Tap water can be interesting.
Our water table really doesn’t stand a chance to deliver us clear, fresh water. Think about it:
- Crop dusters and over-zealous home owners
- Toxic waste from landfills
- Leaking gas tanks
- Septic systems
- Acid rain
- Industrial wastes
- Livestock waste
And that’s just a sampling.
Then, when our water reaches the water treatment plant, it gets chlorine and fluoride added.
What little bit they can (safely?) add to our water can’t begin to clean it. I don’t know about you, but I’m not keen on ingesting chlorine and fluoride any more than the above pollutants.
And well water has the same problems—pollution, and chlorine and fluoride added.
Did you know that in the neighborhood of 75,000 chemical compounds have been found present in our water? And our all-protecting EPA has come up with enforceable safety standards for merely 87 of them!
It’s no wonder that the CDC in Atlanta has information that almost one million people drinking contaminated water get sick every year, and 1,000 of them, on average, die from it every year!
I guess I’m just a water snob. I want clean, clear water to drink. And my answer is a Waterwise 9000 portable water distiller (www.waterwise.com ). Our water is 100% clear and clean. It gets distilled and carbon-filtered, and is very good and refreshing. And it makes really good coffee and tea. I highly recommend it to anyone who can handle the price tag. But, in the long run, it’s far cheaper than bottled water bought in a store. And I KNOW this water is clean. If you need to, save up for it!
There is one slight down-side to distilled (and reverse osmosis) water. These water treatment systems take all the good minerals, as well as the bad stuff out of the water. Now it’s good to have certain heavy metals removed, but good minerals, no.
But, ta-da, an answer—trace mineral drops. These can be purchased from the health food store, or probably online. Some other good grocery stores have them. Just four drops in 8 oz., up to 40 drops a day, gives you the minerals you need.
And something else—distilled water is acidic. The mineral drops alkalize the water. So that’s good, too.
I’ll post more on the acid/alkaline issue later.