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(Daily Mail)   Consumers to supermarket chain: you're using the heat wave to gouge bottled water consumers. Supermarket chain: if you drink bottled water instead of tap water, you should be used to being gouged   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 47
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2013-07-21 09:07:48 AM
This is unfair.  Have you tasted the water in Suffolk, or Cambs?  It's pure agriculture runoff.. with all the calcium and phosphates, when we lived there, we glowed in the dark!
 
2013-07-21 10:06:14 AM
ak1.ostkcdn.com
 
2013-07-21 10:12:36 AM
Free clean water is a human right.
 
2013-07-21 10:17:15 AM

Seussie: This is unfair.  Have you tasted the water in Suffolk, or Cambs?  It's pure agriculture runoff.. with all the calcium and phosphates, when we lived there, we glowed in the dark!


As much as I agree with Penn & Teller regarding bottled water, some municipalities across the US fail hard at providing water that's drinkable, and I can understand why people buy filters or opt out entirely...( at least for drinking)

/ Glad I live where this isn't a problem
 
2013-07-21 10:18:58 AM

HotIgneous Intruder: Free clean water is a human right.


Then trap some rain and arrest God if it has microbes or sulfur.
 
2013-07-21 10:25:07 AM
Sucks to be you! So glad we don't have frackin tap water problems in the states.
 
2013-07-21 10:28:45 AM

Forbidden Doughnut: Glad I live where this isn't a problem


yeah, I really miss Anchorage for that.  And to be clear, I was complaining about the taste of the water, and how it treated my hair in the shower.  We've never lived anywhere that I thought it was a safety issue.  Except for my son.  The fluoride must have addled his brain, as he's now an "anti-fluoride" crusader.

/"mom, fluoride sucks."
//"mom, that Brita pitcher won't take it out!"
///"Son, STFU and get a job! lol"
 
2013-07-21 10:31:45 AM

LarryDan43: Sucks to be you! So glad we don't have frackin tap water problems in the states.


Yeah, funny right?
I was up in Pennsylvania, in one of the centers of the fracking business, and bought a few bottles of water at the supermarket. The cashier said how great it was that the water was so cheap.
I didn't tell the idiot what I really thought about having to buy water at any price or what I though about the fracking destroying the water quality as we stood there.
 
2013-07-21 10:48:45 AM
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2013-07-21 10:54:06 AM

HotIgneous Intruder: Free clean water is a human right.



Does free water not have a cost to produce? Someone has to pay that cost.


(and you'll always have tap water in the UK.... they would only cut you off if you had the means to pay and refused..... but that cost is met by the tax payer. No-one has a "right" to bottled water when the tap is potable).
 
2013-07-21 10:57:27 AM
Hey !.... FREE MARKET BABY !

Why don't you just buy it somewhere else ?
 
2013-07-21 11:31:34 AM

HotIgneous Intruder: Yeah, funny right?
I was up in Pennsylvania, in one of the centers of the fracking business, and bought a few bottles of water at the supermarket. The cashier said how great it was that the water was so cheap.
I didn't tell the idiot what I really thought about having to buy water at any price or what I though about the fracking destroying the water quality as we stood there.


And you know the water quality was bad, how?
 
2013-07-21 11:56:46 AM

Bacontastesgood: HotIgneous Intruder: Yeah, funny right?
I was up in Pennsylvania, in one of the centers of the fracking business, and bought a few bottles of water at the supermarket. The cashier said how great it was that the water was so cheap.
I didn't tell the idiot what I really thought about having to buy water at any price or what I though about the fracking destroying the water quality as we stood there.

And you know the water quality was bad, how?


It tasted like semen, a flavor we're all very familiar with.
 
2013-07-21 12:26:05 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: Free clean water is a human right.


Then producing and distributing free clean water is a human obligation. Get to work.
 
2013-07-21 01:18:26 PM
There is no such thing as price gouging, just supply and demand.
 
2013-07-21 01:56:18 PM

Bacontastesgood: HotIgneous Intruder: Yeah, funny right?
I was up in Pennsylvania, in one of the centers of the fracking business, and bought a few bottles of water at the supermarket. The cashier said how great it was that the water was so cheap.
I didn't tell the idiot what I really thought about having to buy water at any price or what I though about the fracking destroying the water quality as we stood there.

And you know the water quality was bad, how?


He drank the Kool-Aid.
 
2013-07-21 02:46:41 PM

Warlordtrooper: There is no such thing as price gouging, just supply and demand.


Where's the supply curve in a monopolistic competition or oligopoly situation? I'd love to know...
 
2013-07-21 03:24:00 PM
Whenever I'm sweatin', something inside, starts dehydratin', and I'm filled with desire.  Could it be the devil in me or is this the price water's supposed to be?  It's like a heatwave, burnin' my wallet.  Can't keep from whining, it's tearing me apart.
 
