Water to drink

Canada
December 3, 2006 1:21am CST
Is the water coming from your taps safe to drink?
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36 responses
• United States
26 Mar 07
I have well water and alot of the time it has a smell to it. I have filters installed on my sink and my refrigerator (water in door). I use this filtered water to make juice, tea and coffee because my husband complains if I don't. I guess there is a difference in taste because I don't tell him if I didn't use it, but he still notices. As far as saftey goes I am sure it is safe to drink, we just prefer to filter it first.
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• Canada
26 Mar 07
I know I use a brita filter for the water I drink but for my g/f we buy bottled water anyways.She is slowly trying to convert me to bottled.
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• India
3 Dec 06
not every time but often
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• Canada
3 Dec 06
Clean water is so important to our health and well-being.
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• United States
27 Mar 07
I dont think its to bad to drink tap water!!! But you know bottled water can be just as bad!!! I drink whatever, and I nothing has happened to me yet, but I do know not to drink tap water in Mexico!! LOL
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• Canada
27 Mar 07
There is a show I like called MONK and I remember a show where he went to Mexico.He took with him a suitcase of bottled water BUT only in his one brand.You reminded me of this with your statement.I never thought of bottled water in Mexico.I guess the key would be to notice WHERE the bottled water is from.(I did drink water from a moving creek near Kamloops,BC and was in hospital for 7 days,5 of which they had no idea what was wrong with me.)
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• United States
27 Mar 07
well thats not good, lol..... Mountain water is the best......Ive drank that and boy is it ever cold lol.....
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• Canada
27 Mar 07
The colder the better!!When I make ice tea,I let it sit in the freezer until it has a layer of ice on it.Too bad sometimes I forget it is in there and end up with a popsicle stick.
@4ftfingers (1314)
17 Feb 07
you're right what you said it, the water everywhere is never 100$% clean, but tap water shouldn't harm you. hot water is not really good to drink cause it's probably stored depending on what system you have, but i have never used a filter, i think they are a bit of a gimmic
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• Canada
17 Feb 07
I do have a simple filter for my water,but usually I drink more juices or bottled water than anything else.The water here was recently put on a boiling warning and my g/f has a low imunity system so we do not take unnessesary risks.
17 Feb 07
ah that is a good idea, you don't want to put your health in danger. although soem say exposing yourself to those sort of things can help strengthen your immune system, but it's entirely your choice. water is different in every area, in greece it's salty. my dad lives in germany and their water stinks of egg, its disgusting. they must have a high sulpher in the water or something liek that, it's ok when you get used to it but when i first tried to use it to clean my teeth it was making me gag, i wouldnt want to try drinking it.
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• Canada
21 Feb 07
I lived in a spot in Sasakatchewan,Canada,where the water colour was brown/red(almost looked like tea) from the iron in the area.Most of the town would get water from a city 1/2 hour away or go to a Federal Farm nearby for clear water.
@Tetchie (2933)
• Australia
31 Mar 07
Town water is becoming so treated that at one level it must be destructive to our bodies. Our immune systems must work overtime to counteract the chemicals, we are indeed amazing species. But in the end we do break down and probably faster because of these water treatments, food treatments too. The nicest water is that which falls from a clean sky.
• Canada
31 Mar 07
Could you tell me where I could find a clean sky??Acid rain seems to be the norm now-a-days.But on a happier note,water from glaciers sure tastes good to me!.
@Tetchie (2933)
• Australia
31 Mar 07
That is a good point, there are some places you definitely feel the acid rain, you know it's in the air and then of course in the water! Glacier ice would be delightful I agree.
• Canada
28 Mar 07
I dont usualy drink it, I put the water trhu a brita filter even b4 boiling it for coffee. Or I buy bottled
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• Canada
28 Mar 07
In place of water,what do you normaly drink?I admit I would prefer my water with some taste(like diet ice tea),but I am trying to severely cut back on just drinking diet colas.Thank you for responding !!
• Canada
29 Mar 07
I do drink diet cola but , as to water its a good thing i booil it as we had a "boil water advisory" for almost a month here not that long ago. So its tea, hot chocolate, coffee, diet pop or water
@senses (840)
• Philippines
22 Feb 07
Yes, I guess. Thanks God, I have not yet been sick because of drinking water from the our tap.
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• Canada
22 Feb 07
And I hope you never do become ill from it.My g/f has a low immune system so anything in the water may cause her severe health problems so we can not take that chance. By the way,welcome to MyLot and thank you for responding.
@senses (840)
• Philippines
27 Feb 07
Your welcome and thank you also for welcoming me! I hope your girlfriend will never drink unsafe water. My prayers are with you and my your relationship last long and even forever.
@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
3 Dec 06
The water I drink is well water. The water comes from the water table 80 feet deep in the ground. I know that it is 100% safe to drink because I had it tested a couple of years ago. My plumbing is the type where I don't have to worry about lead poisoning or contaminants. I feel more secure drinking water that comes from my well than from water I drink in the city that has been processed and recycled. There are several areas around where I live that are natural springs. The health department keeps them tested for purity, and sometimes I go there and get some if I'm in the mood for spring water.
• Canada
3 Dec 06
Thank you for the answer.Well water,I blelieve,is MUCH better than tap water(and as you said,the well is 80 ft down.As long as you continue to test it things should be ok.
• Canada
3 Dec 06
Thank you for the answer.Well water,I blelieve,is MUCH better than tap water(and as you said,the well is 80 ft down.As long as you continue to test it things should be ok.
