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Milou


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31/12/2007 11:47

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Hi Gang



firstly, wishing you all a truly wonderful 2008.



Can someone tell me if they put flouride in the water in Northern Cyprus. Where does the water come from which we drink? If people drink bottled water, where does this water come from?



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Milou


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01/01/2008 12:10

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Hi Gang



I am trying to keep this post at the top - can anyone help with the water issue?



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McSteviet



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01/01/2008 12:25

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Er No idea, but this will keep it at the top



dodger



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01/01/2008 20:01

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Im in the dark on this one but would like to know.



Graham


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01/01/2008 21:48

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Can,t help on the flouride question, but my better half says there is no chemical smell to the water.

Most bottled water and mains water come from very deep wells.



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orangekazzie



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01/01/2008 22:22

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Hi

We drink cold water out of the tap but only from the feed that's direct from the mains. I wouldn't trust the water that goes through the tank system on the roof.

We also have a water dispenser which hold a 19ltr bottle.

The mains water I understand is from a mix of purified rain water and tanker water brought in from Turkey.

Karen



Milou


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02/01/2008 10:38

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Hi



Thanks for all your help - the reason I asked whether floride is added to the water, as I was considering whether it might be worthwhile buying a water purification system that goes under the sink to enable us to have clean drinking and cooking water? This might be slightly more expensive to start with but cheaper in the long run as we won't have to buy bottled water.



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orangekazzie



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02/01/2008 12:15

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Bottled water is so cheap 3.5ytl for 19ltr is it really worth it.



You'd possibly be better off buying a water softener (which uses salt to soften) this will reduce the amount of calcium build up in the system as the water in N.Cyprus is very hard. We brought ours over from the UK a few years ago because they weren't available in Cyprus but I think Vaughan Williams is now selling and installing them.



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sj2sj2


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02/01/2008 18:11

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hi there is probably flourıde in the water caused by contamination of the groundwater through dıscharging waste water from septıc tanks into a lost well the system which most propertiesseem to use.its a sure fire way of polluting underground water sources and outlawed in the eu. not the best way to preserve your teeth. bring your purification system milou



Tim10


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Several years ago this issue came up in the UK and every now and then it pops up again.



There is no solid proof that flouride in the water helps prevent tooth decay or causes health problems. Scientists can not seem to agree on this issue -- so I would not get to fussy about it.



In terms of drinking water -- best to buy bottled water.



Milou


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Hi Gang



Thanks for all your help - I'll be looking into bringing in a purification system.



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TimothyCadman


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03/01/2008 11:23

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"Can someone tell me if they put flouride in the water in Northern Cyprus. "



No



"Where does the water come from which we drink?"



There are bottling factories spread over the island. There are several natural springs. The water is treated before bottling to bring it in line with worldwide specifications on drinking water.



Water here comes from deep wells and underground reservoirs. The piped water to your home is not suitable for drinking. Although it is cleaned to a low level this is to give it clarity and to stop nasty bugs. Washing up, washing clothes, a dishwasher, cleaning teeth, washing in is fine. The water has a concentrate of lime in it, much higher than the lime content in the UK. The quantities here can cause intestinal problems (gall stones and kidney stones).



With purification systems be aware that internal pipework here is PLASTIC not copper as found in the UK. Make sure your system is capable of being put onto plastic pipes.



Milou


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TomothyCadman



Thanks for your help - I'l check to make sure system is capable of being put onto plastic pipes.



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Tim10


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If you decide to use a water purification system, DO NOT use a regular one that you place under the sink. You will need a water softener that uses special salts...I have used this in a place I own that has a private will....If you ask me, the best bet is bottled water.



Milou


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06/01/2008 12:39

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Hi Tim10



Thanks for your help but we're looking to take impurities out of the water, such as phosphates, nitrates, heavy metals, floride etc. What is it about the water that we can't use an under sink water purification system which will do all these things for us?



A water softener just takes the carbonate out of the water, surely?



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JamesB


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06/01/2008 14:19

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i saw an ad in the Cyprus today on saturday where for a system that to purify the water for drinking. I think it costs about 200. Do you want me to dig out the details for you Milou?



Milou


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06/01/2008 14:29

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Hi James B



Thanks so much for your kind offer but we think we can find one cheaper here.



Thanks again.



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Tim10


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06/01/2008 14:42

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Milou,



A water softner with a home filter sytem will take care of all the problems (at least most of them) that you might find with the local water.



I was speaking to my mother-in-law regarding this (she has a private well) and she said that if the water has a high lime content, older people (40s and above -- oops includes me) should not rely on the simple under the counter filters because they can not take out all the lime -- he lime content can cause kidney stones in middle-aged and elder folk. So as you can see it is not just a matter of taste, but also a matter of health.



I wish you the best luck in finding the best solution for your needs



Milou


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06/01/2008 15:20

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Hi Tim10



Again, thank you for your help - Keith wil check to see whether the unit he was looking will take out all the lime.



Kindest regards



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