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Old 07-27-2006, 06:49 PM
Location: Summerville
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The water in Wilmington is hard, you will need a water softener. Lots of people have them there. If you have a dispenser with a filter on your refrigerator that should be good. We lived there 11 years and never felt the need to buy bottled water except during a hurricane.
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Old 07-27-2006, 07:20 PM
Location: The Miami Of Canada
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Thanks to everyone who replied on the info about tap vs. bottled water.

Good to know if I ever decide that I need to live near the coastal areas.
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Old 07-28-2006, 05:37 AM
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Originally Posted by hug631
Is there another beach area other than Wilmington that you guys can recommend? I've read a few posts and all of them recommend Wilmington! hhmm
Try further south about 30 minutes to Brunswick County. The Oak Island/
Southport/Boiling Spring Lakes area. It is not over built "in my opinion" as
Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach and Kure Beach. Also, for shopping and
entertainment you can drive easily to Wilmington or Myrtle Beach. The
best thing about living in Brunswick County is that you can turn both places off when you want. As far as the water goes, if you take your water from a well, chances are you will not like the taste. Oak Island and Southport both
have "city" water. Boiling Spring Lakes is hooking up to "city" water now.
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Old 07-31-2006, 08:32 AM
Location: Brooklyn New York
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Default Lived in Pitt Co.

Originally Posted by Bethanytedder
Boy did she ever tell the truth about the water near Altantic Beach. Horrible creation. It talks like the salt water almost. I live 90 miles inland in Greene County. Where were you from if you don't mind saying? I was going to guess Lenoir County.

I lived in Pitt Co. for 7 years. 5 in the city limits and 2 outside.
Owned a house on Crestline Blvd., in Greenville.

PS-I had a friend who lived in Davis about half an hour further out than Beaufort. He could put a glass of water on the window sill and in about half an hour there would be a layer of silt collected on the bottom of the glass.
PPS-I didn't have any major complaints about the water in Pitt Co.
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