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Arsenic level in our water

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Our water tested above the recomended safe limit for human consumption. It tested At 30ppm and the recommended safe level was 10ppm (parts per million). What do y'all do? Do people use water from their RO systems filtered house water to water chickens? I'm laughing as I type this, because I'm thinking I'm thinking too much into this. We plan on eating the eggs and having meat birds....
post #2 of 5
Since your gonna buy water anyway just get extra for the chickens. . You could probably dilute it 50 50
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We don't buy, we have a point of use tap in our house in the kitchen with filtered water coming out of our RO system. I'm wondering what other people do in this situation, surely I can't be the only one with the issue?
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Not sure, but to save some money in the long run, maybe rainwater harvesting could go some way to providing water for your chickens?

 

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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I'm not an expert on how to remove arsenic from water, but I think a standard carbon block water filter would do it. A water filtration company could tell you for sure. I would get one of those to use just for your chickens because the replacement filters are far less expensive than reverse osmosis. One of the best and best priced filter companies I have found is bestwaterfilters.com

Arsenic is not one you want in your water. Toxic stuff.
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