What's in your water?

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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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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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But not good enough for California evidently.
"Although our extensive testing is sufficient for 49 states in the US, it is currently not acceptable for residents of the state California."
 

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never heard of those filters .I would not invest to much more in my home because it is the largest home here and the most updated here and not sure how much longer i can keep up with it .
 

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But not good enough for California evidently.
"Although our extensive testing is sufficient for 49 states in the US, it is currently not acceptable for residents of the state California."
That's because it wasn't declared a sanctuary water filter. :smuggrin:
 
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The medicines listed are water soluble... a filter won't stop soluable material. Even activated carbon will only absorb organic as until it's saturated.
 
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