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Old 05-19-2009, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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True, but this is the south, doesn't everyone like sweet tea with lemon?
Canada is like that too (sans lemon).
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Old 05-19-2009, 04:33 PM
 
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Canada is like that too (sans lemon).
Ha! Canada doesn't know what real iced tea is -- even at the fanciest restaurants, they serve Nestea! And yes, it is sweetened. LOL! And on top of that, they rarely put ice in your soda.

I have a question: is the water here flouridated? DH was asking, but I told him if he drinks the water from our fiter on the sink he's not getting flouride even if it is in the water. I don't mind the taste. And yeah, I hated the CA water as well. CO had tasty water, though.
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Old 05-19-2009, 09:30 PM
 
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If you want tea go to Bill Miller's or Las Palapas.



About the drinking water H.E.B. has a place where you can refill empty bottles with filtered water. It is pure, good-tasting water.
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Old 05-19-2009, 09:34 PM
 
Location: South Side
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I have a question: is the water here flouridated? DH was asking, but I told him if he drinks the water from our fiter on the sink he's not getting flouride even if it is in the water.
According to the SAWS website they added fluoride in 2002.
SAWS Fluoride Facts
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:57 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I was born and raised here and I have always drank tap water. I think it tastes great compared to many other cities. There are people I know who only drink bottle water but I find it funny that it tastes almost exactly like SAWS water.

Anyway, the water is good, I never get sick so maybe there is a correlation. Not sure what everyone is talking about having bad water. Sure the calcium leaves a film if you fill a cup enough times and drink from it (like 15-20 times) but it is nothing to worry about. I have never ever seen any film from one wash cycle in the dishwasher.

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Old 05-20-2009, 04:18 AM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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We have great drinking water! We just need to undo the Fluoride thing. Unfortunately the Fluoride industry found out in SA you just run something past voters enough times they'll pass it!! Now we are all being poisoned with fluoride in our water. If you need or want fluoride for you or your child's teeth get it from the dentist!! Why should we all be forced to drink unknown amounts of a known poison??? There has to be big profits in this fluoride for someone. It's been rammed down our throats long enough. This is just one of many fixes which need to be forced on our water companies!!
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Old 05-20-2009, 04:38 AM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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or SA just finally joined the rest of the world in placing a known benefit in the drinking water.. anyhow, this water is beyond disgusting and nothing like you find in Michigan and Wyoming (my two favorites), so a water filter is mandatory. However, it gets worse if you go to San Angelo. That stuff can't be safe.
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Old 05-20-2009, 05:59 AM
 
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We have great drinking water! We just need to undo the Fluoride thing. Unfortunately the Fluoride industry found out in SA you just run something past voters enough times they'll pass it!! Now we are all being poisoned with fluoride in our water. If you need or want fluoride for you or your child's teeth get it from the dentist!! Why should we all be forced to drink unknown amounts of a known poison??? There has to be big profits in this fluoride for someone. It's been rammed down our throats long enough. This is just one of many fixes which need to be forced on our water companies!!
Reverse osmosis filters will remove the fluoride. That way people who want it can have it, and you won't have to!
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Old 05-20-2009, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Smalltown, USA
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I just put the vinegar in the little holder for jet dry. I suppose I could toss more in during the rinse cycle, but I'm usually not paying attention.
I filled up the rinse aid on my dishwasher with vinegar last night. Haven't done a load of dishes yet but we will see how it works.
If nothing else, it will keep my dishwasher and drain line nice and clean. Thanks for the tip!!
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Old 05-20-2009, 06:54 AM
 
Location: South Side
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For some people based on genetics and body chemistry, fluoride in the water is not a good thing depending on how much they drink and how often.
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