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Old 03-14-2012, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Glendale, CA
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We just drink from the filter on our refrigerator (which of course gets its water from the tap).

It's perfectly good.
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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The tap water is fine for cooking, and occasional drinking when I'm too lazy to go downstairs in the middle of the night and need to take a pill/meds.

Sometimes, there is a stronger smell of chlorine. Sometimes the taste is stronger.

I have water filter for making ice in the fridge, and a spout in the kitchen sink.

I buy 2pack Arrowhead 2.5 gal bottled water from CostCo for $4.26 + 0.20 redemption
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:59 PM
 
Location: CA
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My first apartment in LA, the water would come out yellow/orange in the mornings from the dirty rusty pipes. I don't drink tap water. I asked the landlord about this issue and she said many apartments have this problem but I guess those are mainly the older apartments. I wouldn't drink tap water out here regardless of old or new apartment.
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:56 AM
 
Location: Barcelona
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Water plays many important roles within the body. [url=http://www.europeanhydrationinstitute.org]Water[/url]is the major part of most of the body's cells (except for fat cells) and it also cushions and lubricates the brain and the joints.
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:35 AM
 
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filtration plants in the LA area really have to work much harder than other cities since LA gets so little rain during the year
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I have not had a glass of plain water (tap or bottled) in over five years.
I put a pitcher of tap water in the fridge, and buy a gallon of tampico fruit drink at my local market.
Out of the container the fruit drink is so sweet, it has to be diluted with water.
I use an empty gallon jug to dilute the gallon of fruit drink by 50%.
So in essence, I am getting 2 gallons for the price of one.
It is so much better than drinking plain ole water.
I never found bottle water to have any taste at all except one brand, and that tasted bitter.
I will stick with what works for me.


Bob.
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:26 PM
 
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This is the most hilarious thing:

Person A: "Oh my gosh, I just could never drink tap water! I only like my bottled water like Dasani or Aquafina which is SOOO much safer. People DIE from tap water"

Me: "You realize Dasani and Aquafina are tap water??? They take a plastic bottle that costs them 2 cents. Then they "filter" the tap water out of a sink and put a cap on it for about 1 cent. Then they ship it to stores, which is 4 cents. Then they turn around and put it in a vending machine and sell it to you for $1 and make $.93 of profit."..... "And they do all of this under less regulations and are allowed to have more harmful particles in the water because its regulated by the FDA, instead of Tap Water's EPA regulation."

Person A: "LIES!!! Dasani is SOOO pure. It has to be safer! They would never re-package tap water and sell it to me for a huge markup like that!"

--I can understand if people have taste issues in areas where the water has sulfur or something, but tap water in general in Southern California is extremely safe. The low level of regulation in the bottled water industry compared to tap water should be alarming.
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Old 06-14-2014, 09:34 PM
 
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hi guys! only calguy's post is correct in 50%, because tap water contains micro elements whereas bottled water does not. the lack of micro elements is a risk for many diseases in human's body. dont drink bottled water constantly!

mbhh CA

Last edited by mbhh; 06-14-2014 at 09:35 PM.. Reason: 1
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Old 06-14-2014, 09:39 PM
 
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hi guys! only calguy's post is correct in 50% because tap water contains micro elements whereas bottled water does not. the lack of micro elements is a risk for many diseases in human's body. dont drink bottled water constantly. it is especially dangerous for seniors.

MARTIN CA
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Old 06-14-2014, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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Harrier pours tap water into a Gatorade bottle.

Does that count as bottled water?
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