Thursday, December 9, 2010

Water Woes

We live on a farm, so we get our water from a well.  Our well water is horrible...we are talking gray and smelly like rotten eggs awful.  It eats away at our fixtures and stains our bathtub, it tarnishes cheap metals.  Sounds lovely doesn't it?  It is a blessing that we are so used to the smell that we don't notice it anymore.  Because of this bad water, we have always had to have expensive water treatment systems to make it tolerable.  Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't.  A month or so ago, we became tired of having troubles with the system we had, so we had another company install another new system. 

We do not drink our water, but the quality is very important to us since we have our one son with Cystic Fibrosis, and an 11 month old baby that take baths/showers in it.  So imagine my frustration, that we are still having problems!!!  The new water system is installed in my mom's house next door...our water lines come from her house.  Her water is great now, ours still is not. We have lived with heavy chlorine in our water for several weeks now...trying to clean out the water lines with no luck. We even bought a new hot water tank to try to solve the smell issue. The latest consensus as of this morning is that we may have to retrench a new water line between our houses.  It is winter...the ground is already frozen.    Sigh.  We could get a cistern...but that brings a whole new set of problems. Guess I'll be taking a water sample to the lab to make sure our present water is at least bacteria free until spring.  It will be an amazing day when we can get city water!

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