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(Marketwatch)   GAO declares tap water safer than bottled water, Brawndo still most craved by plants   (marketwatch.com) divider line 48
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2009-07-12 02:14:58 PM  
You mean from outta the toilet?
 
2009-07-12 03:05:55 PM  
weIRD, i LIKE MONEY, TOO.
We should hang out.

Serially.

/go way! batin!
 
2009-07-12 03:12:50 PM  
What if my pipes are really crappy?
 
2009-07-12 03:14:49 PM  
What if you live in a hard water area and have a salt water softener?

/has Culligan bottle thing in pantry
 
2009-07-12 03:16:29 PM  
Bottled water is such a scam. It would be hilarious, were it not for the millions of discarded plastic bottles.
 
2009-07-12 03:20:25 PM  
I'd kill for some Brooklyn water right about now. The best bread I've ever had was made from that stuff. So much so, that when the relatives come down to visit I ask them to bring me a couple of loaves.

/jealous
//NC water tastes like pool water. Too much chlorine.
 
2009-07-12 03:22:43 PM  
This wouldn't have happened if we would have given subsidies to the bottled water industry and tripled taxes on municipal water plants.

Those lobbyists must be slackin'
 
2009-07-12 03:23:07 PM  
We hate plastic so we're going to do everything we can to make it difficult for people who make em under the guise of product safety.

Has anyone gotten sick drinking Coke, Pepsi or any sodas? It's water from the same source same manufacturer minus the carbonation & syrup.
 
2009-07-12 03:24:30 PM  
I like bottled water. The tap in my kitchen somehow gets soap-suds runoff from the new dishwasher. GJ, Home Depot-contracted retards.
 
2009-07-12 03:25:09 PM  
Ringshadow: What if you live in a hard water area and have a salt water softener?

You'll get hypertension from the excessive sodium you're taking in.

Enjoy.
 
2009-07-12 03:33:57 PM  
It's got electrolytes
 
2009-07-12 03:34:37 PM  
Headline analogy fail;

If you think your bottled water is safer than tap water, chances are you'd feed an energy drink to your plant if the company that made it told you that you should.
 
jvl
2009-07-12 03:35:13 PM  
Tap water in my area is so healthy that it tastes like dirt. It used to taste much better before the feds changed the standards to make it more healthy.

So now we use a Brita filter, which potentially adds all kinds of bacteria to the water what with the pitcher standing around for a month. But at least it doesn't taste like dirt.

/ Law of Unintended Consequences ftw
 
2009-07-12 03:40:14 PM  
opiumpoopy: Ringshadow: What if you live in a hard water area and have a salt water softener?

You'll get hypertension from the excessive sodium you're taking in.

Enjoy.


Which is why we have this.

www.culligandealer.com

/as a tea drinker, instant hot water is so awesome
 
2009-07-12 03:40:20 PM  
Some people live in places with old rusty pipes. Other people live where only well water is available. I don't anymore so I always drink straight from the tap but not everyone is so lucky
 
2009-07-12 03:41:45 PM  
I don't understand. If water is from toilets, and I poop in toilets, then why would I want to drink water?
 
2009-07-12 03:42:41 PM  
Ringshadow: What if you live in a hard water area and have a salt water softener?

/has Culligan bottle thing in pantry


this
 
2009-07-12 03:43:41 PM  
Fark bottled water. I like my tap with a touch of arsenic, mercury, and lead. It adds notes of vanilla and honey while removing the metallic taste.

/NYC tap water #1, Fiji sucks
 
2009-07-12 03:44:57 PM  
Morans

hudsonweb.net
 
2009-07-12 03:49:11 PM  
To be fair, Brawndo has what plants crave.
 
2009-07-12 03:56:42 PM  
With my tap water I get an annual water quality summary. Apparently I've got some of the cleanest tap water in the state.

\Even so, my wife insists on buying water filters.
 
