Diamond water plant up and running

Diamond water plant up and running

There are 3 comments on the Free Press story from Aug 28, 2012, titled Diamond water plant up and running. In it, Free Press reports that:

Ann Gill Editor It's been five months since the village of Diamond opened its new water treatment facility and the plant is working as expected.

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barb

Des Plaines, IL

#1 Aug 29, 2012
Working as expected???? Did they expect the new treatment facility to be so salty, we can't drink it?
We can't water plants with the "softened" water, the salt will eventually kill them.
If you have high blood pressure, don't drink the "softened water".
(the salt will raise it even more.)
The "softened water" is going to leave deposits of salt in pipes and whatever other tubes it goes thru in your house.
The softened water will leave spots on everything it gets on. just look as your "clean" dishes and glasses"

If you've ever needed a water softener in your house, you know the water goes thru "salt", but did you ever taste it? Mine never had a salty taste, so why does Diamond's?

The reverse osmosis system would've been more expensive, but now Diamond residents will all suffer. Whole house reverse osmosis systems are way too expensive for most of us.

Many of us will probably go to bottled drinking water, or rent a system from Culligan which will filter water going to one "added" faucet on our kitchen sinks. This will at least give us better water for drinking. As for all those Pur or Brita pitchers? They can filter out everything but salt and arsenic. Google it!

Why should we have to do this?

Wonder what the mayor is doing about the water in her house?
Her outside grass and plants should be ok. I heard a rumor that she was seen running a hose from the pond to her house!
Sue

United States

#2 Aug 31, 2012
barb wrote:
Working as expected???? Did they expect the new treatment facility to be so salty, we can't drink it?
We can't water plants with the "softened" water, the salt will eventually kill them.
If you have high blood pressure, don't drink the "softened water".
(the salt will raise it even more.)
The "softened water" is going to leave deposits of salt in pipes and whatever other tubes it goes thru in your house.
The softened water will leave spots on everything it gets on. just look as your "clean" dishes and glasses"
If you've ever needed a water softener in your house, you know the water goes thru "salt", but did you ever taste it? Mine never had a salty taste, so why does Diamond's?
The reverse osmosis system would've been more expensive, but now Diamond residents will all suffer. Whole house reverse osmosis systems are way too expensive for most of us.
Many of us will probably go to bottled drinking water, or rent a system from Culligan which will filter water going to one "added" faucet on our kitchen sinks. This will at least give us better water for drinking. As for all those Pur or Brita pitchers? They can filter out everything but salt and arsenic. Google it!
Why should we have to do this?
Wonder what the mayor is doing about the water in her house?
Her outside grass and plants should be ok. I heard a rumor that she was seen running a hose from the pond to her house!
To each there own. Your neighbor probally thinks the water is still too hard and keep his softener. I live in a neighboring town and my neighbor says water too salty ,can't drink it, But I helped my other neighbor put two softeners in his duplex because he says water is too hard and corrodes his faucets. Both homes are 500 ft apart, on the same water main. I drink the water and I can't taste any salt. Just pour a pitcher and put it in the fridge and chill it. Tastes great!
Barb

Braidwood, IL

#3 Sep 12, 2014
Fill a clear glass with water from your kitchen faucet. Now, just look at it. My neighbor and I tried it, and the water was not clear, and it had tiny particles floating around in it. Maybe it's just my block?????

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