Water Quality

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  1. Sparky

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    Regarding the below article, lets say things get worse and we can't drink the water anymore, how would this affect us? Can a RO unit remove diseases from water or would we have to treat with something else??

    Jhb tap water warning: South Africa: News: News24
     
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    Some units can, but they have to have UV sterilizers and micron filters.
     
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    I actually forgot to ask, but would it even affect marine life?? Yes it could make us sick, but would anything in our tanks be harmed?
     
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    These are mostly bacterial contamination. If your life stock is healthy it should not be a problem. The salt water also acts as an antibacterial for allot of the water born diseases.
     
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    depends on the disease. Alot of diseases are a result of what the bacteria produce and not the bacteria.
     
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    I imagime most would be removed by RO process, if i remember correctly that is where RO was started coverting Urine back to drinkable water on space craft although i may be wrong here.
     
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    Cool! I'm gonna start recycling mine, save a flush:)
     
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    Eeeuu, just make sure the membrane in your RO comes from NASA.:peroni:
     
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    Might be an idea to upgrade your RO unit to a 5 or 6 stage, I would imagine it would help a bit.
     
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    Gross.

    But I would imagine only about half of your pee would become water in the end dunno.

    Still gross though.
     
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