2009-07-12 04:07:10 PM  
Pur filter on the kitchen tap. Way cheaper and better tasting than bottled water. I usually buy the big box of filters at Costc. I get about a year's worth for $50.
 
2009-07-12 04:09:37 PM  
For me the point of bottled water has never been the cleanliness, it is the convenience and the taste. Tap water, even filtered tap water, tastes weird. It also requires ice to reach a desirable temperature. With bottles I can shove a fridge full (unlike pitchers or cups of tap water, bottles can be stored sideways or upside down) and let it cool down till it's nearly ice, then I can get one our, carry it with me in a pocket or backpack, or take it to bed with me without worrying about having a flat surface to set it on.
 
2009-07-12 04:24:24 PM  
Link (new window)

Article states somewhere between 25% to 40% of bottled water is tap water.

Keep in mind many communities put fluoride in tap water so this helps prevent tooth decay with your kids.
 
2009-07-12 04:25:34 PM  
BMulligan: Bottled water is such a scam. It would be hilarious, were it not for the millions of discarded plastic bottles.

That's precisely why it's hilarious, especially when being drunk by environmentalists who WHARGARRRBL about carbon caps and global warming but would drink week-old piss that's been sitting in an Evian bottle before they ever considered touching a faucet.

/I know people like this. They tend to become environmental lawyers.
 
2009-07-12 04:41:00 PM  
RemyDuron: For me the point of bottled water has never been the cleanliness, it is the convenience and the taste. Tap water, even filtered tap water, tastes weird. It also requires ice to reach a desirable temperature. With bottles I can shove a fridge full (unlike pitchers or cups of tap water, bottles can be stored sideways or upside down) and let it cool down till it's nearly ice, then I can get one our, carry it with me in a pocket or backpack, or take it to bed with me without worrying about having a flat surface to set it on.

You could, I don't know, buy a reusable bottle and fill it at home. I mean if your tap tastes bad it tastes bad, but the convenience argument always seems wasteful of both resources and cash, as you probably already pay a water bill.
 
2009-07-12 05:09:30 PM  
Man, the GAO has just been en fuego lately. Love it.
 
2009-07-12 05:13:46 PM  
Has anyone had tap water in Texas? It tastes absolutely foul, like pond water. I don't know how my grandmother drank it. She always made fun of us buying as much bottle water as we did.
 
2009-07-12 05:24:31 PM  
tap water is safe because it has more regulation.

Bottled water comes from tap water is less safe because it has less regulation.

Therefore bottled water can KILL YOU!!!!
 
2009-07-12 05:29:33 PM  
Nurglitch: To be fair, Brawndo has what plants crave.

It's got electrolytes.
 
2009-07-12 05:44:55 PM  
What's an electrolyte?
 
2009-07-12 06:06:05 PM  
SWOne: What's an electrolyte?

Its what plants crave!
 
2009-07-12 06:23:50 PM  
clgrin: RemyDuron: For me the point of bottled water has never been the cleanliness, it is the convenience and the taste. Tap water, even filtered tap water, tastes weird. It also requires ice to reach a desirable temperature. With bottles I can shove a fridge full (unlike pitchers or cups of tap water, bottles can be stored sideways or upside down) and let it cool down till it's nearly ice, then I can get one our, carry it with me in a pocket or backpack, or take it to bed with me without worrying about having a flat surface to set it on.

You could, I don't know, buy a reusable bottle and fill it at home. I mean if your tap tastes bad it tastes bad, but the convenience argument always seems wasteful of both resources and cash, as you probably already pay a water bill.


Yeah, I know that sealable reusable bottles exist. They are generally kind of cumbersome though, and often seem more prone to randomly opening than the simple bottled water. Plus, to have the same amount of convenience, I would have to buy like 10 of them to have in the fridge so I didn't have to refill them every time, and I would still have to occasionally refill.

Plus those bottle often have a pretty persistent plasticy smell/taste.

/Yeah, I'm lazy and picky
 
2009-07-12 06:24:46 PM  
I'm not a fan of water that smells exactly like my pool.
 
