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Unread 07-27-2010, 11:31 AM
 
Location: LA
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Okay... I may be a bit naive... but why wouldn't you drink the tap water in LA? I mean is there something wrong with it?
there is absolutely nothing wrong with the water, the city spends millions (if not billions) to make sure tap water is potable. the sad part is that most of this clean, very drinkable water is used for watering lawns, which doesn't need to be purified. unless you have bad pipes (not the city's fault and can be fixed with a PUR or Brita filter), it's a waste to buy bottled water IMHO.
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Unread 07-27-2010, 11:12 PM
 
Location: LB/OC for now...
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this may also depend on what part of the city you live in. in the 80's we received a notice from the city (venice) NOT to use tap water for your fish tanks. it might have been for a certain time period as they might have been fixing them at the time, but seeing the rust that has come out of the pipes at times is enough to know i'm not drinking that. we also don't have a dish washer and the dishes in the drain provide a very scary gunk on the counter underneath it. i can't imagine what it is but i also wouldn't want that in my body. use a filter or a filter bottle if you're going to drink from the tap. it isn't that expensive and better safe than sorry.
The heavy water and some of the treatment isn't good for the fish. If you have a fish tank at home you probably use tablets or powder to soften/purify/whatever the water, particular fish that depend on a stable environment in order to remain healthy like tropical fish
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Unread 03-14-2012, 02:45 AM
 
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Hi pty1196,

Tap water is not always good for humans health. Try to have filtered, boiled or mineral water in your daily diet.

Most municipal water flows through lead pipes that contains harmful toxins and pollutants that cause Typhoid fever, Cholera, etc. So try to consume clean and safe drinking water for your better health.

I hope my answer might help you . Take care of your health
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Unread 03-14-2012, 04:19 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Filtered Water should be good
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Unread 03-14-2012, 06:42 AM
 
Location: The OC
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I buy a Brita filter pitcher. Its cheap. You can buy it at Target. Google it,. Works great. Why buy water when you can use the Brita pitcher? You just put tap water in it and it filters it in a few minutes.
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Unread 03-14-2012, 12:00 PM
 
Location: In them thar hills
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The water is fine from the tap. Although I will agree with Chatteress that at times it can look bad depending on where you are. In Ventura the water gets bad when the lake turns. Not sure what that means, but that is what they tell you when the water looks dirty or taste bad. I have a filter as well to clean it up.

Saying that my wife prefers to drink bottled water.
The annual turn over due to the thermocline breaking down in late winter / spring.

Thermocline - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Unread 03-14-2012, 12:02 PM
 
Location: In them thar hills
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this may also depend on what part of the city you live in. in the 80's we received a notice from the city (venice) NOT to use tap water for your fish tanks. it might have been for a certain time period as they might have been fixing them at the time, but seeing the rust that has come out of the pipes at times is enough to know i'm not drinking that. we also don't have a dish washer and the dishes in the drain provide a very scary gunk on the counter underneath it. i can't imagine what it is but i also wouldn't want that in my body. use a filter or a filter bottle if you're going to drink from the tap. it isn't that expensive and better safe than sorry.
Due to use of an Ammonia-Chlorine mixture as opposed to plain old Chlorine.

The fish cannot tolerate the high concentration of ammonium ions.
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Unread 03-14-2012, 01:52 PM
 
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One of the first things I do when I go to LA is go to Ralphs and buy bottled water, drinking that LA tap water gives me diahrreah
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Unread 03-14-2012, 02:45 PM
 
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One of the first things I do when I go to LA is go to Ralphs and buy bottled water, drinking that LA tap water gives me diahrreah
When a quality synthetic oil is used in an engine that was previously run on a basic dino oil, there is often a cleansing effect whereby sludge is removed, causing some leaking. Perhaps our quality water has a similar effect on your system.
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Unread 03-14-2012, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I have measured Tap Water in OC, LB and the BayArea and the particles were exactly equal (@ .23 purity) to a bottle of water from Whole Foods.

Drink tap water in the US.
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