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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, 02:55 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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In some cities the tap water taste different from the water bottles. Does your tap water taste different from the water bottles that you buy?
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Old 07-25-2009, 04:32 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Not that different. Even though LI and NYC are side by side, I much prefer NYC water to LI water.
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Old 07-25-2009, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Not that different. Even though LI and NYC are side by side, I much prefer NYC water to LI water.
I thought Long Island water was city water.

I lived in 3 different states and the District of Columbia and of all of those Long Island, NY water tasted the best and Maryland water tasted the worst. I frequently refill my water bottles with tap water in Tennessee but would never do that in Maryland. I'd do it on Long Island. Aquafina water tastes funny to me.
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Old 07-25-2009, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Oakland has the cleanest and best tasting tap water I've ever had.

As far as being cleanest, this link apparently agrees.
The 10 Greenest Cities in the U.S. : Sustainablog
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Old 07-25-2009, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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I thought Long Island water was city water.

I lived in 3 different states and the District of Columbia and of all of those Long Island, NY water tasted the best and Maryland water tasted the worst. I frequently refill my water bottles with tap water in Tennessee but would never do that in Maryland. I'd do it on Long Island. Aquafina water tastes funny to me.

Long Island is known to have some of the best water in the country, but ever since I went to college in Maine (where the tap water is amazing), the water has given me problems and doesn't taste that great.
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Old 07-25-2009, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Louisville's water to me tastes better than bottled and has won awards for it.
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Old 07-25-2009, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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Many companies just take tap water and then say they "purify" it. Aquafina is from tap water that is "purified" according to parent company Pepsi. Dasani is by Coca Cola and is also just tap water that went through additional reverse osmosis.

I refuse to pay $1.50 or something for a bottle of glorified tap water from brands like this. I would rather buy a Brita or PUR water filter at the store and filter my own tap water that isn't $1.50 a bottle.

Something to think about: Public water goes through VERY strict enviornmental testing by the Enviornmental Protection Agency and each local agency MUST produce a water quality report showing everything in your water. Bottled water gets NO oversight really by the FDA and for all you know the water bottle company is bottling run off and doing nothing. The company does not need to disclose if they really do reverse osmosis, etc... that they claim on the label. Read this: http://www.ewg.org/health/report/bot...d/news-release
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Old 07-25-2009, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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Bottled water tastes stale and gives off a hard, dry sensation (even though it's water!). My family loves bottled water though, so it's probably just me.
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Old 07-25-2009, 10:30 AM
 
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Yes, for bottled water has a plastic taste to it. Meanwhile, living in the mid-South, my tap water has been filtered through lots of limestone, giving it a purer taste.

According to the EPA, these cities have the best water:

10. Tulsa
9. Pittsburgh
8. Tampa
7. Las Vegas
6. Boise
5. Birmingham
4. Miami
3. Sioux Falls
2. Austin
1. Des Moines
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Old 07-25-2009, 10:36 AM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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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.
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