Maybe yes – to all four.
We are now 6 million people strong in the Phoenix Arizona Area. Our population will double in 15 years. We live in the desert.
Because of the great water rights work performed by one of my famous shirttail relatives (Senator Carl Hayden ‘longest serving member of congress’)
It sounds like we will have plenty of water in the East Valley of Phoenix Arizona.
It will be very hard and the water will taste bad. When I began my work in my family’s water treatment business in high school (I am now 53 years old) the water was on the high side of the water hardness spectrum. The water in the valley tasted bad. At the time there was less than 1 million people in the valley.
This picture shows my father supervising my work (circa 1985).
Now there is 6 million people in the Phoenix Metro area ‘including the East Valley’; the water contains more hardness ions (the water was 8 grains hard; now it is 16 grains hard ‘at least’) – the water tastes awful ‘still’. The water tastes worse.
Will there be enough water as the population doubles? According to the Bureau of Reclamation – the Salt River Project watershed is more resilient than the much larger Colorado River system.
Here are some facts:
The SRP service area won’t go dry anytime soon
SRP service area covers 387 square miles (from the northwest valley though Phoenix and into the Southeast Valley)
The SRP is the major supplier for Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe and Scottsdale.
The Bureau oversees the water conservation projects in the American West and owns the dams that SRP operates (including the granddaddy, Roosevelt Dam)
Poor forest management has caused serval massive fires creating sediment that runs into the reservoirs and limits their capacity.
Because the water is so hard in the Phoenix Area and the East Valley of Arizona – it causes very serious skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Here are some images that show these skin conditions:
As we understand from our skin care experts; the high amounts of chlorine in the water is not healthy and can also cause skin irritation.
Here is an affordable solution:
This product removes all the water hardness and all the chlorine. This product will make your skin soft, your hair soft and cure your skin problems (especially eczema and psoriasis). If you have eczema and psoriasis – we can heal your skin condition with our rental water treatment service.
Why does the water taste so bad in the East Valley, especially Fountain Hills, Scottsdale and Paradise Valley? Most of the water comes from the Salt River Project. It is called the salt river because this water runs through salt river beds.
It is very true hard water can cause eczema and psoriasis.
Here are some hard water facts:
Hard water can damage your skin and cause you a skin condition eczema and psoriasis. It is a misery to tolerate this condition.
These serious skin conditions can be cured by our dynamic duel water softener and carbon filter.
Hard water destroys your skin barrier. Your skin barrier protects you from bacteria and sunburn. If you skin barrier is destroyed – you will be more sensitive to everyday washing and beauty products.
Hard water contains very high levels of calcium and magnesium ions; these bind to the soap particles – they stay on your skin and cause irritation.
Your skin’s pH is acidic; hard water causes your skin surface to rise in pH. This shift towards alkaline pH disturbs your skin’s natural function as a physical barrier. This leaves your skin prone to exposure to harmful bacteria and infection.
If you wash your skin with hard water; this will cause you to develop eczema and psoriasis.
Here are some symptoms of eczema and psoriasis:
Also called atopic eczema and atopic dermatitis
Inflamed, dry itchy skin
These secondary skin infections can affect any part of your body.
These can affect your personal life – physically and emotionally.
Can utilizing an ion-exchange water softener stop this? Indubitably.
Why does the water taste awful? Because our water runs over salt river beds. Our water tastes salty and it tastes like chlorine.
What is the solution?
If you utilize our +Mg+pH+h2o+ro drinking water system
A refillable container
You will help to prevent this:
Garbage in the surf.
Garbage in the ocean.
Garbage in the ocean.
Garbage in the ocean
Garbage on a crab
Garbage in the ocean.
Garbage on the beach.
When you see these images – are you disappointed?
Each of us can have an impact for the positive.
We can each make a difference each moment.
Here are some facts:
A significant contributor to anthropogenic (human made) particular pollution is plastics. One million plastic bottles are manufactured every minute – expected to increase 20% by 2021. The National Park Service estimates that Americans utilize (and discard) 500 million plastic drinking straws each day.
These types of plastics: household, toilet, store, manufacturing plants: most of these are flushed down the sink and toilet, landfilled, incinerated or just carelessly discarded. Those that become part of sewage sludge or a landfill ultimately end up in the soil or in a waterbody (lake, river, ocean). It is estimated between 10-20 million tons of plastic reach the ocean every year, and the rest end up in the soil. One of the five separate plastic gyres have been reported in the ocean; the largest claim to be the size of Texas half of all the sea creatures sampled have plastics in their guts. All the seabirds and ½ the sea turtles have plastics in their bodies
Plastic pollution is affecting individual animals from the tiniest zooplankton to the largest whales.
Plastics are ingested by whales mistakenly while they are feeding on prey, it enters their digestive system from inside prey that has previously fed on plastic. In 2018, a sperm whale ingested over 13 pounds of plastic, including bags and flip-flops (stranded on a beach in Indonesia). A deep-diving species True’s beaked whales have been found with plastic in their stomachs (stranded on a beach in Ireland).
