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You either use a water filter or your body is one

March 2020

Newsletter


A word from Richard

Hello everyone

Does it feel like Summer is over and Winter is coming? The mornings certainly are noticeably darker.

So February went quick, even with a leap year day and now March is upon us. How’s the year ahead looking for you?

Some businesses still seem to be struggling or battling along and yet others are going gangbusters. What are you doing in your business world to stay ahead of the game. We mostly concentrating on looking after and nurturing our current data base and making each and every client feel like VIP as best we can, while I’m still plugging away at the networking events meeting and greeting old and new faces each week. Having a good website helps keep the contact out there too.

This Corona Virus may be a bit of a worry with the powers to be saying it is inevitable that Australia will and already has been effected with a recent death just reported too. I think the best thing to do is to maintain good hygiene, keep fit and healthy and have a positive mental attitude always. It’s about the best we can all do I guess. Oh well stay tuned to this channel and keep healthy.

Gosh my daughter is in Year 12 now and enjoying her group of friends and events (Social & Sport) very much. I’ll be kept on my toes soon with the School Ball coming up and the After’s party being held on our 3 acre property with 70-100 kids coming. Remember the days!!! It’s all so Grand now-a-days with Limo’s and all the hype around it making it quite a big affair in the calendar of a year 12 student. I’m sure they’ll all be fine; they’re a really good school year group of kids but I’ll still brush up on my old ‘Bouncer’ skills just to make sure everyone is safe and having fun.

Well there goes another weekend. Labour Day 2020. Even with a nice extra Monday off work it still goes way too quick doesn’t it. It can only mean we’re having way too much fun I say. So I hope you enjoyed yourself. Took time out to relax and enjoy good times and oh yes of course, I do hope you kept hydrated..

So until next time remember ‘You either use a water filter or your body is one!’

Richard Scholes


Director

West Coast Water Filter Man

A better way to detect underground water leaks

You can delay irrigating the lawn or washing the car all you want, but to really make a big dent in water savings we need to stop water waste long before the precious resource ever reaches our taps

An estimated 20 to 50 percent of water is lost to leaks in North America's supply system -- a major issue as utilities contend with how to sustain a growing population in an era of water scarcity.

"People talk about reducing the time you take showers, but if you think about 50 percent of water flowing through the system being lost, it's another magnitude," said study author Daniel Tartakovsky, a professor of energy resources engineering in Stanford's School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences (Stanford Earth).

In a move that could potentially save money and billions of gallons of water, Tartakovsky, along with Abdulrahman Alawadhi from the University of California, San Diego, have proposed a new way to swiftly and accurately interpret data from pressure sensors commonly used to detect leaks.

This article can be found at ScienceDaily

Water facts

What can't go down the drain?

The toilet is not a rubbish bin. Use your loo to flush only what it was made to flush!

Do not flush:

-Hygiene products

-Cotton buds

-Nappies

-Razors

-Syringes

Your sink shouldn’t be used as a bin either;

-Put food scraps in the bin or compost

-Pour cooking fats and oils into a container and place in the bin

-Return unused medicines to a pharmacy

-Chemicals (paint, cleaning products, pesticides) should be disposed of by a licensed hazardous waste contractor. Some councils do have hazardous waste drop offs so please check.

Please remember that putting the wrong things down toilets and sinks can cause sewer blockages and overflows – which can sometimes cause real damage and devastation to your home, as well as to our wastewater system.

Health tip

Practice good hygiene methods to help stop the spread of disease and particularly virus by washing the hands regularly and not touching the face

Hands contribute to the spread of disease and virus in several ways. People who are coughing and sneezing, either into their own hands or onto surfaces, are contaminating their hands and those surfaces with virus particles. If you touch a contaminated hand or surface (a doorknob, table or bench for example), the virus can transfer to your hands. The thing is, you will not get sick if the virus goes no further than your hands but if your hands have virus on them and you touch your face, then you definitely can get infected. That's because the virus needs to make its way inside certain cells in your body for you to get sick, it needs to get to your respiratory system via your mouth, nose or eyes.

Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Research shows hand washing significantly helps to prevent illness and the spread of infection. Washing your hands shouldn't just follow toilet use. You should also wash your hands:

-after you cough or sneeze

-when you have been using public transport

-before you eat and when you prepare food

-after you handle animals

-when you care for someone unwell

AND DON”T TOUCH YOUR FACE. You can touch your face only after washing your hands.

Your handwashing technique is also important — so here's a quick rundown on the things that matter.

Don't rush: A quick splash under the tap isn't enough. For germ-free hands you'll need to do a thorough wash under clean running water, lasting 20 seconds, with lots of rubbing together of the hands (front, back and between the fingers). Children can be encouraged to sing the entire "Happy Birthday" song twice to make sure they wash their hands for long enough.

Soap up: If you're at a tap and there's some soap nearby, use it. Any germs on your hands will be attached to the layer of acidic fats, oils and cellular debris on the surface of the skin. Soap dissolves this layer and so does a better job of dislodging the bugs than merely rubbing your hands under water alone.

Liquid versus bar soap: While liquid soap is less likely to be contaminated than a cake of soap, this is more of an issue in public places than at home.

Antibacterial isn't any better: It may be tempting to use antibacterial soaps to be sure you get rid of all the nasties, but there's no proof these products work any better than regular soap and water. Rather there are fears these products may actually cause harm by encouraging bacteria to become resistant to their active ingredients.

Running water is best: It's best to use running water if you can, as clean hands are likely to become contaminated again if you wash them in a sink or bowl of water. If there's no running water then make do with what is available.

Water temperature: Very hot water may kill disease-causing microbes, but the temperature needed (80 degrees Celsius) would leave you with significant burns. Soap lathers better in warm water, which is also less likely to strip away the natural oils in your skin than either hot or cold water.

Remember to rinse: Once the soap and the friction have lifted the dirt and germs from your hands, you want to rinse them down the sink. Again, you want to rinse under clean running water if possible.

When there's no water, a hand sanitiser or gel that contains at least 60 per cent alcohol is your best bet.

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.

http://www.salvationarmy.org.au


SIDS and Kids

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

http://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.

http://www.anglicarewa.org.au


Lifeline

The West Coast Water Filter Man helps the people that helps the community.

http://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

Here's the list of networking groups I regularly attend

Customer testimonial

To Richard and the crew at West Coast Waterfilter Man

Sincere thanks to you for the professional and effortless service you provided us.

Our initial enquiry of our requirements was met with Richards’s recommendations to a range of products suitable for our needs. Once we decided on the product their tradesman Troy came to our office for the installation…. He was quick and efficient and even cleaned up after himself. Very impressed!

The water filter system works a treat and tastes fantastic, an amazing difference to what we were drinking before.

Thanks again from the team at LG Accounting Solutions

A closing thought

Food for thought

"A good compromise, a good piece of legislation, is like a good sentence; or a good piece of music. Everybody can recognize it. They say, 'Huh. It works. It makes sense.'"

Barack Obama









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