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Old 12-12-2018, 08:48 PM
 
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Is it best to filter (brita, pur, other) tap drinking water in Palo Alto, or not necessary?
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Old 12-12-2018, 08:55 PM
 
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You better! Or your offspring will never forgive you!
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Old 12-12-2018, 09:02 PM
 
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The tap water is safe. It's just a matter of whether or not you like the taste. In San Jose, I don't like the taste of the hard tap water here, but I'll drink it if I run out of bottled water. I like the taste of distilled water, so I take my gallon jugs to a local water shop in Santa Clara and get them refilled when they all run out. I use tap water for boiling pasta, but prefer the taste of the distilled water for most everything else, like making rice or soup, etc. But, as I say, if I run out of distilled, I'll just use the tap water. I just give my dog tap water to drink, as she doesn't seem to care one way or the other. And the hard water has more minerals, so I figure that's probably good for her. It would probably be good for me, too, but I don't like the taste :-)

I also use re-usable bottles for taking water with me in the truck, etc. I don't like the waste of all of the little plastic bottles everywhere.

But, I digress. It's literally a matter of taste. It's safe, though.
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Old 12-12-2018, 09:12 PM
 
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Not necessary.
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Old 12-12-2018, 09:23 PM
 
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Old 12-13-2018, 10:22 AM
 
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Is it best to filter (brita, pur, other) tap drinking water in Palo Alto, or not necessary?


Bloom, this is the US, not Mexico or Russia.(Though who knows how much longer we can take that for granted...)
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Old 12-13-2018, 12:55 PM
 
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Not at all. Tap water is fine here.
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Old 12-13-2018, 03:52 PM
 
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Best to filter all water. There are so many prescription drug residues in water, it's ridiculous. You can buy testing strips for metals on Amazon. But better safe than sorry, so filter.
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Old 12-13-2018, 08:11 PM
 
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Bloom, this is the US, not Mexico or Russia.(Though who knows how much longer we can take that for granted...)

Ruthie, umm, why so so confused.
The city of Flint is in the United States of America, not Mexico or the Russian Federation.
That being said, Palo Alto is no Flint.
In San Diego, water is safe, but filtering does improve taste.
San Diego is also in the USofA, though borders Mexico officially called the United Mexican States.
Mexico will not pay for the Wall - the statement they would is a lie.
Seattle area is another near border region - no need to filter in Seattle area, though I'd worry if by Hanford.
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Old 12-15-2018, 10:17 AM
 
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Ruthie, umm, why so so confused.
The city of Flint is in the United States of America, not Mexico or the Russian Federation.
That being said, Palo Alto is no Flint.
In San Diego, water is safe, but filtering does improve taste.
San Diego is also in the USofA, though borders Mexico officially called the United Mexican States.
Mexico will not pay for the Wall - the statement they would is a lie.
Seattle area is another near border region - no need to filter in Seattle area, though I'd worry if by Hanford.
What does The Wall have to do with this?! It's Palo Alto, for god's sake! One of the most expensive areas in the US. Most of the Peninsula has always been very high-end. Seattle, a border area? With Canada??? What are you talking about? Why would it being a border area have anything to do with water quality?

Flint was a huge scandal. Which tells you how rare non-potable water is in the US. I know of a couple of Indian reservations in WA that didn't have potable water, when I lived there. Palo Alto is in a completely different class. You get this, right?

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