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AllyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 11:24 AM
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41. Actually, cities worry about getting bacteria in the water during transit
from their plant to your house. Colorado Springs used to add more chlorine to the water during summer when road construction crews were more likely to hit water mains and disrupt water supplies. They had to do it to make sure people didn't get giardia (actually a protozoan killed by chlorine). But yeah, it's added later in the process to keep people from getting sick from the local "bugs".
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  -Aquafina Labels to Spell Out Source - Tap Water Hissyspit  Jul-27-07 06:47 AM   #0 
  - Yep. Nestle bottle water comes from the same municipal water facility  Robbien   Jul-27-07 07:01 AM   #1 
  - And in Maine it comes from separate wells but the same source as municipal supples  MaineDem   Jul-27-07 07:11 AM   #2 
  - Not entirely accurate, they purify the water big time.  originalpckelly   Jul-27-07 10:45 AM   #26 
     - no they don't  lame54   Jul-27-07 11:56 AM   #49 
     - There is no need. Tap water is great up there.  Robbien   Jul-27-07 12:01 PM   #52 
     - that is what I understand  klyon   Jul-27-07 12:31 PM   #54 
  - caveat emptor. says so right on the bottle, for those with eyes  soothsayer   Jul-27-07 07:28 AM   #3 
  - LOL  Truthiness Inspector   Jul-27-07 01:20 PM   #59 
  - Bottled water has always been the biggest rip off.  Vinca   Jul-27-07 07:28 AM   #4 
  - I totally agree (n/t)  MaineDem   Jul-27-07 07:31 AM   #5 
  - Does the filter clean up the taste of normal tap water?  Gman   Jul-27-07 08:26 AM   #8 
  - It helps a lot. Personally, I don't have tap water from a reservoir...  Kagemusha   Jul-27-07 08:39 AM   #12 
  - Yes. We have a Pur filter on our home tap  AllyCat   Jul-27-07 11:21 AM   #39 
  - We use the PUR filter also......  namvet73   Jul-27-07 12:00 PM   #51 
     - We have a filter on our refrigerator ~ does that help? nt  goclark   Jul-27-07 02:14 PM   #65 
  - We have a water filter and yes, it reallly does help.  flamingyouth   Jul-27-07 11:45 AM   #46 
  - I have a water filter on the outside of my house and another underneath  Maraya1969   Jul-27-07 12:46 PM   #55 
  - Thanks to all  Gman   Jul-27-07 01:31 PM   #61 
  - I Feel It Goes Better  Crisco   Jul-27-07 01:33 PM   #62 
  - I have a Sigg  Pretty_in_CodePink   Jul-27-07 08:27 AM   #9 
  - ooh! I'm getting some of these! They're Dishwasher Safe! (But hand washing suggested)  IanDB1   Jul-27-07 08:57 AM   #16 
  - Shame that they're aluminum, since aluminum production is extremely toxic to the environment.  JudyM   Jul-27-07 09:29 AM   #22 
     - They also have Lexan. n/t  IanDB1   Jul-27-07 10:06 AM   #23 
        - ooh, missed that little danger. So are you still going to buy one?  JudyM   Jul-27-07 01:02 PM   #57 
           - Is Lexan okay? n/t  IanDB1   Jul-27-07 02:27 PM   #67 
              - It leaches BPA, associated w/ cancer, obesity and birth defects, among other potential risks...  JudyM   Jul-27-07 04:09 PM   #70 
                 - Oh, good. Because all my eating utensils are made with compressed, kiln-fired elephant dung. n/t  IanDB1   Jul-27-07 04:11 PM   #71 
  - Those are so COOL!  emmadoggy   Jul-27-07 12:49 PM   #56 
  - Sorry - not in Euless, TX!  ccinamon   Jul-27-07 11:06 AM   #32 
  - I read a long time ago that most bottled water comes out of the  acmavm   Jul-27-07 07:48 AM   #6 
  - The bottle water companies make sure they do surveys  Robbien   Jul-27-07 08:19 AM   #7 
  - I only know that it tastes alot better than my tap water.  zanne   Jul-27-07 08:33 AM   #10 
