posted on Jun, 4 2012 @ 07:58 AM
I've actually wanted to start a thread about this subject and I'm putting together info for references.
I'm a plumber and have been for the last decade. I am certified and have seen many many horror storys.
Water is a huge health concern and potential terrorist/government target to attack the population.
Now whether you have well or city water you are still getting impurities but they are in a seperate group.
City water= clorine, cloriamene, flouride, iron, calcium and many other debris.. and this is just from the water company itself.. then you have the
transportation pipes... some which are made of wood??? yeah... wood... others are steel, plastic copper.. not to mention the water passes through
brass, rubber, and many other fittings.
As the water passes through these things it "leeches" off of them.. which is a way of saying contaminating your water supply.
Also there is backflow issues which is a huge concern.. because harmful chemicals get into the system all the time, so does dirt, grease, oil, gas,
and many other things.
One of the bonus's of city water is that the PH level is normally ok.
That is just a small example of things which all can easily proven.
Well water= minerals, sediment, iron, and what ever else falls down your well.... animals, bacteria, mold, rust, ect.
Well water is safer most of the time however you need to have your water tested yearly and there are some places that will do if for free. However
most the time it'll cost ya about a 100 bucks but is well worth it.
(i have tested water that came from wells where people said "oh this water is the greatest... best tastin water ever".. and it turned out to have
feces bacteria in it.)
Whether you are well or city water you should have a filtration system for your home. Not just a whole house filter. but an actual filtration system
that removes bacteria as well as minerals and deposits you dont need.
You may buy bottle water but do you cook with bottle water? bathe with it? wash your clothes with it?
Also you should understand what kinda water pipes you own.. black plastic, steel, copper, pvc, cpvc, blue poly, quest.... these pipes all have
different issues on either system, well or city..
Here is another one most people don't think about... your hot water heater should be flushed once a year because sediment and dirt and iron build up
in the bottom of it which turns to sludge... and you bathe in it.... yeah I could go on for a while but I just wanted to touch base.
I recommend get your water tested.
Purchase a system or have a plumber install for you.