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Old 09-13-2018, 10:32 AM
 
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I just bought a water cooler from Costco and funny thing is that I'm having trouble finding a new empty 5 gallon water bottle for the cooler. The only ones I found were the filled bottles but they are not reusable from the grocery store.

So far my options are
a) buy a BPA free jug from Amazon for $30
b) buy a filled jug from grocery store and water bottle cap from ebay for for $4 since the jug from grocery need a new cap after opening
c) find a water store and get a jug there (no store within 20 miles)

At this point I may go with option b)
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Old 09-13-2018, 11:37 AM
 
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Look into water delivery? I found out recently that it's not as expensive as I thought.
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Old 09-13-2018, 12:12 PM
 
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Look into water delivery? I found out recently that it's not as expensive as I thought.
I did however, the Yelp reviews for water company delivery are atrocious.
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Old 09-13-2018, 08:13 PM
 
Location: NYC
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There is no such thing as BPA free plastic bottle or jug. They all have BPA. The safest water to buy is one that comes in a large glass jug. It's a crime that the government allows companies to label BPA free when there is no such thing as BPA free plastic.
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Old 09-14-2018, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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vision33r....this Scientific American article suggests the BPA free does exist....do you have something to share that shows otherwise ?

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Old 09-14-2018, 07:26 AM
 
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Why would you buy a bubbler and then put tap water in the bottle? Just drink directly from the tap.

Not clear to me why a 5 gallon jug full of water would "not be reusable from the store"; just refill it from the tap once the water it's filled with is used up; after all, most of that "bottled water" just comes straight from the tap anyway.
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Old 09-14-2018, 11:44 AM
 
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Why would you buy a bubbler and then put tap water in the bottle? Just drink directly from the tap.

Not clear to me why a 5 gallon jug full of water would "not be reusable from the store"; just refill it from the tap once the water it's filled with is used up; after all, most of that "bottled water" just comes straight from the tap anyway.

Once you remove the cap it can't be used again (the cap) but I guess you can buy new caps on Ebay. Anyways I found a empty bottle of the street and it will do. ok j.k I did find out Whole Foods sells them for $18 BPA less and I'm good know.

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Old 09-14-2018, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Of course!! We all should have said to go find a bottle in the street and use that.......
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Old 09-15-2018, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Concord NC
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There doesn't seem to be much of a problem with BPA: https://www.fda.gov/food/ingredients.../ucm355155.htm


Maybe not unnecessarily excluding segments of available products could make finding one easier.
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Old 09-18-2018, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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Tap water into a Brita. Perfect.
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