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Old 08-31-2011, 01:23 PM
 
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maybe they just soldered some pipes. its just lead
Works for me. Along with the female hormones and tranquilizers.
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Old 08-31-2011, 01:37 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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I called the city and put in a ticket to get it checked out. I'll post up any results.
I am not sure how reliable are those "city" reports. Every time I get any, they are just perfect and saying that our water is safe and healthy and oh, so wonderful. Maybe you should get the report from Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) or Department of State Health Services ( that provides an independent lab to test the water for potential contaminants of all kinds and then forward results to both the water system and TCEQ. )?
Not to forget medication pollution in drinking water
http://www.organicconsumers.org/arti...icle_10827.cfm
Every month health care centers ( hospitals, pharmacies, nursing homes ) destroy tons of medications by.... flushing them down the toilet. That's the fact!
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Old 08-31-2011, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Water quality in the city has been EXTREMELY bad lately. Probably because of the drought.

I have a whole house water filter, and I've noticed that the filter media has been getting dirty and clogged much faster than in the past. Here's what the latest one looked like after only a month, compared to a brand new filter:



Also, this is city water... my house is near I-10 and BW8 in Spring Branch ISD.

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Old 08-31-2011, 01:50 PM
 
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Same here in the spring branch area. Very metallic smell. The smell is strong in the shower too.
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Old 08-31-2011, 02:06 PM
 
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maybe they just soldered some pipes. its just lead
Last time I checked, lead was hazardous to the body, even in fairly low doses. Causes reproductive and brain cell abnormalities, and maybe tumors Thanks Houston.

Of course, the way we've returned to using lead in products (mostly thanks to our new buddies in China ), it's been trivialized. Many people aren't even aware of its dangers. It used to be banned to a large degree - and tightly monitored - in America. But now, its often used as a cheap metal filler or a metal substitute, all in the name of shaving a few cents off a product. Generations ago, people would balk and puke at the idea of using it in common household products. But now, ignorance is bliss! We'll buy anything, and not pay attention to what's in it. Hooray for us!

If the dirty air or the temps in Houston don't get 'cha, the water surely will. Sickness and tumors can be fun, I suppose. Helps give more business to the doctors.

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Old 08-31-2011, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Same here in the spring branch area. Very metallic smell. The smell is strong in the shower too.
That's where I am located.

I try not to drink this water. I just hate having an odor of rust pipe every time I take a shower.
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Old 08-31-2011, 03:11 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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^^^ Me too, but I don't smell anything in my water.
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Old 08-31-2011, 07:10 PM
 
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I did a thread about this ages ago. Since then I only drink bottled water. Be aware though if you follow this route then you need to have extra fluoride to protect yourself from dental caries.

Filtering makes no difference BTW.

edit to add: my location is downtown/midtown and the water literally stinks

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Old 08-31-2011, 09:45 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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I have a whole house water filter, and I've noticed that the filter media has been getting dirty and clogged much faster than in the past. Here's what the latest one looked like after only a month, compared to a brand new filter:
... the filter! Just horrible!!! So many of us AND our kids drink that stuff on a daily basis...
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Old 09-01-2011, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Houston
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Does the water smell all the time? Or only when you run hot water? Might be related to hot water heater if you only smell it during a shower.
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