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Water is life, but is your water safe for drinking?

March 22nd, 2007 · 3 Comments

I was reading on the watercure website how important water is in the cure of every disease and told a friend today that it’s important to drink at least eight glasses of water a day. But you have to be sure of the quality of the water you are drinking.
When I got sick in 1996, a friend asked me whether I’d had our water tested and I just ignored him.
Last year, after reading a book by Dr. Jan deVries I decided to test the water coming out of our taps. First I called the water company and asked what process the water goes through before it gets to me. I was given a list of chemcals, among them aluminium sulphate because the water (from the weija Dam) is cloudy and has to be made clear. You may have heard about a possible link between aluminium poisoning and Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease and MS.
So I sent samples to a lab for testing. The results stated clearly, ‘the water from your tap is not fit for human consumption’. It contained faecal matter!!! We immediately had to invest in an expensive uv water purifier to make it safe to drink.
I have neither the money nor the energy to take the water company on, so I’ll just go on talking about it till someone with a conscience does something about it.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 stevem // Mar 25, 2007 at 3:48 pm

    wqoa thatrs harsh-i m not sure how much chemicals are in uk water supply but i suspect a lot and probably pestrcides as well.

    maybe i should play water safe and only have drinks that have either been boiled first or have added to them Fairtrade white rumorethically produced Vodka.

    indeed let my like be freed from that potential toxin source that is h20……..
    [a celtic dream]

    but seriously its frightening what water companies can get away with.Is ghananian water state provided?
    in uk wqe have various private companies providing water so i m not even sure that any form of safety testing exists

  • 2 Nana Yaa // Mar 25, 2007 at 7:34 pm

    Yes, Ghanaian water is state provided.
    As if you needed an excuse to reach for the vodka… But seriously, bottled water might be safer if you can’t effectively filter it.

  • 3 stevem // Mar 29, 2007 at 6:40 am

    Just had a browse through yorkshire waters site and it s said that the water is nt fluridated by is chlorinated but
    ‘if people dont like the taste of chlorine they can put a jud in fridge and chlorine will evaporate’

    Theres also networks of 100 year old pipes which sound ominous in terms of lead pipeing….

    tho i ve got the feeling if yorkshire water found fecal matter in water they d probably figure out a way to charge more for it claiming it was ‘organic’….

    in terms of ‘health’ you may well be completely right about it being better getting bottled water especially now as i ve to re-hydrate so much but i belong to ageneration now scarily nearing 40 who perceived bottled water [when it hit uk scene in early 80’s] as ‘poncey’.

    wishing i was sipping fresh spring water with just a hint of scotch just to,uh,give it flavour

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