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At REFRESH WATERS QUEENSLAND PTY LTD (formley Drink-Pure Pty Ltd), we conduct no charge (FREE) water testing on any waters using a conductivity (electrolysis) test.

Typical results are shown below, plus the test results are shown in our brochure, flyer, and the backs of our business cards.

It is a completely honest test that takes less than 5 minutes.

In our early days, the academic (chemistry) staff at the University of Southern Queensland here in Toowoomba helped us to review our chemistry and better understand exactly what was happening.

That is how we explain the results during and following the 'vividly' visual test.

Most tap (especially if filtered), bore, spring and mineral waters contain high levels of undesirable dissolved solids.

With our testing and thorough explanations, we discuss the merits and de-merits of various drinking waters.

To also assist, we have an 11 minute CD and video covering steam distilled drinking water, plus we have used a slightly sped up scene in our TV advertisements.

We believe it is important for people to see and understand what is lurking in most of the nice clear waters they are drinking.

So, please examine the following illustration, and read the explanations below.

When you want to see the test for yourself, please come and see us or give us a call.

We conduct discussions and test the people's own waters individually or in groups at interested schools, plus social and business groups catering to both the young and old.

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refresh group arrow right hand 05 Bottled & Mineral water (1 and 2) represent what are commonly called ‘Spring or Mineral Waters’.

Spring waters are by definition bore water even if a few centimetres downstream the water flows into the light of day as a ‘spring’.

With the terrific absorption capabilities of soft rainwater – due to its negative ion charge - minerals and metals in the soil are dissolved mainly by moving water, and their molecules taken into solution so that the individual water molecule becomes larger and more complex.

The water has moved from being ‘soft’ to ‘hard’.

These dissolved minerals and metals in the now harder water are in ‘in-organic’ form, and cannot be absorbed by the body’s cells for any nutritional purposes.

Don't confuse 'inorganic' calcium (a primary constituent of cement used in building) in water with the 'organic' calcium in milk, spinach, or raw nuts.

Since 'inorganic' dissolved minerals and metals are not readily accepted by the cells of the body, they can drift around and accumulate in the body contributing to some forms of arthritis, hardening of the arteries, gall and kidney stones, and worst of all potential ossification of the brain which is believed to be a cause of dementia.

• Check out the contents of the waters on the labels or bottles – in the fine print.

Why the fine print if spring and minerals waters are supposed to be so good for humans to drink??

There is no bio-chemist or nutritionist out there recommending the consumption of dissolved minerals and metals in water. Nor, did your mother approve when you consumed spoonfuls of muddy dirt in your earlier days!

Drink-Pure® or Drinkup® (D, center glass) contains ‘ultra pure’ drinking water.

Either water will have the desirable lively and tasty ‘taste’ of rainwater.

With both waters containing less than 5 parts per million (ppm) of TDS (totally dissolved solids), the electrolysis probes will not conduct electricity, because there is nothing dissolved in the water to color it as with the other glasses.

So, both of our waters will remain nice and clear during the testing - a real testimony to our water's purity.

Consider that all growing plants actually distill (photosynthesise) the water taken up by their root systems.

So if anyone tells you to avoid drinking distilled water, remind them of the photosynthesising story and that the water portion of any fruits and vegetables they eat has been distilled.

Because of photosynthesis distilling, the consumer won't see any of the 'muddy irrigation' water the farmer used turning up in the water portion of any fruits and vegetables – or bottles of wine - consumed, because all plants photosynthesise (distill) the water absorbed by its roots.

It is the photosynthesis process converting the non-useable 'in-organic' minerals and metals into friendly 'organic' ones acceptable by our body's cells for health and vitality.

It is all part of the process Mother Nature designed for humans and all living mammals millions of years ago. Nothing has changed now that we are into the 21st century.

refresh group arrow right hand 05 Tank rainwater (3).

Rainwater as it is getting ready to leave the clouds is a pure water containing simply water (H20) without impurities.

As the droplets travel towards the ground, they begin picking up particles of man's pollution floating beneath the clouds over the entire earth's surface. That increases the totally dissolved solids (TDS) in parts per million (ppm) of the rainwater, but only marginally compared to what happens once the droplets hit the earth.

So, rainwater just before hitting the roof is fairly pure with a low TDS.

The low TDS explains the light color in the above glass.

• A real problem with tank water begins once the rain hits the roof and starts travelling towards the tank. 

Between rainfalls, birds, possums, and other crawly fellows have been occupying the same roof and the TV antenna, and inside the tank.

We all know what they have been doing, and the bacteria and other pathogens makes, the water in rainwater tanks unfit for human consumption.

It becomes worse in summer because the water is warmer and bacteria multiply faster.

Exceptions are if the water is being continuously circulated through an in line UV lamp, or ozone is bubbled through the water at least weekly.

Alternatively, consider boiling the water at a 'rolling boil' for a minimum of 10 minutes, or use the water in a small home distillation unit (we sell) to provide pathogen free drinking water.

» Bringing water to the boil in a jug will kill some but not the tough dangerous bacteria.

Some of our best customers drank tank water 'all their lives' and then they got sick.

It takes a long time to shake off Giardia or Cryptosporidiosis from ones intestinal tract.

•  Onother real  problem with tank water occurs in agricultural areas using airplane delivered sprays on crops.

Wind drift can deposit the poisonous particles on a roof to be washed into the tank when it rains.

refresh group arrow right hand 05 Tap water (4).

Most tap waters contain relatively high levels of both dissolved minerals and metals plus a discouraging array of chemicals – many that came with the water.

Additives that were dissolved and washed into the dam reservoir and/or bore, plus any added at the treatment plants.

Chlorine is essential to kill bacteria, but it fails to kill cysts and viruses (remember the 1998 Sydney, Australian town water crisis with Giardia or Cryptosporidiosis).

Chlorine can also produce dangerous by-products linked to cancer called 'trihalomethanes', if the base water contains any organic matter.

Some town and city fathers falsely believe that fluoride is important to add, but many countries in Europe and states and provinces in North America forbid the addition of the highly poisonous sodium fluoride, a waste chemical from the production of Aluminum.

The jury is still out on the value of naturally occurring fluoride in drinking water, but there's no discussion on the dangers of adding the waste chemical, which is what is used. It's a long story, with lots of facts on the Internet.

Some consumers believe they are removing dissolved solids from their tap water with the single or double cartridge common under-sink or tap mounted carbon filters.

A Refresh Pure water® representative will show in most cases that a carbon filter will put more back into the water than it removes.

Yes, Chlorine and solids will be removed using a filter, but putting chlorinated water straight out of the tap into an open dish will allow the chlorine gas to vaporize, leaving the water free of a chlorine taste.

Remember, city tap waters have been 'PURIFIED' for the drinker's protection.

Using a filter 'DE-PURIFIES' it.

The Question is: Which glass of water would you prefer?