Do you drink tap water or bottled water?

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Do you drink tap water or bottled water?

Zandrock Zandrock
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09/12/2012
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Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
Tap water. Bottled water is pointless in most regions of the US. Tap water is also regulated because it's considered a transient water source. Bottled water isn't subject to any such regulations. Plus, it's much cheaper and easier.
09/12/2012
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Tap - bottled water is a waste.
09/12/2012
Ryanne Ryanne
Bottled easier to take on the go and I don't like the taste of our tap water
09/12/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
Both.
09/12/2012
LilLostLenore LilLostLenore
Quote:
Originally posted by Zandrock
Why?
bottled water
09/12/2012
icelandia icelandia
Tap, the water here tastes great
09/12/2012
123joy 123joy
I really like the taste of bottled ..but both
09/12/2012
JennSenn JennSenn
Tap water usually. It's a LOT cheaper than bottled.
09/12/2012
Rossie Rossie
I drink filtered water from my refrigerator water dispenser when I'm at home, and bottled water if I go out.
09/12/2012
hem hem
Tap water.
09/12/2012
darthkitt3n darthkitt3n
Bottled for right now. Our tap water is very hard well water. It tastes bad and tends to make me a bit ill. When we move out I plan on getting a Brita pitcher or faucet for our new house.
09/12/2012
Wonderstruck Wonderstruck
Bottled. I don't trust the tap water here.
09/12/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
We have a private well that takes water from the table in our front yard. The water is not treated and has been contaminated a number of times. We drank it for a short while after we moved in and we all got sick and learned it was contaminated with E Coli. We've sanitized the well, but the we've been contaminated several times since then. The water is also hard, contains iron and sulfur and tastes and smells like crap. It also stains our sinks, tubs, clothing and everything. Even with a water softener. It's nasty and we can't drink it.

We ONLY drink bottled water. Even run the dogs' water through a Britta.
09/12/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by Lildrummrgurl7
Tap water. Bottled water is pointless in most regions of the US. Tap water is also regulated because it's considered a transient water source. Bottled water isn't subject to any such regulations. Plus, it's much cheaper and easier.
Not ALL tap water is regulated. Much of it, especially "well water" has no form of regulation and causes disease and contamination regularly.

If your tap water is untreated and is taken from the water table in your front yard and has chemicals, bacteria, and other pathogens in it, like ours is, you are MUCH MUCH safer with bottled water. I've never gotten sick from bottled water. Myself and my family and our entire neighborhood got a form of E Coli poisoning some years ago, and several children ended up in the hospital. A baby on formula (whose brilliant and selfless parents were already drinking bottled water themselves but making the powdered formula from the tainted tap water) nearly died from the infection. This is NOT uncommon in the US.

Most of the United States has unsafe tap water. It's a myth that most tap water is "safe." Even treated tap water is loaded with fluoride and chlorine and all manner of nasty stuff. The crap they load water with isn't much better than the pathogens in untreated water. (Marginally better, but there are certainly better alternatives to daily drinking chemicals you don't need, like fluoride and chlorine.) I can't even drink chlorinated water, it's disgusting, it's like drinking Clorox. Plus, fluoride is a known poison (a small tube of toothpaste has enough fluoride in it to kill a toddler) and shouldn't be taken internally.

I ONLY drink water, I rarely have anything else to drink, and I value my health, so the I put as much thought into the water I drink as I do into the food I eat.
09/12/2012
mpfm mpfm
Usually tap water
09/12/2012
Trysexual Trysexual
Tap, but we have bottled at work.
09/12/2012
heather-mooney heather-mooney
Tap, we live in a very clean and regulated part of the country, and I have no worries about the water I'm drinking.
09/12/2012
Girly Juice Girly Juice
Tap water. I live in a place where it's assured to be very clean and tastes good.
09/12/2012
Sera26 Sera26
I drink bottled water because our tap water has so much chlorine in it that I can taste/smell it. I can't stand it unless I'm cooking with it or something.
09/12/2012
Beck Beck
Tap water. I like in the City of Cleveland. I live right on the lake and according the the letters from the water department; our area has some of the best water you can find around.

We do buy bottled water from time to time; however, some of it is a total rip off. If you read the back of the bottle, sometimes it tells you it's tap water from whatever city. So, you are actually drinking tap water.

When I lived at home with my parents, we had a well. They ONLY time you can drink that water is if you boil it for so long and even then it has a weird taste to it. So, we had one of those water coolers with the 5 gallon jug on the top. We would refill them at the local station at the gas station, even walmart has one. It was $0.25 a gallon. I remember carring the 5 gallon jugs. UGH those are heavy!

My grandparents, who lived next door, had a pound, but even then the pound water wasn't safe to drink unless they treated it and had all the systems working properly.

Now, I am glad I live where I have city water.
09/12/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
Filtered water from the tap and bottled water. I won't drink it straight from teh tap because I can taste the chemicals. YUCK!
09/12/2012
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
Tap water, if I need to take it on the go I just fill up my Brita bottle or a 1 liter bottle I have from some sparkling water I got at walmart up.

The only time I prefer bottled is when our tap water has one of those days when it tastes like they're siphoning it off a swimming pool (it has way too much chlorine taste sometimes).

...well that and the one time it was coming out brown and fizzy for some odd reason. Didn't want to risk drinking it then.
09/12/2012
ejrbrndps ejrbrndps
never tap unless i have my filter bottle
09/12/2012
hjtee hjtee
Tap, because there is nothing wrong with it, and I will not contribute to the tons of plastic going into landfills. Not to mention the energy it takes to make the bottles.
09/12/2012
puppylove puppylove
Both, tap at work, and restaurants etc, but we drink bottled at home because we live in a small edge of the suburbs town that does its own water and it just taste nasty no matter how many filters we run it through
09/12/2012
MK434 MK434
We only drink Arrowhead bottled water in my house.
09/12/2012
Feisty Feisty
Tap because I prefer to use my reusable water bottle.
09/12/2012
PepperPot PepperPot
I prefer some kind of purified water if I can get it, especially in a glass container (I always recycle), but sometimes I'm just lazy and go for the tap. I do worry about all the medications and other contaminants that may be in the water, though.
09/12/2012
SaiDiscordia SaiDiscordia
Both. We have the water cooler to heat water for oatmeal and tea, but also on the days they flush the waterlines in our neighborhood, but other than those days, our water is pretty clean.
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