California Drought and Water Quality

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The drought has many people in California realizing the serious need for clean and available drinking water.  Recently, it seems as though there has been, in some cases, double the amount of sediment and/or particles in tap water.  In my home, the tap water smells like chlorine.  More well water sources are being tapped by the agricultural industry, and no one is sure if, or when, things will get better.  I wanted to know how to get better water.  I also wanted to know a little about how to make water I might find in the future safe to drink.  These are some options I found and I hope the info will be useful to you as well.


ZeroWater – Along with the filter system, you’re given a water impurity tester as well.  Until I found Zero Water, I was totally unaware of the amount of impurities in my water.  The water filter works great, but I didn’t want to stop there.

Store Bought Water – I tried some store bought water and used my impurity tester that came with the ZeroWater system.  The cheapest water I found had zero impurities.  The better tasting one had a few impurities, but I believe some minerals are good for you and that might be why it tasted a little better.  This is good news for me and better news for my wallet but I had a feeling I could get more long term yield for my efforts.

Filtering water  I don’t know about you, but I don’t know how long I can afford all the filters and bottled water at the store.  I’m looking at alternative filters that last a while longer.  Some filters can even filter out the fluoride!   Check out Wranglestar‘s YouTube video, where he talks about his experience with one.  I also have a couple links to one at my store.

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Bacteria free water – If your water is coming from other sources, be aware that simply filtering your water isn’t enough.  There are organisms that you can’t see that will kill you.  

As I’m finishing this I’m reminded of a verse in the bible…  

Matthew 6:32 – …For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Be safe.  Use wisdom.  God bless.

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