2013-07-21 04:26:16 PM
I've only lived in two places where the water wasn't drinkable, Las Vegas and Neillsville, WI. Las Vegas the water has so much calcium in it that it plates out in the pipes. In Neilsvile the water was red from the iron. I've lived in plenty of places where the water wasn't great, but rarely bad enough to buy it by the bottle.
 
2013-07-21 05:12:47 PM

DrPainMD: HotIgneous Intruder: Free clean water is a human right.

Then producing and distributing free clean water is a human obligation. Get to work.


Only after your family goes without for long enough for it to hurt.
Then I'll get right on it. I promise.
 
2013-07-21 05:13:56 PM

MrHappyRotter: It tasted like semen, a flavor we're all very familiar with.


It tasted like Texas, yes.
 
2013-07-21 05:48:21 PM
I drink bottled water because our tap water tastes like shiat. $4 for a case of 32. I tried both PUR and Brita filters and they don't do a goddamn thing.
 
2013-07-21 06:16:03 PM
I'll occassionally buy a bottle of water. I'm in a shop, I'm thirsty and it's convenient to grab a bottle. I don't care too much about 17p or 24p (that's about 15c in US money).

The sort of cretins that somehow got enough money that they could afford half a dozen bottles of Evian at £1 a go in each shop deserve to get their money taken from them and passed to someone else. It's not even like there's any deception involved or skullduggery. There's plenty of TV programmes and reports that tell people that tap water is just as pure, just as clean, and still they keep on buying farking water to drink.
 
2013-07-21 06:29:27 PM
Evian spelled backwards is Naive.
Hee-haw, suckers.
 
2013-07-21 06:57:29 PM

Seussie: This is unfair.  Have you tasted the water in Suffolk, or Cambs?  It's pure agriculture runoff.. with all the calcium and phosphates, when we lived there, we glowed in the dark!


The water is horrible in Sydney as well. It tastes like it's been pumped from a swimming pool.
 
2013-07-21 07:54:16 PM
If I calculate the exchange rate about right that 24p - about 37 cents US for a 2 liter.That's cheap compared to the US.

I buy a 1.5 liter bottle of "house brand" at our local dollar store for 65 cents. I wonder what the shipping cost would be on several cases?
 
2013-07-21 08:18:33 PM
I was hoping it would be Wegmans.
 
2013-07-21 09:02:41 PM
if you drink bottled water instead of tap water, you should be used deserve to being gouged

Headline fixed.
 
2013-07-21 09:14:53 PM

Kraftwerk Orange: [ak1.ostkcdn.com image 250x300]


Brita is crap. Get a Zero.

I buy bottled water to stock my cooler while I'm out and about. 30 cent bottles instead of $1.29 and the time it takes to get in and out of a c-store. Buy them at Sams or Costco and pay attention to the per unit water costs. I discovered that 700mL flip cap bottles were cheaper than the liter bottles.
 
2013-07-21 10:18:17 PM
Don't they have those water refill machines?

Our local Meijers have them for 39c/gallon (up from 29c/gallon from last year).

http://themodelcouponer.com/uncategorized/major-savings-on-drinking- wa ter/

themodelcouponer.com
 
2013-07-21 10:41:46 PM
I'm one of those people who can "taste" water. The only water I can stand to drink is Fiji or one of the flavored varieties. Everything else makes me gag.
 
2013-07-21 10:55:30 PM

MintyBurns: I'm one of those people who can "taste" water. The only water I can stand to drink is Fiji or one of the flavored varieties. Everything else makes me gag.


A few times a year usually when traveling I'll buy Fiji and I agree it does taste better, plus i like the bottle.

As far as bulk bottle water. I like bear park but i guess it is what you get used to drinking.  I do tap with brita and bottle.
 
2013-07-21 11:35:11 PM
Wow, bottled water in the UK is farking cheap!
 
2013-07-22 12:48:15 AM

mr0x: Don't they have those water refill machines?

Our local Meijers have them for 39c/gallon (up from 29c/gallon from last year).

http://themodelcouponer.com/uncategorized/major-savings-on-drinking- wa ter/

[themodelcouponer.com image 225x300]


We have those around town. 25c/gallon $1.00 for 5
They aren't Culligan though, I think they come from the same company that have the self-serve ice vending things (16 lb bag for $2 or put your cooler under the spout.
 
2013-07-22 05:50:10 AM
I don't miss my still.

www.softwaterinc.com
 
2013-07-22 06:24:31 AM
I can understand why city folk buy bottled water. I remember Colorado Springs was talking about "recycling" sewage to extract drinking water out of it.

Not a matter of if they would do it, the spokesman said, but when.

