Bottled Water

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  1. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    Growing up in Baton Rouge I was never exposed to bottled water until I was grown. Baton Rouge tap water is some of the purest water in any municipal water system in the country. I don't even remember seeing bottled water for sale in stores except for distilled water.

    My grandparents lived in a small town near Beaumont and Port Arthur, Texas. The water there tasted kind of funny but I didn't hate it. My grandmother always had a glass container of cold tap water in the fridge. New Orleans water has always had a horrible taste and I have been other places where the tap water is basically undrinkable. I just ran across a story on Yahoo about bottle water. It seems that about 45% of all bottled water is tap water that has been treated. Including the popular brands Aquafina and Dasani. Most of the bottle water comes from California, a state with water problems of their own

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/why-bottled-water-comes-california-200816657.html

    I keep a couple of case of bottled water around in case of a hurricane. Even though I have never lost my water after a hurricane. I keep a few bottles in the fridge just to give to anybody around who wants some water and is leaving so I don't have to look for a plastic cup for them to take with them. But I almost always drink a glass of tap water with ice cubes when I want a drink of water. The only time I ever buy a bottle of cold water is if I am away from my house and want water instead of a Coke or some juice.
     
  2. StaceyO

    StaceyO Football Turns Me On

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    The tap water in Plano smells and tastes like dirt--especially in the summer. It's undrinkable, in my opinion.

    My refrigerator has a water filter, however, that does a great job of making the water tasteless, so that's what I usually drink at home.

    I do have bottled water on hand at all times, though.
     
  3. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    Your water probably comes from the same place Arlington gets theirs. I took a sip of water from the tap in my room at a hotel in Arlington and it was awful. Fortunately it was an extended stay hotel so I had a refrigerator with beer in it.
     
  4. StaceyO

    StaceyO Football Turns Me On

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    Not the same source as Arlington, but all of the tap water up here sucks.
     
  5. MLUTiger

    MLUTiger Secular Humanist

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    We use one of those plastic bins with a filter, but the water taste doesn't bother me here in Phoenix. If I drink from a bottle, it's usually from one of the many glass bottles we have. For me it's less about taste and more about convenience.
     
  6. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    Baton Rouge gets its water from the same aquifer as Kentwood "springs", which are actually wells. It is very good water. I use a filter on my water tap to catch whatever crap it might pick up from the old pipes it flows through. I do throw a case of Kentwood water in the truck when I go on road trips. Most of the communities in the country get their water from surface reservoirs or rivers and they put so much chlorine in it to make it safe that I can't stand drinking it.
     
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    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    I hate even taking a shower in Greater Dallas. It smells smokey.
     
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    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    Rotate it out every six months or so. Bottled water has a shelf life. Chemicals in the plastic leach into the water.
     
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  9. StaceyO

    StaceyO Football Turns Me On

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    I've gotten used to it for baths/showers because what choice do I have?
     
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    This thread reminds me of a comment I saw elsewhere recently:

    Ah, the 80s when water was free and we paid for porn.
     

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