In August, the New York Times published an article about a local water spring that was pronounced “unsafe for human consumption” near my hometown. A spring that people have been drinking from for eons I would imagine. No proof is available or test results of its “unsafety” but the local government decided to put fencing around it to keep people out and “protect” the public. Fencing that has been broken down by those who thankfully refuse to let the gov tell them what water they can and can not drink. Call me a conspiracy theorist, but I do believe the gov tries to control people somewhat through the water supply.
“Fluoride as an additive has a dark past: it was first added to water in the Soviet Gulag (prison system) since it is a neurological poison and made political and other difficult prisoners complacent and therefore easier to manage. It was added to the water supplies of the Nazi death and slave labor camps for the same reason.” – Health Freedom USA
So I went to the “condemned spring,” got 12 gallons and since I WAS a bit fearful, I bought a 4-pack WaterSafe Kit that tests for pesticides, chlorine, PH, bacteria, hardness, nitrates, nitrites, etc. I then tested it compared to triple-filtered water from a local spring vendor. Here are the results (sorry so sloppy – I hadn’t planned on taking photos or blogging about this:)
Above are the results from the Nitrate/Nitrate tests. The top strip is the triple-filtered spring water which tested higher in nitrate/nitrite than the “so-called contaminated” local spring water which tested neutral.
“Nitrate/Nitrites – A common yet incredibly harmful pollutant especially to children and small animals. When animal and human wastes or field fertilizers come in contact with water, they show up as nitrates and nitrites. Both are serious contaminants because they effect the very core of human life.” – WaterSafe
Water PH, Hardness and Chlorine
These strips above tested the ph, hardness and chlorine content of the water. (I wrote the test numbers on the strip, but by the time I took the photo the colors had changed so you can’t go by the color on this photo.)
So on this test, the first boxes on the left test for chlorine. Both water samples tested zero for chlorine. The middle box tests for hardness – the filtered water was harder at 250ppm and the natural spring water tested at 120ppm. Water hardness is primarily caused by calcium and magnesium compounds. Lower ppm hardness is desirable and the natural spring water wins on this front. The box to the right tests the water ph. The filtered water has a higher ph of 10 vs. the spring water at a perfectly neutral 7. EPA standards recommend ph between 6.5 – 8.5, so the triple-filtered spring water is out of this range but not sure if that is a bad or good thing. I also did a bacteria test (no photo available) and they both came back neutral for bacteria.
I’ve since been drinking the contraband spring water and haven’t gotten sick, so it does make me mad that the local gov has not shown proof of what is wrong with the spring water and continues to keep people from accessing it.
Adya Clarity Test Results
So anyway, I had two more tests left in my WaterSafe kit, so I decided to test my home’s tap water (left test strip) vs. the same tap water with a dropper full of the Adya Clarity that I’ve heard so much about on my affiliate The Raw Food World. Everything tested the same EXCEPT…
…the Adya Clarity immediately made the tap water more alkaline. Also, the tap water with the Adya Clarity tested for less bacteria than the same tap water without the Adya Clarity. The difference was negligible however.
So what does this all mean? (A) I will continue to get fresh water from my local spring EVEN if I have to climb fences to access it and (B) I need to do more research on Adya Clarity before I draw further conclusions, although I do feel I am benefiting from using it.