

water wellIf you’re one of the many people across the country who get their daily supply of water from the ground, you’re keeping alive a tradition that has been going on for thousands of years. Although many of today’s wells in the USA use modern equipment, many others are not too far away from the wells of long ago. That includes their benefits as well as their risks, which is why it’s good to know as much as possible about where you get your water from, and how you can fix it if there’s a problem with it that can compromise its quality or safety.

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