Originally Posted by SciFiFan53
Sorry - I was referring to the kind that is used in a house (permanent installation), so it's not really useful for travelling. However, I think I have seen some portable gadgets that filter water - but not sure of the cost.
As to the calculation comparing the reverse osmosis system vs bottled water ($150 gives 882 bottles). Considering that the RO system is probably good for at least 5 years, it probably is worth it. Also, this is one reason why plastic is so cheap and it hardly ever "pays" to recycle - the true cost of the carbon is seldom accounted for in the cost of the plastic.
I was merely pointing out that there are situations where bottled water is the superior choice. When I am at "home," I have no problems. Denver water is the best tasting water in the whole (what I've seen) country although W2R is correct -- Water in Hawaii is equal in flavor.
Hmmmm. I wonder if people who read this in a couple of
years are gonna wonder who W2R is/was?
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