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Old 04-05-2013, 11:59 PM   #31
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DW and I are guilty of spending lots of $$ on bottled water. That is all she will drink so we buy at least a case a week at costco. She doesn't drink the city water at home so no chance of drinking well water from a CG. Doesn't matter to me as I drink more beer than water.
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Old 04-06-2013, 01:12 AM   #32
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water bottle with filter

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Old 04-06-2013, 01:22 AM   #33
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As much as I like our CG where we are seasonal, the well water can be quite putrid. I think that is true in the general geographical area. It has high iron content and tends to turn everything orange (including foliage, wood, campers, cars). Also, high sulfur content so it smells like rotten eggs. To avoid damaging everything the water comes in contact with, we double filter and have an iron filter which are about 1000 dollars each. I still won't drink it. We use spring water in jugs we purchase for drinking and cooking. With the iron filter, I can safely water grass and clean outdoors including camper and car without turning everything orange.
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:58 AM   #34
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It has high iron content and tends to turn everything orange (including foliage, wood, campers, cars).

Also, high sulfur content so it smells like rotten eggs.

we double filter and have an iron filter which are about 1000 dollars each.

I still won't drink it.
unusual but yes
I have seen what too much iron can do
occasionally we also have to install special iron filters

too much iron along with heavy sulfur
makes for a nasty combination in water

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Old 04-06-2013, 08:07 AM   #35
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bottle water ???

Soda companies have all developed their own brand of bottled water. Letís take a closer look at Desani , Pepsi corporations answer to bottled water. These bottles are filled with the same water theyíve been adding sugar and syrup to and selling as soda for years. The bottles get filled and then stored in a factory where temperatures can reach as high as 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
This can leach toxins into the bottle before you even get a chance to open it! Much worse than that, some of the water in these bottles has tested to have a pH as low as 5.0. That is much lower than the neutral water standard of 7.0, which means it is actually helping to take your body out of acid/alkaline balance and dehydrate you!

The bottled water scam gets worse. Just recently, tests were done on ten of the top bottled water brands in California to search for toxins and contaminants.
Eight of the ten checked out fine. Two, however, had chlorine byproducts above Californiaís standards. The two brands were Samís Choice and Acadia, which are sold by Wal-Mart and Giant Food supermarkets.
So, now you know the bottled water scam. Itís not just the fact that you are paying 1,900 times the price for your water, but many times youíre also getting worse water as a result! The pH of these waters is bringing your body towards an unhealthy acid existence.


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As much as I like our CG where we are seasonal, the well water can be quite putrid. I think that is true in the general geographical area. It has high iron content and tends to turn everything orange (including foliage, wood, campers, cars). Also, high sulfur content so it smells like rotten eggs. To avoid damaging everything the water comes in contact with, we double filter and have an iron filter which are about 1000 dollars each. I still won't drink it. We use spring water in jugs we purchase for drinking and cooking. With the iron filter, I can safely water grass and clean outdoors including camper and car without turning everything orange.
I think with water like that, I would be afraid to hook up to it. And, if it smelled and taste horrible, even filtered, no way. I would be running to the nearest store for bottled water.

Not to self, take a quick water sample in a cup before hooking up.
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:28 AM   #37
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It truly is a problem (iron and sulfur) in this geographical region.
The water is clear and minus the sulfur smell after double filtering plus an iron filter. Makes it safe to use for cleaning, watering, flushing. We fill up large jugs at "The Water Store" for drinking/cooking. As you can imagine, there are several "water stores" in the area. They filter and purify water through a 12 stage process and you buy in bulk. It only costs about $1 to fill a three gallon container. Plus we buy spring water too.
Link to "The Water Store":
http://waterstore1.com/aboutus.htm.
We bought our iron filter at sears on sale so it was $800 instead of $1000. They service it free on demand, which will mean this spring when we hook it back up to the RV at our campgrounds. We are here now till Tuesday, but water not on yet as temps too cold. The CGs public showers, restroom have good water to use in this dry time. They must ultra filter it too.
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:00 AM   #38
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High Iron Content

Here are a couple of pics of what high iron can do. This is the back of our shed after watering grass when we were newbies and didn't know better. We since purchased the iron filter so water is clear now. The second is some PVC pipe from our neighbor who doesn't have an iron filter and this is what happens when he waters his grass. Fortunately, we learned fast enough and water never got on our camper. Don't ask me about my car which got wet at the same time as the shed. I have an orange, mother-of pearl effect on my paint job. Lovely! So the $800 iron filter was mandatory to avoid damaging everything in sight. Needless to say, the shed gets painted this summer!
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Everyone complains about the price to fuel but will spend $$$ on water.
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I have found that and 1 1/2 ounces of rye in a glass of water kills all the germs. Don't forget to add ice.
Should the ice cube be made from bottled water?
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