@franxexces (1096)
• Philippines
20 Apr 07
I don't think so.. Our water is clear and looks very clean but I don't trust drinking over taps. I drink mineral water to be sure.
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• Canada
20 Apr 07
When talking about our health,I believe it is better to be safe than sorry.Our immunity sysyem takes a beating everyday and with all the new diseases,we have to be VERY careful.Thank you for responding.
• Philippines
18 Apr 07
well water from taps are safe if your sensitive on that... its better to boil the water before u drink it or if you can afford buy some mineral water d for sure
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• Canada
18 Apr 07
Sometimes the water is NOT safe to drink so thank you for suggesting we boil it first.It is our health.Thank you for responding and welcome to MyLot,the program that DOES pay its members!
@Woodpigeon (3710)
• Ireland
17 Apr 07
The water we have here in the east of Ireland is fine (as far as we know!). In the west, they have a parasite in the water that is making people very ill. I think the current projections are that it will be another six months before they won't have to boil the water. It is insane.
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• Canada
18 Apr 07
I sure hope the parasite does not make its way to your watershed but I presume you are taking the neccessary steps to assure your health.Thank you for responding and safe drinking!
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
5 Apr 07
i think there are no safe tap waters anymore. we use brita to strain the water befor we drink
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• Canada
5 Apr 07
It seems to me the people we vote into office to represent us are not doing their jobs or we have gone down so far on this road to ruins that we have no hope in turning back.We have to go back to depending on ourselves for the basics of life as much as possible.Thank you for your responses.
@katyzzz (2902)
• Australia
4 Apr 07
In Australia it is very safe.
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• Canada
5 Apr 07
Is all of Australia have a safe water supply and what are the secrets on how they have been able to avoid acid rain and pollution?Maybe we can use the Australian blueprint to improve our water source.Thank you for responding.
• United States
4 Apr 07
Here is some very interesting information for you concerning tap drinking water.People are deceived thinking their tap water is safe...it's not...and should be tested. Tap Water Is Full Of Disease-Causing Contaminants - Most municipal water flows through lead pipes over 100 years old picking up harmful toxins and pollutants before the water treatment plant (which performs very limited functions) and also afterwards when the water is on its way to your house. Arsenic - Which has been directly linked to cancer and many other diseases, has been found in 85% of our cities' water. Exposure to lead found at "alarmingly high levels" in many cities by Consumer Reports, can cause learning and behavioral problems in children, lower IQ, high blood pressure, and problems to the reproductive and nervous systems. Some other common water contaminants and what they have been linked to are: Asbestos (cancer and other diseases), Aluminum (Alzheimer's), Benzene (cancer, anemia), Mercury (nervous system and kidney damage), Toluene (cancer), herbicides and pesticides such as Endrin (liver, kidney and heart damage, respiratory problems and cancer). 80% of city water systems were not equipped with filters that meet EPA standards. In addition, most cities add the harmful Chlorine and Fluoride to water. Fluoridated water, which is banned in much of Europe but still common in the US, is linked, according to Preventative Dental Health Association, to cancer and infertility. According to a 1994 study in Journal of American Medica Association, drinking fluoridated water doubles the chances of hip fractures in older people.
• Canada
5 Apr 07
Thank you for doing some excellant reseach on the water quality we are consuming.I hope this will open the eyes of the public as to the potential fallout of what we put into our body(with the blessing of those we elect to protect us).
@dana234 (2116)
• Spain
3 Apr 07
Where I live drinking tap water is not really safe. It contains a lot of chlorine and other chemicals. Everyone I know either filters the water first or buys bottled water. I also use water in bottles. It tastes better (the tap water is undrinkable) and is good for your health. My favourite brand is "Vichy".
• Canada
4 Apr 07
It seems strange to me that most people here consider water to be extremely important to our health/survival,but feel the quality of the water being given to us by the governments is not up to standards.Thank you for responding.
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
31 Mar 07
I think it is safe to drink tap water in Australia as people here just drink them straight away without boiling it. Although I will boil the water before I drink, I think it should be safe to drink,at least i will not see any sand or mud in the water..lol.
• Canada
31 Mar 07
Can I trade you places??I have seen it range in Canada from what LOOKS completely clean and clear to a red/brown colour similiar to tea.Like Australia,Canada is a huge place so I am sure there are places here where the water is safe to drink,but not where I live now.Thank you for responding!
@vogelvrij (196)
• Netherlands
29 Mar 07
The water coming from our taps in my country are absolutely save to drink. But I rather prefer Evian water instead. Without the bubbles. I call that often my speaking water, because I speak a lot in my profession. I do a lot of telephone calls on a day so I surely need some big glasses of water. Evian is perfect for me.
• Canada
30 Mar 07
I like your idea of calling it the speaking water.Water is obviously very important to all of us and it is good you found a brand you enjoy.Thank you for replying.
@aweins (4203)
• India
28 Mar 07
no, not at all. we have to filter and boil and do all sort of things to make it drinkable first.
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• Canada
28 Mar 07
I have had the fortune of having cold,clear water for such a long time that I was probably spoiled into thinking all water was safe in Canada.Now of course I know differently and take the extra cautions.Thank you for replying.
• India
27 Mar 07
well the water i drink at home is ready to drink. but still we put it trough a purifier and to top it off we boil it as well, so that we make sure there are no health problems relating to water
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• Canada
27 Mar 07
It is good to see someone who takes their health seriously.I would rather do too many things and be safe than doing it half-heartedly and paying for it later.Thank you for replying!.