Every week D and I fill up our drinking water bottles. L mentioned on the way into town that she ran into another contractor – water softener technician – who wouldn’t believe how hard the well water is until he tested it himself. 935 ppm. And that’s why, even though we all have indoor plumbing, we truck in our drinking water. I didn’t learn until my first kidney stone, almost exactly ten years ago.
This would have been a very serious – indeed, a life threatening – problem when my daughter was an infant. Momma wanted to breastfeed but didn’t have the milk.