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 Post subject: Water
PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:31 am 

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Does anyone know if Watson´s water delivers to Lamma? Or are filters the better (and cheaper) option to have clean drinking water? How do you do it?


 Post subject: Re: Water
PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:04 am 
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The cheapest and best option would be drinking tap water untreated.
That's what I'm doing all this week, currently detoxing with 5+ glasses of cool tap water/day. We also use the leftover boiled water from making coffee/tea to drink.
It's all perfectly fine as Lamma's water supply is cleaner than some bottled waters.

I'd just be careful if you live in an old building with suspect water pipes inside the building. Then a regularly cleaned filter might be OK, or just boil your tap water first, if you worry.

Bottled water is just the worst choice for so many reasons, paying for something almost free from your tap and of equal/better quality than water in plastic bottles/containers that have to be transported here and then have to be disposed/recycled.

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 Post subject: Re: Water
PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:54 am 
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Really, if it looks clean it's safe to drink as-is.

As for filters, they have drawbacks.

FAQs - Water Quality
Water Supplies Department wrote:
Is it necessary to install a domestic water filter (including that incorporated in a drinking fountain or other similar water using apparatus)?

The quality of the water supplied by the WSD up to the customer's building or the lot boundaries of the building conforms to the Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality recommended by the WHO and is stringently monitored through extensive sampling at treatment works, distribution networks and customers' taps. The WSD, in normal circumstance and where not necessary, does not recommend installation of any water filters. One of the major reasons is that they may have an opportunity to become an ideal breeding ground for bacterial growth and give rise to health hazards if they are not properly maintained.

We've all heard about the lead solder in housing estates' pipes, but that isn't relevant on Lamma.
Worst case there may be rusty pipes in your building, but rust isn't toxic and letting it run a few seconds clears that.

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