Original update posted in January, 2016
UPDATE – February, 2018. Capetown is a coastal city in South Africa. It is the second-most populous urban area in South Africa after Johannesburg. It is also the capital and primate city of the Western Cape province. As the seat of the Parliament of South Africa, it is also the legislative capital of the country.
Capetown is experiencing a very, very severe drought. “Yeah, but that’s in Africa….”, ok, granted. What happens in your AO when the water infrastructure takes a dump or the water is so polluted you can’t use it, or for whatever reason, the local, county, state or federal government starts a very, very strict water rationing program? Can you provide potable (drinkable) water from ‘other sources’ to keep your family hydrated?
Here’s the article. If you don’t have a private well, and you are dependent upon a metropolitan water system, think, as you look through pictures of people standing in lines or buying 5 gallon jugs of water, and the increased level in armed police on stand-by against potential unrest, what you might do in that situation. If you DO have a well, think what will happen when the government puts a lock on it and confiscates your water. Don’t think it could happen? Check the laws in your state about water rights. Check the federal laws about what is included in ‘navigable waters’ that fall under federal jurisdiction.
Water IS life…..
Reason #7468 is how the water issue in Flint, Michigan is being handled. The facts will support the position that political motivation and manipulation by transnational socialists put the people depending on the water system in jeopardy. However, when you decide you don’t want to be dependent upon ‘the system’ with no other recourse, get one of these. Any water, including that in Flint, comes out potable. If you’re concerned with heavy metals and other particulates, get the ‘zero water’ filter here. Running your water through both of these will be cheaper and thousands of times more efficient in the long run. Icing on the cake? You don’t have to wait for someone to bring you cases of bottled water or ‘the state’ to tell you when you can or can’t drink water.
Pathogen Elimination: Sawyer ‘Zero Two Bucket Kit’
Order it here. Best $125 you’ll ever spend…don’t think this kind of activity won’t come to your town eventually. The more commodities that are given away ‘free’, the more of your ‘tax dollars’ are wasted proportionately, and eventually, more and more people will figure out that you can get the same things you pay for through taxation that comes from your paycheck without having to go to work. So, mitigate your exposure. Your family and your NPT will thank you for having the foresight to make sure they didn’t die of water-borne pathogens….
Dissolved Solids (lead, chromium, and others) : Zero Water Bottle Filtration System.
I’ve used this exclusively for day to day drinking water needs for some years now. I’ve also got the ‘Zero Two Bucket’ system for any time I’m suspicious or an announcement is made that the water system has bacterial contamination, like during power outages. Because my wife’s health and mine are important to us, in those situations, we run it through both before we use the water for anything other than hygiene. You’d be surprised how good water tastes when it’s not chock full of garbage.
We also use the ‘Total Dissolved Solids Meter’ with the above to check the status of the dual filters. When it reaches 6 parts per million, we change the filters out. The meter is ‘dumb’ so it measures objectively. Stick it in a glass of tap water, and you’ll see upwards of 140 parts per million of ‘stuff’ (no specific identification) in the glass. Rinse out the glass, put some water from Zero Water Bottle Filtration System in it, and it comes up ZERO parts per million (on new filters) of any ‘stuff’.’ Only thing you’re drinking is water. It cannot get rid of illness causing pathogens, however, so when in doubt, we do as I described above. Basically, it’s double jeopardy for anything causing our water to be non-potable (drinkable).