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Old 12-21-2019, 03:27 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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Perhaps I'm an aspiring conspiracy theorist on the opposite side of their spectrum. Clearly I'm not a budding chemist! I believe that bottled and water filtration systems are pushed on people with perfectly good water. I have a friend who claims fluoride calcifies the pineal gland, yada yada ...
Wouldn't surprise me one bit. How many water/health-related threads ignore the reasonable suggestion to TEST the evil tap water in question for what is actually in it? People are gullible. And, speaking of chemistry, paranoia is an effective catalyst.
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Old 12-21-2019, 04:03 PM
 
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Wouldn't surprise me one bit. How many water/health-related threads ignore the reasonable suggestion to TEST the evil tap water in question for what is actually in it? People are gullible. And, speaking of chemistry, paranoia is an effective catalyst.
Right - sorry, but even Dave Ramsey isn't going to convince me to blow my tax return on a Kinetico whole-home water filtration system. Found an Amazon alternative to my refrigerator's $40 water filter at $20/3-pack. That's more than enough.
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Old 12-21-2019, 05:57 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Our city water comes from local aquifers replenished by an average 66” of annual rainfall. It tastes great out of the tap without any additional filtration, though there is a filter in the refrigerator for the door ice/water dispenser. On the go, we fill our plastic or aluminum water bottles from the kitchen sink.
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Old 12-22-2019, 09:27 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Wouldn't surprise me one bit. How many water/health-related threads ignore the reasonable suggestion to TEST the evil tap water in question for what is actually in it? People are gullible. And, speaking of chemistry, paranoia is an effective catalyst.
Yeah, as in that old evil "dihydrogen monoxide". The scariest part is its prevalence on our planet!
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Old 12-22-2019, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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I guess Hydrogen Hydroxide would also be pertinent or Hydroxic Acid?


NYC tap water for me.
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Old 12-22-2019, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
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Tap water is good here. It comes from a reservoir up on the mountain where it's pumped from wells underground. We have several days worth up there in case of a prolonged power outage.



I really like having County water on tap, a lot of areas on this island don't have access to piped water and have to rely on rain catchment systems. Rainfall varies across the island, anywhere from ten inches to over ten feet per year. But, we have County water on tap so we don't worry about rainfall other than for the garden.
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Old 12-22-2019, 03:58 PM
 
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We use tap water that we run through our fridge filter
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Old 12-22-2019, 06:05 PM
 
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We buy Poland springs in the 1/2 liter plastic bottles. Three cases for $9 on sale comes out to about 12 cents a bottle. We probably drink 3 bottles a day each. Comes out to about $100 a year per person. About 10x cheaper than cable TV + internet. Water for cooking or other uses comes out of the tap.
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Old 12-22-2019, 06:56 PM
 
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I buy distilled water by the gallon. That's pretty much all I drink.
I use distilled water for sinus rinsing (with added salt) because it doesn't have any potential for bacteria, etc, but won't drink it. Distilled water has a very flat taste, and since it doesn't have any minerals in it, it's not good on hot days since it may cause an electrolyte imbalance in the body.
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Old 12-22-2019, 07:30 PM
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Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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Mostly drink black coffee, using water from the tap.
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