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Old 07-11-2009, 01:36 PM
 
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Default Where to fill up my refillable water jugs?

I have refillable 1-gallon water jugs that I normally fill with reverse osmosis water at the Culligan water dispenser at Wal Mart for $0.37/gallon.

What other stores have reverse osmosis water where you can bring your own jugs and fill up for cheap? Going to the Wal Mart is inconvenient for me and today when I was there, the dispenser was empty.

I live in the South End/Dilworth area. Thanks in advance for your help!
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Old 07-11-2009, 02:39 PM
 
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The only way I drank water in Arizona was by filling up those jugs at either a grocery store or a water and ice store. I can't find anywhere to fill these things up here! Individual water bottles are so wasteful. And I hate buying a gallon at a time. Do most Walmarts have the fill up machines? Thats the one place I hadn't tried. Too busy at any time of day for my taste. Especially the new one on Tryon in the University area.
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Old 07-11-2009, 03:24 PM
 
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I installed one of those "2 filter" under sink systems in my home. I also put one of those tall spouts on there so it would look right. beside of the new second one I have. I moved the sprayer to the right, mounted the filter spout in the sprayers old hole.

good water now comes from it.. filters all the chemicals out.. available at lowes for 100 bucks made by whirlpool
took about 35 min to install for cutting the new hole and everything (installed myself)

It sure saves a lot of running to get water at a price.. replace the filters 2 times a year, it lets you know when they need replaced

walmart does usually have the fill up machines..

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Old 07-11-2009, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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Despite what who has to say, I wanted to let you know that the Home Economist on South Blvd has a refill station.
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Old 07-11-2009, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Indian Trail near S. Charlotte
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I have refillable 1-gallon water jugs that I normally fill with reverse osmosis water at the Culligan water dispenser at Wal Mart for $0.37/gallon.

What other stores have reverse osmosis water where you can bring your own jugs and fill up for cheap? Going to the Wal Mart is inconvenient for me and today when I was there, the dispenser was empty.

I live in the South End/Dilworth area. Thanks in advance for your help!
Saw them at Earth Fare. Don't know all their locations, but there is one in South Charlotte on Johnston Road. It was a similar price to that quoted above.
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Old 07-11-2009, 06:03 PM
 
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PS, here is a link to the system I have, it also filters out sediment and what not

copy and paste the link in, might have to key in your zip... you can also go to lowes.com and click plumbing/filtration system/whirlpool, an dit comes up on the first page. Price is 99.00 and now my city water tastes like well water

PS.. if you cut stainless steel, use a dremel with a metal cutting disk, or an abrasive cutter, not a saw because stainles is strange stuff to cut. so are the ceramic coated sinks. dremel can cut those too, same disks..

Remove the _
_http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=152246-43353-WHED20&lpage=none
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Old 07-12-2009, 10:59 AM
 
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Default Thanks for your quick responses!

Thanks for your quick responses! I called both Earth Fare and Home Economist, and Earth Fare is $0.39/gallon, and Home Economist is $0.50/gallon. Now I have two new places where I can get water!

Whoisthat - I am renting, so I can't install my own water system. But thanks for the info anyway!
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Old 07-12-2009, 12:00 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Are there any natural springs anywhere? in Ohio we would drive to this one spring where they had a pipe coming out of it and you could fill up your jugs for free.

I always wondered if there was something like that here, but never asked.

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Old 07-12-2009, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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Are there any natural springs anywhere? in Ohio we would drive to this one spring where they had a pipe coming out of it and you could fill up your jugs for free.

I always wondered if there was something like that here, but never asked.
After we moved here from MD, we found several springs like that right by our old house on return visits. How disappointing that we didn't know about them until we moved away.

BTW, haven't seen any around here yet.
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Old 07-12-2009, 03:22 PM
 
Location: caribbean island
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How does one determine the quality of the water from a natural spring?
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