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Old 02-04-2007, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Some where on the pacific coast
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I am considering moving to this area but have been reading about high arsenic levels in the water. Does anyone have any info about this? Also, anyone who lives in this area, how do you deal with this problem?
Thank you, Chewy 12
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Old 02-04-2007, 05:19 PM
 
Location: CA Coast
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No problem with city water.
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Old 02-04-2007, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Lake Forest, CA
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A web site at ewg dot org shows reports on tap water quality for any city in the US. Here is the report for Fernley.
http://www.ewg.org/tapwater/yourwate...wsid=NV0000062

Here is the Reno report.
http://www.ewg.org/tapwater/yourwate...wsid=NV0000190

I am not an expert on the subject. Where I live in southern cal has all kinds of contaminents in the water according to the tap water report for my town. I use a two stage canister water filter with a dense carbon block on the second stage to clean up my drinking water, it removes 99+ percent of the junk in the water.
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Old 02-07-2007, 05:19 AM
 
Location: Some where on the pacific coast
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Thanks for the info Recycled it was quite informative. I think I will do the same and use a filter such as yours.
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Old 03-03-2007, 02:57 AM
 
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Default water quality

The water is very hard, so for under 4k I had both a reverse osmosis system and water softener installed. Now I have water I can drink, unlike when I lived in CA-had to buy my water there as the taste was awful.
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Old 08-03-2009, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Reno/Sparks, NV
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I know this is a relatively old post but it's subject is still very much a concern in the area. We live in Sun Valley, and have lived in various areas around the Reno area over the last 10 years. Reading these water reports that come out all of the time about the water quality in the Reno/Sparks area are just mind blowing to me. I love how they have "acceptable levels" of arsenic in your water listed on there. The only thing that means is that if you are lucky you might not see the negative health effects as quickly. Definitely not a gamble I want to take with my family's life.

We used to by bottled water in the cases and have those PUR water filters on all of our taps until we had the water tested and found out that the only thing those filters were doing was filtering out the awful taste and the contaminants were still getting through. We finally switched over to a steam-distilled water system 4 years ago as it was the only system we found out there that removed all of the contaminants and we never have to worry about anything getting through any filtered system. We bought our entire system for about $2000 through MillerWater here in town. They installed it in a few hours and they maintenance it twice a year for us. I know you can rent and lease them as well but we bought ours because we knew that we weren't going to change our mind later and we didn't want to continue with the whole filling up water bottles every week routine.

I definitely wouldn't drink the tap water in this area for all of the money in the world.
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Old 08-13-2009, 05:19 PM
 
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waters great here right from the tap you won't find better, unless you move to sun valley - yuck!
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Old 08-19-2009, 01:33 PM
 
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Do you have any health problems from drinking the steam-distilled water as it does not have the natural mineral contents in water that human beings need?

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I know this is a relatively old post but it's subject is still very much a concern in the area. We live in Sun Valley, and have lived in various areas around the Reno area over the last 10 years. Reading these water reports that come out all of the time about the water quality in the Reno/Sparks area are just mind blowing to me. I love how they have "acceptable levels" of arsenic in your water listed on there. The only thing that means is that if you are lucky you might not see the negative health effects as quickly. Definitely not a gamble I want to take with my family's life.

We used to by bottled water in the cases and have those PUR water filters on all of our taps until we had the water tested and found out that the only thing those filters were doing was filtering out the awful taste and the contaminants were still getting through. We finally switched over to a steam-distilled water system 4 years ago as it was the only system we found out there that removed all of the contaminants and we never have to worry about anything getting through any filtered system. We bought our entire system for about $2000 through MillerWater here in town. They installed it in a few hours and they maintenance it twice a year for us. I know you can rent and lease them as well but we bought ours because we knew that we weren't going to change our mind later and we didn't want to continue with the whole filling up water bottles every week routine.

I definitely wouldn't drink the tap water in this area for all of the money in the world.
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Old 08-28-2009, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Reno/Sparks, NV
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I have been drinking steam distilled water for 4 years and I know ppl that have been drinking it for 50 years and I, nor they, have any health problems from drinking it.

I've done a lot of research on water and while yes, various minerals are essential for the proper functioning of the heart and the rest of your body, minerals must be in a form that the body can readily assimilate and use. The minerals that are found in water are in an inorganic form, and are a result of the water dissolving the minerals from the rocks and soil that it comes in contact with. Inorganic minerals are in a form that is poorly assimilated by the body. For proper absorption of minerals we need to get our minerals from a plant source. Plants use inorganic minerals, such as rocks and soil; animals (humans included) use organic minerals, which come from plant sources, or from animals that have consumed plants.

Inorganic minerals such as is found in water, can are considered to be contaminants, because your body has to eliminate them from the body. Most diabetic specialists recommends that people, especially diabetics, drink distilled water so their bodies don’t have to go through the stress of eliminating the inorganic minerals.

Even if the minerals in water were in a form that was usable by the body, the minerals are often mixed with other contaminants that are not beneficial and even harmful to the body. Just like what is listed in the TMWA report sent out to everyone in the Reno/Sparks area every year, such as metals like lead, mercury, arsenic, chlorine and personal hygiene products which they have admitted is in the water here.

Distilled water is 99.999% pure water, there is nothing harmful in drinking pure, clean, uncontaminated water.

As for the other comment from Bob, the water here in Reno is anything but great. Like I mentioned above, all you have to do is read the TMWA report that comes out every year. It lists all of the contaminants in the water here that the EPA requires them to list, God only knows what else is in there that they are not required to list. It is definitely a personal choice of whether or not you don't mind putting those things in your body but I choose to drink plain old clean water and not have to worry about whether I'm going to get sick from it.
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Old 09-03-2009, 06:31 PM
 
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No problem with city water.
Best thing about Reno. Fernley? I would used filered water and not eat any food grown in Fernley.
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