Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?

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Tue May 14, 2019 11:46 am

Victoria wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 11:23 am
swordofmytriumph wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 7:00 am
My town's water comes from an aquifer, apparently it is at a very deep level, so they don't treat it either.
Wow, how great is that. So your water as-is is good for tea? Are you on the outskirts of Seattle?
Yeah, my water is really good. Back when I was trying out different bottled waters, my own water was continually the best. It was closest to VOSS, but I personally like my own water better. And yeah, I live about 35 minutes east of Seattle, in the Cascade foothills.
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Tue May 14, 2019 1:41 pm

Went to get water from a local source last week, glad to see its good this year, last year the drought made it change for the worse.

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Tue May 14, 2019 4:35 pm

Woah, this is awesome @gatmcm! Such a pretty view too. You could take a hot thermos with you and make tea. Looks so peaceful.
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Tue May 14, 2019 8:25 pm

Perhaps I'm being too much of a simpleton when it comes to water, but honestly I usually just fill my Zojirushi with the artesian spring water that I normally drink. Usually either Kentwood, Abita Springs or Ozarka.
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Thu May 16, 2019 7:38 pm

Dresden wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 8:25 pm
Perhaps I'm being too much of a simpleton when it comes to water, but honestly I usually just fill my Zojirushi with the artesian spring water that I normally drink. Usually either Kentwood, Abita Springs or Ozarka.
I don't think it's as complicated as we are making it out to be, lol. It's seems like one of those things that is not a problem, unless it's a problem. I never realized I had a problem until I spent 2 months in Germany. When I returned, I realized my filtered tap water was killing my teas. Searching for a solution sent me down a rabbit hole. This thread is basically my life from October -December :lol:
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Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:29 pm

I've recently noticed that my Poland Springs water has a sweet, floral smell. Maybe it's soap from washing the bottles in the factory? Worse could be some sort of industrial chemical contamination. I think I'm going to stop using Poland at this point. I don't like contributing to the plastic problem of society either.
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Victoria
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Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:48 pm

Rickpatbrown wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:29 pm
I've recently noticed that my Poland Springs water has a sweet, floral smell. Maybe it's soap from washing the bottles in the factory? Worse could be some sort of industrial chemical contamination. I think I'm going to stop using Poland at this point. I don't like contributing to the plastic problem of society either.
So what water are you now using for your tea, tap?... here in Santa Monica, I’m good 90% with filtered tap, or as a backup using Nice Icelandic Spring and or Crystal Geyser, Alpine Spring (by CG Roxane from Olancha, California) as a back up. When I go back to Maryland I still need to get bottled water (because of RO system in house) either Walgreens Nice Icelandic Spring, Trader Joe’s Artesian New Zealand, or Crystal Geyser Alpine Spring (by CG Roxane from Blue Ridge Mnts. SC).
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Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:01 pm

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So what water are you now using for your tea, tap?...
I've been doing a 50/50 mix with Mt. Valley Spring water and either Poland or filtered tap to cut the high TDS of the MV water.

I do think Walgreens Nice! Icelandic Glacier water was the best, but it's really expensive.

When you come back to Maryland, let me know. I'd be happy to give you some Mt. Valley to experiment with 😁
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Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:44 pm

WholeFoods' Starkey brand and Keurig's Peñafiel brand have unsafe levels of arsenic:

https://www.consumerreports.org/water-q ... fe-levels/

https://www.ceh.org/news-events/press-r ... dr-pepper/

I mention this because "as human beings, you and I need fresh, pure water to replenish our precious bodily fluids."
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Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:16 pm

Baisao wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:44 pm
WholeFoods' Starkey brand and Keurig's Peñafiel brand have unsafe levels of arsenic:

https://www.consumerreports.org/water-q ... fe-levels/

https://www.ceh.org/news-events/press-r ... dr-pepper/

I mention this because "as human beings, you and I need fresh, pure water to replenish our precious bodily fluids."
I am not surprised to see Prop 65 mentioned. Prop 65 also resulted in cancer warnings on things like coffee, soda, dentist offices, amusement parks, hotels, restaurants, and parking lots.

I'm not saying that this isn't a valid concern because the article does state that one of the brands went over the federal limit, but honestly I take any Prop 65 warning with a grain of salt and a healthy dose of skeptical research.

Case in point, the EPA standards for arsenic are 10 ppb (Parts Per Billion). By contrast, Prop 65 standards are 4 ppt (Parts Per Trillion)
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Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:54 pm

Here in California we have very high standards 8-). Also, higher than nationwide water filter standards.

California Water Boards

Water filters in CA: “California registration means that devices sold in California that make health-related claims have been tested and certified by an independent, accredited certification organization. ”
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Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:33 pm

@Dresden, thanks for pointing that out. I didn’t catch that it was ppTrillion instead of ppBillion. That’s a gigantic change in scale.

Heavy metal poisoning is no joke. I’ve seen it in person.
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