Is anyone else in LA afraid to drink the water? Like everyone I know, I’ve got one of those Brita water filters. I figure at least it gets the particulate gunk and some chlorine out of the water. But after reading this article in the LA times last month, I’m suddenly pretty sure it doesn’t keep my water as clean and free of chemicals as I want. TCE, a highly toxic by-product of making artillery and other wonderful things our nation of war is known for, is in lots of the water tables in California. And not just here in Southern California. As I write this, I’m on location for a show in North Carolina and apparently the ground water here is contaminated from Camp Le Jeune, a couple of counties away. The correlating rates of cancer in the regions with this contamination are through the roof.
My first response was to get bottled water, but after a little research, I’m finding that bottled water isn’t regulated, tested regularly and sometimes comes from water sources that are no cleaner than our tap water. Now I’m looking into a big filter for my whole house and what seems to be the (very expensive!) solution is to actually distill my water. I’m gonna keep researching this, and willl report back…. but does anyone else have any accurate info on how to get the cleanest, safest water to drink in Los Angeles?