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Old 05-21-2010, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Maybe where you live. I live in a major metropolitan area where we are advised to not drink the tap water for six months out of the year because of the pollutants and chemicals in it. The chemicals can't be filtered out.
where do you live that the tap water is not safe?
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Old 05-21-2010, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Tap water is clean. This is the myth spread on the major news sources and every other news media. It is not clean and it is not at times even safe. Any idea how many drugs are flushed, drained, and dumped into every water supply in America? Seriously people. If you are still drinking tap water you are just plain dumbed down.

Yes plastic. I recycle every gallon I use. And I put clean mountain water in my body..........

AADAD last time I checked bottled water does not even need to meet any particular standard or be tested for anything.
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Old 05-21-2010, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Anyone who's ever had to travel for work, especially air travel, knows why plastic bottles are necessary.
I AGREE,

When you go to the airport, I buy bottled water. This is not that frequent for most people though. It's 2x a year for me.
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Old 05-21-2010, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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at home i use filtered water but i travel with my job, thus staying in hotels, which results in buying water in plastic bottles during my stay do i have any other options when i am out on business?
you could get a nalgene bottle filter?
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Old 05-21-2010, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Bothell, Washington
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Maybe where you live. I live in a major metropolitan area where we are advised to not drink the tap water for six months out of the year because of the pollutants and chemicals in it. The chemicals can't be filtered out.
If that's the case then I apologize for such a wide-sweeping comment. I had just never heard of any place in the US where the drinking water is not safe- I've lived all over the country, and never been in a place with water issues. In fact it's something the US is known for, being one of the few places in the world where tap water is kept up to a clean, safe standard.
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Old 05-21-2010, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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I don't see a problem with buying ater in plastic bottles if you recycle them. In my state we pay bottle deposit on bottled water and return them with the cans and bottles, to get your money back.
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Old 05-21-2010, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Whidbey Island, WA
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AADAD last time I checked bottled water does not even need to meet any particular standard or be tested for anything.
I go with Crystal Geyser to deal with that. Their testing is available and last time I checked people were not dumping their prozac into Mount Shasta.
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Old 05-22-2010, 03:37 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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so you live in alaska and have to, or feel that you have to drink bottled water.


that is sad.

and here i am in nj, surely the most superfunds per land area... and we managed to find some decent water in the ground!!!
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Old 05-22-2010, 03:46 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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I don't see a problem with buying ater in plastic bottles if you recycle them. In my state we pay bottle deposit on bottled water and return them with the cans and bottles, to get your money back.

the problem is that so much of it does not get recycled, ends up all over the place, including in the ocean, on the street, in the wilderness, etc.

most places in this country do not recycle period.

then there is the fact that it takes energy to transport and recycle the empty plastic, on top of the energy it takes to bottle and deliver the bottled water.

why not instead get a reusable plastic bottle, and just wash it and fill it yourself. its so easy.



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Old 05-23-2010, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Whidbey Island, WA
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so you live in alaska and have to, or feel that you have to drink bottled water

that is sad.

and here i am in nj, surely the most superfunds per land area... and we managed to find some decent water in the ground!!!
True enough. I just really prefer the Mount Shasta H20 have for years. Anchorage has "very good quality" water but I know what gets dumped into the water supply simply no way to filter that out.
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