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01-01-2006, 08:33 PM
I have some questions about water:
I have seen "pure" water for sale, but cannot afford to buy it. I have, grossly enough, always enjoyed tap water. Until NOW. The county has recently started chlorinating the water in high amounts. Now it tastes soooo gross.
Can I boil water and put it in the fridge after that?
What water bottles are better than others?
01-01-2006, 09:18 PM
Tap water is dead and has toxins and gross stuff added even if we can't taste it. Boiling it will just intensify the effects. The best water is Trinity, Biota, or Fiji (to my understanding, though I am not a water expert -- there are so many people lecturing on water who also speak in SD, I bet there'll be some talks in the new year, too). I, too, felt I couldn't afford to buy water, but the longer I've been raw and the less dehydrated and prepared raw foods I eat, the less water I drink. Tonya Zavasta (and others) write and speak about this. So, now I buy the best water I can get and consider it as vital a food as the veggies and fruit I buy.
I know this hasn't really answered your question, Christine. This is the extent of my knowledge although I know there's an absolute ton of it available out there; I just don't have the time right now to search for it.
Best of luck.
p.s. Wild Oats up here has a Culligan dispenser where you can bring your own bottle (5-gallon or even smaller) and fill up for something like 35 cents a gallon. That would sure be preferable over tap!! Does Henry's or Boney's or ??? have one down there?
01-01-2006, 10:40 PM
Thanks - we do have the fill the bottle places outside the stores, but how good are those really. Don't they use like charcoal filters and stuff like that?
Everything is definitely worth a try. I know that I cannot do the tap anymore, that's for sure.
01-01-2006, 10:46 PM
Thanks - we do have the fill the bottle places outside the stores, but how good are those really. Ummmm ... better than tap!!! I suggested Wild Oats or a similar store because they'd hopefully be better than just a random water store.
01-02-2006, 06:16 AM
If it is just the clorine that is bothering you then letting it stand works. If you need it faster than 24 hrs then agitating it in some way will release the clorine faster.
01-02-2006, 06:31 AM
I drink the Figi but for rinsing veggies and such I used a Britta filter, cost effective and available in any grocery.
01-03-2006, 03:51 AM
I worked for Public Utilities for 12 years, so I know what goes in the water, and I drink well water from an Artesian well where I live.
chlorine is added to water to encapsulate the bacteria and fungus that are in water, it does not kill it, it surrounds it and traps it.
chlorine is a gas, and is forced into the chalk that they make the tablets or powder into.
It is easy to get rid of chlorine,
as others have said,
all you need to do is dissipate the gas, so agitating it, to allow it to airrate, or using a sprinkler, or airator on your faucet really helps, filters will help, and allowing it to stand will help, boiling simply airrates, it
but the easiest and fastest, is to put it in your blender and turn it on for a second or two and it will dissipate the chlorine instantly.
the big water filter companies sell water vortexers, which turns your water into a tiny water funel, and they sell these things for about $400 each, and they say all these wonderful things about the water, what they don't tell you, is your blender will do the exact same thing.
So, blend away, it's fast easy and painless, and will remove the chlorine from your water instantly.
I do know that the Fiji bottled water is some of the purest water available in bottles. We are researching Fiji property and so have come in contact with info about the Fiji water, and it is indeed fantastically pure water.
It is now the number one export from this tiny country, used to be gold and copra, now it is water. This water comes from the mountains (well, we here in Washington would call them foot hills, but in Fiji they call them mountains), and is extremely pure and natural.
01-03-2006, 07:49 PM
That is amazing - and thanks for the information. :)
01-04-2006, 06:16 PM
I was wondering the same thing until it dawned on me! All I can say is that when we had hurricane Charley come near here in 2004, the authorities recommended either boiling the water or adding an ounce (I can't remember the exact amount) of bleach per gallon of tap water and then letting it stand for 24 hours. I can't imagine they'd recommend that if the microorganisms would still be alive after that.
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