I live in a mountainside village, tall, lush trees surround the area and you can see snow settled on the peaks and in the valleys of these large mountain rocks.
The great thing is that, throughout the whole area, there is a constant all year round steady flow of natural mineral water.
We are blessed beyond I know.
You drink it straight off the mountain and it’s clear as glass.
This might shock some, of which you can read about here, but we live our lives as we see fit.
People queue 10 deep hands filled with empty bottles to fill and take home, and it’s been like this for years.
Since my husband was a child, he used to play football on the now built up fields and go stick his head under the water when he was done.
Not a care in the world.
I know what you’re thinking, we’re mad.
You say there are faeces and parasites and all sorts of bacteria in the water, but because it runs pretty quickly and without stop, I’d say we’re ok.
We have had nothing happen in the last 50 years in our family, and no reports of anyone in the community, so I’m not too concerned.
Each to their own of course and I’m not saying all water is safe all the time, but even some tap water I’ve seen that you rely on to be clean and filtered is not, and has as bad a taste as if you had to lick the ground.
How to tell if the water is safe or full of Sulphur?
If you open the tap to fill the kids’ water bottles for football and it smells like your grannies special egg salad, please don’t fill the bottles.
The smell is a tell-tale sign that you could have a high level of Sulphur in the water flow and you need to get it sorted.
A quick fix and investment would be to have a Sulphur water filter installed in the home, you don’t want to risk your kids bathing in toxic water and catching all kinds of creepy crawlies.
You sure couldn’t cook with the water, so you’re pretty much stuck.
Having the filter put in, which is a simple couple of hour’s job for your local plumber or your hubby if he is into a bit of DIY, and you won’t have to look back again.
Life’s too busy to stress about keeping tabs on the children having a glass of water.
5 Benefits of having a water filter system.
- Safety. The main objective is knowing you are safe whenever you feel a thirst coming on, no iodine tablets with each drink or fiddly filter straws, proper setup and you’re good to go. Listen to some advice on this video on how people go about choosing and getting a system that works for them.
- Cost-effective. Not only is it easy on the environment, but doing it right the first time will save you in the long-run. No constant buying of filter straws or stocking up on boxes of purifying tablets, a once-off installation will take the weight off your shoulders.
- Repairs. With it being filtered by a 1 in and 1 out filtration process, limescale and bacteria can’t build up. Your pipework increases its longevity and calling a plumber out minimum once a year will be a thing of the past.
- Health. Having too many alkaline and fluorides in the water can irritate your skin. Kids who suffer from eczema or psoriasis will have a hard time showering and it will only get worse.
- Preparedness. If a pipe had to burst in the area you live and sewage leaked into the water system, you’d be safe and prepared by having your system already in place. Any water damage would still be flowing through your filters and you can go about your day.
Who knew a basic necessity such as drinking water came with so many details?
Although I lived in a 1st world country for over a decade, I was born in a 3rd world.
Basics are taken for granted here, while there you scrape every penny together to be as safe as you can afford.
Look after your children and family, they are our future.