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Old 02-08-2011, 03:54 AM   #21
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We're served by the Helix water district and it has been floridated (sp?) for years. I don't think it effects taste but I use my under sink filtered water for brewing and toss in a Campden tablet for good measure.

 
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Old 02-15-2011, 11:07 PM   #22
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So there is a lot of information that BeerSmith allows us to track that is not represented on San Diego's Water Report here http://www.sandiego.gov/water/qualit...aterqual09.pdf do any of you guys have all of the numbers for the Alvarado plant?

 
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:13 PM   #23
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The information we're looking for comes right from the water department at http://www.sandiego.gov/water/quality/

Between the anual report, and the Table 6 document further down the page, I was able to piece together the information I needed.

These are the averages at the Alvarado plant. YMMV if your source is another treatment facility or another water department (ie, not San Diego)
Calcium: 57.8 ppm
Bicarbonate 139.0 ppm
Magnesium 23.0 ppm
Sodium 88.8ppm
Chloride 100.0 ppm
Sulfate 176.0 ppm
Alkalinity 114.0 ppm

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Old 06-30-2012, 08:19 PM   #24
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I just got my 2011 water report in the mail, so new numbers are in.

Alvarado plant (most of central SD) averages:
Calcium: 41.5ppm
Bicarbonate: 123.0ppm
Magnesium: 19.3
Sodium 72.6
Chloride 87.4
Sulfate 111.0
Alkalinity 101.0

You'll get all you need between these to documents
http://www.sandiego.gov/water/qualit...aterqual11.pdf
http://www.sandiego.gov/water/quality/pdf/tbl6.pdf

 
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:23 AM   #25
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Table 6! That was the key.

Thanks.

 
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Old 07-31-2012, 08:46 PM   #26
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Is it true that San Diego's water ph is about 8.15? That seems really steep. I'll have to snag some pH paper before I leave work and check when I get home.

 
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Old 09-10-2012, 04:05 PM   #27
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Here is a link to the 2011 Water Qulaity report in San Diego, which they posted this year:

http://www.sandiego.gov/water/qualit...aterqual11.pdf

My company, San Diego Pure Water, also does Free Water Quality Analysis

There's no obligation, we just want people to know what's in their water

www.SanDiegoPureWater.com - there is a form on the home page that if you fill out we will come get a water sample and e-mail you the results!

 
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Old 01-20-2015, 10:37 PM   #28
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Sorry for the thread res, but here are all reports for SD:
http://www.sandiego.gov/water/quality/reports.shtml

Unfortunately some of the data is grouped together, or downright missing. So I went ahead and called them up for some hard numbers... attached is the monthly report of all 3 facilities in SD.

Mira Mar is mine, here is the relevant information (in ppm):
Ca^+2 = Calcium = 68
Mg^+2 = Magnesium = 26.8
Na^+ = Sodium = 92.4
Cl^- = Chloride = 98.8
SO4^-2 = Sulfate = 215
HCO3^- = Bicarbonate = 147
File Type: pdf December 2014 Monthly Complete.pdf (19.2 KB, 111 views)

Reason: monthly (not quarterly)

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Old 11-08-2015, 07:13 PM   #29
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This is gold, thanks.

I'm in the Miramar supply area as well, and haven't had too much trouble with the filtered tap water.
The beer seems to be pretty good!
As another poster mentioned, I took the advanced brewing class at Ballast Point some time ago and they said they just use the house water through a carbon filter.

 
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Old 07-11-2016, 01:58 AM   #30
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Quote:
Originally Posted by isunktheship View Post
Sorry for the thread res, but here are all reports for SD:
http://www.sandiego.gov/water/quality/reports.shtml

Unfortunately some of the data is grouped together, or downright missing. So I went ahead and called them up for some hard numbers... attached is the monthly report of all 3 facilities in SD.

Mira Mar is mine, here is the relevant information (in ppm):
Ca^+2 = Calcium = 68
Mg^+2 = Magnesium = 26.8
Na^+ = Sodium = 92.4
Cl^- = Chloride = 98.8
SO4^-2 = Sulfate = 215
HCO3^- = Bicarbonate = 147
Sorry for resurecting an old thread, but the 2015 Report is now out.

It displays the Sodium, Chloride, Sulfate and Alkalinity - Total as CaCO3. But I only see Total Hardness (ppm) instead of Calcium and Magnesium.

Any idea how I can get that info?

Thanks,
Tim

 
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