Is city water bad for your garden and livestock? How to overcome it? 🚱
Most municipalities in the US add chloramine to the city water. It used to just be chlorine, which could be overcome by simply letting it sit and disapate over about 24 hours or so. But chloramine doesn't disapate... Nor does the flouride they put in there too.
Chloramine is designed to kill bacteria which is what most of us are trying to encourage in our compost piles, soils, and microbiomes.
Looks like a regular charcoal filter doesn't do it, and you need something much bigger and more expensive to deal with it.
Do you have any suggestions? Would adding some humates to the water help? And if so, where would you recommend to get the humates?
Any other suggestions?