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Thread: Where does your household water supply come from?

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    We live out in the country and are blessed with having a spring on our property. We decided not to go with "city" water and instead pipe our water from the spring. For the last couple weeks our water had been cloudy so today Landon and I took a trip down to the "lagoon" to see what the problem was. The huge rock that had been holding our waterline down was now under it and the end spout was lying on the bottom in the mud, so I go traipsing around in the water, in my DH big waders, to find big rocks to put it back into place. Took about half an hour to find enough loose big rocks and would have taken about 10 minutes if Landon had not kept trying to sneak into the water to. You should have seen me watching for snakes (like they are out this time of year), watching him and holding on to my hoe for dear life.
    When I finally got the last rock on and climbed out Landon gave out a war cry, started dancing and yelling "We did it." I think he has watched to much Dora. It is nice to turn on the facet and the water is clear not mud colored. Even nicer that it does not have chemicals in it. BTW DH slept thru the whole thing. "We did it" :)
    I realize a lot of us don't have a choice but which would you prefer?

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    We have no choice but to be on the city water supply. We are smack in the middle of a nice little city.

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    Your spring water probably tastes better than our city water that I filter, but are the kids getting flouride for their teeth. My cousins grew up on a farm with total spring water & have terrible teeth problems.

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    When we lived out in Acton, we had a ranch with well water, which was superior to the city water. But we had to watch and test the water for nitrates. I liked the taste and the price was right ($0.00). But, when the pipes froze, no water.

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    city water, but we live in the country, had no choice a landfill contaminated our water, wells were caped, city water was piped in.

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    We live in country so we have our own well.....we do have water softner and use filter infrig for drinking

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    Quote Originally Posted by sally's girl
    We live in country so we have our own well.....we do have water softner and use filter infrig for drinking
    exactlly~we had to redo are well 10 yrs ago. Lots of $

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    we have a well,we also have a water softener, and filtered reig water...

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    HAVE city water but would prefer water rushing down unoccupied mountains. From what I read, a large percent of bottled water comes straight from city water, but friends who travel claim that Perrier is best and cleanest. Can't afford much of that, but do enjoy a bottle of it in a restaurant. Wish I could get THAT gushing from my water pipes....

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    we have a well.

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    I have a well with the sweetest water.

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    Artisan spring water, ICE cold all year :)

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    Glad you fixed the problem, your story tickled me. We have a well, full of sulfar if we dont keep salt in the softner it turns the shower rusty, and my hair. We have corn fields all around us so I try not to drink the water.

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    Well water here.

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    We have city water. Outside Chicago, Il. It costs us about $55 a month for 3 people. We have "great" water. so they say, & yet we have an extra filter to remove rust. It helps but isn't 100%. There are good & bad about both. When my DD lived in Indiana, she had well water & just like leatheflea, lots of rust from well and they bought bottled water to drink. I've never had spring water but some homes we looked at online had them & we always wondered about them. Glad you were able to fix problem yourself!

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    We have a deep well. There is lime in it and a little iron, but I like it. When we lived in town, the town well water had flouride in it naturally.

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    your lucky i just had to pay to get my water line fixed i had a geologist here on the 4th and he was testing my soil he nicked my water line they are looking to see if the crack is movement of sand or a sink hole starting hoping for the ground moving

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    I have city water now..and I filter the chlorine out before I drink it. I won't drink water out of plastic bottles, I'm a little fearful of what's leaching out of the cheap plastic. I grew up on well water with no rust or sulfur..DELICIOUS. But I had pretty bad well water at my 1st house with prefilters and water softner. Anyone who thinks well water if free..HA! Pump and line repair/replacement, salt for the softner, heck, the softner itself, filters, electric to run the whole mess, its no cheaper than city. And more than once we had no water in drought conditions. So, I guess its 6 of one, half dozen of the other :lol:

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    Same story as many folks. Politicians keep messing with the water. Cutting it off, rerouting, adding things to it. Trying to kill agriculture. Pretending to save creatures. Unconscionable people.

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    We have beautiful ice cold water from a deep drilled well, 143 feet down into the bedrock. Right now we have had an investment group from the USA buy up over 7000 acres of farmland with the hope of starting a limestone quarry 240 feet deep. We are furious as our area is the headwaters for 4 major rivers which provide water for much of southern Ontario and we feel it will be compromised to say nothing of our great agricultural land. We wish our new American investors would invest at home and dig their quarries there!

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    I have well water - no filters or water softeners - great fresh water - I have lived for years out in the country and mostly had spring water - it does require maintenance - usually every few months you need to clean the spring box and check for rocks, critters, etc. When I go into town and turn on a faucet - it smells like bleach to me - I am fortunate that we have always been self sufficient - many years spent living off the grid - had solar and generator for power. I wouldn't have it any other way.

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    We have a well on our property. Good agua!

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    We have city water. However, I drink tons and tons of bottled water. My kids told me not to drink out of the plastic bottles so I'm thinking of getting a Brita.

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    We have ciy water for the house, the stock gets the good well water.

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    We have well water....the coldest, sweetest water in the country!

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