Water...bottled or tap?

United States
September 25, 2007 9:10am CST
We all know we should drink at least 8 classes of water a day for our health. I don't always hit the 8 I need a day, but I try. I will drink water from the tap, my oldest son won't, he only likes bottled water. It took him a while to adjust to me only buying store brand bottles. I told him if I was going to buy him water, it wouldn't be the expensive kind. I don't know that there truly is any benefit from drinking bottled water over tap water. I've even heard that there are nutrients in tap water that are filtered out of bottled, I don't know if that's true, but that's what I've heard. I will refill the bottles (after cleaning them) for my younger son and his friends, I put their initials on the cap so they each have their own. They love it, because they can go in the fridge and help themselves, so It's easier for us all. My question to you is do you like bottled water or tap water?
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19 responses
@jillbeth (2711)
• United States
25 Sep 07
I have never bought bottled water. It is a waste of money, and how does one know the bottled water is any safer than tap water? I refill pop bottles half way and keep them in the freezer, so if I want to take water with me I just fill it up and have good cold ice water to go!
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• United States
26 Sep 07
I do the same thing, filling bottles partially, freezing them and taking them with me when I leave the house. Thanks for the response.
• United States
26 Sep 07
I like tap water but only if it has been in the fridge and is ice cold. I have seen to many exposes where companies have just filled bottles with regular tap water and sold them.
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
26 Sep 07
I drink just tap water but I keep it in bottles in the fridge b/c I like it extra cold. My brother has been trying to get me to get a brita pitcher to filter my water with. **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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@isaiah12 (418)
• United States
26 Sep 07
I will drink tap water. But it is not my first choice. I love the flavored bottled water. I drink that alot. I just don't like the tap that much. If I am real thirsty and there is nothing else around I will drink the tap. But if I have a choice I'll drink bottled.
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@izathewzia (5141)
• Philippines
26 Sep 07
I drink purified water together with my family. because our water supply is unsafe. There are many cases recorded that our water supply is not potable because it causes many sickness especially among kids. So to beter make sure of our health, we only drink purified water.
@Draugr (1)
• United States
26 Sep 07
Honestly, I prefer bottled over tap water, but only because it's colder fresh out of the fridge. I generally re-fill the same bottle and put it in the refrigerator to cool rather than spend the money on essentially the same product I get out of my taps for free.
@royanne (372)
• Philippines
26 Sep 07
i drink either bottled water or tap... before we at home, we just drink tap water but then eventually my younger sister got all sick and the doctor said that it was probably because of the water at home... so my father decided that we should buy bottled water... so, now we only drink bottled water at home... but i still sometimes drink tap water... (n_n)
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@soulgurl (153)
• Malaysia
26 Sep 07
Well it really depends... i normally drink boiled tap water (the quality of water from where i come from cant be trusted..thats why its gotta be boiled). I dont really drink bottled water..its just a waste of money unless if im travelling then i might consider bottled water.
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@YoungInLove (1254)
• Canada
26 Sep 07
I cant drink my tap water.. Im from the country so its well water..and has iron in it.. not totally unhealthyjust doesnt taste the best. Actually, I dont even really like water at all, I will very rarely just drink plain water, unless I am playing sports or something.
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@maybebaby (1231)
• Canada
25 Sep 07
I like the taste of bottle water better than tap water. The water in our town is clean but not the greatest tasting. What I have found though is filtering the water makes it taste a lot better. So I either drink bottled water or filtered water. I don't think there's any added benifit. I'm just going for taste.
@wisedragon (2330)
• Philippines
25 Sep 07
water - filtered tap water is good enough for me
We used to have purified water delivered to our house. But we got p_ssed off because the delivery service would be so lousy and it also got to be too expensive in the long run. So now we just use Brita to filter tap water. It saves money. For babies we use distilled water because they are more susceptible to diarrhea and dehydration.
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@sylvia13 (1851)
• Nelson Bay, Australia
25 Sep 07
I just like water, whether bottled or tap, though I don't particularly like the carbonated type. I have been told to stay away from iodine, cause I have a thyroid problem and the doctor recently commented that I should stay away from mineral water! One thinks the minerals are good for you, but apparently not!
• United States
25 Sep 07
What bothers me in the taste of tap water is the chlorine. I have a side by side fridge and my husband installed a water filter on it, so we get fresh tasting water right from the refrigerator any time. My 13 year old refuses to drink tap water(can't say I blame him} so the filter has paid for itself many times over.
• United States
25 Sep 07
I usually drink water from the tap, unless we are out, and I have to buy it at a store. The reason I drink tap is because I don't feel that I should have to pay for water twice. 1 time for my water bill, and 1 time for my bottle water.
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@Sm00tH (2040)
• Belgium
25 Sep 07
I only drink bottled water because the water we get in this region coming from out of our tap isn't that healthy to drink. It's not going to kill you if you do drink it but it isn't that healthy.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
25 Sep 07
I myself live in a large city so my water is clean and tatses fine by me. So I prefer tap water. Now days a lot of the bottled water is just purified tap water as it is so it's not much different than my cities water. I put water from the tap into bottles just for my dad as he thinks it's great tasting water. HAHAHA! he doesn't know the difference. \HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
25 Sep 07
Buying a water purification filter is much more cost effective. Many fridges have them built in (for those that offer cold water and ice dispensed on the door) and you can usually buy a good Pur of Brita filter system either as a portable pitcher or an attachment to your faucets.
@Bunsdk (242)
• Denmark
25 Sep 07
Saw a program on tv some 3 or maybe even 4 weeks ago that did extensive testing on bottled and tap water. In nearly 80% of the tested bottled waters, the tap was more healthy and purer since they in my country has a much higher standing and rules-set for whats pure water. Importet and bottled water doesnt reside under our drinking water treatment rules, and thus can actually be worse in all categories, and most where. One of my buddies used to argue that bottled water was MUCH healthier or else they wouldnt be able to sell them.... well studies showed him wrong. Now his argument is, tapped water tastes wrong... lol
• United States
25 Sep 07
Hey Peach, Yea we usually keep bottled water, more for convenience than anything. Its already bottled, it actually does taste better than what comes from our tap, and if you dont drink it all, you can just cap it and put it back until later. I dont drink enough water either, but since we started buying individual bottles I tend to drink more than I would without it. We get our water from this huge man made lake nearby and its just yucky. lol It has beaches and things, thats how big it is, but when you swim there your suit is grimy dirty green from the water. So I just cant help but think we actually drink this? LOL I know they purify it and all, but it still has a slight smell and it just doesnt taste good. Bay xx