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post #11 of 14 Old 06-29-2016, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by jaydee View Post
If you're drinking the water yourself then surely you would have it run through a filtration system before it reaches the horses?
If a horse is at risk of getting kidney stones or problems with high levels of minerals then so are you
I do not drink the water.
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post #12 of 14 Old 06-30-2016, 12:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Yogiwick View Post
Thanks for sharing. Definitely will look into that more.

Unfortunately not sure what the options are, digging a new well is out, drinking our horrible pond water is out, maybe Poland Springs? :P

As mentioned above, ours is safe to drink and even when it's orange we (can, though we don't cause it looks gross!) drink it, use it for cooking, shower, laundry (no whites when it's orange lol), etc. The color change is rare and it rarely causes issues with the pipes and such though it is hard water. Definitely looking into anything that may help though!
Our water was orange too, it's not iron, it's something called tannin?(sp), I noticed it slightly discolored the whites in the wash after a while. Anyways, the filters, all the other gear we installed fixed that problem.

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post #13 of 14 Old 06-30-2016, 08:43 AM
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The first thing we did when we came here was have a complete filter system fitted, buying bottled water for drinking is expensive and the damage unfiltered water can do to appliances is also expensive - plus the water coming through the taps was full of particles of black grit. In the long term it saves you money and can give you some peace of mind that what you and your animals are drinking isn't harming them
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post #14 of 14 Old 06-30-2016, 11:11 AM
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City water, or at least our city water, comes with the same minerals that well water does for your local region. They only add in more stuff like fluoride & chlorine but they don't filter or soften it. My horses and I both prefer well water but are stuck with city water that smells and tastes like frickin' pool water. YUCK!
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