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Old 01-26-2009, 02:22 PM
 
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Birmingham has one of the top five water sources in the country for taste, according to some guy with waaaaay too much time on his hands. All that limestone evidently does wonders for the taste.
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Old 01-26-2009, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Somerville, MA
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Can you drink it? Does it taste good? Is it soft or hard?

Here in Victoria Texas, it is wonderful. It nearly always tastes good, but maybe a few weeks out of the year it has an unpleasant aroma. I don't know anybody who uses bottled water. There is something very clean about it---I never need to use a toilet scrubber, and it always looks like you can drink out of it.
Ours is wet!

In Maine, it's good. many towns' water supplies taste like bottled water. It's perfectly safe to drink and tastes just fine. The Poland Spring commercials aren't kidding. There is an abundance of forested land here (most heavily forested in the nation), so many of the water sources are essentially untouched. I can't imagine it gets much fresher.

In Massachusetts (where I live anyway), it's OK. Well water is a bit mineral-laden. City Water is treated heavily and you can tell. In fact, any pet store has signs warning that you'll kill your fish if you use tap water (even if you use those purifying tablets) to fill your tank. It's passable though... I get by.
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Old 01-26-2009, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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Swampy, imagine that LOL!
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Old 01-26-2009, 03:51 PM
 
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Here in Memphis it tastes like bottled water
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Old 01-26-2009, 03:52 PM
 
Location: New England
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I find that mine has a bad taste. Not bad enough that I wont drink it, but bad enough to notice that its slightly metallic or something. I drink bottled when I can. Maybe its the pipes in my house or something.
If you see "green" stains in your tub, toilet etc, your water is probably slightly acidic and is leaching copper from your pipes.

Try running the water for 3-5 minutes and then see if the taste improves. If it does, yea, it's coming from your pipes.
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Old 01-26-2009, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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The water quality in NYC is very good. It comes from upstate (thank you upstate! ) It's known for some of the best tap water in the country.
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Old 01-26-2009, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Mine is good, i can drink it no problem. The NYC area has one of the best water quality in the country.
But NYC, NJ, and LI's water all come from different areas, so it all tastes very different. At least it does to me. I think LI water quality is awful in my opinion (though many say it's very good, but I disagree), yet NYC's is one of the best.
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Old 01-26-2009, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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It's murky, but it tastes great.
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Old 01-26-2009, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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I don't live there, but whenever I go to Atlanta I always like to drink the tap water. It's really good there. Just something about it.

On the other hand, Rhode Island's is terrible. Since I've played Ice hockey all over the country, I've had the advantage of tasting all the different kinds of tap water. Rhode Island's had a chlorine taste to it. It kept making our throats dry no matter how much we drank of it. Blegh.
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Old 01-26-2009, 06:56 PM
 
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The water quality in NYC is very good. It comes from upstate (thank you upstate! ) It's known for some of the best tap water in the country.
also its the best running water in the world accroding to the government.
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