Best part? Because of the ick factor, they won't let you know about it.

I stopped drinking city water the day I read that story.
 
2013-07-22 08:00:44 AM
Subby: Not all tap water is safe/good

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7AJLHOnti8
 
kab
2013-07-22 08:14:04 AM

Warlordtrooper: There is no such thing as price gouging, just supply and demand.


I guess businesses can be fined for practicing supply and demand.  Who knew?

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/03/25-gas-stations-fined-f or -price-gouging-after-hurricane/
 
2013-07-22 09:03:33 AM

kab: Warlordtrooper: There is no such thing as price gouging, just supply and demand.

I guess businesses can be fined for practicing supply and demand.  Who knew?

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/03/25-gas-stations-fined-f or -price-gouging-after-hurricane/




Just about anyone in Florida.

/milk-bread samwiches
 
2013-07-22 09:14:52 AM

Basily Gourt: I can understand why city folk buy bottled water. I remember Colorado Springs was talking about "recycling" sewage to extract drinking water out of it.

Not a matter of if they would do it, the spokesman said, but when.

Best part? Because of the ick factor, they won't let you know about it.

I stopped drinking city water the day I read that story.


Just about every molecule of water on this planet has been here 4.5 billion years. Do you think in that time most of it hasn't been in the bladder of some animal at some point?
 
2013-07-22 09:24:10 AM

fnottr: Basily Gourt: I can understand why city folk buy bottled water. I remember Colorado Springs was talking about "recycling" sewage to extract drinking water out of it.

Not a matter of if they would do it, the spokesman said, but when.

Best part? Because of the ick factor, they won't let you know about it.

I stopped drinking city water the day I read that story.

Just about every molecule of water on this planet has been here 4.5 billion years. Do you think in that time most of it hasn't been in the bladder of some animal at some point?


I get that, but when a deer takes a piss in the woods, it takes quite a bit of time before that water comes out of my faucet, and has been naturally filtered.

Drinking water that has been extracted from raw sewage just yesterday is too puke inducing for me to contemplate.
 
2013-07-22 01:32:16 PM

Forbidden Doughnut: some municipalities across the US fail hard at providing water that's drinkable


I'd like to see examples of US drinking water that fails safety testing for potability for extended periods of time.  It might not taste like what you want; but it's very drinkable.  Get a filter if you really want it to taste better.

Basily Gourt: I get that, but when a deer takes a piss in the woods, it takes quite a bit of time before that water comes out of my faucet, and has been naturally filtered.


When it comes to chemicals, time is generally not a factor, nor is 'naturally filtered' any better than a well designed filtration system.

Of course, I'm military and very familiar with the truck version of water cleaning systems that, yes, they can stick their hose in raw sewage and potable water will come out the other side.  It doesn't taste good due to the lack of minerals, oddly enough, but it's safe.
 
2013-07-22 03:16:59 PM
 
2013-07-22 04:03:54 PM
Hmm, bottle or tap it's a difficult decision..

Should I 'buy' water, at 0.1c/ltr, that's been in the system for up to 3 days or water, at 1000x the price, that's been sitting in a PET bottle for a couple months?
 
2013-07-22 08:57:05 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: Free clean water is a human right.


aw, that's so cute.
 
2013-07-22 10:30:24 PM

Firethorn: Forbidden Doughnut: some municipalities across the US fail hard at providing water that's drinkable

I'd like to see examples of US drinking water that fails safety testing for potability for extended periods of time.  It might not taste like what you want; but it's very drinkable.  Get a filter if you really want it to taste better.

Basily Gourt: I get that, but when a deer takes a piss in the woods, it takes quite a bit of time before that water comes out of my faucet, and has been naturally filtered.

When it comes to chemicals, time is generally not a factor, nor is 'naturally filtered' any better than a well designed filtration system.

Of course, I'm military and very familiar with the truck version of water cleaning systems that, yes, they can stick their hose in raw sewage and potable water will come out the other side.  It doesn't taste good due to the lack of minerals, oddly enough, but it's safe.


Safe maybe, but I would puke if I was forced to drink that.

On a related note, California (where else?) is already starting the "toilet-to-tap" craze.

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013/07/22/toilet-to-tap-water-puri f i cation-coming-to-south-bay/

Look at the picture of that toilet in the article. You're going to drink water that came out of that? Not me. I don't care how much they've filtered it.
 
2013-07-23 12:34:49 AM

Basily Gourt: Look at the picture of that toilet in the article. You're going to drink water that came out of that? Not me. I don't care how much they've filtered it.


Assuming it's gone through the proper filtration/treatment?  Sure.  BTW, you are aware that something like 90% of bottled water is merely filtered tap, maybe 'flavored' with a specific set of minerals?
 
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