Author: Ian Blair Hamilton, Founder, Alkaway
We’ve kept this report in basic form. Now is not the time for fancy graphics. Our message is what is important and we suggest you print this off and share it, or pass it on via email or facebook to your friends. We look at the problems that we have right now with our water supplies. This relates to (in particular) the results of fire and flood in New South Wales and Queensland although it will most likely relate very soon to West Australia. We then take a look at CoronaVirus and water.
Vast areas of bushland have been decimated.
The next problem we have is when organic matter reacts with chlorine, The result is what is termed disinfection byproducts or trihalomethanes. These are carcinogens. Unless the authority can remove sufficient organic material from the water before chlorinating the result will be trihalomethanes in our water.
Finally (to make it even worse)
Problem 4. Drought. Low water levels.
Problem 4. Drought. Low water levels.
There are no other methods. They have to increase dosages of chlorine. (I can remember taking a shower during the last drought breathing in the chlorine gas it was not an experience I would like to repeat!) If you`re using the water for your garden and it has excess chlorine you’ll kill everything in the soil. If you`re trying to cook or make your coffee with the water you`ll find it affects every recipe you have – and yet it is the only thing the water authority can do. And of course, chemicals do not remove parasites. They kill them and their dead bodies flow on. Let’s not forget the “Usual Suspects’’ Nothing has really changed in our ‘normal’ contaminants that – even with no bushfires – mean we already get a chemical cocktail of chlorine, chloramines and fluoride. Add to that local chemical cocktail ingredients like arsenic, PFOAs, nitrates, lead, heavy metals, residual pharmaceuticals…. each one of them a big reason to own a water filter.
Problem 5: Flood Water Mixing
Water enters catchments from everywhere around them. Whatever has been dumped on the ground in the remote bushland near a catchment breaks down and enters the flow. A simple example from our own 1-acre home: we had so much rain so fast that our septic settlement tranch filled to capacity. The water level kept rising all the way to the surface until it ran backwards up the pipe to the trench and filled our septic system, which then overflowed into our back garden, with associated stench. This is the sort of unpredictable consequence of flooding.
Ways you can protect yourself from these problems
That isif you know it has run out of filtering power.
The configurations of products that we are showing you have been designed specifically for the present water crisis and beyond.We are expecting many people to contact us, and based on what happened last time (1998 and in 2007) we believe many people may be disappointed due to a lack of product availability. This time around we expect supply lines from China to be severely affected, and are grateful we have our main products made in USA. However, we still expect that our products will not be available as they are in less uncertain times, simply because it takes around six months from order to delivery. I suggest that you read this document carefully and if possible make your choice before calling on us for advice about your particular water filtration options..
The Final One: CoronaVirus
After all the publicity about how to defend ourselves from COVID-18 one thing stands out: hand washing. It’s an obvious one and the experts are saying it’s far more important than a mask, which basically protects others if you are infected. Why hand washing is so important. It’s important because of what we do with our hands. We touch things. And viruses – including COVID-18, have the ability to remain on surfaces and infected person has touched in a semi-dormant state. This obviously reduces their energy requirements until someone – a possible host – comes along and touches the object. Then it returns to life, begins multiplying and… This isn’t anything new. It applies and has applied to all disease control. That’s why you see the videos of the Chinese spraying or wiping everything anyone may have touched. Here’s a list of the chemicals that may kill viruses on contact, according to the EPA, US.
Yours not on the list?
What more could a girl want?
So here’s the thing. I have in front of me a long list of laboratory results for hypochlorous acid water showing amazing results equal to the best disinfectants. I DO NOT have a test showing its efficacy for Coronavirus. So I am between a rock and a hard place:
1. I can wait until I can find a laboratory that can test hypochlorous acid water’s effectiveness against COVID-18, or
2. I can tell people about what I have learned and what I consider it MAY be capable of and let them make their own mind up.
I chose the latter. IDON’T know that it will work.. But as I write, news has arrived that masks may actually make things worse, and that Clorox, the most used disinfectant in the prevention campaign, is also unproven in the laboratory against CV. So as I see it, it’s about as proven as anything else. I’m importing six more of the acid water jug and trialling it with our team. I want their feedback before we go any further, because this is potentially of extreme importance.
So PLEASE! No phone calls, no emails. We will definitely keep you apprised of the progress we make via this list. If you have friends you feel could benefit from this article, here’s the link for them to get on the same list you are on so they can stay up to date,https://www.alkaway.com.au/ (Bottom of page) and you can share this article with them by sending them this page address.
I expect this small contribution may create as many questions as answers. COVID-18 is still revealing new aspects of itself. I encourage you to investigate and learn all you cannow. And.. stay in touch.
To our health! Ian Blair Hamilton Founder, AlkaWay