Best Water Filter

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by seldom seen, Mar 3, 2016.

  1. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012

    Same as it ever was

    Look where my hand was
  2. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Exactly. Not at the extreme low rates found in 99.9% of the Earths surface.
    And, of course, it all depends whom you say "they" is.....
    There are, however, some small locations where intense pollution is certainly problematic.
    As usual, MSM fake news, exaggeration, hyperbole, mixed with a solid dose of fear.
    "The sky is falling!!"

  3. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2016
    charleston got pretty good clean water. i run with tap. the original #noFilter
  4. nynj

    nynj Well-Known Member

    Jul 27, 2012
    Yeah brah

  5. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    this thread.... LOL

  6. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Fkn love you guys man.

    o barry
  7. backside hack

    backside hack Well-Known Member

    Apr 4, 2012
    Charcoal filters (Brita) do nothing except filter out turbidity and affect the taste.

    I've had the Berkey Royal for five years now.The filters need to be carbon black. The voids in the carbon filters allow VOC, pesticides, PCB, SVOCs, metals, etc to be filtered. In NJ this is key. So much ground water/aquifer contamination from years and year of mis-use/illegal dumping.

    I also have the add on arsenic/flouride filters.

    I recommend it to everyone. Bottled water is a fooking scam! Watch the documentary, "Tapped" and you will never drink/buy bottled water again!!
  8. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    I am bored.
    Where da puck ya been??
    And hows da kid doing??
  9. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    I bought a filter a few years ago thinking about it.dont know whatever happened to it lol but I'm still drinking kool aid with raw tap
  10. beachbreak

    beachbreak Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    Cep, knowing what i see in your posts, don't be so hard on yourself. I don't think you drink the kool-aid, cep.
  11. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    So... without reading the last 25 pages...

    What's the consensus?

    I have thought about installing a whole house filter... any suggestions?
  12. archy 2.0

    archy 2.0 Well-Known Member

    Jul 5, 2012
    Fug the consensus and do what you think is best.
    People claim problems only arise in places like Flindt and there's nothing to worry about, until..........
    I always say to err on the side of caution with things that you can take control of, i.e. food and water.
  13. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    "Lead contamination in Washington, D.C. drinking water, first discovered in 2001, left thousands of children with lifelong health risks, and led to a re-evaluation of the use of chloramine in public drinking-water systems."

    WASHINGTON — Lessons learned the hard way in the aftermath of D.C.’s 2004 water crisis are benefiting residents in Flint, Michigan, who have been forced to deal with lead in their drinking water.

    “People don’t realize this — the extent of the problem in D.C. was about 20 to 30 times larger than Flint,” says Virginia Tech environmental engineer Marc Edwards, who has been instrumental in researching the immediate and long-term effects of lead in water in both the District of Columbia and Flint. “There was more lead poisoning, more exposure of people.”

    Lead is a toxic metal that, when ingested through paint, water, and soil, can cause brain damage, behavioral problems and developmental problems.

    In 2004, the Washington Post reported that a change in water treatment chemicals at the federally operated Washington Aqueduct in 2000 had inadvertently triggered the absorption of lead from the District’s aging lead service lines and lead pipes in older homes.

    Although testing by Washington’s Water and Sewer Authority (WASA), which changed its name to DC Water in 2010, revealed increased lead levels in 2000, the information was not widely disseminated until the Post’s investigative report.
  14. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    The Potomac River is the source of drinking water for metro DC, which is the region including DC, northern Virginia & suburban Maryland....

    Abnormally developed fish, possessing both male and female characteristics, have been discovered in the Potomac River in the District and in tributaries across the region, federal scientists say -- raising alarms that the river is tainted by pollution that drives hormone systems haywire.

    The fish, smallmouth and largemouth bass, are naturally males but for some reason are developing immature eggs inside their sex organs. Their discovery at such widely spread sites, including one just upstream from the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, seems to show that the Potomac's problem with "intersex" fish extends far beyond the West Virginia stream where they were first found in 2003.
  15. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Solution-- drink beer instead.
  16. archy 2.0

    archy 2.0 Well-Known Member

    Jul 5, 2012
  17. PA_KOOK

    PA_KOOK Well-Known Member

    Apr 4, 2016
    Pa has a problem in certain areas with PFOAs and PFOS contaminating the water supply. The amounts are under the EPA guidelines but [email protected] if that's worth anything. I got a proposal for a whole house granular activated carbon filter. It was something in the range of $1200 and $300 a year for filter changes.

    I'm thinking about getting a few of these and installing with GAC filters in the basement.

    We're drinking bottled water currently.
  18. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    oh spoiled ah-medicanos,dont realize how good we have it.

    we're worrying about fluoride and lead and all these other things,meanwhile across the globe people in india and Africa are drinking the same water they sh1t in.
  19. archy 2.0

    archy 2.0 Well-Known Member

    Jul 5, 2012
  20. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    N.C. drinking water tainted with chemical byproduct for decades?

    " The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority co-authored a three-year study on the chemical's elevated presence in the water. But as CBS News' Jericka Duncan reports, the findings were never made available to the general public -- not even to Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo.

    Saffo met with Chemours officials, and couldn't believe what he heard: "We were alarmed. And we want to know how long that compound or that chemical had been dispersed into the Cape Fear River. And they told us since 1980." "