OUC’s Water Quality & Water Conservation
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Since some of our readers have been curious about our water quality here in central Florida, so allow me to share this video below that walks us through the water treatment system at OUC, in the video published on Aug. 24, 2021, “Water Conservation“, below:
Here is how OUC treats your water: 1. ozone generator, oxygen and electricity clarify the water, then to holding tank for few hours 2. small amount of chlorine is added, some caustic soda provides corrosion control for your pipes 3. add a bit of fluoride to protect your teeth. More than 135 substances are being monitored. OUC has a redundant network that allows water supply to be shifted around 235 miles of service area.
These factors contributed to decreased water use in the past decades: 1. Conversion to digital water meter makes detection to leaks quicker and easier. 2. Tighter water restriction. 3. Increased use of reclaim water. 4. Behavioral changes. OUC also provides educational opportunities for young people in the community to encourage education of water conservation through the annual water color project (including calendar art contest for elementary students) and rain barrel painting contest for middle and high school students, all spearheaded by Rob Teegarden, the Water Policy & Research Officer at OUC.
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There is the same amount of water on Earth today as there was when the dinosaurs roamed. And just less than one percent of the planet’s water is available to meet the daily drinking water, sanitation and food needs of nearly 7 billion people and millions of other species. Learn more about water in all its forms and how you can make a difference. In this video below, we are showing a few very important facts about water, in the video published on June 14, 2011, “Water Facts“, below:
In the video published on Sep. 24, 2012, “Water Facts 2“, below:
Would you believe that cold water is heavier than hot water? Or that hot water can actually freeze faster than cold water under certain circumstances? The world is a crazy place. Who would think that seemingly the most basic compound on our planet would be so interesting. To be honest, many of water’s quirky and interesting properties are what make life possible. Like the fact that 4 degrees Celsius is the temperature at which water has its maximum density. Nearly every single other compound continues to decrease in temperature as it becomes more dense. It is this simple and very strange property of water that has allowed life to exist on Earth. Think about it. The densest water always sinks to the bottom of the lake right? This means that the water at the bottom of the lake is always 4 degrees Celsius. The ice and other colder water rises to the top. This is why when lakes freeze the ice stays floating at the surface and the fish can swim freely down below. If water didn’t behave the way it does, life wouldn’t be able to survive in your back yard lake when it freezes over. These are 25 Odd Facts About Water That Might Quench Your Curiosity! In the video published on Nov.12, 2015, “25 Odd Facts About Water That Might Quench Your Curiosity“, below:
Water; we cleanse ourselves in it, drink it, swim in it, and use it in almost every process we have to create almost anything. Without it, we would perish, and yet, not many people know what water is all about and just how interesting it really is. Here, we’ll teach you a thing or two about the oh-so-important molecules that make up our life-sustaining liquid. This is Mindblowing Facts About Water, in the video published on April 1, 2019, “MINDBLOWING Facts About Water“, below:
Gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker
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