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Arsenic level in our water

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by KendraMarie, May 5, 2016.

  1. KendraMarie

    KendraMarie In the Brooder

    Jan 10, 2016
    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....

  2. Rod-T

    Rod-T Songster

    Sep 23, 2015
    Deer park, Washington
    Since your gonna buy water anyway just get extra for the chickens. . You could probably dilute it 50 50
  3. KendraMarie

    KendraMarie In the Brooder

    Jan 10, 2016
    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?
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Not sure, but to save some money in the long run, maybe rainwater harvesting could go some way to providing water for your chickens?

  5. pdirt

    pdirt Songster

    May 11, 2013
    Eastern WA
    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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