Do you use filtered water?

United States
December 7, 2009 6:19pm CST
I have never believed in having to buy bottled water! So when I stopped drinking soda and opted for the healthier choice, water, I drank straight tap water. Where I live, we are supplied with well water. I've never been told that it's harmful, although I'm sure it's not the cleanest option. But I drank it, cooked with it, cleaned with it, showered in it... Then I started thinking that I probably wasn't doing myself any favors. I started thinking about all the nasty things that might be in the well water! So we went out yesterday and bought a water filter that hooks up to the faucet. As of today I am using the filter for my drinking and cooking water. I do notice a difference in flavor. I noticed the unfiltered water had a metalic taste! Ewww! Do you use a water filter? Do you notice a difference in the flavor?
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@Arkadus (899)
• Canada
9 Dec 09
I grew up drinking well water, might be why my brother and I both cleared 6 feet tall. :p Recently I admit I've been drinking mostly "bottled mineral spring water". This is however due to the fact that the tap water where I live currently isn't good for drinking. YOu can cook with it and whatnot but drinking. Well unless you want "the runs" you just avoid the tap water. :p They probably fixed this a while back but I'm too paranoid to try again.
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• United States
9 Dec 09
I personally have 4 5 gallon jugs delivered once a month and I do the same thing. I use it in everything I cook and drink with. I was buying the bottled water for a while from sams in bulk. However the amount of water I was drinking it was more cost effecient to go with 4 5Gallons. I have deer park and have not regretted the decision since!
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
16 Feb 10
Oh goodness yes, I do buy bottled water but I also have a filtration pitcher called PUR and after buying it the water taste so good whereas before it was bleachy and irritated our throats..we have city water but the filter only last two months we drink/use alot of water. But last few months I have been buying the bottled water. I am going to try next month to get a new filter last few times I went ot store to get one they been sold out. Only had brita filters which won't work in mine.
• Canada
10 Dec 09
We don't feel the need to use filtered water around here. We live in a city with really nice clean, and delicious tasting water. We just turn on the tap, put our cups under it, and drink it that way. We also cook with it as it is, and wash with it as it is. We have the best water in the world, right here.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
8 Dec 09
We've been using a water filter in our house for quite a while for our drinking water. When we moved into our house, we put an inline filter into the ice machine so that we would have clean ice and as far as our actual drinking water goes, we have a Brita pitcher that we use for that. We would put one of the filters on the faucet but right now we are using a portable dishwasher and there is no way that we would be able to use both of these.
@MrKennedy (1994)
8 Dec 09
Not usually, so I wouldn't be able to tell you what I think about difference in flavor. I often just chug on whatever comes out of the tap
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
8 Dec 09
I do not use filtered water....but my water is safe and it tastes very good...in fact so good my kids that live in a neighboring town come and fill their jugs with my water....but not all water in our town tastes that good. I don't know why...but on the other side of town the taste leaves alot to be desired!
• United States
8 Dec 09
I use bottled water o pipe water. I don't rush out to buy the water thought. If I find a flavored water on sale I will buy it. I have good pipe water where I live at. My mother has the best pipe water around town. Her building is known for that water. I wanted to buy a filter once but could not afford it. Since I don't spend a lot on water it was a bit high for me. I never had well water though.
• Romania
8 Dec 09
i use filtered wather in soops athe whower but that's it i dont drink filtred wather :D only if i'm dieng of thirst , ai only consume mineral whater or plane whater frome the well :P its much more healty
@deemazing (395)
• United States
8 Dec 09
i use a brita pitcher for now but olan on buying a more powerful filter system. the one im looking at is made for campers and filters out a lot more than brita. its more expensive though. they also have water bottles which can be reused and contain the same filter
• India
8 Dec 09
Hi friend.Great discussion posted.i would add benefits of filtered water to your discussion.These are: a. Water filter provides better tasting and better smelling drinking water by removing chlorine and bacterial contaminants. b. Point-of-use water filters remove lead from drinking water immediately prior to consumption,thus preventing this harmful substance from entering the body. c. The purchase of a countertop filtered results in a source of clean , healthy water that costs much less than bottled water. d. Water filters greatly reduce the risk of rectal cancer,colon cancer and bladder cancer by removing chlorine and chlorine byproducts from drinking water. e. Drinking clean,filtered water protects the body from disease and leads to overall greater health. f. A water filter provides clean,healthy water for cooking,as well as drinking, at the convenience of tap water. Happy Mylotting.
@Archie0 (4669)
8 Dec 09
hello katsmeow.. well it is very important that we either filter or heat the water that we drink.Well i dont use a water filter because living as a student alone and apart from home, i cannot comprise of all these things, but i do heat my water before i drink it..And yes i can say that there is a definetly different taste in water that we drink straightly from the tap, and water that we boil or filter and then drink.
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
8 Dec 09
Yes I have noticed a difference. We use a water filter pitcher. We had a filter attached to our kitchen sink as well. So the only time I really notice is bathroom when brushing my teeth. PUR and Britta are used here, though I cannot tell which is better.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
8 Dec 09
I do buy large containers of bottled water drinking. This is because if it rains heavily then the water from the tap is sometimes dirty. I do not trust it to drink. As you can imagine we drink a lot of water so if funds get a bot low then I boil huge quantities and fill bottles and put it in the fridge. On the farm we had our own spring water that had been tested and as it came from an underground spring it was rated 100% pure when tested. It was wonderful. I really will gt water filter as ts would save money in the long run. Thanks for the idea
@parfiz (1)
• Australia
8 Dec 09
In Australia on the farm we drink rain water. It is the best water I've ever drunk, even compared to bore water and bottled water. We've got big rainwater tanks to collect rain water. We drink it, cook with it, shower with it, do the laundry. In town not everybody has got rainwater tanks. They have to buy bottled water. The tap water in horrible to drink, even after using the filter.
@shona264 (167)
• India
8 Dec 09
Yes I do drink filtered water because my mom is so strict about drinking water.She never allows me to drink water thats not filtered.Where I live we get water from the well and it tastes different from the bottled water.I don't like the bottled water taste,as I am habituated to drink well water,but when I am out of house,I am forced to drink bottled water.
@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
8 Dec 09
We live in town and the water here isn't good. I'm sure there are some that drink it, but my husband thought it tasted bad. I don't drink water so I never noticed. We bought a big water dispenser from Brita that we have to fill up. We only have to replace the filter like once a month so it isn't bad at all.
• United States
8 Dec 09
We use the water pitcher with a filter. It does make a huge difference in taste. We have city water but coming from Lake Erie you know its hard water and loaded with chemicals. When I lived in SC I actually preferred the well water not sure what they did to the city water but yucky !!!! All in all filtered is the way to go and so much cheaper using a filter then buying bottled water all the time that you really dont know what's init.
• Philippines
8 Dec 09
...well in our family, we don't drink water from the house faucet, we have a purified drinking water supplier, which supply us weekly with the said drinking water. So there is no need for us to filter our water system in the house. But once, due to my curiosity I tried to drink water from the faucet and compare it with the purified water being delivered to us. It is really different with regards to taste and smell. You are right that unfiltered water taste like there's a metal on it and I don't like the smell, while the purified water is tasteless, odorless, and very refreshing.
@allknowing (68463)
• India
8 Dec 09
We boil and cool the water that we drink. I dont feel comfortable with bottled water as I am not sure if it is as pure as it is claimed to be!