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    74, I am on septic tank so in a SHTF I need the water for the toilets too. I hope the water test is not to bad but if it is bad I will still use it just not for drinking.

    #27401
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    Google water testing in your area. There are probably 50 companies near by. Find out what they test for before you ask them for your test. In urban areas you could have more than ecoli and nitrates as problems.

    #27402
    Selco
    Selco
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    Thanks Drunkmonkey, good info and good topic, people usually do not understand importance of water before they lost it.

    #27410
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    undeRGRönd
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    @Freedom
    Your county offices test water, and cheaply.
    Prolly Dept. of Health

    "ROGUE ELECTRICIAN" Hoping to be around to re-energize the New World.....

    Cogito, ergo armatus sum

    #27413
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    PS:
    Welcome, DrunkMonkey!

    "ROGUE ELECTRICIAN" Hoping to be around to re-energize the New World.....

    Cogito, ergo armatus sum

    #27414
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    A funny GIF I have in the archives…

    "ROGUE ELECTRICIAN" Hoping to be around to re-energize the New World.....

    Cogito, ergo armatus sum

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    #27420
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    freedom, with your well being as shallow as it is, testing is imperative, and if there is an issue, just plan on filtering it with a Berkey or other suitable device. My well is 180′ deep down into limestone and so fortunately I will be able to use it unfiltered. It was professionally tested when we bought the place and there are no sources of pollution up on the mountain. Currently I have a whole house filter to capture any sediment but that’s not anything I worry about. I We have a water softener too, but again come SHTF foregoing that isn’t anything I worry about either.

    #27427
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    freedom
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    OK thanks undeRGRond! Will look into the county health dept or water dept.

    MountainBiker in the City of Coral Gables is the highest sea level in the area in Miami. About 8″ deep you hit coral so it is all coral down which maybe good since coral is a good filter. So I will see after I test the water.

    #27462
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    Novus Ordo
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    rprepper

    Drunk Monkey – great project, thanks for posting. I like the simplicity of it – no parts to malfunction and it’s good to have a backup to the backup. Also portable, like you said, for alternate locations like family or friends.

    “Two is one, one is none” when Murphy comes calling…

    Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property... mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.
    - Thomas Paine

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