Water Filtering in the DR: Are there any good Options in the Market:

pinonuevo

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Anybody has used Reverse Osmosis or any other water Filtering system in DR?
Sometime the water can be a little salty or heavy with minerals and other living contamination.
Is there a company to test the water in order find an all house filtration system.
 

Manuel01

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There are plenty of complete and afordable systems on amazon.
It's pretty basic almost "Plug and Play" but i highly recomend to buy a system that includes also a active carbon filter.
 

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A lot of it depends on what you want to end up with after the filtering is done. My system was chlorine, sodium, and two carbon tanks the size of oxygen tanks and a UV light station.
Without getting into details, the problem with Reverse osmosis is it needs to be recirculating constantly.
 

Manuel01

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btw. if any of you guys (or gals) want to ruin your Day. Take a sample of 5 gl. water bottle (no matter the brand) and send it to one of the labs for microbiological testing. It's 1,200 RD$ that will change your live. Just don't tell the lab where the water comes from (somehow when they know it's from a big company, it comes out clean). Tell them it's from your private well in the campo.
 
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btw. if any of you guys (or gals) want to ruin your Day. Take a sample of 5 gl. water bottle (no matter the brand) and send it to one of the labs for microbiological testing. It's 1,200 RD$ that will change your live. Just don't tell the lab where the water comes from (somehow when they know it's from a big company, it comes out clean). Tell them it's from your private well in the campo.

I believe it. We only buy Planeta Azul or Crystal, but for straight drinking we then run it through a Brita filter first.
 
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btw. if any of you guys (or gals) want to ruin your Day. Take a sample of 5 gl. water bottle (no matter the brand) and send it to one of the labs for microbiological testing. It's 1,200 RD$ that will change your live. Just don't tell the lab where the water comes from (somehow when they know it's from a big company, it comes out clean). Tell them it's from your private well in the campo.
I often wondered and never wanted to really know. I bet it would ruin my day.

A box of blue caps can start a water business..
 
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Tom0910

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I use a Berkey filter. I buy the big blue botelons and run the water through the Berkey. I remember reading about a study done by some government agency on the big blue jugs and found 30% of them to be contaminated.
 

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When I returned to the DR after my year-long medical sojourn in the US (when my leg was mangled), I bought small blue bottles of a product called Purissima at a farmacia. It is used to disinfect water to wash vegetables, for infant laundry etc.

After months on IV antibiotics post-gangrene, I was very careful about the water I used to wash the recently-healed wound.
 

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When I returned to the DR after my year-long medical sojourn in the US (when my leg was mangled), I bought small blue bottles of a product called Purissima at a farmacia. It is used to disinfect water to wash vegetables, for infant laundry etc.

After months on IV antibiotics post-gangrene, I was very careful about the water I used to wash the recently-healed wound.
I know that one.

I had to throw this one out there though:

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