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Old 02-24-2011, 08:23 PM
 
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Default How's the tap/drinking water here?

I'm curious to know what others think of the tap/drinking water in regards to quality/safety here in Atlanta - I'm living near the Clairmont/Buford Highway area if that has any significance. I haven't purchased any "testing kits" to confirm or god forbid, "detect anything".

Apart from bottled or filtered (i.e. brita/pur), how many of you all drink water straight from your home tap (i.e. kitchen/bathroom)?
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Old 02-24-2011, 08:45 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I drink tap water from my kitchen sink all day every day. It tastes fine to me and I have never had any problems. In fact, if there are safety concerns, they are minimal and drinking the tap water is probably a great way to build up that immune system If you don't like the taste, realize that all waters taste oddly different and that it will taste completely normal to you after a couple weeks of steady drinking.

Now if you live in an older home with copper pipes that need to be replaced (God forbid that be the case), then I wouldn't drink the tap water. That would be because of your pipes and not a function of the water.
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Old 02-25-2011, 06:43 AM
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Location: Decatur, GA
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The watershed management department of your municipality/county publishes yearly drinking water reports.

That said, I find the water taste to be particularly gross, so I pass it through a filter in the fridge or a brita, works just fine.
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:01 AM
 
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Clayton County actually has some of the best water.
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:10 AM
 
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I'm curious to know what others think of the tap/drinking water in regards to quality/safety here in Atlanta - I'm living near the Clairmont/Buford Highway area if that has any significance. I haven't purchased any "testing kits" to confirm or god forbid, "detect anything".

Apart from bottled or filtered (i.e. brita/pur), how many of you all drink water straight from your home tap (i.e. kitchen/bathroom)?
I live in the area--and can't say how good or bad the water may be. We've been drinking it for years.

IIRC, the agency that is in charge of water is located on Clairmont Rd near the VA.
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Old 02-25-2011, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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Grade it for yourself with this information-
http://www.nrdc.org/water/drinking/u...df/atlanta.pdf
Granted, it's a few years old but should give a "state of the water" for the time period.

Personally, I think Fulton County water is some of the best. Has little if any "taste" or after taste. Is quite neutral- neither too hard or too soft. I think that has a lot to do with the Piedmont Aquifer;
Piedmont aquifer

Of course as this precious commodity becomes more scarce, we'll have to rely more on reclamation and desalinization than ground water. And I sure that won't taste the same.
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Old 02-26-2011, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Acworth
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allegedly it's great but always upsets my system....

tastes like tap water. no particular strong taste like other markets though
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Old 02-26-2011, 07:32 PM
 
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When we moved here (City of Atlanta) I thought the water tasted terrible but using a filter through our fridge fixes the problem and the water is great.
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Old 03-02-2011, 07:24 PM
 
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NO HUMAN BEING LIVING IN AMERICA SHOULD EVER EVER DRINK TAP WATER !!!!

GA fluoridates its water, not to mention it has chlorine in it ! please research fluoride in tap water and when you finish research chlorine in tap water.

and for gods sake !! DO NOT DRINK TAP WATER IF YOU LIVE IN AMERICA !!

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Old 03-02-2011, 07:43 PM
 
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I find it a bit chewy with a nice city chlorine taste. Delightful.
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