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You either use a water filter or your body is one

March 2019


A word from Richard

Hello March here we come as Summer comes to an end. I’m sure glad the super-hot days never really eventuated, it was hot enough.

Valentine’s Day was a big event for me this year as it signified 12 months that my Margaret and I have been together. We celebrated by going to The C Restaurant in the Sky together and enjoyed champagne, a lovely lunch with sensational circular views of the city and a surprise Happy Anniversary dish with sparklers on to boot. Time sure flies when you’re having fun and 12 months flew by for us both.

Last newsletter my daughter Leah (16 years old) bought her first car and the next month my 18 year old son buys his second car. With his fantastic dream job, hard work and a well-deserved pay he has all by himself just researched, with a little guidance from Margaret and I, got a loan and bought a nice white Mazda 6. I’m so proud of him to be doing so well at such a young age. He’ll go placed this young fella.

I especially love the first half of each year as we get a few public holidays in to enjoy quality time with friends and family. The only trouble is I enjoy them so much that they just go too fast. I sure hope you all made the most of the long weekend as I did. Oh yeah…

So coming up this month Margaret and I have been challenged by her young niece Jaye to compete in the Coogee Jetty to Jetty Swim XX111. Jaye is a very good swimmer. It’s only a 750m swim which will be easy enough for me as an ex-swimmer in my youth and have kept fit all my life but poor Margaret is an awesome horse rider but not a swimmer and she’s not really looking forward to it so stay tuned and you’ll hear about it in the next newsletter.

Feeeew back to work we go so remember to keep well hydrated and until next time ‘You either use a water filter or your body is one’ Cheers Cheers.

Richard Scholes


West Coast Water Filter Man

Collecting clean water from air.

A pair of new studies from researchers at The Ohio State University offers a possible solution, inspired by nature.

Humans can get by in the most basic of shelters, can scratch together a meal from the most humble of ingredients. But we can't survive without clean water. In places where water is scarce, the world's deserts, for example; getting water to people requires feats of engineering and irrigation that can be cumbersome and expensive.

"We thought: 'How can we gather water from the ambient air around us?'" said Bharat Bhushan, Ohio Eminent Scholar and Howard D. Winbigler Professor of mechanical engineering at Ohio State. "And so, we looked to the things in nature that already do that: the cactus, the beetle, desert grasses."

Bhushan's work focuses on finding nature-inspired solutions to societal problems. In this case, his research team looked to the desert to find life that survives despite limited access to water.

The cactus, beetle and desert grasses all collect water condensed from nighttime fog, gathering droplets from the air and filtering them to roots or reservoirs, providing enough hydration to survive.

Drops of water collect on wax-free, water-repellant bumps on a beetle's back, then slide toward the beetle's mouth on the flat surface between the bumps. Desert grasses collect water at their tips, then channel the water toward their root systems via channels in each blade. A cactus collects water on its barbed tips before guiding droplets down conical spines to the base of the plant.

Bhushan's team studied each of these living things and realized they could build a similar -- albeit larger -- system to allow humans to pull water from nighttime fog or condensation.

This article can be found at ScienceDaily

Water facts

Did you know:

Sound travels almost 5 times faster underwater than in air?

The average human brain contains around 78% water?

Giraffes and rats can last longer without water than camels?

You begin to feel thirsty when your body loses 1% of water?

Camels can drink 94 litres of water in less than 3 minutes?

Simply breathing in and out uses more than half a litre of water every day?

For the price of one can of soft drink you can drink 1000 litres of tap water?

Health Tip

Immunity Boosters - Autumn Foods

Now is the perfect time to boost your natural immunity and give your body the best chance at defending yourself against some of those pesky change-of-season bugs that will soon be floating around – not to mention, the dreaded cold and flu season.

Traditional Chinese Medicine teaches the five-element theory where foods are inextricably linked to season, flavor, colour, and organ. Foods that reflect the season’s colours are most beneficial to our bodies during that time of the year.

Autumn is a season for white foods; think root vegetables, pears, radish, onions, garlic, white beans, winter melon, tofu, cauliflower and jicama – a type of turnip.

White foods are high in allicin, which reduces blood sugar and has strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties purported to support the lungs and large intestine. Try also boosting your diet with foods that are naturally orange, red, yellow and deep greens – autumn-like colours. Think pumpkin, squash, oranges, carrots, lemons etc.

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

Just wanted to drop you a quick email to give some feedback about Derek. He was on time, friendly, professional, knowledgeable and kept the area clean.

Couldn’t have asked for more so thanks to him (and you).

Kris and Sarah Holmes

A closing thought

The Power of Positive Thinking

March on. Don't look in the rearview, just the windshield.

Josh Bowman

Box 33 Ambius NHDS CCP

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