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

swordofmytriumph
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Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:14 pm

:shock:

How did mussels get into the water pipes in Texas of all places? Lol I’ll have to tell my brother he moved there last month. I don think he knows yet to avoid the tap water.
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Baisao
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Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:21 pm

swordofmytriumph wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:14 pm
:shock:

How did mussels get into the water pipes in Texas of all places? Lol I’ll have to tell my brother he moved there last month. I don think he knows yet to avoid the tap water.
People visiting here from other places put their boats in the water without flushing the water out of their boats first. This carried mussel larvae from infected lakes to our lakes, to our water treatment areas.

Carpetbaggers be gone!
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Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:24 pm

Ew yuck.
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Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:05 pm

Those zebra mussels are invasive and predatory and they love clogging up municipal dirty pipes. They have been a big problem in Europe for some time. Austin has its hands full with water.
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Baisao
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Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:32 pm

Victoria wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:05 pm
Austin has its hands full with water.
Ain't that the truth! Boom town troubles.
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Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:00 pm

Just came across @Atlas post about water in his and S_B blog, DeadLeaves.club;
What’s in a water?. Here he recommends Kroger’s Palomar Mtn spring water (110-120ppm TDS). I can’t find any data on it though.
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Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:48 pm

Baisao wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:17 am

I also used Fiji years ago and though I liked the flavor, the high TDS (around 250) made tea that was heavy on the palate and lacked elan. While it is a delicious water, it pushed the tea around. Political and environmental issues also concerned me with this water.
Hey Baisao, can you explain "elan"? I dont recall hearing this term before.
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Baisao
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Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:57 pm

Rickpatbrown wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:48 pm
Baisao wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:17 am

I also used Fiji years ago and though I liked the flavor, the high TDS (around 250) made tea that was heavy on the palate and lacked elan. While it is a delicious water, it pushed the tea around. Political and environmental issues also concerned me with this water.
Hey Baisao, can you explain "elan"? I dont recall hearing this term before.
@Rickpatbrown, here’s the definition for for elan. In this context, to me, it is a kind of energetic lightness that some waters and teas have.

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