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Old 01-19-2013, 09:33 PM
 
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I'm in California and we have the worst tasting water. There truly is a good reason for high bottled water consumption in CA. Can anyone who came to NE from CA please comment if the NE tap water is like bottled water or like the icky water we have in CA? ...(Please exclude any comments about costs or contaminants, this is solely about flavors
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(Nebraska, Omaha)
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:10 PM
 
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I'm in California and we have the worst tasting water. There truly is a good reason for high bottled water consumption in CA. Can anyone who came to NE from CA please comment if the NE tap water is like bottled water or like the icky water we have in CA? ...(Please exclude any comments about costs or contaminants, this is solely about flavors
Thank you.

(Nebraska, Omaha)
I'd say it really depends where in Omaha because the age and infrastructure of the lines in your area makes a lot of difference. When I lived in Omaha I preferred it to the mainstream bottled water. I can't stand aquafina or dasani.

Now in Papillion, some tool decided that we should be independent and have our own water processing separate from MUD, and it sucks for taste. I instantly had to put in a RO Filter, which has no taste, but if its really cold it doesn't bother me.

Fremont (NE), somehow got a best drinking water in the nation award from 'The American Water Works Association"

I personally love Fiji, which is hella expensive, but I can drink that at room temp.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:33 AM
 
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Default Thanks Vicomte!

Thanks for your reply, that's the kinda info i was looking for.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:42 PM
 
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My fiance who moved here from NYC says the water here in Omaha is terrible.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:50 PM
 
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Thank you, i appreciate your input.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:51 PM
 
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I'm from California, and I lived in Omaha for three years. We lived in an older house, and the water tasted perfectly fine to me-I liked the fact that it got really cold, because in CA I would have to let it run for five minutes just to get it relatively cool, lol.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:19 PM
 
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Were you able to drink the CA water without much problem if it was just cold?
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:54 AM
 
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Were you able to drink the CA water without much problem if it was just cold?
I never really had a problem with it, but that could be because I had been drinking it my whole life. One thing I did notice every once in a while, the water would seem to have a weird effervescence to it that felt strange going down, but it didn't taste any different. At one point when we lived in Northern Michigan, I had well water a few times- it wasn't clear, tasted yucky, now that was gross, lol.
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:42 PM
 
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Thanks for your reply. OMGoodness, well water, that's well, hmmm, good for you with all that iron in it huh
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:11 AM
 
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I grew up in northern coastal California (humboldt county) and my mom started using one of those Britas many many years ago because of the water quality. I've lived in Omaha for seven years and lived in a LOT of different houses/apts and never had one where the water tasted bad.
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