This instructable has been an educational experience for me and the most enjoyable one that I have published so far. I began my journey last spring when I decided that I wanted to make an honest effort to drink more water. For many years we had very good tasting water because we lived in an area where the water was pure and we had a well; so no additives were ever added. I began drinking sodas when we moved to a home that was on city water. We have very hard water here and it tastes terrible.
This instructable will share the methods I used to try to make the water taste better by adding ingredients to the water.
While I was working on this project I read a news article about Portland, Oregon voting no on fluoride. Here is an article about that: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/06/04/fluoride-free-portland.aspx . I called our water company and found out that they add fluoride to our water even though we live in an area where fluoride is already in our drinking water. After reading this article I thought about the percentage of water that is in our body and decided that drinking healthier water could be a greater advantage than eating organic foods and it would be cheaper.
I decided to include the removal of harmful impurities to my project which posed a problem because of the cost of equipment or water testing. My next best option was to find inexpensive ways to remove all that I could; through simple methods. Years ago I read articles about this but at the time I had no use for them because we did not add chemicals to our water.
This instructable will share the methods that I used to improve the taste of the water and the final results. This project will be entered into the Scientific Method Contest and if you think it is worthy of your vote please come back when the vote button is at the top right corner of this instructable. I will be grateful for your vote and I thank you for your support.
Here are the questions:
What can be added to drinking water to make it taste better and improve the PH factor of the water?
Can harmful contaminants be removed from drinking water without the use of costly equipment?
Will removing these harmful contaminants alter the PH factor of the water?