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10 Best Water GoPro Videos

Posted on: November 4th, 2014 by admin No Comments

We know how invigorating and refreshing (and good for you) pure water can be, but these GoPro videos really get across the enjoyment as well as impact, power and exhilarating rush associated with water more than words ever could. It really is amazing the moments that can be captured and the perspectives that these small mountable and waterproof video cameras provide.

We’ve rounded up ten of the best water GoPro Videos and identified those jaw-dropping wow moments for your viewing pleasure.

 

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10 Amazing Things You Would Not Expect To Find Underwater

Posted on: July 22nd, 2014 by admin No Comments

As things stand right now we have explored less than 5% of our oceans. It’s a remarkable fact. It means there could be all types of weird and wonderful creatures, ancient structures and artefacts lurking in these unseen realms, waiting to be found.

Already archaeologists, scientists and divers have discovered some pretty amazing things in our oceans, lakes and streams. We have compiled some incredible photographs of some equally incredible things that you just wouldn’t expect to find underwater.

 

An Ancient City

There are several underwater cities that have been discovered. Here are four of the most impressive:

Quiandao Lake (Thousand Island), Zhejiang, China

Thousand Island Lake was created in 1959 as part of the Xin’an River hydroelectric station project. Before the area at the foot of the Wu Shi mountain was flooded, two ancient Han Dynasty cities stood. The beautiful carved buildings are now under a 100ft of water and a major tourist attraction.

Lion City Quiandao China underwater city

Photo: Chinese National Geography

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Oestrogen in Water

Posted on: July 16th, 2014 by admin No Comments

There are a number of pollutants and contaminants in our drinking water supply that we are all too aware of here at Aquatec. We make it a priority to keep up to date with reports on potential pollutants making their way into the UK water supply to ensure that our whole house filtration units capture all harmful contaminants to deliver you pure water with its numerous benefits.

An alarming report based on official research on the effects of oestrogen in rivers on fish revealed that around half of the male fish in the UK’s lowland rivers had changed sex. It is understood that a synthetic oestrogen hormone was behind these alarming changes. The implication is that people in the UK could be consuming oestrogen in tap water that has potentially damaging affects on male fertility.

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Water Purifier Google Doodle Wins Prize

Posted on: June 11th, 2014 by admin No Comments

Every morning we look forward to checking out the latest Google Doodle here at Aquatec. It’s a great platform for clever design, invention and, most importantly, some early morning fun. Imagine our delight then when earlier this week we saw that the Google logo depicted a fantasy water purifier.

Google Doodle Water Purifier

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Fracking and Water Supply

Posted on: August 30th, 2013 by admin No Comments

Here at Aquatec, we have been following all of the developments and debate around fracking closely for a number of years now. The impact it could have on our water supply is a very real concern and worthy of our attention.

In recent months the debate has intensified as fracking or hydraulic fracturing  is imminent in some locations across England.  This has sparked heated debate and protests, most notably in West Sussex as Cuadrilla started drilling an exploratory oil well in Balcombe.   (more…)

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Does Chlorine In Water Increase Food Allergies?

Posted on: December 5th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Chlorine in Water

Chlorine added to water can make you more prone to allergies, according to research conducted at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.

Chlorine contains dichlorophenols to cleanse the water from germs, but if ingested this can weaken the food tolerance of some people. The chemical also gets into the water from fruits and vegetables that have been treated against pesticides.   (more…)

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Deadly Floods Cause Havoc

Posted on: November 23rd, 2012 by admin No Comments

Gales and heavy rains have caused widespread flooding across the South West and one man who was trapped in his vehicle has died.

The man died before he could get to hospital after his 4×4 became stuck beneath a bridge near to Chew Stoke, eight miles south of Bristol. Rescue crews were alerted but had trouble getting to him and he was pronounced dead before arriving in hospital.

The inclement weather caused havoc on the roads with the emergency service receiving more than 140 flood related calls. Motorists were warned to avoid travelling unless they absolutely had to.

Floods in Bristol

Rescue teams were on high alert

A spokesman for the fire service said: “At least 24 people were rescued from floodwater; some from vehicles caught in up to four feet of water, and some from properties. In some cases, crews were deployed and pumps used to either remove water from a property or garden, or to try to divert the path of water to reduce the risk of flooding.”

The fire service performed a number of rescues across the region. Some of the daring rescues were:

  • Two people were rescued from a car in Crow Lane, Henbury.
  • A man trapped in a BMW in four feet of flood water on the A368 at Bishop Sutton had to be pulled out.
  • A 45-year-old woman was rescued from a Skoda at Backwell Common, Backwell.

Many roads and train services across the region were disrupted. The Environment Agency had 24 warnings and 50 alerts in place across the South West. For more information on the locations read here.

There is no indication yet that the flooding has had any adverse affect on reservoirs or local water suppliers.

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Does Water Mismanagement Cause Floods and Droughts?

Posted on: November 8th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Mismanagement of water is leaving UK homes open to both drought and flooding, according to a number of leading charities.

Water companies are taking too much water from rivers leaving supplies low, but we are still vulnerable to flooding due to a lack of defences in flood plains.

