Do you drink tap water?

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Do you drink tap water?

Poll closed Nov 7, 2013.
  1. Yes I drink Tap water

    65 vote(s)
    51.2%
  2. I filter my water at Home

    46 vote(s)
    36.2%
  3. I drink bottled water

    7 vote(s)
    5.5%
  4. WATER? Only if it is used to dilute my adult beverage

    2 vote(s)
    1.6%
  5. I only drink prune juice

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Carrots

    7 vote(s)
    5.5%
  1. slobake

    slobake Supporting Member

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    Do drink tap water? Do you know where your local water comes from?
    Around here our water contains flouride and chloromide. It also has trace amounts of lead and other minerals not in high enough concentration to cause me concern. The city monitors the quality constantly.
    I have replaced most of the old plumbing in my home with copper but there are a few places where I didn't have acess. So that is a minor concern. I also realize that no system is flawless so it is possible that contamanints may get into our water system.
    For that reason I use a carbon block filter for my drinking water at home. This filter system is not perfect either but it is one more level of protection. Plus the water tastes better. I will drink tap water when I am out . I don't like drinking bottled water so sometimes I carry a stainless steel bottle filled with water from my home.
    Most of our water comes from soil runnoff from the snowpack in the Sierra Mountains. It is collected in the Hetch Hetchy reseviour north of Yosemite. I think it is a good idea to know the source of my water.
     
  2. fishtx

    fishtx Supporting Member

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    YOu are from San Fran...have Nancy Pelosi fix it for you...
     
  3. macaroni tony

    macaroni tony

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    I actually get my water from the local water store.... $0.25/gallon

    I try not to consume tap water at all...if I'm running low on water though I will use it for cooking
     
  4. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

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    I bet LA water tastes like it run off luther's boot (name that tune) compared to Bay Area water.
     
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  6. i_got_a_mohawk

    i_got_a_mohawk

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    Yup, I drink tap water and we have it pretty decent here (though granted, the water in the city isn't as nice as back home)
     
  7. slobake

    slobake Supporting Member

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    Oooh nasty! :p
     
  8. Jim Nazium

    Jim Nazium

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    I filter my tap water. Don't want to contaminate my precious bodily fluids.

     
  9. Lee Moses

    Lee Moses

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    We normally filter our tap water, but I'm certainly not above drinking straight from the tap.


    Lips on the faucet and all.
     
  10. elgecko

    elgecko

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    I run a Pur single stage filter on my tap.
     
  11. ridethespiral

    ridethespiral Supporting Member

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    Yes I have no problem drinking tap water. To be honest, I like the taste of Edmonton's tap water better than most bottled waters. Used to use a Brita filter but to be honest, I didn't taste much of a difference. I especially love the tap water in the winter, I think it comes out of the tap at around 3 degrees celcius.
     
  12. bass12

    bass12 Fueled by chocolate Supporting Member

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    Yes. Anyone seen the documentary "Tapped"?
     
  13. bassinplace

    bassinplace

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    I'm in Orange County and while I'm sure there's worse, the water here isn't all that great, imo. But I'm just grateful that when I turn the tap water comes out. I run it through a filter on my refrigerator and at work we have a reverse osmosis system. I drink anywhere from 8 to 16 eight ounce glasses a day. Like Fela Kuti said, "Water no get enemy". ;)
     
  14. mellowinman

    mellowinman Guaranteed to break the Ice at Naughty Parties Supporting Member

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    I spent $5,000.00 having a new well dug at about 95 feet down.

    Our water is fresh and yummy. It needs a little softening, but other than that, it's good.
     
  15. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister Supporting Member

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    The wife and I are making a conscious effort to stop drinking bottled water due to the negative impact on the environment from the bottles. Now that we are back in the Olympia area, we can go back to getting our drinking water here:

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    We do have a filter on our fridge for water when we are out of the well water.

    -Mike
     
  16. macaroni tony

    macaroni tony

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    wow seriously?
     
  17. nortonrider

    nortonrider

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    yes.... I drink tap water.
     
  18. bassinplace

    bassinplace

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    What is that? All I can read is "Olympia Artesian Well". Looks suspicious to me. :ninja:
     
  19. elgecko

    elgecko

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    Artesian wells occur when the groundwater table (top of the groundwater) intersects the ground surface resulting in water "springing" forth from the ground. It's how our neighbor cities Artesia and Fountain Valley got their names.
     
  20. dkelley

    dkelley

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    I live in British Columbia Canada. I drink the best tap water in the world.

    I can't stand it when traveling though...
     
  21. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

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    Ive got a Brita filter on my kitchen faucet.
     

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