Scrubbing With Baking Soda For Clean Groundwater

This reader saves money and keeps her groundwater safe for drinking by replacing harmful soaps and detergents with baking soda.
By Nina Trabona
December 2003/January 2004
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Where I live on eastern Long Island, we have a private septic system and use groundwater for drinking. To protect my well, I do my cleaning of sinks, tubs, tile and countertops with baking soda.

To boost its cleaning power, I use plastic scrubbing pads (the kind they sell for scrubbing pots) and use the baking soda as scouring powder. It removes soap scum pretty well. I don't need to use expensive, toxic cleaning agents like tub and tile cleaners on my surfaces. The baking soda saves my environment and my pocketbook, too.

Nina Trabona
East Hampton, New York
 








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