Boiling water

@TerryZ (22083)
United States
July 21, 2007 2:02pm CST
We have well water and the taste is not all that great so I buy bottled water. We are going to put a filterazation in soon. But if I boil the water will that take the terrible taste from it? I mean even my cats wont drink it.LOL
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8 responses
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
23 Jul 07
Yes it will help. Sometimes during the summer where I live the water starts to smell of algae pretty bad. Boiling helps kill some of the smell. I, too, just buy bottled water for us, and my dogs will drink anything I put in front of them but I know people who boil their water around her to kill the smell.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
23 Jul 07
Oh I tried boiling it and no its still horrible. But thats okay I will drink bottled water.
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
25 Jul 07
thanks for the best response.
@estherlou (5020)
• United States
22 Jul 07
I think boiling it won't do anything for the taste. It just might kill off some germs or something. The taste is probably a lot of additives to make it "safe" to drink, but which probably is so many chemicals you can't help but taste it! So sorry about that, but I don't drink our water either. Of course, I defeat the idea when I use our water to make ice! LOL
@estherlou (5020)
• United States
22 Jul 07
OOPs ...sorry. I was thinking of our city's treated water...didn't pay attention to you saying it was well water!
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
23 Jul 07
Oh thats okay estherlou yea I hate well water.LOL
@Calais (10900)
• Australia
21 Jul 07
If the cats wont drink it then something is wrong..I would try to boil it and see how you go...I found I used to boil the water in my old house and it turned out nice to drink..
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
21 Jul 07
Right Im going to give a shot.
@Calais (10900)
• Australia
21 Jul 07
Well it wont hurt anyway...
@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
21 Jul 07
It might do all you can do is try it because what you are doing is sterilizing it and then filtering it so it should improve the taste really If not stick to your Bottled Water Does it taste ok when you boil it to make Tea or Coffee if it does then it should be ok
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
21 Jul 07
Ive been using the bottled water for tea and coffee so I dont know.
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
21 Jul 07
Ok try it and see what happens
@shambuca (2560)
• United States
23 Jul 07
I thought that the smell was caused from bacteria and that boiling water removes the bacteria- I could be mistaken, I don't have well water but when we have a problem with our water system they make announcements to boil the water before using. If you are no positive then stick with the bottled water.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
23 Jul 07
Yea thats what Im doing. YUK its terrible.
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@kayrod2 (1304)
• Australia
23 Jul 07
I dont think it will improve the taste that much, but it might a little. Id keep buying bottled water, but it can get expensive. I would give it a go boiling the water and see how it is. Best wishes to you, terry
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
23 Jul 07
Oh thankyou kayrod I tried boiling it and no good so Im sticking to bottled water.
@cmsk2005 (1770)
• United States
21 Jul 07
No boiling will not make the taste better i think ...why it taste bad and what type of taste...like if i know for good water if you boil taste not better than the original one...it only kills bacteria
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
21 Jul 07
Thanks thats what I thought. I will be sticking to bottled water.LOL
@coolseeds (3921)
• United States
21 Jul 07
That is funny the cats will not drink it. LOL Try boiling it. The worst it can do is make your house stink. LOL You might be able to boil it and mix it with bottled water to save a little $$.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
21 Jul 07
And how does boiling water make your house stink?