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Old 03-21-2014, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Best water I ever tasted was in South Dakota..
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:10 PM
 
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Hmm... City Water is heavily processed and includes yummy fluoride but it shouldn't smell like sulfur. Back in "the day" we looked at buying in the "rural" areas of CC and Lehigh but 100% were on well water which was a deal breaker. The aquifer in FL has a ton of limestone to filter out impurities but depending upon the depth they drill it has a ton of sulfur and higher salinity content.

Growing up on Sanibel we had good water (relatively to CC) that came from the reverse osmosis plant. All of the places we lived in CC and FTM a water filter was a requirement and the water was passable at best.
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Old 03-25-2014, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Cape Coral
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Cape Coral also has reverse osmosis water treatment plants. I still put another reverse osmosis filter system on my drinking water. It tastes fine to me.
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Old 06-29-2015, 04:44 PM
 
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I moved to Florida two months ago from Connecticut. The water here in Mayport is the most disgusting and foul smelling water I have ever tasted/bathed in. Myself and my two chihuahuas will only drink bottled spring water. You're either use to the Florida water or you do not know the difference between good,clean water and the crap Florida calls water. That's a fact...Florida is on the environmental list as 10 of the worse drinking water in the USA. I won't be drinking it,nor will my dogs.
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Old 06-29-2015, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Venice, FL
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Well, this is a little bit related to the thread topic, but sure to give everyone a laugh....or a reason to scratch your head. Don't miss the written summary at the end....stand up for your water rights!


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_c6HsiixFS8&feature
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Old 06-29-2015, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Cape Coral
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I moved to Florida two months ago from Connecticut. The water here in Mayport is the most disgusting and foul smelling water I have ever tasted/bathed in. Myself and my two chihuahuas will only drink bottled spring water. You're either use to the Florida water or you do not know the difference between good,clean water and the crap Florida calls water. That's a fact...Florida is on the environmental list as 10 of the worse drinking water in the USA. I won't be drinking it,nor will my dogs.
Cape Coral drinking water tests favorably as compared to the top 25% of large cities:
EWG Tap Water Database 2009

However you are right about Mayport. It has some serious problems. I'm assuming you are on the Naval base:
EWG Tap Water Database 2009

This is the latest info I could find unfortunately.
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Old 06-30-2015, 04:18 AM
 
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I moved to Florida two months ago from Connecticut. The water here in Mayport is the most disgusting and foul smelling water I have ever tasted/bathed in. Myself and my two chihuahuas will only drink bottled spring water. You're either use to the Florida water or you do not know the difference between good,clean water and the crap Florida calls water. That's a fact...Florida is on the environmental list as 10 of the worse drinking water in the USA. I won't be drinking it,nor will my dogs.

as long as you aren't using the water machines in the grocery store you should be fine. Those machines are hooked up to city water and yet people think they are getting Grade A drinking water.
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Old 06-30-2015, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Cape Coral
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The machines dispense water that's been through a reverse osmosis system. Unless they're being poorly maintained, it should be very good.
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Old 06-30-2015, 10:20 AM
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Location: North Central Florida
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Yep, I noticed bad water when I moved here 24 years ago. Very rarely will I cook with it. Only use distilled water to cook, make coffee, or put in the radiator of the car or truck.

The sedimentary content of the local water destroys most of what it is used on regularly.

Stainless flatware will rust, dishes, and cups are heavily spotted. True if it is well (worst) or city water supply (notably better, but still not to good). The best water I've found seems to the city stuff supplied in N Ft. Myers (Lee county utilities). It hasn't turned my hand can opener into a ball of rust in over a year now. The same can opener in Estero is rusted, and corroded in a matter of weeks.

CN.......
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Old 06-30-2015, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Cape Coral
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Well, this is a little bit related to the thread topic, but sure to give everyone a laugh....or a reason to scratch your head. Don't miss the written summary at the end....stand up for your water rights!


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_c6HsiixFS8&feature
She may well be head of the EPA today!
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