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Old 07-25-2007, 03:09 PM
 
Location: New York
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New York City is reported to have some of the finest tap water around. In fact, it's hard to fathom why people would spend money to buy water. I refuse to do it, unless it has fizz, or I'm in a situation where tap water is unavailable.
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Old 07-25-2007, 03:20 PM
 
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New York City is reported to have some of the finest tap water around. In fact, it's hard to fathom why people would spend money to buy water. I refuse to do it, unless it has fizz, or I'm in a situation where tap water is unavailable.
That's true.

I belive the water is from the mountains.

Any city that gets it's water from a mountain range has to be good.
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Old 07-25-2007, 03:30 PM
 
Location: MO Ozarkian in NE Hoosierana
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Me, the water that comes from my tap comes from my own well.

Of the 8 places I've lived, only 2 have been city water. And one of those I filtered the heck out of, mainly to remove the Chlorine and such. Much prefer well water over city.

BTW, yes, StL gets it's great water from both the Mississippi and the MO rivers. You can see the Mississippi's plant's intake from the I-270 bridge. I've told people/kids in the past that it was actually a castle, w/ the river as a moat...

lol, a good friend of mine in KCMO works for the city water, and his wife works for the septic/waste division - interesting arguments around their table at times... Another buddy does work for the Louisville water district too. Amazing what is done to collect, treat, purify, etc the water, and in massive quantities. And, so many people take such for granted...
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Old 07-25-2007, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Louisville
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Los Angeles is probably the worst, but Las Vegas has a good system.
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Old 07-25-2007, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Aurora, CO-- they have their own water supply that is separate from Denver's (which isn't too bad itself). It is really good-- it tastes like mountain spring water and it comes right out of the tap! Unfortunately, where I live(d) was just outside the Aurora city limits, so I had disgusting well water.
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Old 07-25-2007, 09:39 PM
 
Location: MO Ozarkian in NE Hoosierana
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Los Angeles is probably the worst, but Las Vegas has a good system.
Yea,,, as an expanding city in a desert pumps more water from an aquifer under desert, and sucks water from a river that barely trickles to the sea, so people can water their precious green grass, wash their pretty cars, and,,, oh crud,,, sorry,,, my bad - just that this is a semi-sore spot with me. And a deep concern, as water battles are happening and are going to be even more involved, costly, and complicated as populations grow in regions that really probably shouldn't support that many humans... Again, sorry for the rant - not directed at you...
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Old 07-25-2007, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Louisville
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Yea,,, as an expanding city in a desert pumps more water from an aquifer under desert, and sucks water from a river that barely trickles to the sea, so people can water their precious green grass, wash their pretty cars, and,,, oh crud,,, sorry,,, my bad - just that this is a semi-sore spot with me. And a deep concern, as water battles are happening and are going to be even more involved, costly, and complicated as populations grow in regions that really probably shouldn't support that many humans... Again, sorry for the rant - not directed at you...
was that direct at the LA system or LV system. im assuming LA huh
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Old 07-25-2007, 09:50 PM
 
Location: MO Ozarkian in NE Hoosierana
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was that direct at the LA system or LV system. im assuming LA huh
lol,,, well, actually LV since they are the expanding metro sitting in a desert...

But, same overall point can to a large extent be made for both locales...
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Old 07-25-2007, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Louisville
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lol,,, well, actually LV since they are the expanding metro sitting in a desert...

But, same overall point can to a large extent be made for both locales...
actually, LA is a desert this year (3 in. of rain), and very close to one during an average year (15 in.) and we are an expanding metro area because more and more people are moving into the high desert area in the north of the county like Palmdale and Lancaster



that big white area is a mountain range separating San Fernando Valley and the LA Basin from the Mojave Desert/High Desert
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Old 07-26-2007, 02:30 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Me, the water that comes from my tap comes from my own well.

Of the 8 places I've lived, only 2 have been city water. And one of those I filtered the heck out of, mainly to remove the Chlorine and such. Much prefer well water over city.

BTW, yes, StL gets it's great water from both the Mississippi and the MO rivers. You can see the Mississippi's plant's intake from the I-270 bridge. I've told people/kids in the past that it was actually a castle, w/ the river as a moat...

lol, a good friend of mine in KCMO works for the city water, and his wife works for the septic/waste division - interesting arguments around their table at times... Another buddy does work for the Louisville water district too. Amazing what is done to collect, treat, purify, etc the water, and in massive quantities. And, so many people take such for granted...

Kansas City obviously I'd assume gets it water from the Missouri River, but what about the Kansas River? Or is that just for the Kansas side?
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