Is Your Water Safe To Drink

Is the water you are drinking really safe for you?

Is your water safe? This is a question that many of us have had. As you have heard over the past few years many communities are having issues with unsafe drinking water. Now you may say that I am on city water and my water is good, just read the article from Detroit Link. Just because you are on city water does not mean that your water is safe to drink and you need to be concerned for the safety of your family.

There are many ways to find out if your water is safe for your family. I was elected official for my city at one time and the water department was under the city administration. We use to inform our citizens that at any time they could come into city hall and obtain a copy of the water quality report.

Florida water crisis

Here in Florida many of us that live in rural communities live on wells. In the larger cities most of the communities do have city water for the families. Florida water has been and always will be a major concern for its citizens. With so much development going on eventually we will run out of fresh potable drinking water. About ten years ago we went through a major drought and water was on every-one’s mind. Then came the rains and the water table aquifer came back up to standard. But with this fluctuation in the water table our water at our home went from pristine to sulfur tasting and smelly water. It was almost unbearable to drink.

Water filtration

Many homeowners in Florida have had to put their homes on either a water filtration system or a water softener program or both. These systems can be expensive to have installed and they can also be expensive to maintain. At our home we had to install a whole water filtration system in order for our family to have safe clean drinking water.

There are many different types of water filtration systems on the market. If you are like me I did my own system in order to save me thousands of dollars. The first system that I put in was a WaterBoss Whole House water system. Another system that I installed in one of my rental homes was this 3 stage whole house water filtration  system.  Also I have used in the past at one of my other homes was a Home Master  Artesian Full Contact Undersink Reverse Osmosis Water Filter System which worked fantastic for giving us good clean drinking water.

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I have always had an enthusiasm for homesteading and for living off the grid even though I live in a combination of country and urban setting. Living in Central Florida north of the big cities we have the best of both worlds, country and the conveniences that a person would have living in a large urban city. I personally have had a concern about our weakening economy and how it effects each and every-one of us. The second thing that I have a concern about is how most of the world view’s our country and what may happen one day here in the United States. My Life Experiences I was raised by parents that grew up during the great depression, they passed onto me what life was like and how people had to live during this time period. My family were farmers, gardeners, and homesteaders, they were raised this way and they passed onto me these qualities. I also have family members that live totally off the grid. They live in the North Woods of Minnesota which is a great location for living off the grid. The Southern Homesteader is a passion of mine, I love passing on and sharing information about cooking, news, being self-sufficient, living off the grid, canning, food storage, budgeting, and much more. Since this blog is a passion of mine I am constantly adding and tweaking this site to be a better resource for you. More About Me I grew up in Northern Illinois farm fields. After spending most of my life in large corporate business I decided to relocate to a small town on the nature coast of Central Florida. This is where I met my wife and between us we have 4 wonderful daughters. We have a small homestead where we raise our chicken and live freely. We also have a bug-out place in the mountains of North Carolina that we call our retreat. We spend time there getting things prepared for all our family members when SHTF. I am blessed with a wonderful family and the knowledge that God has given me so I can pass this along to you the readers. I will never tell what you what to do or what to purchase, I just am offering my opinion. I want to take this time to thank each and every one of you. Always feel free to contact me and drop me a note. I will do my best to respond to your emails in a timely manner. Thank you again, Tom Johnson