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Old 03-09-2018, 11:12 AM
 
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Be careful, though, as many municipal water supplies are contaminated with dihydrogen monoxide, a powerful solvent.
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Old 03-09-2018, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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reed303: Your comment on reflux and I've never had that issue...could be the quality water I consume for years. A friend has horrid acid reflux and can't afford to buy quality water so she's left with tap water.
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Old 03-09-2018, 12:19 PM
 
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I prefer to NOT have to clean my teapot and I don't when I use spring water, but do from the tap.

Tap water will also give me lead.
From what spring?

Where I grew up all the springs were coming out of limestone so spring water was loaded with calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate.

Tap water may or may not have dissolved lead in it. The only way you can tell for sure is to test it.
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Old 03-09-2018, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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From what spring?

Where I grew up all the springs were coming out of limestone so spring water was loaded with calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate.

Tap water may or may not have dissolved lead in it. The only way you can tell for sure is to test it.
Municipal systems do check for it. If the location in her profile is correct, her tap water does not contain high levels of lead.
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Old 03-09-2018, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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I'm talking about coming thru lead plumbing. Our apt bldg does not have copper plumbing. I'm talking about leaching from the lead piping in my bldg.

Again I'm comfortable with my spring water and ph water choices.

Suzy, you do more work on my city water than I care to. I've done enough years ago.

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Old 03-09-2018, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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I'm talking about coming thru lead plumbing. Our apt bldg does not have copper plumbing.

Again I'm comfortable with my spring water and ph water choices.
Did you bother to read that Santa Monica monitors whether its water contains high levels of lead, even in buildings that might be susceptible to leaching from pipes using lead solder? It's not a problem. Unless you have obtained a sample of water from your tap and had it tested for lead you cannot say your tap water has lead in it.

If you have had it tested and it contains high levels of lead, have you reported it to your water company? It would be first-page news, I suspect.


https://www.smgov.net/uploadedFiles/...lityReport.pdf

"What about lead from my plumbing?
The lead contamination that has made the news in Flint, Michigan is highly unlikely in Santa Monica as there are no lead service connections here and the quality of our source water is much different than Flint’s. Additionally, our corrosion control processes are in compliance by state drinking water regulators. Testing of a pool of “high risk” homes that were plumbed before the ban on lead in solder took place has occurred every three years since 1992 and has continually indicated there is little tendency of our water to leach lead out of plumbing. The next round of testing is scheduled for 2019."
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Old 03-10-2018, 07:08 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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reed303: Your comment on reflux and I've never had that issue...could be the quality water I consume for years. A friend has horrid acid reflux and can't afford to buy quality water so she's left with tap water.
I drink tap water, have done so all my life, and I have no issues with acid reflux. And I am 70 yrs old.
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Old 03-10-2018, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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I drink tap water, have done so all my life, and I have no issues with acid reflux. And I am 70 yrs old.
Fine, that is your choice, not mine.
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Old 03-10-2018, 12:54 PM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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Water that is naturally high pH @ 8.8, from glacial springs of Iceland, is available from Walgreen's for $1.79 per liter.

ICELAND Spring Water
https://www.walgreens.com/store/c/ni...258082-product

I use it to reduce the effects of "silent reflux" or LPR

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12353431
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laryngopharyngeal_reflux
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reed303: Your comment on reflux and I've never had that issue...could be the quality water I consume for years. A friend has horrid acid reflux and can't afford to buy quality water so she's left with tap water.
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I drink tap water, have done so all my life, and I have no issues with acid reflux. And I am 70 yrs old.
I did not say tap water caused my reflux, I use the high alkaline Ph 8.88 Iceland water to reduce the stomach acid that causes LPR. FWIW, I'm 74 y/o
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Old 03-10-2018, 07:15 PM
 
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Well, first of all the problem with acid reflux is not that the acid is too acidic; it's that the acid is allowed to escape.


And secondly, do you really think that drinking slightly alkaline water will actually reduce the acidity of the 2 pH stomach acid so much that it won't irritate the esophagus? Let's get real here. If stomach acid gets into the esophagus it's going to be an irritant at anything below about 6 or 5.5 pH I would guess. There is no freaking way that your slightly alkaline water is going to take a stomach's worth of pH 2 acid and buffer it to 5.5 or 6.
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