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Unfiltered Fervor: The Rush to Get Off the Water Grid
NY Times ^ | December 29, 2017 | Nellie Bowles

Posted on 01/02/2018 7:48:48 AM PST by C19fan

At Rainbow Grocery, a cooperative in this city’s Mission District, one brand of water is so popular that it’s 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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TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: conspiracytheory; disease; fluoride; newyork; newyorkcity; water
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To: C19fan
“It has a vaguely mild sweetness, a nice smooth mouth feel, nothing that overwhelms the flavor profile,” said Kevin Freeman, a shift manager at the store. 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?

61 posted on 01/02/2018 9:38:04 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Joe Dallas

“Wish I had such a money making scam. “

Just hang out your “Climate Change Scientist” shingle. There’s plenty of money to be made.

62 posted on 01/02/2018 9:41:07 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Fiji Hill
I ran out of water on a ten day bacpacking trip through the Sierras about 35 years ago and drank from a clear pool. This was in the days before filters were invented and you had to depend on tablets to purify the water. I didn't know about Giardia Lamblia until that trip and, to this day, I'd have rather not made his acquaintance. It's like a professional boxer using your stomach as a punching bag -- 24 hours a day!

63 posted on 01/02/2018 9:47:00 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: mabarker1

Whatever you do, DO NOT mix your Potassium Permanganate with Glycerine and toss it in the garbage.

64 posted on 01/02/2018 9:53:40 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: C19fan
You might like this a satirical and funny video about "water" It is making fun of the pretention attitudes towards bottled water.The accent is actualy from the city of Glasgow. I am fully fluent in Glaswegian as I am from there .

Scottish Man Comparing Water (With Subtitles)

65 posted on 01/02/2018 10:48:50 AM PST by protest1
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To: woodbutcher1963

I know (S), which is probably why it’s 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.

66 posted on 01/02/2018 10:49:46 AM PST by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: rlmorel


67 posted on 01/02/2018 11:28:05 AM PST by dp0622 (The Left should know that if Trump is kicked out of office, it is WAR!)
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To: Axenolith

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.

68 posted on 01/02/2018 11:41:41 AM PST by woodbutcher1963
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To: central_va

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”.

69 posted on 01/02/2018 11:41:57 AM PST by outofsalt ( If history teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything)
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To: dfwgator

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?!”

70 posted on 01/02/2018 11:42:30 AM PST by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: Fiji Hill

I got giardia drinking mountain well water in rural CA while pregnant. The doctors at Cedars couldn’t 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.

71 posted on 01/02/2018 11:45:57 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: C19fan

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.

72 posted on 01/02/2018 11:48:28 AM PST by hawkaw
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To: robroys woman

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.

73 posted on 01/02/2018 11:59:15 AM PST by TheNext
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To: TheNext

Yes, it removes fluoride.

74 posted on 01/02/2018 12:26:10 PM PST by robroys woman (So you're not confused, I'm male.)
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To: yarddog

You boil your well water?

75 posted on 01/02/2018 12:33:47 PM PST by shotgun
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To: shotgun

“You boil your well water?”

Yes, but just what I drink. Probably not necessary but why take a chance” Also filter it.

76 posted on 01/02/2018 12:39:38 PM PST by yarddog
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To: Pecos
"One of the systems discussed condenses water from the atmosphere. "


Dune Fremen windstills -- courtesy of Frank Herbert

77 posted on 01/02/2018 12:44:56 PM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias | "Islamists": Satan's assassins | "Moderate Muslims": Useful idiots.)
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To: yarddog

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.

78 posted on 01/02/2018 12:48:43 PM PST by shotgun
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To: C19fan

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!

79 posted on 01/02/2018 1:08:12 PM PST by rlmorel (Leftists: American Liberty is the egg that requires breaking to make their Utopian omelette.)
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To: shotgun

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.

80 posted on 01/02/2018 1:17:08 PM PST by yarddog
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