Posted 11/12/2007 9:40 PM (GMT -6)
I was doing testing for my fish aquarium of Ammonia levels and was surprised that just after a big water change the tank had high Ammonia level. So I tested it from the tap and the Ammonia level was the same, high! And I've been drinking the stuff like crazy trying to cure my chronic UT irritation. I have a deep well, 300ft with 180 ft of casing and odorless tasteless good water, or so I thought. I live near a titanium mine and have a wide streak through my land. Otherwise, I live in an undeveloped area. There is a supposedly clean landfill about a mile or so away. Now I'm worried. Usually ammonia is due to biologicals in the water, but with a deep well through the rock, there should be no problem there. Maybe my trailer pipes are gunked up, I don't know. But now I wonder how many other people with chronic UT problems with no infection might be in the same boat as me. It was just because I keep fish and test the water that I even figured it out. I guess God told me to pick up that Ammonia test kit. Now I've got to go to the health dept and/or DNR to see what to do. Perhaps that is normal for this area, I don't know. I just thought this might be helpful thing if people are having trouble, the health dept and dept of nat resources will test your water free of charge and it might be worth it. Boiling water would not fix this problem, since it is a chemistry problem as well as a possible bio one. If anyone is environmentally savvy on this stuff, esp. the mining issues -- they swear its a clean operation, no chemicals, I'd be interested.
Thanks for listening. I'm on bottled water off antibiotics. I still have trouble from the hormonal side, but the infection feeling part is gone.
--Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.--Voltaire (1694-1778)
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