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Old 04-04-2018, 10:49 AM
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Re: Is tap water ok?

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I used to use tap water but am more cautious after springing two leaks in house pipe system. Long story short, very hard water combined with chlorine thins the copper piping causing pinholes or worse. House was built with the thinnest-walled piping per code at the time. Faced with the choice of re-piping, I decided to contract an epoxy-lining service that has, thus far, worked well. But I am concerned microscopic bits might leach into water over time. That the coating is "food grade" is not comforting!

So, I have a series of 5-gallon BPA-free jugs with spouts that are re-filled from a nearby "water store." Used for birds and human consumption! Somebody tell me I'm paranoid!!
Are you one of the Californians ordering tap water from us up here in Oregon for $9/gallon

(No, I'm not even joking, this is apparently a thing LOL- California 'raw' water fans pay $9 a gallon for Oregon tap water |
Oh, that is hilarious! I have no doubt some will happily pay $9/gal for plain old H2O! The water store has an elaborate reverse-osmosis system located behind a glass wall to view the hardware. Located in a high-traffic shopping center, the concept always amazed me until it seemed a logical alternative. Charge is .25/gal with an array of 10 spigots and 2 bottle-wash stations. They sell an array of storage devices, including glass. Also sell Alkaline Water for a huge surcharge. (our water is extremely hard with a noxious flavor, but I have little doubt it is essentially "safe.")
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