For one and a half years I’ve been distilling my water from the faucet. The residue left over was absolutely disgusting! Last week the brown gunk has turned into a light yellowish residue. In my water bill there was a warning of lead pipes and offer of free lead testing kits. I ordered the kits and have doubts as to the severity of lead in the pipes. More concerned am I as to why for a year there was a thick putrid residue left from distillation, and now all of a sudden there is a significant decrease in it.
The top picture shows the residue left from the beginning of my distillation days up to about a week ago.
I have filtered through a Brita tap filter, distill it and filter through activated charcoal filter, and now filter once more before drinking. Although people would have me believe it is the pipes, I know better … I’ve seen the change, and I have not re-plumbed the house. It looks like the treatment plant is stepping up the work they should have been doing all along.
This picture shows what the residue looks like for the last 5 or so days. The difference is major.
I’m doing my best to thrive in this poisoned world, as those we pay to keep us safe fall short of their duties. Awareness is key, action is a must. Relying on others to tend our health is a big mistake.