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STXBob
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December 31, 2010 2:50 pm  

the purified water from the machines is 60 cents a gallon or about .021 per gallon, just keep your containers clean.

Huh?


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Bombi
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December 31, 2010 2:55 pm  

sorry per ounce. .021


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stcmike
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January 2, 2011 3:49 am  

driniking cistern water - r u nuts


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rick2424
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February 23, 2011 11:47 pm  

I just drank cistern water a few weeks ago in STT and I threw it up big time

I'm sure there are some good cistern's, but there is nothing like the testing from a good municipality water source, and they are made public to the consumers on an annual basis, with heavy guidelines.

My recommendation is to only drink bottled water and ice cube that as well, no cistern water for ice cubes.

If you boil it, or shower with it, that is appropriate, but I'll never drink it again after my night of horror!


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February 23, 2011 11:54 pm  

Rick: If you live in a condo, DPNR requires the association to check your water monthly. If they aren't, you need to check on them.


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February 24, 2011 11:15 am  

And this should be the safe way to drink cistern water. If you do not have a UV filter in there, then I do not recommend. I live with someone that does this for a living. City water is usually safe because they filter and treat the water before it goes out to you. Now when it hit the pipes???? I do hope that they flush their pipes. Take WAPA water that is now basically filtered sea water vs well water that they treated through heat. Well that water is safe to drink..but when it hit the pipes, I don't know. It is all judgement. If I am renting, I would not drink cistern water unless it has a UV filter and regularly maintained. I don't drink city water, but with a filter it might be fine. Unless it comes out brown or something. But frankly, to each their own right. Its your health and your choice 🙂


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December 4, 2014 5:43 am  

http://virginislandsdailynews.com/news/brain-eating-amoeba-killed-st-thomas-man-last-year-protecting-against-naegleria-fowleri-1.1592305

I think filtering AND sanitizing cistern water should be the rule, not the exception.


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December 4, 2014 10:01 am  

http://virginislandsdailynews.com/news/brain-eating-amoeba-killed-st-thomas-man-last-year-protecting-against-naegleria-fowleri-1.1592305

I think filtering AND sanitizing cistern water should be the rule, not the exception.

Seriously? You revive a 3 year old thread to express your opinion on cistern water and support this opinion by linking an article from a year ago about a man who died here from a "brain-eating water-borne amoeba" which, according to the CDC and cited in the article, "In the 10 years from 2003 to 2012, only 31 infections of Naegleria fowleri have been reported in the United States. Infection typically occurs when people go swimming or diving in warm fresh water, such as lakes and rivers, and water contaminated with the amoeba goes forcefully up their noses ... ",

Thanks for the chuckle and remember when you move here not to swim or dive in lakes and rivers - and avoid drinking cistern water (or putting it up your nose) in case you become the 11th victim in 10 years in the whole US! LOL.


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Pdmargie
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December 4, 2014 12:28 pm  

http://virginislandsdailynews.com/news/brain-eating-amoeba-killed-st-thomas-man-last-year-protecting-against-naegleria-fowleri-1.1592305

I think filtering AND sanitizing cistern water should be the rule, not the exception.

Seriously? You revive a 3 year old thread to express your opinion on cistern water and support this opinion by linking an article from a year ago about a man who died here from a "brain-eating water-borne amoeba" which, according to the CDC and cited in the article, "In the 10 years from 2003 to 2012, only 31 infections of Naegleria fowleri have been reported in the United States. Infection typically occurs when people go swimming or diving in warm fresh water, such as lakes and rivers, and water contaminated with the amoeba goes forcefully up their noses ... ",

Thanks for the chuckle and remember when you move here not to swim or dive in lakes and rivers - and avoid drinking cistern water (or putting it up your nose) in case you become the 11th victim in 10 years in the whole US! LOL.

I am nothing, if not entertaining,.....Damn all those microbiology courses I took in college! LOL!


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December 4, 2014 12:37 pm  

I am nothing, if not entertaining,.....Damn all those microbiology courses I took in college! LOL!

I've been blessed today with two big morning laughs thanks to this forum - which is definitely a good start! Thanks!


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Spartygrad95
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December 4, 2014 1:09 pm  

Is there Ebola or ISIS in cistern water too? Never be too safe.


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Pdmargie
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December 4, 2014 4:13 pm  

Is there Ebola or ISIS in cistern water too? Never be too safe.

Naw,........they're in the septic system. ; )


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stt007
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December 5, 2014 10:26 am  

How often should chlorine be added to the cistern? I do about every 3 months. But not sure if that right.


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December 5, 2014 11:19 am  

I add chlorine at about the same frequency...every three months or after a bout of heavy rains.


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