What's in your water?

peter hillman

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I wonder how far into the wilderness you need to go to find chemical free water. Even then, unless it's a spring it will have some contaminates.
 
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When my father died, the hospice nurse was required to dispose of his medications down the garbage disposal, with a witness. I understand why they do that, but it seems like a bad idea for our water quality, especially if this is a wide spread practice.

I've read in our local papers to dispose of medications in old coffee grounds, not down the sink or toilet.
 

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Some large pharmacy chains such as Walgreen's provide disposal for medications. We have one locally that provides this service. What they do with these meds I have no idea.
 

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We have police sponsored pill round ups here, keeps them out of the water system and curios teens.
 
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It is a nightmare... some of those chemicals are bad for pregnant women... can cause a lot of problems like autism.... Don't drink regular water if you are pregnant.
 

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yeh they have those names for a reason bear and deer pee in the water .;):LOL:ummm ummm flavor
 

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We have not tested our well water, so far it has not killed us off. There is silt we have to filter out. Esp after a hard rain.
 

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What would one drink? Distilled water? Bottled water will likely contain the same pollutants. The only exceptions are some of the true mineral waters.

We bought a Big Berkey a while back in case the SHTF and we were without potable water for a period.

From their website:
Berkey water filters provide the ultimate in waterbourne contamination removal. They are used worldwide to set the international standard for water filters used in clean or hostile filtration environments. Owning a Berkey Water Filter gives you the ability to utilize almost any outside natural water source and transform it into the best tasting, purest drinking water possible. All while using a natural method without the use of chemicals or complicated processes. The Berkey water filter system is so powerful it is classified as a purifier. This classification shows that we far exceed the abilities of the standard water filter. The portable Berkey can be used to filter non-potable or unhealthy water in situations where electricity and pressure are not available.

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