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Old 09-03-2008, 11:11 PM
 
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This might be a really stupid question, but do people drink the tap water in LA (after putting it in a brita/pur filter of course) or is it pretty much a no-go? Does everyone drink bottled water, even at home? Just wondering...lol. =D
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Old 09-03-2008, 11:14 PM
 
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We drink it straight from the tap. It does have an objectionable metallic flavor, but it hasn't killed us yet...
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Old 09-03-2008, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Burbank
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It's fine with a Pur filter on the faucet.
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Old 09-03-2008, 11:52 PM
 
Location: RSM
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the tap varies from place to place, but i mostly i dislike the metallic flavor a lot of it has. i have a brita pitcher i run my tap through. it was 20bux and just change the filter every few months. i dont mind really for drinking, but i definitely cook with filtered water. the flavor change is obvious
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Old 09-03-2008, 11:54 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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Most of the towns around me have well water, some good some less so.
Best tap water I have had was Lakewood's
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Old 09-03-2008, 11:57 PM
 
Location: los angeles
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Lots of people get bottled water but according to the mayor, the water in LA is fine. Restaurants serve tap water unless you pay for a bottle.
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Old 09-04-2008, 12:21 AM
 
Location: Los Feliz
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Default tap dance

For anyone who read a thread I started on the same subject a while back I had another experience with a shocked observer of me drinking tap water. I have a part-time job at a restaurant and I filled a cup with water from the sink in the back room and drank it. A young co-worker watching asked incredulously if I should be drinking that. I told him about the responses I got on this forum and that I had also read that LA city water is some of the best in the country. He wasn't buying it. Maybe it is my age (not that old) but this is weird. When did it become strange to drink tap water?
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Old 09-04-2008, 01:05 AM
 
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I just moved out here from NYC, where I always drank water straight from the tap. My water here, though? Yuck! One of my first purchases was a water filter, and that helps a LOT .....
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Old 09-04-2008, 01:14 AM
 
Location: Los Feliz
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I just moved out here from NYC, where I always drank water straight from the tap. My water here, though? Yuck! One of my first purchases was a water filter, and that helps a LOT .....
I use a Britta pitcher when I am at home but I drink water constantly. Taste is great when you can get it but it's not that important. I can't believe how many people won't drink water at all because it doesn't taste good. puckin' fussies!
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Old 09-04-2008, 01:53 AM
 
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I used to have a friend who worked at DWP. She said that water takes on a bad taste when it travels through the pipes in houses, especially older ones. If you were able to taste the water at the main line on the street, it would be fine.
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