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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 07-27-2009, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Boston Metro
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Old 07-27-2009, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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Lafayette, Louisiana water tastes a bit chlorinated but I think it tastes pretty good. I agree that bottled water often tastes plasticky and odd.
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Old 07-28-2009, 11:46 AM
 
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NYC has the best tap water out there.
When they serve you the free water there, of course it's from the tap, but it definitely taste better than any other tap water i tasted anywhere else; I also think it taste more fresh than the metal tasting bottled water.
NNJ's isn't as good, but it still is better than most, and it does kinda taste like i'm drinking from a water bottle.

I know some states like FL and LA for the most part aren't aloud to serve water from the tap at many restaurants because of all the sulfur and chlorine that is found in it.
Don't know whether or not it's allowed for restaurants, but if you've ever lived in FL you know you never drink straight from the tap. It smells and tastes bad! Most people there have some sort of filtration system.
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Old 07-28-2009, 11:55 AM
 
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St. Paul city water comes from the Mississippi River. I'm glad we are so far upstream! It sounds grosser than it is. It tastes best in the spring and winter to me. We use a Brita filter, so that always fixes any off tastes.

Until the 90s, we had two large breweries in the city, Hamm's/Olympia/Stroh's on the East Side and Schmidt/Landmark/Pig's Eye on the West Side.. Neither used river water, each got their water from a different aquifer. They each had a tap that was open to the public and people used to flock to them with plastic milk jugs for their drinking water. It really did taste better than the treated river water. Both breweries are now closed. We now have a microbrewery in town (Summit) and they use city water.
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Old 03-20-2014, 03:12 PM
 
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I have a Brita water pitcher with filters and it tastes better than tap or bottles.
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Old 03-20-2014, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Miss Jankins (Say nothing bad).
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Memphis has THE best tasting tap water that I've ever consumed. I don't know how clean it is. However, it tastes great!. Much better than any bottled water that I've consumed.

Illinois water turned me off from tap water. Subsequently, I was turned on to bottled water.
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Old 03-21-2014, 04:11 PM
 
Location: East coast
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Depends on the tap and depends on the bottle. Overall, I notice differences though.
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Old 03-21-2014, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Baghdad by the Bay (San Francisco, California)
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Mine is snow-melt from the Sierra, filtered through Yosemite Park. Any guess which I prefer?

Seriously, that's one sure way to spot tourists in San Francisco--they're the ones ordering bottled water.
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Old 03-21-2014, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Mesa, AZ
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Tap water in Phoenix area tastes chlorinated and just not that great, but I've had worse. I can at least drink the tap water in a pinch. Vegas was far worse tasting, and San Diego was so bad that everyone I knew gave their pets bottled water, and one of my friends once commented that he didn't even know how I could shower in such nasty water.
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