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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

"Pure", Fresh Water? Caveat Emptor....

"[The goal is to produce water] that is ultra high quality and secure, totally disconnected from all infrastructure."
"Just take a breath of air. Take a deep breath. No matter how wealthy or poor you are, you can take a breath and own that air that you breathe."
"And yet water -- the government brings it to you."
Cody Friesen, founder, CEO Zero Mass Water, California

"You're going to get 99 percent of the bad stuff out. But now you have dead water."
"Real water should expire after a few months.] It stays most fresh within one lunar cycle of delivery."
"If it sits around too long, it'll turn green. People don't even realize that because all their water's dead, so they never see it turn green."
"Tap water? You're drinking toilet water with birth control drugs in them."
"On top of that they're putting in fluoride. Call me a conspiracy theorist, but it's a mind-control drug that has no benefit to our dental health."
Mukhande Singh, founder, Live Water
Live Water
"Without water treatment, there's acute and then chronic risks."
"There's evidence all over the world of this, and the reason we don't have those conditions is because of our very efficient water treatment."
Dr. Donald Hensrud, director, Healthy Living Program, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

"The natural food industry has been in the dark ages when it comes to water."
"Now there is a renaissance [in the sale of untreated water]."
Seth Pruzansky, CEO, Tourmaline Spring

"It has a vaguely mild sweetness, a nice smooth mouth feel, nothing that overwhelms the flavor profile."
Kevin Freeman, shift manager, Rainbow Grocery cooperative, San Francisco
Catherynne ValenteVerified account @catvalente
I need you to understand that in this article the Raw Water people are talking about the flavor profile & “mouth feel” of untreated, unfiltered water they found somewhere, for which they charge $36.99 per 2.5 gallons. Spoiler: the mouth feel is giardia, the flavor is dysentery.
It's the hugely popular next-to-the-Earth-and-Mother-Nature experience, spurning tap water that has been filtered and treated to remove minute particles of effluent and bacterial content, in the process producing potable liquid safe to drink that modern technology has made possible allowing us to bypass pathogens waiting to pounce and make us ill from their contaminating influences playing havoc with our immune system and bodily defences.

Getting off the water grid complements removing one's lifestyle from all the 'grids' that make modern life secure and comfortable. No end of start-ups have been popping up in the United States promising "raw water" will rejuvenate your taste and your lifestyle, and they will deliver the goods; unfiltered, untreated, unsterilized spring water. Yours to be had for $36.00 each 10 liters, and a mere $14.99 for refills. Rush right over to Live Water.

There's Tourmaline Spring in Maine, Live Water in Oregon, Zero Mass Water in Silicon Valley. With it, you can evade that ubiquitous chemical, fluoride; nor will you be drinking water that has passed through lead pipes. The beneficial minerals that have been filtered out will be yours to imbibe with 'raw' water. Millions of dollars have  gone into funding this fringe phenomenon heading for mainstream culture, thanks to the influence and investment from Berkeley California's Silicon Valley.

You too can have installed a Source system retailing for a mere $4,500 (including installation), that works by drawing moisture from the air to filter it, and produce ten liters of water daily, storing up to 60 liters. Alternately, make your at-home-produced pure water through the use of a reverse osmosis filter. Yet bear in mind, your goal is not to achieve the production of pristine water. You do want to have all the benefits, according to Mukhande Singh, founder of Live Water, of "real water" containing the richness of natural minerals.

On the other hand, Dr. Hensrud points out that E.coli bacteria, viruses, parasites and carcinogenic compounds can all be present in untreated water. As for fluoride, in point of fact science has never identified it with mind-control capabilities, but there is ample scientific evidence through research that it does a bang-up job in aiding dental health. It is, perhaps, mental health that comes top of mind when ruminating over the propensity of people to equate 'natural' with good and 'treated' with threats to health.

Clayoquot Lake, British Columbia   Photo: JSR

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