I live in one of Alaska's fluoridated communities... Don't want to get into that debate but suffice it to say I don't drink with it, don't cook with it, and now that I found out ALL of the sodium fluoride additive comes from CHINA I don't want it in my house AT ALL!!!! Aside from becoming politically active, and trying to get this practice stopped, I want to revive the old point submerged in the stream behind my house. The stream is a from mountain runoff, flows year round, and has no developed structures of any type upstream. The only human activity is a lightly used trail about 300 feet upstream from me. I am sure it is no biologically safe, but also fairly confident there is no unusual pollution in it.
How should I go about developing this as my primary water source? I am thinking a 55 gallon drum in the shed used as a small reservoir and settling tank. Then using a pressure pump (i.e. automatic type found on boats & yachts) with a sediment filter, and then a waterguard filter capable of filtering cysts & bacteria. This would be my bathing/cooking/cleaning water. Drinking water would be provided via 5 gal jugs from an artisian well and/or using my current fluoride countertop filter.