Water Thoughts

Wherever I go, I look at the availability of water. I no longer accept cheap water as an inalienable right.

Investing in water remains a no brainer investment, if you know what you are doing.  There is growing demand and very limited supply.  Since I do not know what I am doing when it comes to choosing any one specific water company, I invest in water in several ways.

First, I look for real estate with water.

Our farm in North Carolina has dozens of springs and over half mile of bold creek

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Little Horse Creek. (click on image to enlarge)

Our home in Florida sits on an 85 acre lake and Lake County has over 1000 named lakes.

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Our boathouse on East Lake.

Our hacienda in in Ecuador has two strong waterfalls and is bounded by a large Andean mountain stream.

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Taita Yatchak at the lower Rosaspamba waterfall.

Little in life is as important as water.


One of numerous spring fed creeks on our farm.  Merri and I are really luck in North Carolina.  We have dozens of springs from which water bubbles forth, cool, fresh and clean.


Manabi Ecuador Water Truck

Numerous messages at this site review water potential and concerns in Ecuador.   I have asked around in many parts of Ecuador for information about availability of water.  Mike Grabowski, the developer of the Ladera Pacific Coastal Real Estate Project, recently sent me this report on Ecuador water that was researched and written by his partner and wife, Irina Klimento.

The report says: Irina has two master’s degrees in civil engineering with specialty in water supply and sanitation and environmental engineering with 30 years of professional experience in the water sector gained from projects in different sub-sectors (both Water Resource Management (WRM) and Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS)) and on different levels such as policy, program and project levels.  The experience gained in wide range of activities from practicing civil and environmental engineering to the establishing and development of the private sector enterprises in the business fields of trade, consulting engineering, environmental management and managing the financial performance and staffing aspect of these enterprises. The engineering activities focused primarily on the infrastructure engineering and technology such as municipal/industrial/commercial infrastructure development, water supply and wastewater treatment (sanitation), environmental engineering such as environmental assessments, development of environmental regulations, land development, environmental audit and monitoring.

Among Irina’s clients were municipal, provincial and federal governments, private sector and donor agencies (bilateral and multilateral donors) and partner country sector institutions such as Canadian International Development Agency, JICA, ADB, World bank, UN agencies and EBDR. The scope of activities covered a wide range of assignment varying in the degrees of complexities, sizes and sensitivities. These covered large projects such as the $300M expansion of MacDonald Cartier International Airport in Ottawa, monitoring the dismantling of decommissioned nuclear submarines in Russia, water supply/sanitation internationally, contaminated soil remediation at North, environmental assessments, development of the environmental regulation and Unexploded Explosive Ordinance (UXO) clearances. Her international development experience were gained with water and sanitation mission to Afghanistan for CIDA, development of environmental assessment programs and transportation of logistics goods for 2014 Winter Olympic games in Russian Federation, evaluation and monitoring, design and implementation of new water supply, sanitary and infrastructure projects, development of the strategic environmental policy, environmental regulation on pollution prevention and strategic environmental assessment for nuclear industry in Northwest Russian territories and rural/and urban infrastructure evaluation/development for Russian/ Armenian municipalities for EBDR.

Read The five page PDF report Water Situation in Manabi, Ecuador by Irina Klimento, P.Eng, M.Eng, CCEP

In Florida and in Ecuador were not so blessed and use extensive filtering and purification systems for our water.

There are a lot of harmful contaminants in the drinking water in many parts of the US as well as Ecuador. Municipal drinking water can look downright dangerous.

The “Water Quality Testing Results” from a Florida municipality shows the types of contaminants to be concerned about. This is verbatim from the report showing the inorganic contaminants and likely source of contamination.

Arsenic – Erosion of natural deposits; runoff from orchards; runoff from glass and electronics production waste

Barium – Discharge of drilling wastes; discharge from metal refineries; erosion of natural deposits

Fluoride – Erosion of natural deposits; discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories. Water additive which promotes strong teeth.

Lead – Residue from man-made pollution such as auto emissions and paint; lead pipe, casing, and solder

Nitrate – Runoff from fertilizer use; leaching from septic tanks, sewage; erosion of natural deposits

Stage 1 Disinfectant

Chlorine – Water additive to control microbes

One way to purify water is with the Alkaway Ultrastream Water System.


water filter

The Alkaway Ultrastream Water System is far beyond just a regular water filter, it’s a complete health system. The eight step filtration process naturally flitters bacteria, fluoride and heavy metals while alkalizing, ionizing, and hydrogenating water.

The system purifies water just like our North Carolina mountains returning it to a pure clean state. It works like a natural aquifer. No power or high voltage is required and its very easy to install and use.

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