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How do you take your water?

Old 08-30-04, 02:11 PM
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How do you take your water?

Is the water you take with you on rides straight out the tap? Is it filtered or if your really lucky mineral water? I'm just wondering because i know there are advantages and disadvantages to each of them. For example, Tap Water is safe against germs and everything because it is so well treated but all the chemicals they treat it with can't do you any good, i hear it contains virtually every element in ther periodic table, such as bromine, chlorine, fluorine, as it is often retreated human waste it also contains human hormones and stuff. But i also hear that mineral water wouldn't be allowed through the tap by quality control because of high levels of radiation and germs! Sounds like a lose lose sitaution, personally i just filter my water but apparently if you wanna be real picky you should filter then boil it but this sounds like a lot of hassle. The whole subject kinda spooks me a bit really because you have to put a lot of water in and if it's full of fluoride, chlorine bromine and all the rest it can't be too good?
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Old 08-30-04, 02:23 PM
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i use brita filtered tap water. my water seems to pick up a nasty taste from my water bottle though.
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As far as keeping gallons around the house I drink Springtime Artesian water, it has a nice taste and has a neat rubber spout for pouring. For portable bottles I prefer Fiji or Evian but I try other stuff from time to time. I never drink water out of the tap, my dog doesn't even drink water out the tap.
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We drink our water right out of the tap. But then again, Minneapolis water is apparently some of the best urban water in the USA (straight out of the Mississippi river (upstream of most industry)).
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I prefer to use filtered water. It tastes better warm than the stuff out of the tap, which tastes aweful warm.

Here is what I use. I have one on the fridge and on the sink, I use filtered water to cook with and to make coffee, juice, gatoraid, and watever else.

Aquabrite Filters.

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I use this:



Pur Ultimate Dispenser DS-1800

"This PuR Ultimate Water Dispenser provides dual filtration using a two-step process. The first step reduces lead, copper, chlorine, sediment, chemicals linked to cancer (TTHMs, Benzine), bad taste and odor. The second step uses a Pleated Microfilter that removes 99.99% microbiological cysts, cryptosporidium and giardia.

Fits conveniently in the sink for refilling. The special fill tray design helps distribute weight while the handles make it easy to fill and carry."

It makes filling up as easy as a nice glass of boxed wine

Also, my sister's a physician, and she once made the point to me: "it's not like people are exactly falling over dead from drinking tap water." From a conceptual standpoint yeah, you don't want to drink lead and germs. But from a practical standpoint, probably healthier and safer than what your ancestors had to drink.
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I drink water from my fridge door spout thing. It's filtered.
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I use a PUR filter.

Truthfully, most of the tap water terror is pure bunk. I saw a study about bottled water and it is no better than what comes out of the tap. As a matter of fact, most of it DID come right out of the tap and is just filtered.
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Exactly. Ozarka was (possibly still is?) from the "Houston municipal water supply."
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Tap....but my apartment has it's own water softener for the building, so the water quality is pretty good overall. i actually like the taste better than bottled water.
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Garden hose next to the garage door.
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I have a fridge filter and I also have a pur filter on the tap
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Tap... the gov't. wouldn't give us something bad for us.
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If I'm sucking exhaust fumes all day, I can't really convince myself that filtered water is vastly better. I'll use a tap, hose, or whatever so long as I feel the water is reasonably clean.
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Originally Posted by livestrong91
I drink water from my fridge door spout thing. It's filtered.
You drag your fridge around with you on your bike? Then again, those drinking from the tap would definately have to carry the proverbial kitchen sink wouldn't they?
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I use tap and my dog uses the toilet!
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Originally Posted by Avalanche325
Truthfully, most of the tap water terror is pure bunk.
You don't consider all those chemicals they put into tap water to be a problem?

Have you not seen Dr. Strangelove?!?!?


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Originally Posted by caloso
Garden hose next to the garage door.

Hope you let it run for awhile before fillin the bottle. lol
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Originally Posted by crosscut
Hope you let it run for awhile before fillin the bottle. lol
Nah. I like that delicious vinyl taste. Besides, no self-respecting NorCal boy would waste water like that. We have to save enough so that people in the Mojave Desert can water their lawns.
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I also have a filter on my refrigerator. My greatest discovery was Polar Ice bottles. They stay cold for a long time.
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Originally Posted by caloso
Nah. I like that delicious vinyl taste. Besides, no self-respecting NorCal boy would waste water like that. We have to save enough so that people in the Mojave Desert can water their lawns.
uhh, I think x-cut was talking about bugs and reptiles.
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Originally Posted by khuon
You don't consider all those chemicals they put into tap water to be a problem?

Have you not seen Dr. Strangelove?!?!?




Gen. Jack D. Ripper: Have you ever seen a Commie drink a glass of water?
Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake: Well, no, I can't say I have, Jack.
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I had a bookmark about this from Prevention magazine.

http://www.prevention.com/cda/featur...1-6874,00.html

I don't really have any fears drinking the tap water where I am - it's regulated much more closely than any of the bottled waters folks seem to flock to, as the bottled water sold in stores is under loose FDA regulation (not even as good at it sounds)...they have a hard enough time with the meat/poultry/fish stuff, but there are no standards for store bought bottled water as there are for public water processing.

Just to cover the delta, I installed an industrial strength under-sink granulated carbon system that covers just about everything else (I did this when my kids were smaller and was concerned mostly about lead...). There is a spigot on the sink and I installed a tee and ran copper tubing under the house to the back of the refrigerator, so it can be dispensed cold as well. If you do something like this, make sure to install a tee with a valve so you can turn of just the refrigerator's water source if you have to without turning off the whole sink or house.
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Right out of the tap. The water here is great.

When I was in Phoenix I made the mistake of drinking tap water and spent a lot of time in the bathroom for the next couple days.
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Paranoia will destroy ya!
I drink well water-I heard nitrates are a good source of energy. LOL
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