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Old 04-05-2007, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Some where on the pacific coast
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Cool web site, nice looking whole house filter system. I called them and they could not tell me what contaminants are removed but maybe the area rep will when he/she calls me back. Maybe the City of Fernley should try this idea I found this artical on SCIENCE NEWS Online.

AB: A low-cost, household-scale drinking water filter, the Arsenic Biosand Filter (ABF), appropriate for rural Nepal, was developed by researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and two local partners (ENPHO and RWSSSP) to simultaneously remove arsenic and pathogens from tubewell water. The project implementation site is the Terai region of southern Nepal, where about 90% of people receive water from tubewells and where about 25+% and 40+% of tubewells are contaminated with arsenic (naturally-occurring) and coliforms (from human and animal sources) respectively, causing severe health consequences such as cancers and gastrointestinal illnesses. Despite growing recognition of the immediacy of the arsenic crisis in this region, many previous arsenic technology projects have failed. This is because many of the available technologies have serious drawbacks, including complex production methods, high maintenance, high costs, insufficient filtration rate, and/or reliance on materials unavailable in remote villages. In addition, most technologies treat arsenic and pathogens independently, resulting in complicated treatment operations. Implementation deficiencies including ineffective technology transfer, confusing NGO responsibilities, organizational non-sustainability, lack of user education and contribution, and inadequate long-term maintenance and monitoring capacity are other major problems. The ABF design is optimized based on the socio-economic conditions of rural Terai and is constructed using locally available labor and materials. It was the only arsenic remediation technology to win the prestigious World Bank Development Marketplace Competition in 2003. Funding from this prize will provide start-up capital to pilot a technology transfer network. In 2004, the team has established an in-country technology dissemination and implementation center and is building local capacity in arsenic-affected villages towards long-term, self-reliant, user-participatory safe water provision, involving training of local women, entrepreneurs, trainers, teachers, and local authorities. A laboratory and three month pilot study conducted in Nepal from September 2002 to January 2003 found that the ABF removed arsenic (range = 87 to 96%, mean = 93%), total coliform (range = 0 to 99%, mean = 58%), E. Coli (range = 0 to >99%, mean = 64%), and iron (range = >90 to >97 %, mean = >93%). This presentation will report on the results of the 2004 ABF implementation program in 25 villages in Nepal, targeting an overall population of 10,000 people and will discuss the ABF technology in the context of other similar low-cost household scale approaches to remediation of arsenic-contaminated groundwater.
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Old 04-06-2007, 01:56 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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Very little food you eat comes from Fernley, or even Nevada. San Luis Obispo County in CA, alone has a higher ag production than all of Nevada.
Here is a URL for a good filter:http://www.lifesourcewater.com/water...xXkmyYgHM_Wx6r

Wells in the Reno area have arsenic.

Truckee has radon.

Life has challenges.

Nevada is a heavily hydrothermal state. There are well problems all over the state. Drill your well, put a filter on it and live your life, don't worry about it, you aren't getting out alive anyway.
How do you know it is a good filter? Quick review of the site shows it is powered by something called a Beotron fed by an activated charcoal filter. What is? How would one know it does good?

Sounds to me like the standard marketing lingo used by people like Culligan.
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Old 04-06-2007, 07:38 PM
 
Location: CA Coast
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I stand behind it 100% after all I read it on the internet.

One needs to evaluate a product, I figure anyone laying out the dough will do so. I talked with a fellow who has one, he was satisfied. We are putting one in a residence on one of our ranches, silverware there has a nasty habit of turning white if left in a glass of water overnight.

As far as Culligan, or other water softeners, take a look at the chemistry. not so healthy.
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Old 04-06-2007, 08:04 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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I stand behind it 100% after all I read it on the internet.

One needs to evaluate a product, I figure anyone laying out the dough will do so. I talked with a fellow who has one, he was satisfied. We are putting one in a residence on one of our ranches, silverware there has a nasty habit of turning white if left in a glass of water overnight.

As far as Culligan, or other water softeners, take a look at the chemistry. not so healthy.
You are being naive. The whole house industry is, as far as I can determine, a universal ripoff. Right up there with the magnet guys. Silverware turning white overnight would tend to make me think of pH correction...which none of this things appear to do.

We too live on a well with high quality water but quite hard. So we soften and then use RO for drinking and cooking just to avoid the added salt.

This industry is filled with little science and much marketing. That generally tells you that there is little science to sell.
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Old 04-06-2007, 08:22 PM
 
Location: CA Coast
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Olecapt, you have on occasion been quite rude. This is one of those times. I would prefer that you never respond to anything I have post, ok?!
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Old 04-06-2007, 08:34 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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Olecapt, you have on occasion been quite rude. This is one of those times. I would prefer that you never respond to anything I have post, ok?!
Sure...I will not respond to anything you post as long as you don't post anything that interests me. How is that for fair?

Your post was most rude by the way.
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Old 04-07-2007, 01:09 AM
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Oh come on you two, shake hands and start over. As far as I'm concerned, you are both great people.
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Old 05-17-2007, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Fernley NV
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Common now. Let's get off the "We're doomed" thing. If you don't like the water just buy it. When I built here I put in a reverse osmosis system in and the water tastes just fine. I've got miles of sky and miles of Nevada landscape to enjoy. I'm visited daily by my wild bunnies, quail, a little lizard that likes to call my front porch home along with owls and hawks.

