Tap water or filtered water?

United States
March 19, 2010 10:00pm CST
I been a long time drinker or any water whether it tap or filtered or water bottle. But Now I find myself only to like to drink filtered water. I would use the tap water and it pour into a pitcher and it get filtered and I would drink the filtered water that is cold. I do not like tap water I dont know if it because it is acidic or because it filthy.. I never know. I had my gal bladder removed and ever sense I been real picky with what I drink. For two year all i ever drink it water and maybe hot water with honey in it. Do any on you drink those salty bottle water or filtered one.. I cant even get myself to drink the most popular water bottle like Dasani and Aquaafina.. I dont know what safe to drink anymore.. but I still drink from home with my water being filtered and clean.
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14 responses
• Philippines
22 Mar 10
i only drink mineral water from water station and let it deliver to my home. i dont drink tap water direct from fusset coz im not sure if its clean since it goes from a lot of metal tube before it reach my home. unlike mineral water, distilled or filtered water, we can really sure that its clean and safe.
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• Philippines
31 Mar 10
It's better to drink filtered water because it's dirty substances are removed unlike tap water don't undergone process. What if tap is contaminated with viruses. It may cause disease. It's better to be safe.
@sweety_81 (2129)
• India
28 Mar 10
Well, in my place, the quality of tap water is dubious. It is not fully treated. So, we prefer Aquaguard system- a system which works on Ionization for removing harmful bacteria and other impurities in water supplied by municipality.
@kaylachan (4776)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
21 Mar 10
I drink bottled water. I don't like what comes out of the tap. And, I don't trust nor could I afford an attachable filter. So I get bottled watter. I don't drink much water either. Mostly juice, or milk and sometimes soda.
• Italy
20 Mar 10
Definetely tap water. At least here in Italy, since it's a very good mountain water. Cheers!
• Philippines
20 Mar 10
In the past, I had the disease called Amoebiasis. It is a water-borne disease and I have no idea where I got it considering that we use filtered water. I guess I got it from some restaurant that did not clean their dishes and utensils properly. From then on, I would never drink tap water. I would choose filtered water or bottled water. In Ameobiasis, the Amoeba doesn't really go away. Even if it's killed, it's just there in the body and could be somehow "reactivated" if filthy water is ingested again. My stomach was very painful and when I tried to eat when I'm hungry, it just gets worse. I wouldn't want to go through that again.
• India
20 Mar 10
I’m not so picky about the type of water we drink. At home we drink filtered water as I cant drink water which comes to the tap from the overhead tank of the building. While outside, sometimes I do carry a bottle of water but in this heat, it can become empty in no time, esp. if we are going out as a family…so then either we buy bottled water or drink water from any hotel.
• Canada
20 Mar 10
I will drink MY tap water, because I live on a farm and it is natural and tested and healthy. It is high in iron and sulphur, both are good for you. The sulphur makes the hot water smell a little like rotten eggs, but that is no matter. Sulphur is very good for you. I will not drink tap water from town, as it is refilterd toilet water sometimes, and it is full of all sorts of chemicals to 'clean' it. I will use the Britta filter sometimes on our tap water, so I can drink ice cold water from the fridge. I will NOT drink bottled water, as it is not actually spring water, but water from taps in towns or just any old water they bottled and there is no regulation on it as of yet. Also, it has been proven, that the thin plastic releases heavy metals into the water in the bottle and causes cancer. And I will drink fresh spring water from the spring nearby, as it is crystal clear and has been tested to be purer than million year old glaciers. It is the cleanest water in the world, and only 15 minutes from me. They tried to put a landfill on it, and we stopped them, because of the purity of the water.
@carmenzhj (120)
• New Zealand
20 Mar 10
I used to drink tap water but after I watched a documentary about tap water I have switch to have my own filter water.
@besthope44 (12145)
• India
20 Mar 10
Hi..well i use to drink water boiled and filtered. So we dont need to worry of which is safe. What every you drink do boil, filter and cool it and drink. At home, also we drink the filtered one. I believe thats safe than any other water.
@linda1959 (110)
• United States
20 Mar 10
SweetArt2009 , Know what you mean, I like my water filtered too. Right from the tap , it has too mush air in the water, and how long has it been in your water lines before you get it. As for the colored water, different kinds, don't like them . Water isn't like it use to be. when I was young we would have to go to the well to get our water , now that was the best water to drink, water to day is nothing like that . what happen to our water. have a nice day
@Paleflare (141)
• Philippines
20 Mar 10
Hi Iskayz, of course I prefer filtered water, its much safer to drink than tap water. We must make sure what we drink is safe. Its better to buy from water station cuz its safe.
@iskayz (5422)
• Philippines
20 Mar 10
Hi! Well like you, I only drink filtered water. Three or four years ago I had an amoeba because of drinking contaminated water. And I think I got it when I visited my relatives. There was a party and everyone of my relatives was there but I was the only who had gotten the bacteria. My doctor says, maybe my immune system wasn't that strong and so I easily got it. After three days I was confined because I suffered from loose bowel movement and vomiting. I got dehydrated so I had to be confined. After that, my doctor advised me to only drink filtered water to be safe. I buy filtered water from water stations cause I don't have a filter at home. I trust them that the water is clean. Ciao!
@Jennlk84 (4219)
• United States
20 Mar 10
We only drink filtered water here at our apartment. The reason being that we have well water and it smells (one of the reasons we're moving VERY soon.) The filter helps take out the smell along with any other impurities that may be in the tap water. We have a brita filter on the faucet itself as well as a brita pitcher in our fridge. I don't mind tap water though when it's not well water. Most places I've lived in the past I haven't needed a filter because the water tasted just fine.