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View Poll Results: Does your tap water taste different from the water bottles?
Yes 41 80.39%
No 10 19.61%
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Old 07-25-2009, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Denver via Austin
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I would hope the tap water tastes different from the bottles! That would be way too plastic-y for my taste.
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Old 07-25-2009, 11:48 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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My tap water tastes better than bottled water. My town's water supply is an artesian well, whose aquifer runs all the way under lake Ontario and into Canada. You can imagine how good that water is by the time it reaches our well in Jersey.

I'm against bottled water, mostly. I think places should sell it because sometimes you're just stuck needing water, but I avoid it unless I'm desperate. I prefer tap water, always, anywhere.

If our tap water anywhere in this nation is not good to drink then that's a problem that should be fixed at the source, not by people buying brita filters. I will not filter water that's' been cleaned, I think it's waste of time and doesn't accomplish anything.
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Old 07-25-2009, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Holland, MI
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My tap water taste incredibly better than bottled water. Bottled water doesn't seem to quench my thirst as fast as tap. I just keep wanting to drink it.
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Old 07-25-2009, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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Bottled water tastes better to me. The nasty part is that water from the kitchen tastes far better and more pure than the bathroom water, lord only knows what I'm drinking when I drink from the bathroom sink, it tastes like stale pipes unless you let it sit for a minute.
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Old 07-25-2009, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Waco water taste wayyyy different the bottle water. Our water sometimes can be brown and smell like sewage. In Houston, it's much better, but dosen't taste like bottle water.
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Old 07-25-2009, 03:52 PM
 
Location: NorthEast
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I always wondered how these springs seem to have infinite amounts of water? Anyone know how, for example Zephr Hills or Poland Springs seemingly has millions of gallons of water on supermarket shelves every day. At what point does a spring start to deplete?
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Old 07-25-2009, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
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Bottled water tastes like plastic, but my tap water tastes a little metallic. I don't know if its the pipes in my house or what. Neither one of them are amazing.
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Old 07-25-2009, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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The tap water here in Austin tastes better than bottled water.
The tap water where my father lives, in Abilene, tastes like chlorine.
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Old 07-26-2009, 07:49 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Yes, but STL's tap water is among some of the best in the country. You can actually even see a big pipe where the water goes into if you cross the Mississippi River on Interstate 270 about 10 miles north of downtown.
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Old 07-27-2009, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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NYC has best ta* water
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