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Old 17-12-2008, 10:32 PM   #1
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Hoping someone will be able to put my mind at rest.

Is bore water safe to drink????

The property we are on is supposed to be ok, however have found the water to be rather gritty. Have therefore been filtering water through the Britas filter jug, then boiling for my cups of coffee Have also been buying 12 litres of spring water at a time from Coles for the kids to drink.

Any thoughts on this - good or bad???

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Old 17-12-2008, 10:35 PM   #2
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pretty sure its not....

sorry... i dunno exactly but im pretty sure its not
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When I lived out on Doghill rd in Baldivis for many years (a long time ago) our bore water was awful. It didnt have that yucky smell, but it was yellow, and if you filled a jug of water and left it in the fridge for a while all the iron (?) would settle at the bottom of the jug. It didnt taste that bad really, just very metallicy, but at first I refused to drink it, and used only bottled water. As I got slacker (and more used to the taste) it became all we used to drink. Cant say it ended up hurting us
(although others may beg to differ lol) I guess it depends whats IN your water.
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I wouldnt be able to stand drinking it all the time. Though, when I'm riding if I forgot my water bottle I have been known to have a drink out of the bore water hose I'm still alive!
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Some is, some isn't. Really you would need to get it tested(and then monitored) to see if it was ok.
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Funnily enough the water is crystal clear, just can feel bitty at the back of the throat, and smells, well just like 'normal' water! Have been taking precautions just in case in the meantime!
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How do I get it tested?? Is it just a diy thing or is there a specialist somewhere??

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I think its the water board, they can test samples for you and advise if it is safe, But this test is for now When the water table is high and can change day to day depending on the watertable changes with use. We had an underbench filter fitted after 2 years of bottled water and trips to suburbia, service stations or work filling 20l bottle to use.
The under bench filter was about $300 and only did the kitchen outlet, but worked a treat and filters lasted about 6 months.
Then after another year or 2 got a 100,000+ rainwater tank but still kept the filter on the sink for food and drink use.
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Hi we only have bore and tank water no scheme. we have a main filter system to the house which removes sediment, taste and smell and recently had it tested and it actually came back better than scheme water so if you have a good filter system you should find no problems with it we don't. But everyone to their own I guess as others may dissagree.
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The water board may test for you, most likely they will send the sample off to another lab to be tested.

I'll PM you a number of a lab that should do drinking water testing. I have no idea on the price though.
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