Today we changed the water filter in our house...and this is what it looked like. Recently, a local friend observed us fixing the hostel water filter and commented, "You don't need one of those here! We have some of the cleanest water in China here in Kangding!" True. Very true statement. And I very much appreciate living "up stream" and right beneath the snow runoff of 20,000ft peaks. But I think I'm still going to keep using our water filter.