Need Water Advice.... - Mothering Forums
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 3 Old 10-07-2012, 11:58 AM - Thread Starter
 
BeingMe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,357
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I have a whole house water filter sstem, but bought a special 2 stage filter to go under the kitchen sink to remove nitrates and flouride.  However, the water coming out of the sink filter smells like dead fish and when the manufacturer tested it she said that it has a low ph, and is changing the structure of the water.  She offered me 2 choices:
1. To replace it with a reverse osmosis system, or
2. Add a 3rd filter , carbon block, to change the taste of the water.
I'm concerned that RO removes all minerals, even the good, and that the solution to this is a filter that add's back synthetic calcium.  On the other side, adding a 3rd filter to my current system will make the water taste good but won't up the pH.  Any advice?
 

BeingMe is offline  
#2 of 3 Old 10-07-2012, 08:04 PM
 
meemee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Norther California
Posts: 12,745
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)

i am not a fan of reverse osmosis.

 

dont know about the removal of minerals. 

 

RO wastes a LOT of water. Four or more gallons of concentrated waste water are flushed down the drain for every gallon of filtered water produced.

 

to me that's too great a cost to get fresh drinking water - esp. when we are in drought and have been in some places for the last 5 years. 


 treehugger.gif Co-parent, joy.gifcold.gifbrand new homeschooling middle schoolerjoy.gif, and an attackcat.gif 
meemee is online now  
#3 of 3 Old 10-10-2012, 12:20 PM
 
koru's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: chicagoland
Posts: 2,426
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I'm looking for water advice, too! I wouldn't keep the RO either because of water waste. I'm heavily leaning towards a Berkey for our drinking water & then you can get a simple chlorine filter for the shower. 


stephanie asl.gif

koru is offline  
Reply

Tags
Nutrition Good Eating

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off