Thursday, April 19, 2012

Is it water and ice or ice and water?

picture of water going into a glass
ice and water or water and ice?
When you spend most of your day making and delivering ice you start to ponder the deeper questions in life like which comes first the water or the ice?  In terms of how you say it, water and ice seems to flow more naturally, however logic suggest ice should go in first as to not splash the water on you.   Perhaps this is one of those questions like what came first the chicken or the road where there is no answer.  Maybe we better stick to things with actual answers so we don't end spending all our time arguing what came first the ice or the water.

A better question is why do bottled water companies sell ice?  It isn't like those big blue plastic bottles can fit ice in their opening.  Most bottled water machines do not have a port for ice and if they did wouldn't it just make more sense to integrate a machine to make ice on the spot?  Where does the ice in the water and ice fit in?

In terms of Edmonton, AB, generally speaking, the ice part of water and ice is used to keep the water in the big insulated orange drink containers.  These containers are shipped to any large industrial site like a powerplant or factory during what they call a shutdown.  A shutdown is where machinery is repaired or replaced while the plant is offline.  The ice keeps the water cold, so the workers have cold water, so they don't fall down dead from dehydration.

The Iceman
Call for ice: 780-960-7161

Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
Lao Tzu
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