Join Date: Feb 2014
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We have well water at home, which is pretty good, safe and refreshing. It's a little high in iron, judging by how frequently I have to clean the toilet, but not as bad as the previous place we lived, about an hour to the north. There, the water was so hard, everyone had to have a softener, and you could actually smell the iron in the water.
That said, we often go to an artesian well that's not too far away, and fill up large jugs for our drinking water. We've done this for years now, and believe this water is absolutely the best we've ever tasted. It is so pure and quenches your thirst like nothing else. Best of all, it's free to whoever wants to pull up and fill their jugs. They only ask for a donation to pay for the testing and upkeep of the pipe.
We are so lucky to have such good water.
In our area, you can take a sample of your water to the local health unit for free testing. Not sure exactly what they test for. Levels of bacteria, and maybe mineral content or heavy metals. Does your region offer such a service? I'd recommend it if you're not sure about your tap water.
Last edited by head4thehills; 08-21-2015 at 12:39 PM.