Because of this serious plastic problem I hereby release this program: save the whale program.
Save the Whales
This will be my logo to commit to myself to really make a difference.
I will display this in a conspicuous place on my cowboy hat; or on my attire always ‘until 092025’ to remind myself to make a difference.
I plan to also tape this on my wallet.
The purpose of this exercise is to remind me that I can make a difference with my personal decisions (and helping others understand the importance of recycling and reducing our carbon footprint). I am hoping that the habits I develop over these next five years will last a life time and I will learn to carry this program forward for the next 65 years of my long lasting life.
Here are some of the specific actions I plan to change (and improve in my life):
I will no longer utilize a plastic straw ‘if I do – I will reuse this (wash this in the dishwasher)’.
I will seek to utilize refillable bottles. I will prevent myself from purchase water that is contained in a plastic bottle.
I will continue to seek methods not to print paper and promulgate these in our company and my personal life.
We will continue to utilize the principle of recycling in our company and my personal life (especially with my personal attire).
The federal study of the Salt River Project is available at: usbr.gov/watersmart/pilots/docs/reports/Final_Reservoir_Operations_Pilot_Report-Salt_and_Verde_Az.pdf
The continued story of plastics:
An indication of the extremely slow rate of plastics decomposition in the water environment can be found in the following table.
Monofilament Fishing Line
Plastic Beverage Bottles
Foamed Plastic Cups
Plastic Film Container
Source: U.S. National Park Service; Mote Marine Lab, Sarasota, FL
It is important to note that the decomposition of plastics does not make them go away; they just break down into smaller and smaller particles.
Obviously, the presence of particles in water means that they are in our drinking water. Treatment plant filtration technologies are incapable of removing particles much below 10μ in size. Although accurate counts are virtually impossible to obtain, a significant percentage of the total volume of plastics in the environment is estimated to be in the Micro- and Nano- size range – less than 10μ
Whether plastic particles have an effect on human health is unknown at this time, but, intuitively, particularly with the fact that PPCPs are associated with them (and supported by documented effects on aquatic creatures), it’s difficult to believe that a link will not ultimately be identified.
Let us take action together to turn this harmful trend around. Each of us can make a difference. I plan to.
What can I do today to help reduce my carbon footprint (and lower my plastic wastes)?
Recycle my clothes and purchase used clothes at Goodwill.
Do not utilize plastic straws. If I utilize plastic straws at home (place them in the dishwasher)
Do not print paper – write information on recycled paper. Look for ways to utilize scrap paper.
What can I do to encourage industry and other businesses reduce their carbon foot print?
Encourage the plastic industry to develop biodegradable plastic polymers (primarily based on corn starch)
IN our company we will seek to recycle more products to prevent these from going to the landfill (plastic water softener valves; fiberglass resin tanks and polyurethane salt tanks ‘also called water softener brine tanks’)
I wish all the States to pass plastics recycling laws (I wish this for the entire world):
use 15% recycled plastic in their bottles by 2022, 25% recycled plastic by 2025, and 50% recycled plastic by 2030. Someday 100%
We are in drastic times: calls for drastic measures.
I will encourage the plastic industry to develop biodegradable plastic polymers (primarily based on corn starch). Did I already mention this?
Each one of us can make a difference – will you. I am committed to promote our save the whales campaign for five years. This will then be my habit. They say it takes 21 days to break a habit; I figure after 5 years of ‘save the whale program’ commitment – my bad plastic habit will be broken. I hope to make a big positive impact on this earth (let’s all get together to save the whales).
The whales need our help to survive.
Here is a little history about our founder:
Picture of our founder’s brother, sister and he (our founder is standing on the right). I have been fortunate to collaborate with my father’s sister and brother to help tell the great story of our founder’s desire (to be great and positively impact our water treatment industry in Arizona).
Our founder and his brother.
Our founder was fortunate; his family was very supportive and wanted him to be excellent in life and in business.
Our founder once told me a story how he derived the idea for his rental soft water business:
He studied animal husbandry at Texas Tech University, Lubbock Texas. Instead of having cows on his pasture; he looked at the idea of rental water treatment equipment: the equipment stays in our customer’s home and we take care of this (kind of like having cows on another person’s pasture).
I was fortunate to experience our founder’s leadership for many years. These thoughts resonate in my mind: Our founder was a respectable, dignified man of great determination, commitment and conviction. I can only hope I will carry these same characteristics in my life to honor him. I am lucky our founder was also my father.
We feel that our clients receive the best value and service by renting our water treatment equipment.
However, someone may want TO PURCHASE A WATER SOFTENER AND AN RO UNIT IN SAN TAN VALLEY AZ; or to purchase a water softener and a reverse osmosis unit in COOLIDGE, Arizona; or to purchase a reverse osmosis unit or whole house water softener and carbon filter in BUCKEYE, AZ
Or these other cities:
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Mesa – just give us a ring, text or email.
Thank you for considering these thoughts with me and thank you for your support and loyalty.
Respectfully, Hayden Boyett
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