2009-07-12 06:30:07 PM  
Bottled water is safe, it's just an environment-wrecking scam whereby the beverage companies can take something you'd ordinarily get for free and sell it to you for a 4000% markup.
 
2009-07-12 06:44:45 PM  
Bottled water is less regulated so therefor it must be less safe. A government agency that thinks only the government can insure safety go figure.

/Can you say conflict of interest?
 
2009-07-12 06:58:39 PM  
Azbjorn: Bottled water is less regulated so therefor it must be less safe. A government agency that thinks only the government can insure safety go figure.

/Can you say conflict of interest?


And there can't possibly be a conflict of interest in industry because they always have our best interests at heart.
 
2009-07-12 07:06:19 PM  
RemyDuron: Yeah, I know that sealable reusable bottles exist. They are generally kind of cumbersome though, and often seem more prone to randomly opening than the simple bottled water.

"Simple bottled water" also happens to come in a sealable reusable bottle. You could just drink the water, re-fill the bottle from the tap, then put it back into the fridge.
 
2009-07-12 07:33:12 PM  
Louisville tap water. Winner of awards for best tap water. I love having bottled water for free by just turning on the tap.

/morons who owned our house before us installed a water softener
//immediately disconnected it when we moved in
 
2009-07-12 07:55:28 PM  
astonrickenbach 2009-07-12 04:24:24 PM
Link (new window)

Article states somewhere between 25% to 40% of bottled water is tap water.

Keep in mind many communities put fluoride in tap water so this helps prevent tooth decay with your kids.


lol, i was just going to mention the advantage of bottle water is avoiding added poison.
 
2009-07-12 07:58:35 PM  
Azbjorn: Bottled water is less regulated so therefor it must be less safe. A government agency that thinks only the government can insure safety go figure.

/Can you say conflict of interest?


good point. Nothing in the article actually points to "less safe"
 
2009-07-12 08:14:03 PM  
Of course. If you're drinking something like Dasani, you're drinking tap water that's had some extra filtering and a few trace salts/minerals added in. So technically, it has all those standards AND bottled water standards on top of it.

But, ya know. Don't let that get in the way of your regularly scheduled PANIC!!11
 
2009-07-12 09:02:38 PM  
Jensaarai: Of course. If you're drinking something like Dasani, you're drinking tap water that's had some extra filtering and a few trace salts/minerals added in. So technically, it has all those standards AND bottled water standards on top of it.

AND it's been sitting on a shelf for weeks or months or years, a tiny bacteria farm in a bottle.
 
2009-07-12 09:47:54 PM  
What is so terrible in your water? I've lived in places that have had water that smells like sulfur, tastes like pennies, and water that tastes like dirt. But, you know what? If you're thirsty, it all tastes good.

Frankly, I hate the taste of bottled water. I like my water to have some sort of flavor. Bottled water always tastes like drinking out of a pool. Very medicinal.

I firmly believe the best water in the world comes from the Fargo rural water system. The water comes from the Red and has a sort of "round" taste that I've always like.
 
2009-07-12 11:08:10 PM  
This old chestnut? Tap water has been called 'better tasting' and 'safer' than bottled water for at least the past five years.
 
2009-07-12 11:52:06 PM  
chu2dogg: astonrickenbach 2009-07-12 04:24:24 PM
Link (new window)

Article states somewhere between 25% to 40% of bottled water is tap water.

Keep in mind many communities put fluoride in tap water so this helps prevent tooth decay with your kids.

lol, i was just going to mention the advantage of bottle water is avoiding added poison.


i.zdnet.com

Fluoridation is the most monstrously conceived and dangerous communist plot we have ever had to face.
 
2009-07-13 12:38:26 PM  
Forget Brawndo.

liti4.files.wordpress.com
 
2009-07-13 06:00:39 PM  
It's the chlorine taste that's the problem. So, I'm betting it's safer.
 
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