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Another “Boil your water” Story

October 3, 2011

Blech. People say that tap water is just as safe as drinking bottled water. Eh. Sometimes. What you don’t know is that the reporting of municipal water supplies and treatment facilities is always 90 days after events. Unless of course, there is an immediate health event such as the one mentioned in the linked story.

Contrary to popular belief, bottled water of the reclaimed varieties (municipal, reversed osmosis, purified, etc) goes through tremendously restrictive and stringent testing, filtering, etc before it is ever bottled. But yes, sometime what you get from your own tap may be just as good.

However, if you are Evamor, what we bottle, you can’t get from your tap. Because Evamor is an artesian water from a protected well source, that is filtered and passed through UV light before we bottle it. The water is 8,000 to 10,000 years old (before modern day pollutants) and has been filtered by nature through thousands of miles of rock. Better yet, the mineral compound gives Evamor water its great taste and super high alkaline beneficial properties. Which is why we can say “You can’t tap this”? Break out the baggy pants.

Credit: JS Online – Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel

Residents in the Village of Greendale should boil their water before consuming it, or use bottled water, until further notice. But school will go on as normal.

Water utility officials found coliform bacteria in the village’s drinking water during routine water supply testing Wednesday and Friday, village officials said in a news release Sunday.

“Ice, food and any beverages prepared with unsafe water must be discarded. You should boil or use commercially bottled water for drinking, food preparation, brushing teeth, making ice and washing hands before eating,” the news release said. “If you boil water, the water should be heated to a rolling boil for at least one minute before use. Ice should be made from boiled or bottled water.”

So should coffee, tea, juices and other beverages. Officials also recommend using bottled or boiled water for washing fruits or vegetables, brushing teeth, watering pets and rinsing dishes.

However, water does not need to be boiled for showering, officials said, only for bathing infants and washing open wounds. Water from the tap can also be used for dishwashers that use a heating element to dry dishes, officials said.

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