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Tap water.

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by denimdestroyedmylife, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Big Winner

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    DNW Senior member

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    Only when I'm desperate. Drinking tap water causes the back of my throat to feel all dried up after a short period of time. Must be the extra minerals they give us around here.
     


  3. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It's pretty good near Boston, although not as good as NYC or northern Michigan.
     


  4. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Big Winner

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    It is better for the environment, of course. No discarded bottles.
    There was a recent story about hormones being in our tap water here in Philadelphia b/c the filtration plant cannot (or will not) filter it out of urine. I figure a few extra hormones here and there won't hurt me. They call it "Schuylkill Punch" and it has a distinct flavor. I found that NYC water is less flavorful. I live two blocks from our water filtration plant and the grassy lot that surrounds it is used as a dog park.

    I like it.
     


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    It is better for the environment, of course. No discarded bottles.

    I use a Brita filter. Not sure how much it actually helps, but my throat doesn't feel dry after drinking filtered water.
     


  6. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Big Winner

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    We have a Brita in the house, but I rarely use it, myself. Kind of a pain in the ass and water filtered through the Brita tastes kinda off. I was surprised at the high quality of NYC tap water, not sure that was clear in my last post.
     


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    Chicago has some of the best tasting tap water in the world, why on earth would I get bottled?
     


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    the tap water in sweden (Gothenburg) is excellent ! tastes better than many bottled brands.
     


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    Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, represent!

    Our tap water beats many bottled brands in taste tests! Love the stuff!
     


  10. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Big Winner

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    if you voted "no" please state where you live.
     


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    I drink from the tap at home with no reservations.

    At work, our tap water tastes awful, so I drink from the cooler. No one I know at the office drinks office tap water, even the hard core environmentalists. Not really sure what it is, as I think it's the same water as at home.

    I guess that's a qualified "yes" vote.
     


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    Sure do. Drinking some now, actually.

    At my (soon-to-be former) job, I try to avoid it if at all possible. The faucet's kinda dirty and my old boss warned me quite sharply not to drink it.
     


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    I'd be dead without it.

    Tap water builds character.
     


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    if you voted "no" please state where you live.
    Atlanta. I drink tap water, but I strongly prefer it through the Brita.
    I really like Publix branded spring water, though I'm told that the taste is from the plastic in the bottle.
     


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