No, the deep well was to replace a shallow well that was running dry. The water treatment stuff was put in with the new well as the old one had great water.
I just wonder because of the timing. I believe it was a viral thing that initially triggered the UC, but that was within a year after the new well (I think, the wife will know for sure but shes at work ATM but it was definitely after
the new well). Quite probably just coincidence but ya never know..
But I do wonder if higher than normal minerals and such may cause or prolong flares.
We know the water is free of bacteriological contaminants, and city water is typically 200-300 PPM TDS (bottled water is around 70, properly functioning R.O. is very close to zero) but I just figure I would investigate anything that's under our control.
I did come across an article that mentioned high mineral content water can cause gastrointestinal issues but it was in general, not for just for UC. I don't recall what particular minerals (iron?) or amounts, but I'll try to find it again and post it. I think it was an EPA study.
Post Edited (psychocolon) : 7/13/2009 11:10:23 AM (GMT-6)