01-24-2010, 03:11 PM
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As a resident that would be affected by this, I'd like to know more about what is actually going to occur. I will make enquiries. They raise the pH now from below 6 in the reservoir to 7.0 out of my tap, and it is 7.2 and 7.4 in some sections of the region. There is no mineral added to the water, it is still near zero GH and KH. I was told once how they raise the pH, by adding something, but I've forgotten what it was since it has no real long-term effect on using it for fish.
If the water is somehow hardened by adding calcium and magnesium, it would be very expensive to go from zero up to a substantial hardness, and I can't imagine even a political body being that senseless. But if it is done via mineral, no aeration will lower it. Those who have hard water can attest, the only way to soften it is RO or peat. Or here, we could collect rainwater; we have no industry to speak of, and collecting rainwater in barrels (not from roof runoff) with all the rain we get would be one method.
Last edited by Byron; 01-24-2010 at 03:13 PM..