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  1. #1 tap water 
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    Hi All,

    I live in an area where my tap water is soft. I am mainly concerned with
    increasing the HCO3- (bicarbonates) in it. i understand that adding baking
    soda will increase the bicarbonates but i want to know whether there is a
    way in which i could calculate how many bicarbonates exist in my water in
    mg/l.

    Ive also come across a bottled mineral water, called Vittel, which contains
    approx 258mg/l of bicarbonates. im wondering if anybody knows of any other
    bottled mineral water which contains high amounts of bicarbonates. higher
    than vittel.

    any help wld b greatly appreciated!


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    Maybe you could get the exact proportions of what is in the water from your local treatment plant.. or whoever supplies you water.


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    ive already asked them. they say my water is soft 6mg/l of calcium. they dont give me anymore information than that.

    i guess i just want some form of solution with very high level of bicarbonates
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    Quote Originally Posted by baggio

    Ive also come across a bottled mineral water, called Vittel, which contains
    approx 258mg/l of bicarbonates. im wondering if anybody knows of any other bottled mineral water which contains high amounts of bicarbonates. higher than vittel.

    any help wld b greatly appreciated!
    I don't know another water, but be careful when you read the chemical analysis of a water bottled. Frequently alkalinity is expressed as bicarbonate, that which doesn't mean that it has that whole bicarbonate.
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