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Are you sure you didn't mean Lawn Guyland?...
Anyway, take a look at this:
As you can see, Long Island gets our water from the ground called aquifers.
I live in Nassau County and have been using bottled water for drinking ever since MTBE was detected in the ground water supply near our water district and even though the officials say it's safe to drink.
How much water do you consume that you can't carry a couple of gallons of a good quality bottled water for potable use? That's what we do on our charters in the BVI as they recommend not drinking the water from your tanks.
Good points BoxedUp. I'd heard that we sit on our aquafer, like swimming in a kitty pool. The water/pollutants doen't go anywhere. (As opposed to someplace with a river, I guess, that pushes things downstream.) I used to buy those gallon, nice, clear-plastic Poland Spring containers. Now they don't sell them in the grocery store anymore.
Maybe I need to sail to CT to fill-up. I get 4 free nights at Brewers marinas, because I wintered with them. Anyone know if the Connecticut water is any better?
How about the Woods Hole area?
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Last edited by Bene505; 04-22-2010 at 03:52 PM.