Posted by: Rhona Reid On December 7, 2017 12:00 pm
There has never been running water here. Â Some of the dwindling number of residents, all of whom live in poverty, recall that there were wells up until around 30 years ago, where locals could draw water. Those wells are now dry or contaminated. Â People who live here have to make a seven-mile journey to buy water or depend on donations made to the local Baptist church.
Welcome to Sandbranch, just 14 miles southeast of Dallas, the fifth wealthiest city in America. Â
There hasnâ€™t been any investment here for a long time. Â The community doesnâ€™t have trash collections, proper sewerage or street lighting â€“ yet most of the residents donâ€™t want move, or lack …
We all know that there are serious problems with Americaâ€™s water pipelines and infrastructure from coast to coast, so well water must be a better option, right?
Well, Whatâ€™s the Truth?
Well water gives an impression of natural purity, untainted by miles of aging, contaminated pipework.Â After all, people have drunk well water for hundreds of years.Â Lots of us have grandparents who drank water from their own wells, and they all lived to a good old age, right?Â Aside from that, some people donâ€™t have a choice â€“ not everyone is joined up to a municipal water source.
Times have Changed
True, but things are different now.Â Fracking, construction and …
Posted by: Rhona Reid On December 8, 2016 12:00 pm
Weâ€™re nearing the end of our 10-part series on how ionizers compare to other types of drinking water, but we still have a few more options for you to think about!
Today, weâ€™re looking at the pros and cons of drinking water from your own well.Â Firstly, the major plus is that youâ€™re off grid; you have your own water supply and no more water bills.Â You and your family can drink water that isnâ€™t part of America’s beleaguered water network, and perhaps thatâ€™s looking more and more attractive?
But itâ€™s wrong to think that well water is somehow inherently safer than itâ€™s municipal counterpart.Â Back in the day, maybe …