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Old 12-04-2007, 02:48 PM   #21
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Bottled on the run and in other places, tap water at home
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Old 12-04-2007, 03:23 PM   #22
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Who wants to lug bottled water home from the store every week? One of the great advantages to having decent city water is that you don't have to DO that. Of course the other option is to have a contract for water to be brought to you. In general the idea of a regular cash flow in the outward direction when I don't need it, whether by contract or by bringing it in myself, doesn't really give me a warm and cozy feeling.

Now, in College Station, Texas, the water was not to my liking so I did drink bottled water. In San Diego it wasn't the best, either. Blech.

The water here in New Orleans tastes great to me, though. So does the water in Missouri, my future ER location.
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Old 12-04-2007, 06:32 PM   #23
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We drink Lake Urine (Huron) water filtered through the fridge to get rid of the chlorine.

The purity, ph, and mineral ppm. are what keeps me healthy.
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I drink tap water through a Pur faucet filter.
Same here however I do buy bottled water for traveling purposes.
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Bottled water for kids' sports teams means I have a seemingly unlimted supply of water bottles around. Buy in bulk and watch for sales, so I'm not lugging the stuff around often, just once in a while it's a big operation. Filtered tap water for home. Plain tap water has a taste I don't like here, but filter takes care of it. Some brands of bottled water have the same problem, so I make sure which ones I buy are okay. Sometimes fill the empty water bottles with filtered tap water for my own use. Teams seem to strongly prefer opening a new bottle to using a re-filled one.
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I think it depends on where you live. There is a town not too far from here where there is a toxic plume heading towards their drinking supply. Everyone is advised to drink bottled water. The only time I buy bottled water is if I'm on the road. It's better than soda pop!
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Now, in College Station, Texas, the water was not to my liking so I did drink bottled water. In San Diego it wasn't the best, either. Blech.

The water here in New Orleans tastes great to me, though. So does the water in Missouri, my future ER location.
I agree with TX and SD and would add nearly all of Florida for the bottle.

We even drink the tap water in PV MX now. As long as the pipes into the house are good, so is the water.
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The water here in New Orleans tastes great to me, though. So does the water in Missouri, my future ER location.


Aren't you a little nervous about drinking New Orleans water ?
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Old 12-05-2007, 10:24 AM   #29
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I personally don't think bottled water is worth the price. I can't tell the difference in the taste between the two. One exception...I like the taste (and maybe even the feel) of Fiji water. So, once in a while, when it's on sale (maybe I save a buck), I'll buy it. It's way more expensive than soda, but if I'm drinking water at dinner(which is supposed to be healthy), then I'm not drinking soda at dinner, which is not supposed to be healthy.
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Funny was just in the krogers and a six pack of schlitz was on sale for 1.99.

The six pack of water was 2.49.
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We have really nasty water here at the beach. The annual report says its just fine. Sometimes it smells like bleach. The real eye-opener was looking inside my discarded old hot water heater - sand, sediment, scale, and I swear --- bits of seashells. How does all that stuff get to the second floor? How does all that stuff get out of my kidneys? Thats just another reason I drink beer.
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Aren't you a little nervous about drinking New Orleans water ?
Only if I think about it.
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Only if I think about it.
When my Dad was still alive, and he'd talk to my sister (who used to live in NOLA) on the phone, when he got ready to hang up he'd say "Well, gotta say goodbye....I have to go to the bathroom, so I'll be sending you some drinking water in a few minutes!" We live on a tributary to the Mississippi River!
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When my Dad was still alive, and he'd talk to my sister (who used to live in NOLA) on the phone, when he got ready to hang up he'd say "Well, gotta say goodbye....I have to go to the bathroom, so I'll be sending you some drinking water in a few minutes!" We live on a tributary to the Mississippi River!
You're right! That's where our drinking water comes from!
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You're right! That's where our drinking water comes from!
I know.....and that's where our wastewater goes!
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I know.....and that's where our wastewater goes!
Ewww, now you're making me think about it!

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