Drinking Water Safety Augusta GA

People always say never eat yellow snow, but how do you know if your drinking water is safe? Get your answers at Nomadik.com. Please read on for more detailed information in the following article.

Publix
(706) 731-5200
2816 Washington Rd
Augusta, GA
Pharmacy #
(706) 731-5206

Food Lion
(706) 560-2539
3722 Mike Padgett Hwy(56)
Augusta, GA
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 24 HR

Food Lion
(803) 278-2417
135 Market Drive
North Augusta, SC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7-12 MIDNIGHT

Walmart Supercenter
(706) 860-0170
260 Bobby Jones Expressway
Augusta, GA
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Pharmacy #
(706) 860-0699
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Publix
(706) 650-3360
403 Furys Ferry Rd
Martinez, GA
Pharmacy #
(706) 650-3366

Food Lion
(706) 737-5646
3246 Wrightsboro Road
Augusta, GA
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

Walmart Supercenter
(706) 792-9323
3209 Deans Bridge Rd
Augusta, GA
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Pharmacy #
(706) 796-7754
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sam'S Club
(706) 863-7846
596 Bobby Jones Expwy.
Augusta, GA
 
Food Lion
(
3845 Evans To Locks Road
Martinez, GA
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

Publix
(803) 441-3900
334 E Martintown Rd
North Augusta, SC
Pharmacy #
(803) 441-3906

Drinking Water Safety

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Drinking Water Safety

The truth is hard to swallow

One of the most dangerous myths of outdoor life is that water sources far from smoggy cities and industrial pollutants are pure and therefore safe to drink. Unfortunately, even water that is as clear as the proverbial mountain stream can be full of stomach-churning microscopic life. Algae, bacteria, viruses and parasites are not limited to exotic third-world locations. Every state in the U.S. has been exposed to giardia, a parasite that wreaks havoc with the intestinal tract. So leave your misconceptions at home and bring your water filters and purifiers.

While boaters, RVers and campers with cars can store enough bottled water for the entire trip - or buy more along the way - backcountry campers and mountain climbers can't carry enough water for their multi-day treks . To be safe, when your bottled water runs out, consider all natural water sources hazardous to your health until properly treated.

Best Water Sources

Swamps, ponds and standing pools are more likely to contain microbial life that won't agree with you than fast-moving streams and rivers. Unless you're about to die of dehydration , take the time to find clear, fast-running water to treat.

If your only source of running water is muddy - like the Colorado River on the floor of the Grand Canyon - you can use it, but be aware that it takes an extra step and will leave grit in your teeth. Let the water stand until the silt settles to the bottom. Scoop the clear water off the top and treat it.

Guarding Against Giardia

While there are many strains of bacteria, viruses and parasites that can send you scurrying to the bathroom, giardia is wide-spread and particularly nasty. Described as "The Who's Who of digestive system ailments," giardia delivers a high-octane variation of diarrhea that always requires medical attention. This parasite is so potent that a toothbrush dipped in a contaminated stream is all it takes to infect your system. ...

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