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City water is not as safe as advertised!

I used to live in Sandusky, Ohio. The chlorine in the water was really high sometimes. Once I tested it using a swimming pool test kit and it tested fine for a swimming pool.

After I moved to Columbus, I noticed the difference in the water. pH is something that alternative health practitioners are concerned about. I tested the water that is easily available to me.


If you go to the city's website, the water when it leaves the Dublin water plant has a pH of 7.8. So somehow the water goes from alkaline to acidic by the time it reaches my tap.

 Is it the underground pipes? It has to be, doesn't it?


United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Water. Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water. (2002). Permeation and leaching. Washington, DC : The Agency.

Prepared by AWWA with assistance from Economic and Engineering Services, Inc. Pre 1977 PVC pipe serious leaching of vinyl chloride monomer. Since then improved pipe, but still come leaching.

Zhang, Yan, Allian Griffin, and Marc Edwards. (2008). Nitrification in premise plumbing : role of phosphate, pH and pipe corrosion. Environmental Science and Technology, 42 (12), 4280-4284.

Some water systems are now using chloramine as a way to remove harmful microorganisms from drinking water supplies.  This study looks at various types of supply pipe and the chemical reactions to chloramines.  The results indicated that PVC pipe may actually cause more metal ion leaching into the water stream than copper because of acid byproducts from the nitrification process of brass fittings.

Zhang, Yan, Griffin, Allian and Edwards, Marc. (2008, April 16). Nitrification in premise plumbing : Role of phosphate, pH and pipe corrosion. Environmental Science & Technology Web release 4/16/08

Researchers found that plumbing systems with PVC pipes could be more susceptible than copper pipes to the leaching of lead and copper into drinking water – particularly if used in conjunction with brass fixtures and fittings.

Griswold, Matt. (2008, June 4). Plastic pipes may pose “lead problem”. – Plastics Industry News.

Reports the findings of a research study that suggest that plastic plumbing systems, including those made of PVC and polyethylene, are more likely to deliver lead-laden drinking water than those of other materials. 

So... the water coming out of our tap may be getting contaminated as it flows through the city pipes. What about the water just before it leaves the water treatment plant?

If you read the "Consumer Confidence Report" that comes from your water company.... it may have the following information on it:

"Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immune-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infection. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers."

I'd say that we have a problem. We start out with water that "immune-compromised" persons and babies should not drink and the water becomes acidic as it flows through the city's pipes. Acidic water flowing through pipes picks up lead and other contaminants directly from the pipes it runs through. So the water that we started with might have been adequately safe for the general public, but now what about the water that actually comes out of the faucet?

I found the following in one of my books by Ann Wigmore:
"Dr. Earp-Thomas added a handful of wheatgrass to fluoridated water for several minutes. When the grass was removed and the water tested, no fluorine was traceable. Later, an official of the Water Department of New York City tested fluoridated water in which a small sprig of wheatgrass had been swished. He could find no trace of fluorine. Evidently, the presence of wheat grass in fluoridated water renders the inorganic chemicals harmless. Dr. Earp-Thomas found that an ounce of grass in a gallon of fluoridated water would turn the fluorine into harmless calcium-phosphate-fluoride compounds. Alfalfa seeds will not grow in treated water [means city-treated water not wheatgrass-treated water- bfg] but will merely rot in treated tap water. One-half ounce of wheatgrass, added each morning to ordinary tap water, softens it and makes it positive....

"Dr. Earp-Thomas further discovered that fruits and vegetables contaminated by sprays were thoroughly cleansed and the negative food transformed by wash water with a wisp of wheatgrass placed in the water. In pasteurized milk, baby foods, pet foods, etc. wheatgrass changes the toxic orbit of electrons to positive. Wheatgrass placed in the drinking water of pets and cut up over their food helps prevent ailments in your pets."

From pages 43-45 Be Your Own Doctor by Ann Wigmore, D.D., N.D.
Poor man's water treatment

I keep a quart jar of sprouts on my kitchen sink. I have either alfalfa sprouts or wheat sprouts. Whenever I need water, I take the quart jar with sprouts, fill it with water, swish it around slightly and pour the water into a glass or other container. The water tastes much better! In order to always have sprouts, I keep two jars going. Sometimes I also add baking soda to make the water slightly alkaline and use a stir wand to "break up the water molecules".



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