[permaculture] Watering with city (chlorinated) water

Lawrence London lfljvenaura at gmail.com
Mon Jun 29 12:22:55 EDT 2015


On Mon, Jun 29, 2015 at 11:54 AM, Bob Waldrop <bob at bobwaldrop.net> wrote:

> What do we think about using chlorinated water from the city to water?  A
> friend is getting into the compost tea business and came over and dowsed my
> urban property and he says he's concerned about the impact of chlorinated
> water on the fertile drenches he is spreading around.  He wonders -- "First
> time they water after I've been here, do they destroy all I am trying to
> do?"
>
> Thoughts?
>

If city water has enough chlorine in it to destroy the active beneficial
microorganisms in good compost tea then what does that say about drinking
it and its effect on your body's beneficial intestinal microflora? I doubt
it would have much effect on active concentrated (AACT)
compost tea which at worst might have colony rebound once it is in good
biologically active, chemically clean soil. I was raised on chlorinated
city water and during childhood you could smell it coming out of the tap;
you get used to it, in swimming pools it was always enough to burn your
eyes, never paid it any mind.

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