Plastic bottles. You can’t live with them, can’t live without them. Or can you? At Rayne of the Valley, we believe in drinking water solutions that eliminate the need for plastic bottles. (more…)
Professional water quality testing and analysis is an important step in understanding whether or not the tap water entering your Los Angeles home has toxic chemicals.
According to a water quality study co-authored by the Metropolitan Water District and the Environmental Working Group, the drinking water from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power rated 83rd out of 100 large U.S. cities in 2009!
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.
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.
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.
Rayne of the Valley 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.
At Rayne of the Valley, 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.
At Rayne of the Valley 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.
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.
You 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.