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Arizona, California and Nevada: Chemical in Water May Cause Thyroid Troubles
Here's an old article that I came across that needs to be revisited. Considering how many areas are in water rationing, low resivours means the bottom crud gets sucked into the drinking water system.
You can buy a Reverse Osmosis (RO) water filter system - that makes 'bottled water', it fits under the sink for under $225 + order the UV zapper to get 100% safe water. http://www.premierh2o.com/
I'm just a very satisfied customer for many years.
While you're making the order get some extra filters, you will need to replace the filters at least every 6 months. The RO membrane should last for 2-3 years.
You'd never believe what is filtered out of your water!
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 18, 2001
Reverse osmoosis is good. But there is another system that is portable. The Berkefield gravity water filter has been in use for 100 years by missionaries. It consists of a ceramic filter that removes 98% at .2 microns, 99.99% at .5 microns. The filter is cleanable and is good for 2,600-15,000 gallons depending on purity. It will do 24 gallons per day. It costs $199.00 at arkinstitute.com
-- John Littmann (email@example.com), January 19, 2001.
For a complete look at water storage and treatment issues, see:
for a table listing the differences between various treatment methods, see:
-- Sally Strackbein (Sally@Y2KKitchen.com), January 19, 2001.