What happens after a Boil Water Alert?
An interesting note, our original goal was to help people in towns where there is a boil water alert. But, when the town addresses the issue, the water in many cases can be worse. To kill E-coli or other microbes in the water, the municipality will often just increase the chemicals and chlorine. This often can be a lot worse in the long run. By disinfecting the water, the city is making the water safer to drink today, but the chemicals used to do this can affect our health in the future.
There are some towns such as Perth and Carleton Place where the chlorine levels are higher than what would be considered safe in a swimming pool.
Click HERE to read an article I wrote about City water. I sent this to all the papers and not one had the courage to print it even though it is all 100% factual.
Often the problem is budgets. The town or city simply can’t afford to treat the water any other way. I can understand that if only about 1% of the water they treat actually gets consumed, they can’t justify the huge expense to purify the water that mostly goes ‘down the toilet’.
When I asked the people at the treatment plant why they don’t request that all homeowners pay an extra 1000.00 a year to send us SAFE water vs SAFER water, they had an interesting answer. They asked me where I lived. I answered Orleans Ontario. They then told me the water from the treatment plant can take 4 to 6 weeks to reach my tap. If they didn’t inject the water with chloramines prior to sending the water to me, the bacteria would be at an unsafe level. So for this reason I do want all those chemicals in my water right up to my tap. It is far easier to remove all the chemicals than high levels of bacteria.
(click HERE to read my article after my tour of the treatment plant)
So what I am getting at is that everyone should have a purifier and a shower filter, even if there is no boil water alert.