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2012-04-19 10:01:48 AM
We filter water. Britta's filtered water pitcher works great with our private well water. Whole house filters are available too. We recycle, but don't have curbside service for that, so bottles are simply a pain in the ass considering how heinous it is to throw them in the trash.

/this reminds me, I'm due for a run to the recycle facility
 
2012-04-19 10:11:35 AM
Our tap water, filtered, still tastes like ass. We buy Culligan water for 25cents a gallon.
 
2012-04-19 10:16:14 AM
I will buy bottled water from a convenience store if I'm away from home because it's cold and convenient. I would never buy it for home use.
 
2012-04-19 10:16:42 AM
My tap water tastes delicious. I've had friends try it back to back with bottled water and they can't tell the difference.
 
2012-04-19 10:21:28 AM

Winning: My tap water tastes delicious. I've had friends try it back to back with bottled water and they can't tell the difference.


Colorado Springs has amazing tap water.
 
2012-04-19 11:29:58 AM
It never ceases to amaze that people will biatch about gas prices then buy a bottle of water from a convenience store that cost three or four times as much per gallon (much more in some places I've lived).
 
2012-04-19 11:33:38 AM
My mom will buy bottled water so that she can reuse the bottles. Meanwhile, there are reusable water bottles that filter tap water for you, and cost way less overall.
 
2012-04-19 12:53:30 PM
I have a Brita water bottle that I keep on my desk at work. I have the MiO energy additive to it. Basically, I spend about $3.50 for 12 caffeinated beverages, less than a third of what I used to spend on coffee and soda. The water bottle was $9 and the filters last 3 months each and are about $5 each.
 
2012-04-19 01:04:30 PM
Like Carlin said, when did we all get so thirsty?
 
2012-04-19 01:05:28 PM
I'm drinking bottle'd water right now so I'm getting a kick.

/water in the office tastes like rust
//at home - the water is awesome
 
2012-04-19 01:06:07 PM
I like my tap water.
 
2012-04-19 01:08:57 PM

cameroncrazy1984: I have a Brita water bottle that I keep on my desk at work. I have the MiO energy additive to it. Basically, I spend about $3.50 for 12 caffeinated beverages, less than a third of what I used to spend on coffee and soda. The water bottle was $9 and the filters last 3 months each and are about $5 each.


Which Mio do you use? I've been curious about that stuff but it seems kind of pricey, how long do the little bottles last?
 
2012-04-19 01:09:02 PM
Some people are just THAT paranoid about flouride
 
2012-04-19 01:11:11 PM
Where can you buy Tap Brand water?
 
2012-04-19 01:13:04 PM

Donnchadha: Where can you buy Tap Brand water?


You want a Tab, you gotta buy something first
 
2012-04-19 01:19:32 PM
My wife uses a britta for some reason. I think it's just wasted space in the fridge because Seattle tap water is wonderful and I'm already paying to filter it. Why do it again?
 
2012-04-19 01:24:05 PM
I drank from a hose growing up.

I like tap water. I love the way smart water tastes but on a day to day basis i run off good ol faucet water. I was amazed at how much i was saving (wallet and waist wise) by dropping soda from my diet and refilling my set of 4 water bottles.

That being said, Coke is now reserved for Jack Daniels, as god intended.
 
2012-04-19 01:30:16 PM
www.osmoticwaterfiltration.com

Your bottled water is so dirty...
 
2012-04-19 01:32:53 PM
Link

Love some Lewis Black.
 
2012-04-19 01:33:14 PM

Your Zionist Leader: cameroncrazy1984: I have a Brita water bottle that I keep on my desk at work. I have the MiO energy additive to it. Basically, I spend about $3.50 for 12 caffeinated beverages, less than a third of what I used to spend on coffee and soda. The water bottle was $9 and the filters last 3 months each and are about $5 each.

Which Mio do you use? I've been curious about that stuff but it seems kind of pricey, how long do the little bottles last?


The bottles are supposed to last for '24' servings of water, which at 8 ounces each, would allow the intended flavoring of 1.5 gallons of water.
 
2012-04-19 01:35:46 PM

Expolaris: I drank from a hose growing up.

I like tap water. I love the way smart water tastes but on a day to day basis i run off good ol faucet water. I was amazed at how much i was saving (wallet and waist wise) by dropping soda from my diet and refilling my set of 4 water bottles.


It's amazing how expensive bottled water is. On a Modern Marvels segment about it, apparently one can refill a regular bottle of water from the tap every day for ten years and it would still not cost as much as that bottle of water in its original pristine state from a vending machine.
 
2012-04-19 01:40:14 PM
Sometimes I miss living in Tyler, TX, where the tap water actually tasted good. Now I'm stuck with a Brita pitcher.

I will be buying a case of liter bottles next time I'm at Sam's Club, just to stash under my back seat so I don't have to stop in convenience stores while out and about.
 
2012-04-19 01:42:30 PM

Expolaris: I drank from a hose growing up.


I'm a big fan of that "garden hose" taste...probably that yummy lead
 
2012-04-19 01:43:28 PM
Tap tastes great here, even without filtering. Of course, I live in one of them fancy communities that realizes that higher taxes mean better public services.
 
2012-04-19 01:43:53 PM
Our tap water tastes like crap. A box of tea bags costs $3 and lasts about 3 months.

We have a Brita filter too. Some folk (heathens) don't like the taste of iced tea. Odd that water-flavored water costs more than tea-flavored water.
 
2012-04-19 01:46:27 PM
I bathe in Perrier.
 
2012-04-19 01:50:04 PM

Sybarite: It never ceases to amaze that people will biatch about gas prices then buy a bottle of water from a convenience store that cost three or four times as much per gallon (much more in some places I've lived).


