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Old 11-20-2013, 11:10 PM   #1
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So, after looking around i realize there are a ton of people on this forum and others that are looking to get information on their water and must submit to the Ward labs like we all do when so many of us can simply use information from our neighbors who have already gotten it done.

With that in mind i created this quick google maps with my Ward Labs test report information, and hope that others that are using community water lines or wells or spring water can post their info on this map as well. Obviously you dont need to pin your house, but just the general area.
Hopefully from here and some other forums we can fill this map up so future homebrewers can get the info without having to pay Ward Labs for the same information!

Click on the "draw a line" icon in the top middle of the page, or simply use a pin if you dont know the area your water is served too.
Outline that area that your water comes from.
Fill out city and state along with date.
Add in water data and save.
Then, go to the legend in the upper left, and change the color.

https://mapsengine.google.com/map/ed...c.kjCSuYRmKATI

PS - Mods i think this fits best in this forum, as everyone here are people who actually have water reports and care, if this is the wrong spot sorry!



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Old 11-21-2013, 04:04 PM   #2
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Seems like a good idea. Nice work.

Couple things for the suggestion box...

It would be nice if you could draw a blob or polygon to define the area the analysis is probably good for. I could add the Portland Water Bureau service area boundary pretty easily.

It would also be nice to color-code the point or area based on the water source (well, municipal, spring). Might be helpful for the well people to know who else has test results nearby.


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Old 11-21-2013, 07:25 PM   #3
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True...i did just change mine and add some color coding test points for people to go off of, thanks!

 
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Old 11-26-2013, 11:36 AM   #4
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Added Montgomery, IL.

 
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Old 11-26-2013, 03:04 PM   #5
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Added 2 Detroit City water items (Berkley & Royal Oak)
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Old 11-27-2013, 03:49 AM   #6
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subbed and info added (Fresno, CA) -- great idea! Thanks!
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Old 11-27-2013, 05:37 AM   #7
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Thanks guys! Getting quite a few points now...ill be doing my best to keep it clean and remove empty nodes that people add that stick around more than a few days.

 
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Old 11-27-2013, 02:51 PM   #8
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If I were looking here for a water profile, there would be a few things I'd like to see. So it would be helpful to encourage users to include the following with each upload:

1. Source of analysis (Ward, city, etc)
2. Date of analysis
3. Multiple data points for a given area are welcome

Since a water source can vary day-to-day, I'd be looking for the most recent. As well as others to get a feel for the variations to expect. Nothing will be as good as a sample taken from your faucet on brew day, but I'd hate to see people not include their data because someone already input numbers from 3 years ago.

 
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Old 11-27-2013, 03:10 PM   #9
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Cool idea! I added mine (Central VA). While this is a cool idea for city water users if they happen to find someone in their city who posted a report it is pretty pointless for those on well water as the aquifer mineralogy can differ by just a couple miles.

EDIT: Well water FTW!!! Everyone's city water pH is around 7.5 but my deep well pH is 6.6!
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Portland (OR) Water Boundary added


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