The original owner, Mr. John Meckling, began manufacturing
distillers for family and friends for about twenty year before
he decided to sell to the public in 1997. Mr. John said he
was spending a fortune giving the units away. His daughter
suggested that he start selling them. Pretty much the marketing
has been by word of mouth until around 2000 when the Meckling
set up a web page for Running Waters.
In August of 2004...
John and Tessie Trappey purchased Running Waters from the
Mecklings. The business was moved to New Iberia Louisiana
our hometown. It is great to bring jobs to the community you
have roots in. We hope the business grows so we can help employ
more local people. It is our goal to continue making High
quality distillers and add new distillers to our line of products
in the near future.
Running Waters, Inc. is located in New Iberia
Louisiana. We manufacture our units with 304 grade stainless
steel. Our holding tanks and boiler tanks are made out of
18 gauge stainless steel. The cover is made out of 20 gauge
stainless steel. Compared to other units you will find our
units are made out of heavier gauge material for longer life.
Little Known Facts about Drinking Water
Throughout history water has always been the key element
in many developments.
Our first civilizations were all founded around great sources
of water; wars have been fought over water, even to this day.
Water rights are extremely important. Man's continued survival
depends upon water. Man can live without food for as long
as two months, without water, no more than ten days.
Water covers seven-tenths of our planet and it remains one
of the most misunderstood substances. It behaves like no other
element. For example: At earth's normal temperature, it can
exist in three forms, as a solid (ice), as a liquid, or as
a gas. One of its misbehaviors is when most substances solidify,
they contract. Not water. It expands. Only one substance exceeds
water in the ability to absorb and retain heat. It has the
ability to climb up surfaces against the pull of gravity.
But it is water's ability to act as a solvent that makes it
indispensable to life. It serves to carry nutrients to our
tissues and cells. It can also be deadly; being the bearer
of toxic chemicals, parasites and bacteria.
There is no new water on earth. It has all been here since
the beginning of time. We cannot destroy it. Remember, Adam
and Eve could have drunk the water we drink today.
A few days ago, while talking to an old friend, the comment
was made that water flowing in a mountain stream, bubbling
among the rocks, purifies itself after traveling a certain
distance. Neither of us could remember whether it was ten
or twenty feet, which is not important because this old tale
Water from rain, even without industrial pollution, is slightly
acidic. We all know certain plants like acidic conditions
for growth. Also, that as the leaves fall and decay, they
release acids. All of this mold, acid and decay matter is
carried along in our mountain streams. Can we really call
it "MOUNTAIN PURE WATER?"
Think for a moment. Have we ever seen a square piece of gravel?
Wasn't that gravel or creek stone, washed by this mountain
water? Let's now consider where did the sharp edges go. Possibly
it could have worn away by tumbling over and over in the creek
bed. But, as we noted the water being slightly acidic, could
not the water have dissolved the sharp edges and now we have
this dissolved rock as a portion of our drinking water?
Could we now be drinking rocks? Sounds Absurd doesn't it?
Well, I'm going to ask all of you to join me in a very simple
test: We talked about three forms of water; solid, liquid
and gas. Each time water changes its form; the H2O portion
is the only portion that changes.
For this personal experiment, you will need a clean, clear
drinking glass (8 oz. or larger). This evening, just before
bedtime, fill this glass with all the ice cubes it will hold.
Set it where the ice will melt. In the morning, carefully
lift the glass overhead. Looking up through the bottom, you
will see that a milky sludge has settled overnight. This sludge
is really the sharp edges of the mountain creek rocks. As
we can see, we really are drinking rocks.
We talked about water's ability to dissolve mineral elements.
Let's now look at metals. We all know what water does to iron.
We call it rust. Water has dissolved the iron, leaving the
oxides and impurities. This iron is now an element carried
along by our drinking water. All of this is self-evident by
the stains on our bath and kitchen fixtures. DO WE DRINK IT???
