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Here is a list of frequently asked questions that might be of help to you,
however if you need more information feel free to contact us.
1- My water tastes bad. What could be the cause?
The bad taste of drinking water can be caused by one or a combination of several elements of contamination.
The possibilities include manganese (characterized by a metallic flavour) and other minerals, industrial chemical waste, detergents, organic compounds resulting from decaying vegetation, sulphur compounds, algae, etc..
2- What could cause the bad odor in my water?
Hydrogen sulphide (characterized by a smell of rotten eggs) insecticides, and industrial chemical wates. Water seeping through decaying vegetation can create a swamp-like odor.
What would cause dark colouring in water?
The eater might originate from a swamp or a pond, might have passed through decaying vegetation in the earth, or might contain algae, iron or rust. Even if the water does not taste bad or does not have a bad odor, it certainly makes a poor drink.
There are also pollution agents which have neither taste, nor odor, nor colour. It is thus quite possible to be drinking dangerous water unknowingly. Some of these pollutants can accumulate in our systems over the years. Even if the use of such water does not seem to harm us, in the long run our health could be seriously affected.
Could we become seriously ill from drinkng contaminated water?
Doctor Victor Heiser, author of ``The American Dorcor`s Odyssey`` has produced actual proof that water contaminated by human excrement could be the origin of cholera epidemics which have occurred in several parts of the world. Moreover, this type of pollution can also cause epidemics of infectious hepatitis and of salmonella fever.
All the preceeding dangers exist without even including undesirable minerals such as arsenic, mercury and asbestos.
Percentage of water in tissues, organs, fluids and blood in the human body.
BRAIN 74.5 %
BONES 22 %
KIDNEYS 82.7 %
Another reason why it is so important to drink uncontaminated water.
5- Are spring and mineral waters pure?
No! All untreated waters hold a certain amount of impurities.
It is very difficult to evaluate the purity of these waters. Their use is costly and is not available to everyone.
6- Are the water softeners offerd by certain manufacturers really water purifiers?
Water softeners do not kill water bacteria nor do they remove inorganic impurities. In the softening process, however, salts are added to the water. A person following a salt free diet should never dronk softened water. Moreover, filtered water gets increasingly dangerous as the filter itself can become a pollution agent if it is not changed at regular intervals. The Consumer Bulletin informs us that very often, through negligence, the filter is left in place for too long a period because there is no warning of its becoming contaminated.
7- Can drinking water supplied by the municipality be contaminated?
In spite of efforts made by municipalities, unfortunately the answer is yes. It is reported that of 490 water systems observed intermittently in 1973 by the Environment Protection Service, 72% exceeded at least once the allowable maximum of 4 coliforms in their drinking water samples. This occurred in the Province of Quebec.
In July 1974, one municipality informed its 24,000 residents to boil their water before using.
Another municipality saw 83% of its samples exceed 4 coliforms. Moreover, clean water at an aqueduct can become contaminated on its way to our taps.
8- Are there other sources of water?
There are wells.These can be dangerous as a source of drinking water due to the possible infiltration of pollution elements coming from cess-pools, septic tanks and other sources.
9- Is there any other way of purifying water other than by distillation?
Yes, by chlorination. It is very difficult, however, to determine the exact proportions. This fact is particularly true as it applies to domestic use and also to the aqueducts where the operators are not experts in the handling of chlorine. Moreover, when chlorine is added, water often acquires a disagreeable taste.
Does the human body not require minerals in drinking water?
The American Medical Journal sates: ``The mineral requirements of the human body are largely acquired from food and not from drinking water.`` Doctor Sherman, an eminent biochemist and nutritionist, maintains that the mineral content of water is not sufficient to be of any real value.
Does nature not, intend to include minerals in water?
Nature does not naturally include minerals in water. Pure water is in fact distilled by evaporation an subsequent condensation.
This water them becomes loaded with impurities as it falls in the form of snow and rain and by erosion.
12- How can I ensure a supply of pure water for my family?
You can use distilled water. Unless contaminated after distillation, the water will be pure and free of mineral elements.
13- Why is distilled water so pure?
The distillation process consists of boiling by the heat. Salts, sulphur, arsenic, mercury and all other pollutants cannot enter the distiller's cooling apparatus. Impurities are thus left behind in the boiler and only pure water is extracted from the condenser circuit.
14- Does distilled water have a pleasant taste?
Distilled water is used mainly for cooking and in beverages. Distilled water can be stored in quantity for use at parties. The taste of food, coffee, tea is greatly enhanced.
The best way to store distilled water is to use hermetically sealed glass containers.
For a really refreshing drink, refrigerate before serving.
Why can distilled water not be produced more quickly?
Distillation is a natural process whereby evaporation of the contaminated water occurs followed by the condensation of the steam into pure water
- this process occurs naturally, drop by drop.
16- What is the best source of distilled water?
The most economical way to proceed is to buy your own home-installed distiller. It will supply you with a source of drinking water at the cost of a few cents a day.
If you are already using bottled water, you will obtain a financial saving which in a very short while, will surpass the cost of your equipment. Moreover, you will have, for the rest of your life, a source of pure water that is both practical and economical.
17- Is there any other way to obtain distilled water?
Yes. You can purchase distilled water in supermarkets or at drug stores. Depending on demand, the price varies from 50 cents to $ 1.50 a gallon (approx 4 litres) Your distiller will supply you with water at the cost of a few cents per day. Your bottled water will cost 7 to 20 times more than home-distilled water