What kind of water do you have?

@1creekgirl (34648)
United States
January 24, 2023 10:41am CST
Most people here in eastern NC have county water. They pay a water bill each month. We have a deep well and our water comes from that. Not that we wouldn't rather have county water, but we didn't know residents were voting on it and the change over didn't pass. Idiots. The water here is hard with iron and lime which means we have to buy and maintain a water softener. Our well is 40 years old and recently started giving bursts of water and air. We finally were able to get a repair man to fix it and thank goodness we didn't have to dig a new well. I still get irritated when I remember we didn't even get to vote and just a small section of our area voted to keep using their wells. Why? Wells wear out and new wells and and water softeners are expensive. I know I should be thankful we have water...many places in the world don't...but it was such a foolish decision not to have a better solution. And we didn't even get to accept or reject it.
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@RebeccasFarm (84228)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
24 Jan
It just city water here Vicki.
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
25 Jan
@1creekgirl Fine as far as I can tell Vicki..but I run it through a Brita Jug to try to purify it a little. How are you love?
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
25 Jan
@1creekgirl This is wonderful you are not feeling any Vicki..a miracle praise God I hope you can get something for sleep then..it is so important. Thank you for keeping me updated. Oh I am not very well, cant put my finger on it Vicki. Son ..another story. We all need prayer is the size of it Vicki, thanks for asking. I never stop thinking and praying for you.
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@1creekgirl (34648)
• United States
25 Jan
How does it taste?
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@CarolDM (201801)
• United States
24 Jan
The water here is good. We use a filter just the same. We always had a well growing up.
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@1creekgirl (34648)
• United States
25 Jan
Some wells bring up good water. I wish ours did.
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@CarolDM (201801)
• United States
25 Jan
@1creekgirl We had good water from the well but some had issues with rust.
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@1creekgirl (34648)
• United States
25 Jan
@CarolDM I found a good rust remover, but the lime or calcium buildup from the hard water is terrible.
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@FourWalls (50896)
• United States
24 Jan
I have city water, fresh (ha ha) out of the Ohio River with about 42 tons of chemicals to make it drinkable. You can kill somebody with our water, that’s how hard it is.
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@FourWalls (50896)
• United States
25 Jan
@1creekgirl — the water comes out of the Ohio River, so they have to something to make it drinkable.
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@1creekgirl (34648)
• United States
25 Jan
Wow, city water and it's hard? Our water softener helps some.
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@JudyEv (300597)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Jan
On our little farm we had to supply our own water but we had a huge rainwater tank which gave plenty of water for our needs. We also pumped from a bore for water for the garden.
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@1creekgirl (34648)
• United States
25 Jan
What is a bore? I bet that rain water was good.
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@JudyEv (300597)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 Jan
@1creekgirl A bore is like a well I guess but there is just a pipe that goes down into the ground and the water is pumped up. Rainwater is just the best. It's really soft too - ideal for everything.
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@Ronrybs (17367)
• London, England
24 Jan
I don't there are many parts of the UK that don't have hard water. I daren't think about the aggravation of having to dig a new well!
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@1creekgirl (34648)
• United States
25 Jan
Mainly the expense would be the aggravation.
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@Ronrybs (17367)
• London, England
27 Jan
@1creekgirl Water softening is not common here, I think
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@coldplay8 (163)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
26 Jan
there should be voting, for sure. i get water from the city pipes and they maybe from our rivers. they said they will increase the water bill cause they need money for bad pipes which had broke a several times last year. no voting about that too
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@1creekgirl (34648)
• United States
26 Jan
Sorry to hear your water bill will go up. Water's so important, isn't it.
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
29 Jan
@1creekgirl it really is.had stressful last summer when pipes broke up. thank you.ah, big city people never care.
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@snowy22315 (149274)
• United States
24 Jan
I have a deep well too. I don't bother with a water softener. I had a guy work on the well, maybe 18 months ago. He said if I have further trouble with it, it will have to be rewired..so far it has been basically OK though.
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@1creekgirl (34648)
• United States
25 Jan
Glad it's working well. Get it? Working WELL? Ha ha.
@DWDavis (21220)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
25 Jan
Here in our county here in eastern NC, we have several Sanitary Districts that provide the "county" water. When I first moved here 28 years ago and went to work for the CPA firm, auditing the Sanitary Districts was my first big assignment. Back then, the talk was that we'd have county sewer within ten years. Nope. Still using our septic tanks.
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@1creekgirl (34648)
• United States
25 Jan
So you can relate!
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@sol_cee (35429)
• Philippines
24 Jan
My city claims to have the best tap water in the country
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@1creekgirl (34648)
• United States
25 Jan
Does it taste really good?
@Dena91 (17914)
• United States
25 Jan
We get city water and use it to shower and wash clothes. We buy spring water to use for drinking and cooking. The spring water tastes so much better.
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@1creekgirl (34648)
• United States
25 Jan
We've been using gallon drinking or spring water for drinking and cooking, too.
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@NJChicaa (110913)
• United States
24 Jan
I have city water. The bill is like $35/month
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@1creekgirl (34648)
• United States
25 Jan
I envy you!
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@LindaOHio (115023)
• United States
25 Jan
We have county water. Our well was determined to be unusable. I'm sorry you are stuck with well water.
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@1creekgirl (34648)
• United States
25 Jan
Me, too!
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@porwest (62641)
• United States
28 Jan
Whe have municipal city water and receive a bill for that each month, although we are billed by a publicly traded private company called American Water. I'd want to have a say in such matters as well.
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@1creekgirl (34648)
• United States
29 Jan
Apparently there was a vote, but we didn't get the memo, lol, and just a small portion of our neighborhood voted against county water.
@Nevena83 (66114)
• Serbia
24 Jan
The water here has a lot of lime, but I think it's good.
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@1creekgirl (34648)
• United States
25 Jan
Do you use any kind of filter?
@LadyDuck (426675)
• Switzerland
25 Jan
We have city water, we pay twice a year. Those who consume more have an increased price per cubic gallon. We spend very little and the water is good.
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