• Regada Waterworks


Updated: 09.10.2018, 20:10 Póvoa Nova


“Regada” literally means watered or an area of irrigation. A stream with crystal clear water runs through the complete property, springs, waterfalls, several small and large plunge pools, a water mine, an irrigation cave and very solid granite irrigation channels. Water is one of the most important aspects of any edible forest garden system.

“The one that connects it all: Water. A prime directive of Permaculture: make sure the water that flows off your site is cleaner than when it came in. Common strategies include catch it high, store it, spread it, sink it.  Patterns emerging.” (from: Tree Yo)

  • Regada Water Quality Test
Water Quality Test Kit

Test date: 03.10.2018

A Water Quality Test Kit is an easy way to test your drinking water and determine if it is safe. Fifteen parameters were tested. One parameter: ‘Bacteria’ was missing in the Kit, so this will follow very shortly.

I have crystal clear bedrock water from my stream and yet just to be on the safe side I want to test my drinking water once a year. Also to determine which filters I need for my water filtration regarding the drink water tap.

Unfortunately I discovered that the test kit was out of date and therefor not reliable anymore.

Meantime I will search for a new and maybe a more permanent way of testing my drinking water but also continuously 24 hours, 7 days a week. New results will be reported here.

Please leave a comment if you have helpful information about water quality testing.