There have been many reports about the virtues of drinking alkaline water and with the current tragedy in Flint, MI it’s now a necessity for residents of the city. Studies have proven that drinking alkaline water rather than acidic can be beneficial due to acidic water draining minerals from the body, especially the teeth, bones and connective tissue. It’s safe to say that Flint River water was more than just acidic. And even though they reconnected back to the Detroit water system back in October, they still can’t drink that water.
1. The lead pipes in Flint built up a protective mineral coating or scale, that prevented lead from getting into the water.
2. During the 17 months it was used, acidic water from the Flint River corroded away the scale and exposed fresh metal.
3. Although the water is good now, it’s going to take quite awhile before the scale rebuilds.
4. And while that rebuilds, lead can still seep into the water.