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Re: Cisterns.... Keepin' it wet.

OldTart
February 29, 2016 11:36AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 6,524

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Alana33
Doesn't really matter. If they get sick, they get sick and they're not in the states, drinking tap water any longer.

Yours doesn't come out of a tap?

Re: Cisterns.... Keepin' it wet.
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Exit Zero
February 29, 2016 11:48AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 2,214

The only long term ill effects I remember hearing about cistern water was years ago there was a report of older residents who were very mineral deficient because of drinking only rain water for years had depleted the trace elements normally replenished and present in groundwater and a weekly OTC mineral supplemented was recommended.
I personally do take a mineral supplement because of that idea which seemed to be a reasonable theory.

Re: Cisterns.... Keepin' it wet.

Alana33
February 29, 2016 02:09PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 11,676

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OldTart
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Alana33
Doesn't really matter. If they get sick, they get sick and they're not in the states, drinking tap water any longer.

Yours doesn't come out of a tap?
You were speaking of stateside tap water not how I get my water.
Why so combative?

Re: Cisterns.... Keepin' it wet.

OldTart
February 29, 2016 03:46PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 6,524

Good grief, forgive me for interjecting a little levity. Combative? Crikey, lighten up!

Re: Cisterns.... Keepin' it wet.

Alana33
February 29, 2016 05:18PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 11,676

I don't have to lighten up.
You do.

Re: Cisterns.... Keepin' it wet.

TN_Travelers
February 29, 2016 05:39PM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 62

Are you two related? You sound like a couple of siblings fighting over nothing.big grin

Almost as much fun as the "Clown Car" politics over here.silly smiley

Please make up - we need your positive input.



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Re: Cisterns.... Keepin' it wet.

OldTart
February 29, 2016 05:59PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 6,524

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Alana33
I don't have to lighten up.
You do.

I did.

Re: Cisterns.... Keepin' it wet.

quirion
March 01, 2016 10:28AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 408

I drank ours for quite a while with no issues but eventually installed some filters by the pump. Im somewhat glad given what i find in those filters when i change them smiling

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Dante
March 01, 2016 03:07PM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 253

On a side note my doctor recommended a prescription floride toothpaste because of the absence of floride in cistern water and because I have children in the house .

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