  - ...Wait a sec, chlorine is added later in the process? Not at the reservoir?  Kagemusha   Jul-27-07 08:44 AM   #13 
  - I only know what it tastes like.  zanne   Jul-27-07 09:04 AM   #19 
  - Chlorine is often added to counter bad smells.  TwilightZone   Jul-27-07 10:56 AM   #29 
  - Actually, cities worry about getting bacteria in the water during transit  AllyCat   Jul-27-07 11:24 AM   #41 
     - Still doesn't amount to what reply #25 is saying (for example).  Kagemusha   Jul-27-07 11:28 AM   #42 
        - I'm not disagreeing with that fact. I was responding to the poster  AllyCat   Jul-27-07 11:33 AM   #43 
           - Ah. I was he, who was surprised, but only because that changes it.  Kagemusha   Jul-27-07 02:18 PM   #66 
  - agreed -- isn't it funny that we go apeshit about pets drinking from pools  Donnachaidh   Jul-27-07 10:49 AM   #27 
  - Come on, folks -- let's kick it, recommend it, and get the word out about this.  The Stranger   Jul-27-07 08:39 AM   #11 
  - It could have been worse...  IanDB1   Jul-27-07 08:53 AM   #14 
  - I just bought a case of this stuff. I bought it 'cause it's "purified."  indie_ana_500   Jul-27-07 08:56 AM   #15 
  - Relax  ProspectorBill   Jul-27-07 09:00 AM   #17 
  - Good advice  saigon68   Jul-27-07 09:05 AM   #20 
  - Good point.  zanne   Jul-27-07 09:09 AM   #21 
  - Yeah, but most of the water in your lifetime was probably cleaner than  valerief   Jul-27-07 11:15 AM   #36 
  - Oh...okay. Don't have to suggest that twice to me! Sounds good.  indie_ana_500   Jul-27-07 11:57 AM   #50 
  - Use a Brita water filter at home for your tap water  RedEarth   Jul-27-07 09:04 AM   #18 
     - I just use a clean quart sized glass Bragg apple cider vinegar bottle  arikara   Jul-27-07 03:42 PM   #68 
  - Hasn't this been known for years?  WindRavenX   Jul-27-07 10:22 AM   #24 
  - LMFAO!!! I bet most bottled water sold is tap water  BlueEyedSon   Jul-27-07 10:41 AM   #25 
  - i admire pepsi's honesty!! n/t  stressfulreality   Jul-27-07 10:55 AM   #28 
  - An old Mad Magazine cartoon, from the mid-70s, mocked this.  mikeytherat   Jul-27-07 10:57 AM   #30 
  - I don't drink water. Fish piss in it.  shain from kane   Jul-27-07 11:00 AM   #31 
  - What? There's lots of stuff in water. That's why they filter it,.  cat_girl25   Jul-27-07 11:16 AM   #37 
     - Actually, this was a quote, somewhat censored, attributed to W. C. Fields.  shain from kane   Jul-27-07 11:24 AM   #40 
        - that is just too funny. made me spit out my evian...  JudyM   Jul-27-07 03:57 PM   #69 
  - Drink tap water  Summer93   Jul-27-07 11:09 AM   #33 
  - I alway loved Evian's name...Spell it backwards - Naive  saddlesore   Jul-27-07 11:09 AM   #34 
  - Penn and Teller's Bullsh*t did an episode on this  Larissa238   Jul-27-07 11:13 AM   #35 
  - Thanks!! I posted the P&T info...  onager   Jul-27-07 01:16 PM   #58 
  - I buy distilled water. For washing and steaming veggies I use a Brita on my tap. nt  valerief   Jul-27-07 11:17 AM   #38 
  - i love aquafina. it's my bottled water of choice. n/t  orleans   Jul-27-07 11:35 AM   #44 
  - Nevermind  HawkeyeX   Jul-27-07 11:37 AM   #45 
  - so do the other brands - when I refill the bottles over and over again  LSK   Jul-27-07 11:51 AM   #47 
  - Posted here too with comments.  RestoreGore   Jul-27-07 11:54 AM   #48 
  - So why buy it?  bamacrat   Jul-27-07 12:22 PM   #53 
  - Two dollars for a bottle of tap water. I guess a sucker is born every minute.  sarcasmo   Jul-27-07 01:29 PM   #60 
  - More about bottled water and the bottles too.  Betsy Ross   Jul-27-07 01:56 PM   #63 
  - I've been using Brita filter pitchers since I moved into an apartment  Lydia Leftcoast   Jul-27-07 01:57 PM   #64 

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