There is such a thing as free range cattle here. The only problem with the cattle is that homeowners or others are cutting the wire fences. The ranchers are very responsible. The news media blew that one way out of proportion.

I can see the Milky Way at night and it's quiet. No planes, no helicopters and very few sirens. This is Nevada, and it's definitely a rural area. It's simple, if you want malls and other stuff them by all means move to an area that supports structured living. Personally, I don't want it that close. For as much as I go it doesn't matter if I drive 30 miles to get to one. I just plan ahead and make it a day of fun then I come home to quiet.

It may get cold in the winter, but it's winter. I'll tell you straight. I'm warmer here than I ever was in California. Humidity .. zilch! It makes a difference.
We also have two geothermal plants built close by.

Some of you may think there's not much in Fernley. During this last year we've had a big strip mall built that is not quite full yet with businesses. A smaller strip mall that has a new bowling alley and a new Chinese Restaurant. Wal-Mart is building as well as Lowe's and should be done by the end of the year. Businesses are moving in much to the delight of everyone here. More shopping and more local employment.
Besides we've got a killer roundabout with free right hand turns built in. Second biggest in the country .. or so I'm told.

During the boom, many people moved here. It's just now getting to the point that the businesses are starting to catch up with the population.

If I can address the driving thing for a moment here. Many moan about driving to Reno for a job. Yes, it's 35 miles and takes about 40 minutes at 70 MPH. Yes, that's the speed limit.
I can remember living in California and driving 8 miles to work on HWY80 and that taking the same amount of time. And if you look at it, when your in heavy traffic you could use the same amount of gas going a shorter distance and your car will actually work harder in stop and go traffic. OK .. off my soap box now.

As far as real estate goes .. there are always good deals. Because of the foreclosure factor of people buying with creative loans and needing to get out of them it is starting to become a buyers market for the smart investor that likes to do their homework. There are areas where you can still get a fairly new house on an acre for under 300,000. Most in tracts could go for 140.000
As far as the golf course, my personal suggestion is, don't bother! To many CCNR's there with over inflated prices. Don't think it's prestigious to live there. It's not. There are nicer areas available here. Unless you're the kind that want to say "Look at me, I live on a golf course". But that's your choice.

So my answer is .. Yes, I like it here.

That's my two cents for the day .
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Old 05-21-2007, 03:00 PM
 
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Default Fernley

I live in Fernley. A lot of people love it. Once you settle in and get to know people you will find it's just like anywhere else. It has really developed in the 3.5 years I've been here. Super WalMart is going up and so is Lowe's. I haven't seen meandering livestock, but would not be bothered if I did. I grew up on a ranch. It is windy, windy and windy. Spring, Summer and Fall. Usually in the afernoons. Not much snow. One winter it dumped heavily a handful of times. There's a racetrack, dirtbike course, new bowling alley, Moose Lodge, new shopping center, there are casinos (if you like them), churches. If you have kids, there's a soccer league, t-ball/baseball/ softball, there's a public pool. There are three elementary schools, garden shops, fast food, chiropractor, hardware, storage, pawnshop, 4th of July parade. I think that the people here are doing a good job. I don't know that I'll stay, but..............I will tell you that the majority of the people here are not from here. And, I suggest a water-filtering system. It's only about 20 minutes from Sparks. I go to Reno for almost all shopping. The main difference in a town this size elsewhere is the climate/ weather. It's dry. It's in the desert. If you want green you'll probably need to plant it. I don't see where Fernley is "artsy". But, I don't know everything. I saw where someone said Fallon has more shopping. Fallon has been bigger longer and probably has more history ( I'm sure the Oregon trail goes right through here), but Fernley is growing and is closer to Reno. Hopefully the city council will ensure that new buildings are eye-pleasing and keep zoning straight (I wonder a little about that). Anyway, you always have to see for yourself. You never really know until you live somewhere. Please excuse any typos.
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Old 07-04-2007, 02:28 AM
 
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Default Only for the family structure

Fernley is where a family can go to learn to be a family again. There is nothing to do outside of the home. Unless throwing sand or riding a quad. We dont have quads, my kids throw sand.

But it is the emptiness of fernley that makes things great. If everyone would just stop running around trying to do stuff, they would be more happy with staying at home with family.

I moved here last year. I came from small towns and big towns before moving to NV and to Fernley. I am happy Fernley is growing, but at the same time I am worried how big it will get. Our family tries to be a family. It is hard. We fight with our spoiled kids all of the time. But since moving here, we fight less. We are stuck together with no -out. We have to play together and learn to share. Things people and kids do not do anymore.

There is no mall or fancy stores, if its money you want to spend, we have casinos. If it is your family you want to save and teach some old values, then move in.

Do not try to cityfy the country. It wont work. You will become miserable. It is too windy here, but great for flying kites with the kids.

Life is not a hair do! You can not pay to have it fixed or changed to make you happy. You can not control things like people, wind, cows. But we do not have gangs or murders yet.
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