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December 2013


A word from Richard

Hello everyone.

Oh wow that last month has just flown by. Only a few weeks left until the end of another fantastic busy year.

Have you got your staff luncheon booked yet? Mmmmm yum we’ll be at Riverbank Estate Winery for our staff luncheon this year. It’s just magnificent there if you haven’t been before.

I sure learnt the hard way a couple of weeks ago that shovelling the whole truck load of mulch in one hit was not a good idea. Wow I pinched a nerve in my back and it seized up so painfully and took a good couple of weeks to start coming good after much rest. Carefully back into it now and looking forward to a busy few weeks leading up to Christmas. It goes crazy on the lead up to Christmas so as we’re already booking out fast be early to book in your service or installations. Have you thought of a shower filter for a Christmas present? The present that keeps on giving! How nice, and so cheap too.

Only a couple of weeks left to Christmas closures. Please Note: West Coast Water Filter Man office will be closed from 4.30pm on Friday 20th December and will re-open at 8.30am on Monday 6th January 2014. Our next and first Newsletter for 2014 will be on the first Tuesday of February.

We wish you a wonderful Christmas and a very merry New Year and we’ll look forward to seeing you all safe in the New Year and remember, If You’re Not Using A Water Filter, Your Body Is One!!!

Richard Scholes


West Coast Water Filter Man

Life-giving elements found in old water

Scientists say they have found life-giving chemicals in water at least 1.5 billion years old.

The water, isolated in pockets deep underground for billions of years, is now pouring out of boreholes from a mine 2.4 kilometres beneath Ontario, Canada, they wrote in the journal Nature. "This water could be some of the oldest on the planet and may even contain life," the team said in a statement.

Not only that - the similarity between the rocks that trapped the fluid and those found on Mars raised hopes that similar life-sustaining water could be buried deep inside the Red Planet, they said. "The findings ... may force us to rethink which parts of our planet are fit for life," they added.

The British and Canadian researchers analysed the water and found it was rich in dissolved gases like hydrogen and methane that are able to sustain microscopic life not exposed to the sun for billions of years, as is the case on the ocean floor. The rocks around the water were dated about 2.7 billion years old, "but no one thought the water could be the same age, until now," the team said.

Analysing the water's composition in the lab, the team estimated that it was at least 1.5 billion years old, possibly more. "Our finding is of huge interest to researchers who want to understand how microbes evolve in isolation, and is central to the whole question of the origin of life, the sustainability of life, and life in extreme environments and on other planets," said Manchester University researcher and study co-author Chris Ballentine. Before this discovery, the only other water from this age had been found trapped in tiny bubbles in rock, incapable of supporting life.

This article can be found at News.com.au

Water facts


The riding of waves has likely existed since humans began swimming in the ocean. In this sense, bodysurfing is the oldest type of wave-catching. Standing up on what is now called a surfboard is a relatively recent innovation developed by the Polynesians. The influences for modern surfing can be directly traced to the surfers of pre-contact Hawaii.

The art of surfing, called he'enalu in the Hawaiian language, was first described in 1779 by Joseph Banks on the HMS Endeavour during the third voyage of Captain James Cook. Surfing was a central part of ancient Polynesian culture and predates European contact. The chief (Ali'i) was the most skilled wave rider in the community with the best board made from the best tree. The ruling class had the best beaches and the best boards, and the commoners were not allowed on the same beaches, but they could gain prestige by their ability to ride the surf on their ratchet boards.

In 1907 George Freeth was brought to California from Hawaii, to demonstrate surfboard riding as a publicity stunt to promote the opening of the Los Angeles-Redondo-Huntington railroad owned by Henry Huntington, who gave his name to Huntington Beach. Freeth surfed at the Huntington Beach pier and traveled up and down the coast demonstrating surfing and life guard skills.

Surfing was brought to Australia in 1915 by Hawaiian Duke Kahanamoku. He demonstrated this ancient Hawaiian board riding technique at Freshwater beach in Sydney, New South Wales. Duke Kahanamoku's Board is now on display in the northeast end of the Freshwater Surf lifesaving club, Sydney, Australia

Regardless of its usually erroneous portrayal in the media, true surfing culture continued to evolve quietly by itself, changing decade by decade. From the 1960s fad years to the creation and evolution of the short board in the late 60s and early 70s to the performance hotdogging of the neon-drenched 1980s and the epic professional surfing of the 1990s; typified by Kelly Slater.

Health Tip

This month's health tip brought to you by "The Water Filter Man" Richard Scholes

Now that the great weather is finally here, you're no doubt going to spend time looking after your garden. Gardening can provide a great workout, but with all the bending, twisting, reaching and pulling, your body may not be ready for exercise of the garden variety.

While sitting, prop your heel on a stool or step, keeping the knees straight. Lean forward until you feel a stretch in the back of the thigh, or the hamstring muscle. Hold this position for 15 seconds. Repeat on the other side.

Stand up, balance yourself, and grab the front of your ankle from behind. Pull your heel toward your buttocks and hold the position for 15 seconds. Repeat on the other leg.

While standing, weave your fingers together above your head with the palms up. Lean to one side for 10 seconds, then to the other. Repeat this stretch three times.

Wrap your arms around yourself and rotate to one side, stretching as far as you can comfortably go. Hold for 10 seconds and reverse. Repeat two or three times.

Once you have finished your gardening session, don't sit down and relax just yet! you must warm down first. Yes that's right you "must" warm down. That is to say you should do some light movement activity other wise your muscles and joints could cease up if you suddenly come to a stop, especially if you suffer from back or joint ailments.

The warm up routine should suffice for a warm down routine as well. Just don't come to a compleat stop and remember to keep hydrated throught the entire gardening session by drinking pleanty of filtered water.

Community support

The Salvation Army's Christmas Appeal

The Bikers Charity Ride are " doing it for the kids" in the annual Perth Teddy bears' big day out; which raises funds for The Salvation Army's Christmas Appeal. Richard loves this yearly ride on his Harley laden with teddy bears. www.salivation.org.au

SIDS and Kids

SIDS and Kids relies almost totally on the support of the community. www.sidsandkids.org

Anglicare WA

Anglicare WA is a not for profit community services agency. They provide 57 services from 35 locations across the state. The West Coast Water Filter Man is proud to help and sponsor the Anglicare Knit in Day. www.anglicarewa.org.au


The West Coast Water Filter Man helps the people that helps the community. www.lifelinewa.org.au

Richard's networking groups

Here's the list of networking groups I regularly attend

Customer testimonial

Spyder Displays

The Waterfilter Man - just showed up here at Spyder Displays with a water filter unit after hearing me lamenting about how awful the water here at the office tastes.

Richard is a great guy who transacts business with the utmost integrity providing top quality products and top shelf customer service.

If anyone ever wants to pop by to see my new office and see what I'm doing at Spyder, make sure you get a nice glass of my beautiful filtered water or a hot cuppa brewed with it Thanks, Richard!

Maggie Petrie

A closing thought

Food for thought

"Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first."

Mark Twain

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