YOU BET WE DO!!!
Our bodies for chemical element balance require iron, in
proper amounts. But, it must be in moderation. We don't go
out and chew on railroad spikes as a diet supplement.
Since WWII, our household plumbing has changed from iron
and lead to copper pipes. This makes our water service much
easier to install and a much longer life for our plumbing.
Recently, a comment was overheard indication that our neighbor's
water had a blue/green tint. I became concerned. Let me explain.
Since we know that water is acidic, some wells are more acidic
than others. When acidic well water comes in contact with
copper pipes, it causes a decomposition of the copper. Most
times this occurs at the joints where lead and tin solder
has been used. These dissimilar metals cause an action called
electrolysis. The copper comes into solution in the water
and we drink it, cook with it and bathe in it.
It is well known that studies have shown that copper in the
human body affect mental processes such as early senility,
memory loss or confusion in the elderly, slow learning in
growing children and mental defects in newborns. A simple
cure for some may be only a change in drinking water from
a different source. Be a little more careful about where your
drinking water comes from and what it contains.
The Environmental Protection Agency has published some facts
that I think we should all know more about. Standards have
been set by the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974, setting acceptable
standards of over two dozen water contaminators. Not only
does this act cover bacteria and radioactive substances, it
also extends to inorganic such as lead, nitrates, arsenic
and a group of pesticides and weed killers. There are over
140,000 community water systems serving over 90% of our population.
Most of these are using some type of control to assure good
water for their consumers. The EPA has stated that the only
"pure water" is distilled water. We cannot add chemicals to
make "pure water." We add chemicals to control that portion
which affects health.
Here is a list of what is being used.
- CHLORINE - a disinfectant to control bacteria and other
- FLOURINE- to aid in preventing tooth decay.
- LIME- to control acidic water and retard corrosion in
COPPER SULFATE- to kill algae.
- ALUMINUM SULFATE- to cause particles to clump together
- SODIUM BISULFATE and SULFUR DIOXIDE
The Safe Water Drinking Act is again before Congress for
renewal. The number of chemicals being added to the list will
set the standards higher.
Most of these 140,000 water systems are old and tired. Pipes
break, collapse and crumble, threatening the delivery and
safety of our drinking water. Collapsing water and sewage
pipes will be headline stories over the next 20 years.
Most people who have wells believe they don't have all that
junk in their well. Really, they don't know what they have.
Are they immune to having contaminated drinking water when
they have a well?
We must remember most ground contaminates are chemical by-products
of civilization. Everything from septic drain fields to run-off
from highway weed control to the thousands of chemicals used
in agriculture. All are invisible and hard to detect until
they seep down into the water table. Here they concentrate,
fill our wells and we pump it up and drink it all over again.
We drink about 16,000 gallons of water in a lifetime. Most
of us require about 2-3 quarts each day. Much of this comes
from our food sources. For example: A tomato is 95% water,
the form it takes doesn't matter as long as there is enough
fluid for your body to produce about a quart of urine a day.
A practice started about 50 years ago known as water softening,
replacing calcium and magnesium. The replacing agent is sodium.
For many people, sodium should be avoided. It causes fluid
retention, gas, heartburn and cardiovascular problems. It
may cause soap to suds better but it should be limited as
a drinking fluid.
I spent some time in one of our local supermarkets reading
labels. Bottled water comes in as many forms as the containers.
Prices range from $.69 to $.89 a gallon from all sorts of
places. Some come from as far away as France. Some with fizz,
Let's talk about "fizz." Fizz is the entrapment of carbonic
gas held in the fluid under pressure. When we open the container
and release the pressure, the gas comes out of the solution
and appears as "fizzable bubbles." There are even fizz makers
for making your own fizz water. All fizz gases cause the fluid
to be more acidic. It is not an indication that the fluid
is fit to drink.
I've heard people say, "Oh well, don't worry, we have a filter."
