Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Orange Water Anyone?

And weʼre not talking about the fruit.

There was a story on the news recently about a woman in Pompano Beach, Florida who has a problem with the color of her water. Her water is literally orange from all the rust and sediment in the main water pipes that bring water into her house.

A few years back, in Boca Raton, we had our main incoming water pipe break and had to replace a small section. When the plumber removed the damaged section of pipe I could not believe my eyes (actual pipe pictured above). The condition of the pipe that supplied our drinking water was beyond disgusting. It was a deep rust/orange color and looked like a winding narrow cave, complete with stalactites and stalagmites on the roof and floor. I would not want to wash my car in that water much less drink it or even worse, feed it to our baby. Would anyone actually drink unfiltered water from that pipe if they could actually see where their water comes from?

Thankfully we have a Carico Water Purification System. Although the pipes are old and rusty, the water that comes out of the filtered line is fresh and clear as gin. It taste great and gives me peace of mind that our family is drinking clean water.

1 comment:

  1. There is no way I would drink my tap water if I knew my pipes looked that. I wouldn't even wash my hands with it! Disgusting! Im buying a carico water filter right away.