Skip to comments.Unfiltered Fervor: The Rush to Get Off the Water Grid
Posted on 01/02/2018 7:48:48 AM PST by C19fan
At Rainbow Grocery, a cooperative in this citys Mission District, one brand of water is so popular that its often out of stock. But one recent evening, there was a glittering rack of it: glass orbs containing 2.5 gallons of what is billed as raw water unfiltered, untreated, unsterilized spring water, $36.99 each and $14.99 per refill, bottled and marketed by a small company called Live Water.
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Wow...is this guy a pretentious wine snob who lost his job in Napa due to the Tubbs and Santa Rosa fires? Are there not enough wineries open to hire his type?
“Wish I had such a money making scam. “
Just hang out your “Climate Change Scientist” shingle. There’s plenty of money to be made.
Whatever you do, DO NOT mix your Potassium Permanganate with Glycerine and toss it in the garbage.
I know (S), which is probably why its good for you. Good job on the filter for iron with air added, a lot of the softener companies milk that problem and install ion exchange systems which are totally unnecessary. My parents had one for the longest time, and they just needed air and filtration.
Even in an area with decent water you can goob it up if you mix pipe metals. I was monitoring dewatering on the Devils Slide tunnel out here a few years back. Everyone was pulling their hair out because the water from one bore would come out clear into the holding tank and then you could watch it cloud until the turbidity was over discharge limits. I asked around, and it turned out the driller/installer had run out of iron pipe midpoint and switched to galvanized. The coating was enough to prompt an electrochemical reaction that took iron from the ungalvanized into solution, and as soon as it reached the tank and aerated it would oxidize into a colloidal suspension. Filter after the air exposure fixed it, cost a couple hundred bucks.
My first house was in Wilton, NH. I was on town water at the end of the pipeline up a hill. The well for the whole town(pop 2700) was a hundred yards from the well for Monadnock Spring Water(same aquifer). However, by the time the water reached my house through the 100 year old cast iron pipes it was tainted with iron sediment. Therefore, after living there for awhile I installed a whole house sediment filter even though it was town water.
Monadock Spring Water sells millions of gallons/year.
Virginia was struck by a meteor near the eastern shore. This disturbed the sediments through a broad area of The Old Dominion aquifers. That’s why well water is so full of minerals.
The mouths of the James and York rivers were turned to the north as the water which had be blown out of the impact crater flowed rapidly back in. One of the reasons the best naval harbor in the world is in Norfolk.
Lots of interesting geology if you search “Chesapeake meteor crater”.
There it is! I was looking for a reference to Idiocrasy.
“Use *WATER* on crops??! - you mean the same stuff that is in the toilets?!”
I got giardia drinking mountain well water in rural CA while pregnant. The doctors at Cedars couldnt get rid of it but the baby was fine. After he was born, my immune system was no longer in hostess mode and fought off the parasite itself within a week.
Raw dpring water can be dangerous to drink as it is basically at a discharge point for groundwater that may have collected contaminants along the way.
Does reverse osmosis remove flouride?
People are not anti city water. The city spends mega dollars to clean up water. The ruins the water with flouride.
No commune will ever agree on what is healthy. City taxes are lost money.
Yes, it removes fluoride.
You boil your well water?
“You boil your well water?”
Yes, but just what I drink. Probably not necessary but why take a chance” Also filter it.
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Have you had your well water tested by a certified lab? Groundwater wells typically don’t require any treatment for bacteria. Iron, manganese, or other naturally occurring metals can cause Taste, Color, Odor issues. Hardware is also a big problem.
I’m a professional Civil Engineer and design public water systems for rural farm developments using well water. Our state regulations require 100 foot separation between any septic system and the well head. We also look for thickness of clay in the well log. This is what keeps ground contaminants from penetrating into the aquifer.
In re-reading my original response, I think it sounds harsh on EVERYONE, and I don’t mean that to be the case.
If someone wants to get off the “water grid”, that is their business and they may have valid reasons and reasonable alternatives.
I do have an issue if someone wants to badmouth it, though, since you can see I feel pretty strongly about it.
Having been in places where you cannot trust any water makes me appreciate having it!
I have never had it tested and the only concern I have at all is that the mat under my dish drainer/dryer eventually collects what I would guess is limestone deposits.
If I use a spray for removing limestone deposits, it seems to work well.
Probably not necessary to boil but it is no problem. I simply use an old coffee carafe, which is made of pyrex. I fill it then place in the microwave for 9 minutes. It will boil for maybe 2 minutes of that.
I then pour the hot water into a “Pure” water filter. I must have 2 dozen spare filters as I found them on clearance and bought them all. I then pour my drinking water from the carafe.
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