Monday, August 5, 2013

Are You Drinking the Water?

My husband Doc had his first guest post ever here at Back to the Basics last month and he chose to talk about water. 
Read Don't Drink the Water  
I was totally grossed out by what he shared and insisted that he follow up.  You can't just leave everyone hangin' after you tell em not to drink the water.  So here he is...

Water!  The essence of life.  You can survive weeks with little or no food but only 3 days without water.

What is it about water that isn’t clean?  Hard to imagine most water in the world today that is not aggressively filtered is not clean.  Heavy metals, feces, bacteria and pesticides contaminate all but the most fastidiously cleaned water. 

But what about the water in my city?  I don’t know where you live but I live in South Florida and we have had multiple “boil water alerts” in just the last several years. What concerns me is these are just the ones they have actually told us about.  There is a threshold of contamination that the city considers safe.  Really?  I wonder if they let their kids drink it.

After several weeks of research I thought I had narrowed it down to one really good filtration system.  It was expensive so must be good right?  Even most of the review were good.

I just had this nagging thought during my research of 'Why can't I produce something just as good.' Well, I can! I built my own Water Filtration System!

Details at Mary's Heirloom Seeds. Made in the USA

This system includes ONE ceramic filter, ONE filter sock with fastener, ONE spigot and  TWO buckets (BPA Free).  We also include installation instructions. 
99.99% Bacteria Removal
99.9% Virus Reduction
Certified by Cuetical Labs, FDA Registered Laboratory

Capable of filtering arsenic, lead, fluoride, iron and nitrates

Non-returnable. BPA Free, Food-Grade Buckets come pre-drilled!!!

Our entire Water Filtration System is Made in the USA!

My family and I are proactive.  We use a high grade water filter and put everything out of the tap through it.  Is this overly cautious?  We don’t think so.  

Your health and your families health is the only thing you really own.  Shouldn’t you jealously guard it?  Every person on the planet should be drinking a gallon of water a day.  Does that gallon count if it contains bacteria and/or contaminants that will hurt your body?

Do you think that the general health of everyone in the world would benefit from having available clean water to drink?  Do you think the cost of healthcare world wide would fall if everyone had clean healthy water to drink?

Help us get the word out and do your family a favor at the same time.  

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Joyce said...

So, are you going to be selling them? If so for how much?

mary_smith said...

Absolutely! They are available on my website Mary's Heirloom Seeds. They are $75.50 plus shipping. This is much less than the $300 filter we looked at!

Becca said...

How do you fill such a filter? And are there any filters that properly filter all water coming in to your house?

mary_smith said...

Hey Becca! The entire filtration system comes apart if need be. Filling it up is EASY. Just lift the top lid and add water.

I have no idea about filtering ALL water. We use a special filter on our shower and now for drinking water.

Betsy Pool said...

Very cool. This seems like a great system. So glad you linked up at Romance on a dime again. Hope to see you this Tuesday!

Black Fox Homestead said...

Thanks for sharing this with us at the HomeAcre Hop. Hope to have you back again tomorrow: