Permeable Pavement Points the Way

Rayne of the Valley 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.


Australia and Israel Lead The Way On Water Conservation

As a water treatment company based in Southern California, Rayne of the Valley 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.


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

Planet Mars At Rayne of the Valley, 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.


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 of the Valley. But in case you think we’re exaggerating, here are 4 ways water treatment pros are secretly superheroes in disguise.


What’s Behind the Slippery Sensation of Soft Water?


“I hate soft water! I tried it once at my sister’s house and it was so slippery!”

“We tried soft water a couple years back, but we stopped because it never seemed to wash the soap off my skin.”

At Rayne of the Valley, we come across many variations of these objections to the feeling of soft water when we meet with potential clients. A good number of people understand the benefits of soft water—reduced mineral build-up on appliances and inside pipes, as well as reduced soap costs—but are turned off by the unique sensation caused by bathing in soft water. Adjectives sometimes used to describe the “soft water feeling” include silky, smooth, slick, slippery, slimy, oily, etc. But to dismiss something that can provide major benefits and savings for a homeowner, based simply on the way it feels at first, can mean a customer is, to paraphrase an old cliché, throwing out the baby with the soft water.


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.