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Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

Does water ever really disappear?

Posted Saturday, March 5, 2016, at 1:26 PM
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  • I can see the next billion dollar grant from the government. Track water molecules to see where they go.

    Find a way to mark water molecules coming from a faucet in Tennessee, on in Maine, Florida, Texas, California and Montana with a unique marker and see when and where it re-surfaces.

    Does my water go into a plant,evaporate and get picked up by the wind to be deposited as rain in Massachusetts, England, Russia. Am I drinking water that came from the Alps or China?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Mar 5, 2016, at 1:26 PM
  • Or soaked into our bodies....we are like 70ish water I've always heard!

    -- Posted by chefgrape on Sun, Mar 6, 2016, at 2:48 PM
  • Water can be created and destroyed. You can create water by losing weight... The energy in fat is stored in the form of triglycerides. Triglycerides are made of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. To lose 1 pound of fat, you must breathe 2.9 pounds of oxygen. The combustion of the triglyceride to produce energy also creates 2.8 pounds of carbon dioxide, and 1.1 pounds of water. So, losing 7.5 pounds of fat will produce a gallon of water, and increase the greenhouse gases by 21 pounds....

    I am doing my part to combat global warming. (smiley face)

    -- Posted by lazarus on Sun, Mar 6, 2016, at 8:46 PM
  • I've often wondered the same thing, especially when I'd hear how we need to conserve water. I always though, heck, this planet is covered mostly with water, we have plenty! (Because, of course, al that salt water CAN be converted to fresh water if needed.)

    The issue with water conservation is, as I understand it, that cleaning the fresh water we have now takes time and sometimes money. And we're reaching the tipping point where there are too many people using our fresh water and we cannot clean it or desalinate it fast enough to keep up with the demand.

    Like I said, cleaning takes time and desalinizations takes time and money.

    So, I don't know if water disappears as much as it changes form, but our ability to cheaply and quickly clean our water is in peril. So I try to turn off the faucet more than I used to. Monitor yourself for a day and see if you're not guilty, as I was, of letting water run far longer than it needs to.

    -- Posted by ClarkDV on Wed, Apr 13, 2016, at 9:04 PM
  • Good point, what does it take to get it back into the palatable and safe stage.

    My worst time is brushing my teeth. I continuously catch myself letting it run, although I have it turned low. I conserve in hotel rooms as well.

    Doesn't matter where I am, but I was always talking back to some of these ads saying, "but, but.... that does not make sense.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Apr 14, 2016, at 8:18 AM
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