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glm1111
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I had an aquasana filter on my sink but it won't fit on my new sink in my new apt. I was just reading a link Tincup posted about drugs in our drinking water.

I hate spending money on bottled spring water that may have the same problem. So I was just wondering what everyone here does for safe drinking water?

Thanks,

Gael

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I used the shaklee water pitcher and filter for a while.

But, started going with Pur water pitcher and filter recently through vitacost.

I noticed iherb also has a filtration system.

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I buy distilled water but I have always been concerned with the water coming from who knows where and then to top that off... the plastic bottle and when it heats up - which I am sure is likely in transit- in the summer for sure-- I think they leech chemicals. I think a filtration system for home is the answer I just havent wanted to spend the money. I will be interested in what others post here!

Thanks!

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We bought a Berkey water filtration system and LOVE it. It sets on the counter top and we can pour in water from the tap and it filters it and the water is so light and pure! You could put red food coloring in the water and it still come out clear.

It's large enough to hold a couple gallons I guess..and compact enough that we take it with us when we go camping or out of town.

I got mine from xtremeimpulse.com for a little over $200 I think and it was well worth it. We also got Berkey sports bottles that come with the same filter inside, for us and the kids.

We were going to just get a sink filter system but then it would only be good for when we were at home. We got tired of buying the big water jugs and having to take them to get filled every week.

I'm sure there are others that are just as good but I'm very happy with mine.

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I had a reverse osmosis system installed under my kitchen sink last summer. It cost us $600 total for the system and installation. [Cool]

No more lugging plastic water bottles home. No more taking empty bottles to the recycle center. [dizzy]

Easier for me and better for mother earth. I figured it would pay for itself in about two years.

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Some good ideas here and will look into.

Thanks for the info

..Off to whole foods that has Culligan water purifiers in the store. I will investigate. Right now, it will come down to $$ and what I can afford.

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I LOVE my Tap Master artesian:

http://www.advancedwaterfilters.com/filter-products/tap-master-artesian-reverse-osmosis-water-filtration-system.html

It is RO water, but it runs through a filter to remineralize it. We were late changing the filters ($79.00 once a year) and I put it off until I had a whole house system guy come in to test/ try to sell us one from ecover (sp?), and he was SO amazed by how great the water was, even after 15 months.

I think it is a great value. No regrets.

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I use a combination of prill stones and an aquasauna. But, I think the prill stones are enough. It is definitely the cheapest way to filter water and with the side benefit of increasing the mineral content of the water.

http://www.life-enthusiast.com/index/Articles/Howenstine

You'll notice Dr. Howenstine has two articles about prill beads. I've been using them for sometime (about 8 months now) and equate the quality of the water to "Smart Water". The prill stones or beeds cost about 20 dollars and last a life time. Some quick calculation and it is the cheapest way to filter water.

Good luck Gael for whatever you choose.

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there is also the zero water filtration system. you can get it at target. it's like the pur and britta's, but it gets your water filtered to the level of bottled water.

http://www.zerowater.com/

it comes with a cool tester. i tested my tap water and then my pur filter i already found that the pur filter didn't filter the water as much as i would have thought.

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The reverse osmosis system with the UV light is the best kind, but the most expensive. If you use one or use distilled water you have to replace your minerals thru supplementation, as both types of water are devoid of minerals.

Britta and Pur do more for taste than really getting out all the bad stuff.

Look at www.bestfilters.com They have some good products but there are many others sites out there.

This is a good one but more interesting to click on the link for the state of California regulations to see what it removes to pass the state requirements.

http://www.bestfilters.com/countertop-water-filters/multi-pure-countertop-water-filter-system-cbvocsc/Page_1/cbvocsc.html

Also, it's best to have a shower filtration on your shower head. If you have a whole house filtration system, then that's not necessary.

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glm1111
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Great responses and info, thanks. The maintenance men in my bldg said they would get what is necessary to attach any water filter. I think I will order the Aquasana one since it has served me well.

I can't believe I threw it out before inquiring about how to attach it. [bonk] It was when I first moved in and was tossing useless stuff. Oh well...moving on.

The prill stones sound interesting.Thanks Bob and Congrats on your remission!!!

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