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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-04-07 03:08 AM
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16. A lot of the taste difference in tap water is usually because of just a touch of metals and chlorine
which is why you have to buy special additives to put in it if you need to use it to fill up a fish tank, or use it in an amphibian's water bowl. It's harmless to most of us mammals, but to the ones who depend on water a bit more than we do, it can kill them.
Which is why I was very happy when my roommate bought a filter for our kitchen sink. I know in my head that there isn't much extra there, but just knowing that it can kill a smaller creature kinda worries me a bit, despite what my head is telling me. :)
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  -In Praise Of Tap Water RestoreGore  Aug-03-07 01:27 PM   #0 
  - this is very, very, very important.  SmokingJacket   Aug-03-07 01:42 PM   #1 
  - And add a tad of silver n/t  bonito   Aug-03-07 10:14 PM   #11 
  - Water is so precious in other lands  GliderGuider   Aug-03-07 01:58 PM   #2 
  - Thank you for this  RestoreGore   Aug-03-07 08:00 PM   #6 
  - I filter my water. You want to know why?  Kagemusha   Aug-03-07 01:58 PM   #3 
  - Well I disagree with you  RestoreGore   Aug-03-07 07:57 PM   #5 
  - A lot of the taste difference in tap water is usually because of just a touch of metals and chlorine  DarkTirade   Aug-04-07 03:08 AM   #16 
     - Yes, I have a Brita on my faucet as well  RestoreGore   Aug-04-07 08:31 AM   #17 
        - Yeah, the filtered water certainly will help my mead brewing too. :)  DarkTirade   Aug-04-07 10:17 AM   #18 
        - Brita filters RAWK!! My tap water is pretty much undrinkable (to me)  kestrel91316   Aug-04-07 10:48 AM   #21 
  - I wonder if our tap water is safe in the same way our bridges are safe...  phantom power   Aug-03-07 02:13 PM   #4 
  - Pour The Bottled Water Trend Down The Drain  RestoreGore   Aug-03-07 08:37 PM   #7 
  - The Bottled Water Industry: Threatening The Human Right To Water  RestoreGore   Aug-03-07 08:53 PM   #8 
  - I wouldn't drink tap water  losthills   Aug-03-07 09:14 PM   #9 
  - I already am doing some real good  RestoreGore   Aug-03-07 09:27 PM   #10 
  - 1963  losthills   Aug-03-07 11:03 PM   #12 
  - I agree - our tap water is terrible, and I won't drink it.  Maat   Aug-03-07 11:18 PM   #13 
  - Here in Lost Angeles not a day goes by that I don't see at least half a dozen  kestrel91316   Aug-04-07 10:52 AM   #22 
  - San Francisco has some of the best water in the world  LeftyMom   Aug-04-07 11:19 AM   #24 
  - We are really lucky - Denver water is the BEST tasting water!  Turn CO Blue   Aug-04-07 01:32 AM   #14 
  - The best water in the world actually came out of my family's  kestrel91316   Aug-04-07 10:54 AM   #23 
  - Only reason I EVER carry a water bottle  DarkTirade   Aug-04-07 02:59 AM   #15 
  - Our water here is disgusting  Yael   Aug-04-07 10:31 AM   #19 
  - People who can't go anywhere without their bottle of water remind me of  kestrel91316   Aug-04-07 10:45 AM   #20 
  - Scientists issue warning about chemical in plastic  mcg   Aug-04-07 01:48 PM   #25 

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