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Old 06-25-2020, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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My husbands's college friend who lived in Tampa didn't drink the water. It didn't smell bad, but tasted and looked terrible. That water destroyed his dishwasher. They, he and his wife, always drank bottled water.
Ha. This was about 100 miles south of Tampa. Yuck.
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Old 06-25-2020, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Guadalajara, MX
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Here in Guadalajara people use these big plastic jugs of drinking water, two of them usually last us about a week. You pay a deposit for each jug of about $5, but then it works kind of like propane tanks in USA where any store you can exchange it for a full one which usually runs about $1.50.

However since going to the store to exchange it sucks (they are damn heavy when full) you use the garrafón services, which are trucks that drive around exchanging them. The trick here is you need the truck that has your specific brand, some people call to make appointments but we just pay the security guard of our building to watch the street until they pass. We give him 100 pesos (about $4.40) and when he sees the truck for our brand passing on the street he whistles and does the exchange. It costs 70 pesos for our two jugs, and the other 30 pesos is his tip. Easy peasy, less than $5/week for drinking water.

Was even better in Thailand where we could buy crates of water from the front desk of our apartment building and they'd send some 12 year old kid to bring it up on a dolly.
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Old Yesterday, 10:06 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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Unless your community is known to have problems with heavy metals in the water distribution system, boiling should do it. If you do have heavy metals you need to buy bottled water, move somewhere else, or go full-on Kentucky and set up a distillery in your garage.
Good grief!

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Old Yesterday, 10:11 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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I often boil water and put it in the freezer. Then, whenever I need boiling water, I just defrost it.
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