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    Selling of Purified Water

    Places selling water is popping up like mushrooms. I am talking of places like Oasis. Then there is myriad of places with O2 in their name. Now, I am wondering. What is the laws governing places like this. Surely there must be compliance with health and other acts. What are they (these acts) and is anyone bothered by them, or are they just going ahead and selling water?
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    colleague tried doing purified water, spent about R200k, got the water for free from a certain volcanic spring, did all the work ... no one interested. tough market
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    We use a shop near us costs 85 cents a litre. My wife swears by the water and I have made beer with it using it without boiling and no problem. But how do you as a consumer know that is properly purified
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    Quote Originally Posted by IanF View Post
    We use a shop near us costs 85 cents a litre. My wife swears by the water and I have made beer with it using it without boiling and no problem. But how do you as a consumer know that is properly purified
    You should ask for a test to be done in front of you. It is called a Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) test and take a few seconds.

    Is there anyone that knows what the law says about this type of business?
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    I like the term "Purified water" to the contrary, they are not selling purified water. Pure water is ONLY H20 nothing more, which is esentially filtered distilled water. They are simply selling water with containing and/or other chemicals. At least we know that our tap water contains a lot of Flourine & Chlorine which we can distill out, we have no idea what is in the so called purified water.

    I am absolutely amazed that people will spend R 10 on a litre of water that they believe to be purer than tap water, yet they have absolutely no way of proving whether it is or not. Shows you, marketing works extremely well. This is a money printing industry, now if thet throw in a Balancing Bracelet then they not only profit from selling 0.001c of tap water for R10 they will also sell a 3c bit of plastic for R150...talk about great profit margins...
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    Even at 85 cents a litre look at the margin.
    But my wife and daughter were getting bladder problems which have stopped completely after using this water for drinking. So the cost of this compared to doctors and medicine is cheap.
    Just loading 25 litre containers into the car gives you a workout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianh View Post
    I am absolutely amazed that people will spend R 10 on a litre of water that they believe to be purer than tap water, yet they have absolutely no way of proving whether it is or not. Shows you, marketing works extremely well. This is a money printing industry, now if thet throw in a Balancing Bracelet then they not only profit from selling 0.001c of tap water for R10 they will also sell a 3c bit of plastic for R150...talk about great profit margins...
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    I'm in the business of testing water for organic contaminants. This include pharmaceuticals and pesticides, the stuff you don't see, smell or make you sick right away. These contaminants are not taken out by the purification plants and is past on to the consumer. Contaminants we routinely find all over the country are atrazine, terbuthylazine, carbamazepine and progesterone. It is a problem not something unique to SA, in fact it is a world wide problem. Personally, I installed an RO system. If you have little children in the house, especially little girls, get them off raw tap water now. I've also tested botteled water from numerous different companies as comparison, most of the botteled waters tested were OK, a couple were not, the major well known brands are good. So I would go for botteled water before I drink tap water ANY day.

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    What is the best way to purify tap water properly?
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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianh View Post
    What is the best way to purify tap water properly?
    Through the kidneys?
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