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    RO water is not necessarily better for humans. This type of filtration is effective if there are specific contaminants such as heavy metals present in unsafe concentrations. Ca and Mg are great for the human body as are a great number of minerals and trace elements.
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    What's wrong with collecting rainwater?
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    I can't speak for Brollocks, but in my climate it only really rains 3 months out of the year. I've been looking into building a solar water distiller for this reason.

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    We had 0.01 inches of rainfall for January in Los Angeles. 3.65 and 3.68 inches in Feb and March respectively. February is our wettest month, but below average this year.

    Besides collecting rain water could be infringing on water rights and thus illegal in some states or counties:
    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...lect-rainwater
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    Quote Originally Posted by Not a Number View Post
    We had 0.01 inches of rainfall for January in Los Angeles. 3.65 and 3.68 inches in Feb and March respectively. February is our wettest month, but below average this year.

    Besides collecting rain water could be infringing on water rights and thus illegal in some states or counties:
    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...lect-rainwater
    It would take a huge pair of bright shiny ones for someone else to claim a right to rain which falls on my property. Any place which is governed by folks whose understanding of rights is that skewed isn't fit for human habitation anyway.
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    I feel I should mention that I collected and used water from a dehumidifier in the basement of the last place I lived for more than a year with little or no adverse effects on my sundew collection. Never had it tested though so try it at your own risk.
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    Thanks for all the input.

    I stay in South Africa so don't have access to wall-mart.
    I have been thinking of getting an RO system but they are quite expensive here.
    The rain season has stopped here and will only start again in about 6 Month or so.

    If I got a TDS meter and tested the water and got a reading of 50ppm or lower, would this be safe to use?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brolloks View Post
    Thanks for all the input.

    I stay in South Africa so don't have access to wall-mart.
    I have been thinking of getting an RO system but they are quite expensive here.
    The rain season has stopped here and will only start again in about 6 Month or so.

    If I got a TDS meter and tested the water and got a reading of 50ppm or lower, would this be safe to use?

    Thanks.
    That is generally accepted as the safe level for CPs, so I think it would be okay.

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