what is your areas TDS reading?

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  1. RiaanP

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    Let us see who in South Africa got the best Tap water.
    Please list your Area, and your reading.
     
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    I think Maritzburg was the best a while ago.

    Magaliessig (Fourways) JHB. 92ppm
     
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    Would be interesting to see where we can drink the water ! Just remember that TDS will fluctuate daily, scaling in pipes etc will affect this, bioload at the treatment plant and amount of chemicals used etc etc.

    Also the quality of the TDS meter you are using :whistling: Unfortunately a lot of crappy ones are coming in from the east

    BTW: Hermanus 162
     
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    Tested ours in Vanderbijlpark last year - 200 will be more now.
     
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    Pietermaritzburg, although I haven't tested for a while :p used to be pretty consistent between 47 and about 53.
     
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    Weltevreden Park. Close to you Robin! :)
     
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    Empangeni 38-66 mostly around 55
     
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    RB= 27 average
     
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    Just tested - Centurion - 98
     
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    PS: I also read that some municipalities add extra minerals like fluoride, calcium and Magnesium to the water to improve e overall population health. This will also increase the TDS but does not mean that the water is more dirty.
     
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    DOESN'T MATTER.

    why you ask?well simple really Last year I researched and developed a bottled water plant for the company I worked at and we were actually hoping for a tds of over 250 so that we could label it as "mineral water" as per SANBWA and international bottled water standards and guidelines.

    After over R25000 of water tests with rand water we got our results down to the minutest details of all elements including copper etc...

    We tested water at two sites and even though the TDS of both was identical the quality was very very different.

    In conclusion I would like to say that this thread is pointless,its like trying to measure the length of an object by using a scale:lol:

    If you want to know the truth of who has the best tap water then get everyone to send their tap water for proper testing which will cost thousands and hence not feasible.
     
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    well said:thumbup:

    sent some rep points your way.
     
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    Good point!!;)
     
  20. Suhayl

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    So after R25000 of test you would say tap water safe to use.
     
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    Bothasig is between 64 and 68.. not that it matters
     
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