Is Your Drinking Water Safe

Malaysia
September 8, 2008 8:14pm CST
Do you really concerned about the quality of your drinking water. What is your solution to enhance this issue.
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5 responses
• United States
9 Sep 08
I'm not duly concerned about my drinking water. I've visited my city's water treatment plant and I'm very confident that the water is rendered completely potable. Certainly there are trace elements that remain in the water, but that can be acquired simply flowing through a pipe. Those elements are what give water taste, completely pure water would be awful and completely tasteless.
• Canada
9 Sep 08
We bought the house we are living in last year and to buy a house the water has to be safe but we know our water is not safe to drink . We haven't had it tested but the smell from it is that rank that it makes taking a shower and bath time difficult not to mention washing dishes . You can smell in on our clothes and those are the clothes it has not destroyed on us yet . Everything in my house is ruined from the water . All of my dishes have a really bad look to them , toilets , tub and sinks look like I just don't ever wash them when in fact I wash them everyday . I know we have a lot of iron in our water which is not helping but the smell is worse then anything . It has a stench to it that smells like the sewer or rotten eggs . A good friend of ours is the guy who fixes your water if you have a problem . He lives 8 hours away so he can't help us out but has told us that he doesn't think we should be washing our clothes or dishes in the water let alone bathing in it . But really what other choice do we have at the moment . We don't have the money to fix it as we found out after we moved here that our sewer is bad and have to have this fixed or we will start being charged for it as it is running in the ditch and will still have to fix it . We had someone come look at this and were told at minimum it was going to cost us 13 thousand dollars . That is 13 thousand we don't have and then with the water on top of it we are not sure how we are going to manage . We are not allowed to sell the place the way it is , yet they were allowed to sell to us , doesn't make sence to me and we have to pay on it for the next 24 years . So we are in a bind and really have no choice but to use the water . We don't drink the water though and go out and get water for the house but it would be too much to get all the water we need for all of our needs each day as there are five of us living in the house and that is when no one is staying with us . Last year there were seven of us . We are thinking we are going to have to find a good paying job and move someplace else but right now it is finding a job that will pay all our bills plus the morgage on this place and the cost of another place if we move . You don't realize how much you need water or even how much you use until you find out there is something wrong with your water and that it may not be safe . I am just praying that they were right when they said our water was safe but have fears that they got water from some other source when we bought this house so that it would pass and they would be able to sell it . It really is a shame to because other then all of that the place we have is gorgeous in every way and was exactly what we were looking for .
@spalladino (17927)
• United States
9 Sep 08
We periodically get a report in the mail from our water company and it's never comforting to read the exact levels of what is in our water. Once the numbers were bad, followed by an excuse to explain how it wasn't really as bad as it looked. From that point on we started drinking bottled water but we still use tap water for cooking. Since my daughter has had the baby her formula is mixed with bottled water only and the boys only drink bottled water when they want water.
• United States
9 Sep 08
I don't think mine is safe. Sometimes, it runs out brown for a bit. It usually has a bleachy smell to it which gives it a weird taste. I much rather drink bottled water. At least it has a better taste!
@baileycows (3670)
• United States
9 Sep 08
We think it is. However you know that your city problem still allows certain amounts of contaminents in the water that they do not consider hazardous except for lengthy times such as 15 years or so. So we try to filter our water. We bought a fridge that has a filter for the water and ice.