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April 2017


A word from Richard

Hello everyone.

It’s April already and we’re in for a very fast month. Yes April goes far too quick with school holidays, Anzac Day and Easter all at once.

Struth at the end of this week the kids are all on School Holidays again the lucky devils. This year we’re getting a school holiday Bali trip in for 4 days at a nice all-inclusive resort in Nusa Dua. I am so looking forward to relaxing with lots of those delightful Mojito’s at the pool bar and doing some cool activities with the kids. Oh yeh got a massage a day coming on for sure. I can nearly feel it now.

Crickey my son Sydney is 17 years old this Friday. Where have all those years gone! Last year of school too. He sure has grown into a mighty fine young man with a very good head on his shoulders and I look forward to following his future. Guess I’ll have to get my ol Bouncing skills out for the party but I know it won’t be required as they’re all a really good bunch of kids. I see lots of laughter and loud music happening.

So business is ticking along just fine. Steady as she goes as the economy is!!! Nice at least to be growing slowly as apposed the last decade that has been so full on busy with rapid growth years. It seems that it is just a sign of the times at the moment. Fingers crossed for the next WA Boom times as we’ll be ready and waiting.

Well I hope you all have a wonderful Easter and eat lots of comforting chocolate and that you have a rippa of a time with your kids. Easter is always a fun time with kids and they grow up so fast. So stay safe this Easter and remember to keep hydrated.

Never forget: You either use a water filter or your body is one!

Richard Scholes


West Coast Water Filter Man

'Tree-on-a-chip' passively pumps water for days.

Microfluidic device generates passive hydraulic power, may be used to make small robots move.

Trees and other plants, from towering redwoods to diminutive daisies, are nature's hydraulic pumps. They are constantly pulling water up from their roots to the topmost leaves, and pumping sugars produced by their leaves back down to the roots. This constant stream of nutrients is shuttled through a system of tissues called xylem and phloem, which are packed together in woody, parallel conduits.

Now engineers at MIT and their collaborators have designed a microfluidic device they call a "tree-on-a-chip," which mimics the pumping mechanism of trees and plants. Like its natural counterparts, the chip operates passively, requiring no moving parts or external pumps. It is able to pump water and sugars through the chip at a steady flow rate for several days. The results are published this week in Nature Plants.

Anette "Peko" Hosoi, professor and associate department head for operations in MIT's Department of Mechanical Engineering, says the chip's passive pumping may be leveraged as a simple hydraulic actuator for small robots. Engineers have found it difficult and expensive to make tiny, movable parts and pumps to power complex movements in small robots. The team's new pumping mechanism may enable robots whose motions are propelled by inexpensive, sugar-powered pumps.

This article can be found at ScienceDaily

Water facts

The Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is a salt lake bordered by Jordan to the east and Israel and Palestine to the west. Its surface and shores are 430.5 meters below sea level, Earth's lowest elevation on land. The Dead Sea is 304 meters deep, the deepest hypersaline lake in the world. With 34.2% salinity (in 2011), it is 9.6 times as salty as the ocean, and one of the world's saltiest bodies of water.

This salinity makes for a harsh environment in which plants and animals cannot flourish, hence its name. The Dead Sea is 50 kilometers long and 15 kilometers wide at its widest point. It lies in the Jordan Rift Valley and its main tributary is the Jordan River.

The Dead Sea is receding at an alarming rate. Multiple canals and pipelines were proposed to reduce its recession, which had begun causing many problems. The Red Sea–Dead Sea Water Conveyance project, carried out by Jordan, will provide water to neighboring countries, while the brine will be carried to the Dead Sea to help stabilize its levels. The first phase of the project is scheduled to begin in 2018 and be completed in 2021.

Health Tip

Heart healthy

Drinking a good amount of water could lower your risks of a heart attack. A six-year study published in the May 1, 2002 American Journal of Epidemiology found that those who drink more than 5 glasses of water a day were 41% less likely to die from a heart attack during the study period than those who drank less than two glasses.

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

Community First - Meals on Wheels

We provide support so you can Live Life Better. Once you choose Community First as your support partner you become part of us, part of our community and we put you first. http://www.cfi.net.au/

Richard's networking groups

Customer testimonial


Hi Richard,

I contacted your company to replace my domestic water filters after visiting your web pages.

The initial contact with your company by telephone was friendly, informative and professional.

Derek arrived to carry out the work. Not only was he on time, courteous, professional and a great ambassador for your company, he was also thoroughly knowledgeable of the product and procedure.

It was a pleasure to do business with you.

South Perth

A closing thought


“Beware what you wish for, for the Gods may grant it to you”

This one speaks volumes. Our thoughts and our wishes are more powerful than most people realize. Our wants and desires are capable of being manifested, especially if we put forth a lot of energy into them. Think about what you say before you say it because you may just get what you wish for.

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