How Do I Protect Myself From the City Water in My New Apartment?
How do I protect myself from the city water in my new apartment?Ever heard about FLINT ( Michigan ) WATER CRISIS ? Here is a latest link if not :Flint is facing a Shigellosis outbreakUnfortunately there's NOTHING that you or anyone can do in personal level , except from drinking it of course . The water will find a way in your apartment through the pipes . You will need to shower or wash dishes and your clothes sooner or later . On the other side , things are not that bad as you seem you think . Paranoia is never a good ally , so it all depends of where exactly you live and what kind of PIPES your building has already installed . If you live in FLINT MICHIGAN I have bad news for you . ALSO if you live in areas that OIL FRACKING is permitted , like FLORESVILLE near SAN ANTONIO TEXAS or Williston North Dakota then you are also in deep trouble . It's been reported that oil residue in water is in high levels . CNN released a video that residents can actually light up a glass of water , yes just like that fancy bartender that can set your alcoholic beverage on fire in the club . Unfortunately OIL in your water is not the same as your tequila shot on fire . So do your research , where EXACTLY do you live ? Avoid all OIL FRACKING AREAS to begin with , also try to stay away from areas that store NUCLEAR TOXIC WASTE . Stay away from Arizona from example and TEXAS , FLINT Michigan is unrelated to FRACKING , it's older and cheaper water PIPES . So you can be living in the country and having the delusion that you are safe but if it's TEXAS that is too loose on what chemicals are legal then you are in a big trouble . Example : San Antonio TEXAS has no problem with allowing the use ASBESTOS .. that's insanely dangerous . California on the other hand is way safer , way more conscious about chemicals that are allowed in construction . So here is the problem : it's NOT THE WATER as they told you that is dangerous , it's the PIPES in your home/ town / city / area . Lobbyists never cared about public health , lobbyists only care about PROFIT . Plz stay away from Asbestos , chemicals ,OIL FRACKING AREAS , FLINT , TEXAS and list getting bigger and bigger . Research all you can , and try to move and live in "greener" areas , places that the protection of the environment is important and a major priority .. you need to live in areas / cities / states WITH THE HIGHEST SAFETY STANDARDS POSSIBLE ... good luck , and once again , no it's NOT the water itself . NYC for example is way SAFER than the country , especially in heavily industrialized SOUTH . As I said , TEXAS is a big no no . Cancerous with low standards , OIL driven economy states are the first RED FLAG to look forâ â â â â âHow much of an impact does tapping into city water have on potential buyers?so glad I did not buy this lemon of yoursâ â â â â âIs is safe for me to do this?If everyone is ordered to boil water, that includes restaurants. If the water is piped in through the city, then they would have to boil it before putting it in the soda machine. I do believe that McD's does not use city water though. Just ask at the drive through to make sureâ â â â â âDoes the city water dept change your water pressure?check your flapper valve in your toilet it sounds like it is leaking mine was doing this and the only way i knew it was is a heard water running just a trickle of it in the drain pipe under my toilet in the basementâ â â â â âWhen I clean my fish tank I use this water straight from the tap! Im getting this dechlorinater from petsmart.The package will have instructions that are easy to follow for dosage of the Dechlorinator. It is just my opinion, but I use dechlorinator because I have city water that contains chlorine and chloramines which are toxic to fish and I always allow the mixture time to work. When I make up a fresh bach of water, I put in the reccomended dosage (from the label or package) with my tap water and allow it to sit in a bucket with an air stone for 24 hours. The air stone is for the purpose of mixing the chemical through the water and to aid in gas exchange (allowing the bad stuff to escape from the water). It also helps the pH of the water to stabalize. I would never fill an aquarium with water, dump in dechlorinator and just throw fish into the water.