Oh look, it's this argument again. Next thing you'll tell us is that milk is more expensive by the gallon as well.
 
2012-04-19 01:51:25 PM
My local water utility sends us all a bulletin showing the water testing results and comparing it with various water quality standards. One day, I decided to read the bulletin. I have not purchased bottled water since, nor do I use a filter. I decided to get used to the taste of the water (all tap water has some kind of taste). I did get a couple of water bottles like hikers use, which takes care of the need to tote it around out of the house.

I can see bottled water being a necessity in Red States and other third world areas, where they refuse to regulate tap water standards, but not in a civilized area.
 
2012-04-19 01:56:40 PM
I drink sparkling water. As soon as my tap starts pouring out that bubbly goodness I'll be happy to switch.
 
2012-04-19 02:03:02 PM

Mayhem of the Black Underclass: I bathe in Perrier.


I buy a dozen cars when I'm in the mood. I hire somebody to chew my food.


/showers in printer ink
 
2012-04-19 02:05:12 PM
The water here in Houston taste like shiat. So I drink bottled water.
 
2012-04-19 02:05:56 PM
My tap water is absolutely disgusting. I tried Pur filters and that did nothing to help. I also do culligan at 25 cents a gallon right now, but I might try Britta because of this thread. Tell me what is best, internet.
 
2012-04-19 02:08:03 PM

Contents Under Pressure: I can see bottled water being a necessity in Red States and other third world areas, where they refuse to regulate tap water standards, but not in a civilized area.


2/10
 
2012-04-19 02:08:36 PM
davidhansen.org
 
2012-04-19 02:10:46 PM

adenosine: I drink sparkling water. As soon as my tap starts pouring out that bubbly goodness I'll be happy to switch.


Everyone in Germany owns a little press that carbonates your water for you. Carbonated water is vile, but hey- you can easily sparkle it up yourself.
 
2012-04-19 02:11:27 PM
I always get weird looks at work for drinking the tap water instead of the damn poland springs. They taste the same, but one costs a shiat ton less and doesn't waste time and money.
 
2012-04-19 02:13:06 PM
San Francisco gets great tap water.
 
2012-04-19 02:13:30 PM

t3knomanser: adenosine: I drink sparkling water. As soon as my tap starts pouring out that bubbly goodness I'll be happy to switch.

Everyone in Germany owns a little press that carbonates your water for you. Carbonated water is vile, but hey- you can easily sparkle it up yourself.


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2012-04-19 02:16:06 PM

SnarfVader: I will buy bottled water from a convenience store if I'm away from home because it's cold and convenient. I would never buy it for home use.


This. If I'm at home, I drink from the fridge's tap or the sink. Bottled water is for when I'm on the go and don't want a soda.
 
2012-04-19 02:19:17 PM
I have a carbonation system in my house and at my cabin. They are called keggerators. Not only do I have sparkling water on tap, but three delicious homebrews. The water at the cabin is so good, we haul kegs of it back every trip.

Bottled water is in the emergency kits.

Bottled water idiot story. I was at a conference in Phoenix, AZ about 10 years ago. We each got a bottle of "Phoenix City Tap Water" (actual label), bottled directly from the city mains. There were people demanding more bottles because "They don't drink tap water."
 
2012-04-19 02:28:42 PM
Oregon's tap water filtered through a Britta is excellent. I'd never pay for bottled.
 
2012-04-19 02:31:40 PM
Brita faucet filters ftw. Pitchers are too much of a PITA and would have to be refilled constantly considering how much water our household drinks. Plus our cats absolutely love filtered water. Once we switched to giving them filtered water, they lap it up like candy. Of course this leads to much bigger litter cleanups, but it's healthier for them to drink more water.
 
2012-04-19 02:37:33 PM

Mayhem of the Black Underclass: I bathe in Perrier.


Ugh, bathe in Perrier? That's what we use to flush the toilets.
 
2012-04-19 02:39:55 PM
I'm about as far from an environmentalist as they come but I never understood why people pay for bottled water. I can get perfectly good water from the fridge dispenser or the sink why would I pay 3 or 4 bucks for a case of bottled stuff? Don't even get me started on those boneheads who buy the really expensive stuff.
 
2012-04-19 02:46:11 PM
www.sandiego.edu

And I'm damned happy for it. SoCal tap water is ass. Hard, limey, metallic ass.
 
2012-04-19 02:47:05 PM

cig-mkr: Mayhem of the Black Underclass: I bathe in Perrier.

Ugh, bathe in Perrier? That's what we use to flush the toilets.


You bathe in Brawndo?
 
2012-04-19 02:48:26 PM

Earpj: Winning: My tap water tastes delicious. I've had friends try it back to back with bottled water and they can't tell the difference.

Colorado Springs has amazing tap water.


Duluth, MN has some good water too.

Water from Yosemite (not Yosemite Waters® that company based in southern california) is probably the best I've ever had.
 
2012-04-19 02:50:12 PM

natmar_76: Oregon's tap water filtered through a Britta is excellent. I'd never pay for bottled.


Dunno where you are, but Portland's water is delicious straight from the tap. Drinking it right now, and getting a kick...
 
2012-04-19 02:59:05 PM

bhcompy: SoCal tap water is ass. Hard, limey, metallic ass.


This. Some places also have a "creamy" chlorine taste to them. De-farking-sgusting
 
2012-04-19 03:01:49 PM
DC's tap water sucks ass. At home I have a Britta pitcher but sadly no filter on my freezer's ice maker and no way to install one unless I replace the entire fridge. The ice leaves little deposits in my glasses. Water at work is also filtered. I will buy bottled water when I'm out or traveling, though.
 
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