posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 08:11 PM
On my property, I live in a rural area of New Zealand so we capture rainwater (from our roof).
From there it passes to a 6,000 litre underground concrete tank, where sediment can settle out & any biological processes occurring can complete.
From there it passes to a second 5000 litre underground concrete tank for storage.
It is coarsely pre-filtered prior to our pump, but this is primarily to ensure a long life for the pump.
From there it is pumped into a combined osmotic, resin and activated charcoal filter set, at mains pressure and supplies all water to the house.
Once a year we disconnect the osmotic filter and give it a blast of peroxide to kill any persistent bugs in the pipes & tanks. We normally give it 12
hours with the peroxide in the system & then purge it prior to re-engaging the filters.
We have friends who always ask for a glass of water when they drop by because it's so nice.
If the 5000 litre tank gets depleted, we can always switch over to the 6000 litre, until the rains come. It usually happens about once a year at the
end of summer but didn't happen at all this year.
I have type 2 diabetes and I have a theory (supported by a little science) that the flouridated water, that I drank after my teen years, has
contributed to it.
I now have no flouride in my food, water or toothpaste and my sugar regulation is better than when I was consuming flourine through water &
edit on 18/3/2011 by chr0naut because: (no reason given)