Do you preffer filtered or bottled water?

United States
November 16, 2008 11:56am CST
I use to be a strictly Zephyrhills bottled water type girl but I got a Brita water filter for the kitchen faucet and find that I am just fine with that. I will not however drink straight from the tap water. Here where I live there is a high sulfar quality to the water. In short it stinks and tastes funny. Do you buy bottled or do you have a filter?
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@goldeneagle (6776)
• United States
16 Nov 08
The thing that the bottled water companies don't want you to know is that the water they are selling you is nothing more than tap water that is ran through a filter before they bottle it. I buy bottled water sometimes for convenience, but I usually save the bottles and refill them from my faucet. The water where we live is pretty good, even though we live close to the coast. We are on the city water supply, so it is monitored. It doesn't taste bad at all, so I don't really worry about it.
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• United States
16 Nov 08
I am on the coast here in Florida and the water smells sulferish (kind of like rotten eggs) and tastes horrible. When I lived in AR the problem was a lot of sedatives in the water. You could take off the cap on the faucet and see granules of deposited minerals and who knows what else.
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• United States
16 Nov 08
I live right outside of Pensacola. The water where I live is not bad at all. My sister used to live in Charleston, SC, and the water there was so bad that you would sometimes smell worse when you got out of the shower than you did when you got in. It had so much sulfur in it that it had a yellow tint to it if you put it in a clear glass and held it up to the light, so I can see why people in certain areas need to filter their water or buy bottled or gallons of water...
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@drannhh (15002)
• United States
16 Nov 08
I will not drink the tap water either, and we do also filter our own water for drinking and cooking and also for the plants. One filter we have has now paid for itself many times over, although it seemed rather expensive when we bought it. It is a gravity feed (Doulton ceramic technology) that holds about 3 gallons and we pour the tap water in at the top and then a few hours later it is available from a spigot at the bottom. Very simple classic design and it gets about everything out. We think it is much safer than bottled water, although I do buy the Glaceau Smart water from time to time (if it is on sale) to save and reuse the containers. I also cut them down to make hydroponic planters as they are the perfect sizes and shape.
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@GardenGerty (90274)
• Marion, Kansas
17 Nov 08
It is so nice to reuse some of those plastic or glass containers for other things. I need to think of a few more uses.
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• United States
16 Nov 08
moving from NY to italy, i used to be a tap or brita, but those two options just dont exist here, im considering buy a brita to bring here! buying bottled is annoying and inconvienient. pay for water, lame.
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• United States
16 Nov 08
Well we pay for water even out of the tap through a filter .....on our water bill lol. I like our Brita it does a good job I also have my Brita container that I keep with me all the time cause I drink a lot of water.
@ronaldinu (12454)
• Malta
20 Dec 08
My tap water is good enough. I boil it for tea only but I can use it without any fear. Thus i save money on bottled water. HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR. © ronaldinu 2008
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@GreenMoo (11842)
2 Dec 08
I would never drink bottled water. I think it's a terrible waste of money. Saying that, I don't really like drinking water at all though, so perhaps I'm not the person to ask!
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@neildc (17268)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
24 Nov 08
Here in our place and all over the country, there are lots of available drinking, potable water that is free. But since the business and the health conscious people invented or something, the bottled water, distilled bottled water, etc. we all have to use them. But because of the price of bottled water, refilling stations came out in the market with a very minimal prices. So instead of bottled water from the grocery, we just make use of refilled distilled water...
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@GardenGerty (90274)
• Marion, Kansas
17 Nov 08
I buy Culligan water by the gallon for the coffee maker. Other than that, I am just fine with the tap water. Now communities to the east of us and to the north of us have stinky sulphur water. It almost tastes salty to me.