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Catchment vs. County

Posted by Harry Pritikin on Saturday, 4 March 2017, at 8:13 a.m.
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In response to 140682: Catchment vs. municipal water, posted by Colette R on Saturday, 4 March 2017, at 6:27 a.m.

Aloha Colette,

Here is a comprehensive link to information about catchment water:
https://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/oc/freepubs/pdf/rm-12.pdf

The new modern catchment systems have 3 filters, sediment, activated charcoal and ultraviolet. The sediment filer filters out particles, the charcoal filter is for taste & odor and the ultraviolet kills any germs. The slight acidity of the water is actually good for the digestion.

When I first moved here I lived on catchment without any filters what-so-ever. I drank the water freely with no ill effects. This was long before the volcano was erupting. My present home is on county water and I don't like the taste of the chlorine they add. I have a whole house water filter to remove the chlorine. I plan to add catchment as soon as I can afford the gutters. The catchment tank itself is a lot cheaper than you might think; $6,000 to $12,000 depending on size and filter system. You can pay more and get bigger but if you also have County water, then 10,000 gallons is plenty. Personally, I would use the County water to water my lawn and plants and drink the catchment water.

Call the Water Works in Kainaliu for prices, installers and parts, etc. 322-2222.

Mahalo, Harry


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