Now, let's talk openly about what they really have. Some filtering
equipment comes in single stage units; others in several stages.
The most common is the single stage unit fastening to the
water faucet in the kitchen. This unit has an activated charcoal
replaceable cartridge. This type of unit is fine when you
first install it. But by the second or third day, the charcoal
has now trapped a whole bunch of microorganisms and has become
an ideal breeding place for bacteria. Although instructions
say change the cartridge every 30 days; what about the 3-29?
The multi-stage is normally with a first stage filter to
trap out sediment. The fluid then passes into a charcoal stage.
We need not go over that again. do we? There is an old saying
that goes, "Sometimes the cure is worse than the illness."
Another way is the old-fashioned boiling method. Let's review
what is taking place. We take a clean pot and fill it with
tap water. Heat it on the stove until it boils. Some say keep
it boiling for three minutes; others say as much as 20 minutes.
Many things are happening. Long before it boils, as the temperature
is rising, we can see a vapor coming from the water's surface.
This vapor is the entrapped gases that are now freed. They
are the corrosive carbon dioxide (fizz) and other toxic gases.
The longer it boils, the more water evaporates. This evaporation
is now concentrating the mineral content (rock). If we forge
(it sometimes Happens) and the pot boils dry, we find the
minerals and toxic chemicals in the bottom of the pot. What
have we done? We've let our pre-water go up in steam.
Let's say this doesn't happen. We boil it three minutes to
kill all of the bacteria and microorganisms. We now pour the
water into a clean glass bottle and seal it tight. We feel
we have some pretty good water. What we really have is water
full of boiled microorganisms and increased ratio of minerals
and toxic chemicals. Now what are we going to do next?
This series of comments about water is not meant to cause
great alarm. I've only wanted to make you aware of the hazards
of drinking water that has not been distilled. YES, DISTILLED.
Being aware of this need for pure drinking water, we have
turned once again to "Necessity is the mother of invention."
We have not invented a magic gadget. What we have is a method
of making your own "pure distilled drinking water."
It is a distillation process whereby tap water is boiled
to make steam, the steam is then turned into cool, pure distilled
water, leaving behind all minerals, toxic chemicals and boiled
microorganisms to be returned to earth.
Consider this: We all pay approximately $.05+ per kilowatt-hour
for electricity. The cost for you to make one gallon of PURE
DISTILLED WATER IS ONLY $.10. Not $.99 for someone else's
bottled well water.
RUNNING WATERS economical distiller with direct hook-up,
automatic fill and shut-off will provide your family, friends
and employees with a ready and convenient supply of pure water.
Drinking water and foods will have a new clean non-contaminated
taste. Other uses include aquariums, photo labs, steam irons
and indoor plants.just to name a few. The automatic filling
feature is easily connected to a convenient water source.
The automatic float level control will permit this unit to
properly fill the boiler reservoir. When the boiler is full,
the electricity can be turned on and distilling process is
begun. When the reservoir reaches its proper level, again
the automatic controls will shut off the boiler and remain
on stand by. When the water level in the reservoir reaches
its lowest limit, the boiler automatically turns on and refills
the storage tank. From this point forward, all functions are
Our RUNNING WATERS, distiller is constructed of the highest
quality stainless steel. It can be furnished with 110 volt
or 220 volt boiler heaters. Our distiller is available with
storage tanks of different sizes: Unit Model A has a five
(5) gallon storage tank Unit Model B has a ten (10) gallon
storage tank Unit Model C has a fifteen (15) gallon storage
tank Larger sizes are available upon request.
To Clean the boiler, first turn off the electricity, then
open the external valve located on the side and drain away
the contaminates that have been separated from the feed water.
Permit the boiler to refill before turning on the electricity.
If these instructions are not followed, damage may occur.
A thermal switch is provided which may need to be reset by
pressing the button on the side of the boiler
RUNNING WATERS, INC. welcomes you to the world of cleaner
water and healthier families, friends and employees.