Saturday, February 26, 2011

Learned Something New

 Today I poured a glass of water that looked like this   



Yuck.  It seems to happen more often lately, so, fearing cholera or some extinct bug disease, I looked it up on the internet.  It turns out that the cloudiness is air bubbles. 

"Cloudy water, also known as white water, is caused by air bubbles in the water. It is completely harmless.
It usually happens when it is very cold outside because the solubility of air in water increases as water pressure increases and/or water temperature decreases.
Cold water holds more air than warm water.
In the winter, water travels from the reservoir which is very cold and warms up during its travel to your tap. The air that is present is no longer soluble, and comes out of solution."

I still don't want to drink it.

2 comments:

Here We Go! said...

I noticed the other day when I was giving Avery her bath. When I felled her tub it was cloudy like that, but it had cleared by the time I but her in...I hesitated at the site of it as well!

Staceroo said...

It's kind of disturbing! I guess if it clears up it's fine but it's not nice to look at/drink/bathe in!