I love hiking. The awe inspiring vistas, towering evergreens, fresh mountain air, and the most captivating, the crystal, clear waters of the alpine streams. While hiking we might follow a mountain stream for several miles to the lake that was its initial source. We can see all the places where the stream has flowed as well as the flora and fauna that interact with it. What is so intriguing is that the water appears clearer and purer at the bottom of the mountain than it does at the top.
On the surface that seems to be counter intuitive. The stream has likely crossed marshy meadows, cascaded down waterfalls, and wound itself around the roots of giant cedars. Fish, frogs, and salamanders live in the water. Bears, deer, and coyotes drink form the water and leave the scatological evidence of their passing. Tree branches, leaves, and pinecones continuously fall in it while birds watch hungrily for the insects that skitter upon its surface. Despite all of these things that have lived and died in the water, it continues to flow clean and pure.
It begs the question what amazing process does nature possess that enables it to self purify the water system and more importantly, can we harness that same power to restore some of the serious water issues that confront our planet.
My name is Randy Christie and it is my privilege to be working with a number of brilliant individuals who look at water a little bit differently. I want to tell you their story and how they have created systems that allow nature’s own processes to clean and purify water in an efficient, environmentally friendly, and comparably inexpensive manner. They look at water not as an object that requires a mechanical process to clean but rather as a vibrant ecosystem that has the power to self purify, when given the right elements. Their methods not only clean the water, they also leave it vibrant and alive, capable of bringing health and vitality to the plants and animals that interact with the purified water.
“If nature is so efficient at cleaning itself," you may ask, “why are we facing so many water related ecological disasters?” The answer is that much of what we do in our mining, manufacturing, and indeed our living, throws nature out of balance. We introduce far too many pollutants into our ecosystems and then remove the very elements that are necessary to clean up the mess we have made. We view biological systems as something to be removed rather than something to be promoted and enhanced to do the work of purification. Virtually every water purification system in use today relies on a mechanical process to clean particles out of the water resulting in dead, lifeless liquid that can be just as toxic for the environment as the original product. We have been conditioned to equate chlorination with clean while in reality, it’s just weak bleach and it is killing the water.
By contrast our process returns water to the planet in a form that doesn’t just look and smell clean but has the essential elements that allow biological systems to thrive.
The applications for our systems are virtually endless but these are just a few to consider:
Cleaning fracking water
Oil sands clean up
Waste water management
Fresh water reservoirs
Water related emergencies
I invite you to join us in looking at water in a different way and see how we can revitalize the planet one drop of water at a time.