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#1 holdrja

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 11:58 AM

Recent thread reminded me, that I want to get all our water sources tested for drinkability. We have a well that we only use for watering the pastures - some people have told us that it's good water but my plumber just told me if I gave that water to the horses it would kill them..Who knows? We also have Chapala water that we use for the house and stables; we have filters and UV for the house; and, we drink bottled water from a place in Chapala that uses reverse osmosis.

Lots of different sources of water! Anybody know where I can get really thorough water tests done? To find out if it's safe to drink?

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 01:28 PM

There's a lab on Calle Morelos, north side, just a block or so before the Legion, that seems to be okay. They did a test for us and gave what seemed to be a good reading.

From Ajijic, go thru the intersection and about 4 blocks down, on the left, there they are!!

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 02:06 PM

Note: These directions are coming from Ajijic east into Chapala.

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 02:33 PM

at Fracc. Las Fuentes they have their water tested at Unidad Médica Maria Auxiliadora in Joco, Addrss: Morelos Ote. # 149, Tel: 387 763 1088.

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 08:11 PM

We always have visitors bring a couple of water test kits from NOB when they visit. That way we can test our well every three or four months for bacteria. So far, it has tested clean but it has so many minerals in it that it tastes terrible. So we use a softner to get rid of the minerals. It STILL tastes bad, so we have reverse osmossis systems under the kitchen sinks and running to the fridge. Now we have great tasting clean water but the pipework in the well-house looks like we're making Kentucky moonshine.

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 09:32 AM

Thanks, all. Will get some samples bottled up and tested this week. Would be great if we could use our well, the Chapala water is kind of muddy and doesn't run all the time.

Hey, I like the idea of moonshine! :blink:

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 10:18 AM

Very important to collect your water samples correctly to avoid contamination.

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