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    What is the source of the Sosua town water? Some people say it's polluted river water. If so, I will dig a well for my new house. But since so many people seem to use the town water, I would like to think that it's not so bad. - D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny W View Post
    What is the source of the Sosua town water? Some people say it's polluted river water. If so, I will dig a well for my new house. But since so many people seem to use the town water, I would like to think that it's not so bad. - D
    I do believe that we are supplied by the water plant out near Madre Vieja, which is of course, river fed, but whether that is so or not, it is true that we use the city supplied water, but not for cooking, washing fruits & veggies, nor for drinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky View Post
    I do believe that we are supplied by the water plant out near Madre Vieja, which is of course, river fed, but whether that is so or not, it is true that we use the city supplied water, but not for cooking, washing fruits & veggies, nor for drinking.
    Do you think the plant has a purification system? - D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny W View Post
    Do you think the plant has a purification system? - D
    I believe so, but I do not know that for a fact.
    If you use a cistern, as we do, you can chlorinate your own supply, but despite doing that, I still do not drink it, nor wash fresh fruit & veggies, nor use it for cooking.

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    Even with digging a well, we've always heard that the underground water table was contaminated. So, anything that you do with water, before you drink it test it first

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Even with digging a well, we've always heard that the underground water table was contaminated. So, anything that you do with water, before you drink it test it first
    I had some well water tested in Sosua and it was worse than the tap water. Do not drink anything but bottled water here. And only the major brands of bottled water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Even with digging a well, we've always heard that the underground water table was contaminated. So, anything that you do with water, before you drink it test it first
    I'm not interested in drinking it. But presently, we have well water in our condominium and it's fine for bathing, brushing teeth, etc. I visit from NY every month and have no problem adjusting to the quality of water.

    So if the quality of well water is better than the town water, I'd opt for using that when we move into the new house. - D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny W View Post
    I'm not interested in drinking it. But presently, we have well water in our condominium and it's fine for bathing, brushing teeth, etc. I visit from NY every month and have no problem adjusting to the quality of water.

    So if the quality of well water is better than the town water, I'd opt for using that when we move into the new house. - D
    You might spend a fair bit on that well, only to find out it's worse than the city supply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKY View Post
    I had some well water tested in Sosua and it was worse than the tap water. Do not drink anything but bottled water here. And only the major brands of bottled water.
    Interesting. When and by whom was the test done? - D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny W View Post
    Interesting. When and by whom was the test done? - D
    The test was reliable, with proper equipment. It was done about 5 years ago. I would recommend testing any well water here yourself anyway.
    Last edited by SKY; 03-30-2008 at 11:31 AM.

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