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Unread 12-14-2010, 01:41 AM
 
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Water is very important to us! Make sure to get a water quality report from your local water supplier. I looked up STL water report on [URL="http://www.ewg.org"]www.ewg.org[/URL] and it shows that there have been 6 chemicals found in the water supply, most are by-products formed from chlorinating the water; also found nitrates & nitrites (lately hasn't been found). They list it to be under 10 parts-per-million, which is the maximum harmful limit. I wouldn't drink anything that had 1 ppm of nitrates/nitrites in the water
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Unread 12-25-2010, 11:30 AM
 
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From what I understand, the deal with St. Louis water being so good/drinkable comes from back in the days of the 1894 Worlds' Fair. Lots (apparently LOTS) of fountains, and water was piped in from the intake on the Mississippi River, apparently below the confluence with the Missouri river. Used to be you could see the intake building in the middle of the river, north of St. Louis. Anyway, you can guess the result. Brown water coming out of the fountains, most unattractive.

So, in order to have crystal clear water for the fountains, the city had to build a big time water purification plant, rest is history.

Not sure, but i think most of the city drinking water comes from the Mississippi, not deep wells. Been a few years since I lived in STL. but when I left in the mid 90's bottled water wasn't particularly popular, not the necessity it was when I moved to L.A.
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Unread 12-25-2010, 02:37 PM
 
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Used to be you could see the intake building in the middle of the river, north of St. Louis.

You can still see them. Here is one.
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