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Could someone please...... #154456
10/21/05 04:59 AM
10/21/05 04:59 AM
Trumpy  Offline
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Could someone please define the term Potable water for me?.
My interpretation of it is water that can be drank.
I could be really wrong too.
Does anyone have experience in this sort of thing?.

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Re: Could someone please...... #154457
10/21/05 05:23 AM
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dmattox  Offline
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Like you thought Trumpy the dictionary definition of potable is, "Fit to drink."

Around here was have lots of irrigation that is reclaimed and the waste products are not fully removed. They are required to have signs saying that it is not potable.

Re: Could someone please...... #154458
10/21/05 10:12 AM
10/21/05 10:12 AM
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Yay!!,
Thanks Dave.
I looked at the Dictionary definition of it too.
But how many things out of a dictionary, really relate to the real world.
Lead paint in roof-water run-off springs to mind here, not to mention lead-head nails.

Re: Could someone please...... #154459
10/21/05 11:09 AM
10/21/05 11:09 AM
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dmattox  Offline
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Whats potable? It depends on your need I guess. Here in the states we have strong federal regulations about standards for tap water. However, bottled water that people pay all the extra money for has less regulation than tap water.

The people hurt by all the natural storms lately probably would have a less strict definition of whats potable.

Re: Could someone please...... #154460
10/21/05 11:16 AM
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http://www.epa.gov/safewater/mcl.html#mcls

Thats a link to the EPA's maximum allowed contaminants

Re: Could someone please...... #154461
10/30/05 06:19 PM
10/30/05 06:19 PM
Trumpy  Offline
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Crikey Dave,
That's a list and a half!. [Linked Image]
A lot of familiar chemicals in that one. [Linked Image]

Re: Could someone please...... #154462
12/03/05 01:40 PM
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Paul O'Connell  Offline
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Potable is "fit to drink" Here at the Hanford site the buildings are fed with water and they have signs everywhere non potable. We wonder if we should even wash our faces in it.


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