Sunday, March 20, 2016

March 22 Is UN #WorldWaterDay - See How REALice Canada Can Help Conserve Water

This post is part of the REALice Canada blog team working with Thrifty Mom Media to tell this story and as such I have been compensated. As always we only post our opinions.

If you are wondering what #WorldWaterDay is. The best definition is on the UN Water ABOUT Page. Here is an excerpt from it

Why a World Water Day?

World Water Day is an international observance and an opportunity to learn more about water related issues, be inspired to tell others and take action to make a difference. World Water Day dates back to the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development where an international observance for water was recommended. The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day

Over the years the topics have been about clean drinking water, preservation of the world's water supply and this year's theme is water and jobs.  We think that REALice takes all of these ideas and combines them when it comes to their product.

What Is REALice?

REALice® is a technology helping ice arenas around the world save money, emissions and the environment. With this technology, less energy is needed, the return on investment is real, the savings are substantial and REALice creates hard and resilient ice. 

This means a lot to a community like Kitchener-Waterloo because we have so many ice surfaces in the area.  We have indoor rinks in arenas and both the City of Kitchener City Hall and the City of Waterloo's Public Square have arena grade ice.  For a list of ice rinks in the area visit our PUBLIC SKATING NEAR KITCHENER WATERLOO post.


Did you know that rinks has been created and maintained using extremely hot water - 70°C and even more? That's because hot water reduces the air bubbles in water, and fewer air bubbles gives you a smoother surface.
In fact, ice made with air bubbles in it is fragile, brittle, cracks easily - and quickly becomes uneven.  Avid hockey and skating sport fans know that this spells trouble for the athletes.
 
Plus  Heating all of that water, as you can imagine, takes a lot of energy. From boilers working overtime to produce hot water, to compressors needed for cooling, an ice rink requires major energy resources.
 
This is where REALice comes in.

Key benefits REALice are

Less use of compressors and boilers
Less use of dehumidifiers
Less rust on structural beams
Less water used and wasted
Verified natural gas consumption reduction of 79%
Average reduction in electricity of 12%
Average savings of about $1,000 to $1,200 per month
In addition to these savings, REALice is maintenance free and no extra energy, sources, or systems are needed. It's an immediate improvement in ice quality and costs. It’s greener and better for the environment.
REALice is world recognized technology that allows rinks to make their ice more efficiently.
 
For more information about REALice we suggest visiting their website and social channels listed below
 

Also be sure to check out the article in Macleans Magazine. See their tweet below for the full article link.

What Are You Doing For #WorldWaterDay?

We want to know what you are doing for World Water Day? Leave a comment below to let us know what you and your family are doing to mark World Water Day 2016.

13 comments:

  1. we should all be responsible for the amount of water we use on an everyday basis

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  2. Well I am actually working on a water campaign right now in which our entire family will challenge ourselves to use only one tap all day and see how it goes. Saving water and energy makes a dramatic impact on environment and we all need to make an effort there.

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  3. Self accountability is important so we should all monitor our own daily consumption

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    1. Yes for sure. Thanks for caring about our worlds water supply

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  4. Wow information I didn't know anything about until tonight. Sounds like there are a lot of benefits to using Realice. Hopefully the right people read this post and change their methods around and use realice instead.

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    1. Yes that would be wonderful to hear how people implement the system in their area.

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  5. Wow- lots of great information to process! Thanks so much for sharing. As for what we're doing in this household - it's the little daily habits we're working on, like using the same glass throughout the day for water, not leaving the tap running when we're brushing our teeth - those kinds of habits!

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  6. Looks like I missed water day, but I'm happy to say we wait until off peak hours to use any water for washing our clothing, we do not run the water while brushing our teeth and washing our hands, so I guess we do what we can ever single day. :)

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  7. wow! Who knew about hte ice rinks! This seems like a really cool invention!

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  8. This is lots of great information!! Saving water makes great impact on environment!

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