2012 was an all or nothing year for water in the UK, a bad drought was followed by one of the wettest summers on record. However if we have another dry winter then drought could rear its ugly head again. Meanwhile the risk of being flooded is still very present for many low lying areas of the country that are near to rivers.

Water Mismanagement flood risk

Water mismanagement creates a flood risk

16 charities, including the RSPB and Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, are so concerned about the threat of floods and droughts they commissioned a report into the state of the water system.

Their findings were damning, namely that the government is not doing enough to make water management sustainable in the UK. Where they are failing is in the setting of targets for water companies and in the greater uptake of a widespread water meter system.

Rob Cunningham, Head of Water Policy for the RSPB, said the risk of flooding and drought has increased in 2013 because the Government has been too slow to act.

He said:  “If we fail to plan for drought we will end up with a situation like 1976 with people queuing for standpipes. At the same time we are not going to be ready for a flood like 2007 if we don’t make sure new buildings are prepared for flooding, drainage systems are made sustainable and old buildings are retrofitted.”

The Department for the Environment countered:“We know we are facing increasing pressures on our water supply. That is why we have published a draft Water Bill that will build resilience into our water infrastructure by creating the conditions to encourage innovation and reduce demand.”

You can do your bit to make sure that you get the most out of water in your home and maximise energy efficiency. Aquatec promotes the use of sustainable processes in the manufacture and installation of our water purification systems. Contact us today on 0117 9109988, request a call back or fill out our online enquiry form http://www.purewaterpeople.co.uk/contact.php.

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Serious Water Pollution Incidents Doubled in 2011

Posted on: November 7th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Water Pollution

Serious water pollution incidents have doubled in 2011 according to new figures by the Environment Agency.

Although there were slightly fewer incidences of serious industrial pollution, in the water industry the number of pollution incidents nearly doubled from 65 in 2010 to 120 in 2011.

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The Environment Agency monitors water pollution

Most occurred within the sewer and water network, but the Environment Agency said this was mainly due to the fact that more incidents were being reported by the water companies themselves.

An agency spokesman said: “Substantial investment by water companies has helped improve water quality in recent decades. We are working with the water industry and Ofwat to ensure that this overall trend continues, particularly given the pressures of population growth and climate change.”

Waste was the main cause of water pollution as our growing population struggles to control industrial waste and sewage. Yet companies are aware of this problem and more UK businesses than ever before have been awarded an ‘A’ grade for their environmental performance. As a reward, well-run enterprises had their regulatory costs cut by £15 million in 2011. Overall those complying with environmental regulations paid up to 70% less for their relevant permits and permissions than businesses that were run badly.

The Environment Agency chairman, Lord Chris Smith, said: “Achieving both economic growth and the protection of the natural environment is not always easy but it can be achieved with hard work and dedication.

“It will not happen without effective regulation of the impact business has on the environment and a commitment from businesses themselves to act as responsible neighbours and good corporate citizens.

“Reassuringly, the latest performance record shows businesses are increasingly recognising there is a value and opportunity in this broader sense of responsibility.”

If you are worried about the quality of your water, contact Aquatec today. We have nearly 20 year’s experience of providing home water purification systems to filter your drinking, cooking and home supply water. Once filtered our water is so pure than even a new born baby can drink it.

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Smallest UK Water Company Forced to Shut Down

Posted on: September 28th, 2012 by admin No Comments

One of the oldest water companies in the UK may be forced to finally turn off its taps because maintenance costs were spiralling out of control.

The Fenny Compton Water Company Ltd was originally created by a local landowner in 1886 to protect the villagers of Fenny Compton from deadly diseases such as cholera.

Water was sourced from a pure spring in the Avon Dassett hills, Warwickshire, and piped through to only 36 homes and three businesses.

The company was the smallest of its kind in England but also one of the longest running. However the prospect of £200,000 worth of repairs has meant that directors of the company are now putting its future to a vote.

Company secretary Jill Rankin told the BBC: “It is really sad and nobody wants it to shut. But replacing the pipes is going to cost £200,000 and we have only got £7,000 in the bank.”
She added: “We’re asking the village whether it wants to keep the company going or shut it down and move to Severn Trent.

Warwickshire water company

Warwickshire residents may see the fenny Compton water company shut down.

“As time has gone on we are having to fix increasing numbers of leaks and the cost of fixing them has gone up substantially.”

It used to be that the Fenny Compton Water Company Ltd could get local men to repair any leaks or problems with the infrastructure. But now tight regulations mean that experienced contractors have to be called in and this costs a great deal more money.

Depending on what residents decide, there is a transfer fee for changing to Severn Trent Water of £1,500. The remaining company funds would then be distributed to pensioners and single parent families in the village.

Resident David Walker, who has helped repair burst pipes with a hammer and chisel over the years, said: “I personally wouldn’t like to see the Fenny Compton Water Company Ltd shut down because we’ve been looking after it for all these years. However the time has come when we have to replace the pipes or give up. It’s an awful shame.”

If you want more information about home water purification systems from Aquatec, contact us today, We are also now listed in the Quber Web Directory and the BigTenu Website Resource.

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