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Does anyone uses water from one of these instead of reverse osmosis? I am in Paris, FR; my water is 7/7,5; Hard water, moderately alkaline, no chlorine.
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This device can certainly not compete with RO equipment, but probably better than standard tap water.
A disadvantage is that the filter cartridge has to be replaced every 4 weeks. So consider purchasing a RO device.
 

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There is no chlorine in Paris tap water? Is that from a private well, or the metropolitan water system?
 

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This device can certainly not compete with RO equipment, but probably better than standard tap water.
A disadvantage is that the filter cartridge has to be replaced every 4 weeks. So consider purchasing a RO device.
I thought so, but since I already have it I wanted to know if it was safe it does make a huge difference in the taste of drinking water
 

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Chlorine in tap water
Eighty percent of Dutch drinking water contains no chlorine at all. Some water companies still use chlorine in the treatment of surface water, but only in very small quantities. In the case of bacterial contamination in the water supply network, which can occur suddenly due to a pipe break or work on the pipes, chlorine may be temporarily needed to kill any pathogenic bacteria. In that case it concerns very small doses that are absolutely harmless to health. You may taste this.

In the United States and in Belgium, people are used to the fact that the water tastes like chlorine. In fact, they believe that the water is of good quality if it tastes like chlorine.
 

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Chlorine in tap water
Eighty percent of Dutch drinking water contains no chlorine at all. Some water companies still use chlorine in the treatment of surface water, but only in very small quantities. In the case of bacterial contamination in the water supply network, which can occur suddenly due to a pipe break or work on the pipes, chlorine may be temporarily needed to kill any pathogenic bacteria. In that case it concerns very small doses that are absolutely harmless to health. You may taste this.

In the United States and in Belgium, people are used to the fact that the water tastes like chlorine. In fact, they believe that the water is of good quality if it tastes like chlorine.
Yeah I'm in Paris but I'm from Brazil, 20 years only on rain and spring water was very harsh to adapt to the water here in Europe, Lisbon is the worst, but with these carbon and ceramic filters it is quite good water I was thinking if I could use it, since I already have it at home
 

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Yeah I'm in Paris but I'm from Brazil, 20 years only on rain and spring water was very harsh to adapt to the water here in Europe, Lisbon is the worst, but with these carbon and ceramic filters it is quite good water I was thinking if I could use it, since I already have it at home
I regularly come to Brazil (Brasilia, Goiania, Anapolis, Belem, Imperatriz) and you don't actually see anyone drinking tap water there. Basically only prepared or bottled water. If you don't mind the costs, your device is fine to use. It will mainly remove lime and light traces of clorine. your plants will like this better than raw tap water, and no lime traces on the leaves.
 

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Water treatment whiting the building, or complex of buildings you could say
Just making sure, since Paris city water does contain chlorine, and a Brita filter will not remove enough of it reliably to be frog safe.

Edit to add: no, it won't remove minerals well enough to prevent water spots.
 

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I regularly come to Brazil (Brasilia, Goiania, Anapolis, Belem, Imperatriz) and you don't actually see anyone drinking tap water there. Basically only prepared or bottled water. If you don't mind the costs, your device is fine to use. It will mainly remove lime and light traces of clorine. your plants will like this better than raw tap water, and no lime traces on the leaves.
Cool man, I am from south Minas we also don't trust tap water, but it is considerably more humid the place I live is inside the rainforest zone, drinking water pop from the base of hills in some properties

Just making sure, since Paris city water does contain chlorine, and a Brita filter will not remove enough of it reliably to be frog safe.
Even rested one?
 

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That is one of the larger beautiful states of Brazil. I absolutely love the beautiful rivers there (fortunately without inland vessels), nice with the water scooter out these very long rivers. Enjoy the botos and beautiful nature there. Unfortunately haven't been there, usually get on domestic flights immediately when I arrive in Rio de Janiero or Sao Paulo.
 

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That is one of the larger beautiful states of Brazil. I absolutely love the beautiful rivers there (fortunately without inland vessels), nice with the water scooter out these very long rivers. Enjoy the botos and beautiful nature there. Unfortunately haven't been there, usually get on domestic flights immediately when I arrive in Rio de Janiero or Sao Paulo.
Unfortunately we don't have as many botos as in the north anymore, the most recent group found was in 2018 I guess... after that I don't even know if they found any others
You should go there Minas is said to be the the kitchen of the country, I really miss my home's food
 

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I regularly come to Maranhão, Imperatriz on the Rio Tocantins. There are still a lot of swimming there. I do miss the Feijoada, delicious :)
 
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