Jan
06
2018
2

*Other* Tweet of the Day, I Forgive The ‘Raw Water’ Hucksters Everything edition.

Dear God now I wish I had gotten in on the ground floor.

LiveWater will set you back twenty bucks a gallon.  The people of Jefferson County, Oregon are paying about 1/3rd of a cent for precisely the same water.  Only, you know, it’s fresher in Jefferson County. But, hey: the people at the Deschutes Valley Water District (the folks bottling the spring water) are protecting that spring like ornithologists protect the California Condor*, including regularly checking their watery goose and its aqueous eggs, so I suppose that the people who drink LiveWater don’t have to be painted mauve after all.
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Jan
03
2018
18

The entire POINT of sanitation is to have clean water.

Today’s exercise in applied Darwinism comes from the apparent spread — in much the way that, say, cholera spreads — of the fad of drinking ‘raw’ water. Or ‘living’ water.  Or ‘we didn’t do anything to filter this stuff’ water. Heck, they want the organic goop still in it:

What adherents share is a wariness of tap water, particularly the fluoride added to it and the lead pipes that some of it passes through. They contend that the wrong kind of filtration removes beneficial minerals. Even traditional bottled spring water is treated with ultraviolet light or ozone gas and passed through filters to remove algae. That, they say, kills healthful bacteria — “probiotics” in raw-water parlance.

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