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Re: Spring water

Post by CrabbyLover77 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:09 pm


aussieJJDude wrote: I can't take credit for this one, its entirely Wode! ^_^

Keep in mind, prime does not really affect bacteria and some contaminates (thinking biological derived contaminated), so it isn't 100% fool proof.
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Prime is so awesome sometimes I forget it can't do everything lol. Image

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Re: Spring water

Post by CrabbyLover77 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:12 pm

wodesorel wrote: I have been paranoid ever since taking Environmental Geology 101. The professor was responsible for maping well contamination for a university project. Something about one of the popular pizza places serving coliform bacteria along with their crispy crust. Image And about the amount of bacteria that grows in Brita filters when left out at room temperature, because once that chlorine is removed from tap water it is a free for all. Ughhhhh
Ew, that all sounds so yucky! I could never drink the water at my old house because the chlorine taste was too much. It was probably stopping a lot of bacteria though. ImageImage Now I can drink the well water through a filter in the fridge, but wonder what's going in there? Image I'll try not to think about it lol.

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Re: Spring water

Post by crabbycasey » Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:18 am

Good read. Thought I’d chime in and mention that my cousin used to work for the city, something with water (don’t know his title)...and he said “if you knew what was in your tap water you’d never drink it again”. I didn’t ask any specific questions, but I don’t drink tap water anymore, lol.


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Re: Spring water

Post by CrabbyLover77 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:15 pm

crabbycasey wrote:Good read. Thought I’d chime in and mention that my cousin used to work for the city, something with water (don’t know his title)...and he said “if you knew what was in your tap water you’d never drink it again”. I didn’t ask any specific questions, but I don’t drink tap water anymore, lol.


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It sounds like water in general, tap or bottled, has all kinds of heebie jeebies in it lol!

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Re: Spring water

Post by wodesorel » Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:26 pm

crabbycasey wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:18 am
Good read. Thought I’d chime in and mention that my cousin used to work for the city, something with water (don’t know his title)...and he said “if you knew what was in your tap water you’d never drink it again”. I didn’t ask any specific questions, but I don’t drink tap water anymore, lol.


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We have a wonderful colleague who works treatment plants at both ends (water and sewer) and he always says the same thing. He still drinks it though!
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Re: Spring water

Post by HermitofHermitCrabs » Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:13 pm

wodesorel wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:23 pm
I have been paranoid ever since taking Environmental Geology 101. The professor was responsible for maping well contamination for a university project. Something about one of the popular pizza places serving coliform bacteria along with their crispy crust. 🤢 And about the amount of bacteria that grows in Brita filters when left out at room temperature, because once that chlorine is removed from tap water it is a free for all. Ughhhhh
Which is why I have a large APEC water filtration system for my drinking and cooking. It's not just chlorine and heavy metals that makes tap water unsafe, but also artificial fluoride. My family also stays away from fluoride in toothpaste.
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Re: Spring water

Post by aussieJJDude » Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:57 pm

crabbycasey wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:18 am
Good read. Thought I’d chime in and mention that my cousin used to work for the city, something with water (don’t know his title)...and he said “if you knew what was in your tap water you’d never drink it again”. I didn’t ask any specific questions, but I don’t drink tap water anymore, lol.


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Aww, I really wanna know what on earth is in our (or US) water supplies. Can you ask him for the deets? :innocent:
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Re: Spring water

Post by JoeHermits » Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:42 am

From what I’ve read, tap water in the U.S. can contain all matter of pharmaceuticals (apparently dumping pills in the toilet is a thing), pesticides (agricultural runoff), and industrial waste (water expelled from plants often contains trace, or even not trace, amounts of chemicals used in the plants). Water treatment plants will filter out organics but most chemicals go right through.

Bottled spring water has been found to contain less of all of the above thanks to heavy processing being the new norm, but it has significantly higher levels of microplastics.

But we could just use pure rain water, right? No, because it contains everything that our cars, factories, and industrial plants spew into the atmosphere, including various chemicals and heavy metals.

Long story short we’ve contaminated almost every water source on the planet and it’s a biological wonder life can still exist. Thank you liver.


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Re: Spring water

Post by crabbycasey » Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:17 am

aussieJJDude wrote: Aww, I really wanna know what on earth is in our (or US) water supplies. Can you ask him for the deets? :innocent:
I would love to...but my cousin sort of lives off the grid and has no phone. I rarely see him, maybe on holidays and it was years ago that he worked for the city. JoeHermits gives a good enough description to sum up why you wouldn’t want to drink it though, lol. Ugh.


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