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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

if there is no taste thats good

Image result for organicgreendcotor rainwater
pure good clear water
well it has no taste
if you smell or taste your water
usually thats not good

at the country n we drank pure rainwater for several years
it was filtered multiple times ran through a carbon filter
then sterilized with ultraviolet light

what came out of the faucet was
so pure it was almost sweet tasting

one place that it really showed how chemicalless it was
was with my drip system in the garden

previously i would use well water to irrigate with
every year i would have to clean out each individual dripper
to remove all the crud buildup that would stop them up

once i changed to rainwater
they always stayed open
there was no white crude buildup in the holes

in fact plumbers and rainwater gurus tell me that
when you start using rainwater it slowly begins to
clean out the water pipes in the house
gradually removing all that gunk in the pipes

this week we sprung a leak in our condo water pipes
in the courtyard
the plumber after he removed the broken pipe
and repaired it let me look at the segment removed

all i could think was
that looks like the inside of an artery thats all corroded
from cholesterol buildup that makes folks have
strokes or heart attacks

what our pipes here really needed was a stent
like they do in folks with clogged arteries

really what they need is rainwater for a water system

problem is
it dont rain much here

the water smells of chlorine when you run it into a glass of water

after drinking rainwater for years
we really notice the taste and smell
remember you shouldnt be able to taste water
we filter our drinking water
so it doesnt taste

all this made me think of flint michigan
where switching water sources and adding new chemicals
released lead into the water system
poisoning folks
especially growing kids
sometimes permanently
seems sort of criminal to me

i wonder what gets released here as the chemicalized water
hits all that clogging stuff in the pipes around here
wonder what it does to those who drink it

the water is tested before it gets to the tap
before it goes through bad pipes
this sometimes is where the contamination occurs
in those bad pipes
the water faucet is where the test should occur

we were spoiled
first drinking well water that tasted good but had a lot
of calcium in it
drinking the pure no tasting rainwater with nothing in it

i guess we will just keep filtering our water
thinking of that rainwater with every sip we take

the goal
no taste
no odor

im afraid to have it tested

the organicgreen doctor

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