Do you like the drinking water where you live?

@peaceful (3301)
United States
October 22, 2006 4:44pm CST
I live a large city with a big population. Sometimes the drinking water from our taps is excellent but lately the quality seems to be heading for a downturn. The chlorine smell seems to linger and only dissipates after the water has been chilled. This situation has many people buying bottled water and bagged ice daily for consumption. How is the drinking water where you live?
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@StarBright (2799)
• United States
6 Dec 06
I hate the drinking water where I live. I grew up in a town wher e we got our water from a well. The water was wonderful. When I moved to California, I thought the water was poisoned. I started drinking bottled water. I live in Nevada now. I have Culligan water filters on my ice maker and in my kitchen. When I am out, I drink bottled water.
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@peaceful (3301)
• United States
7 Dec 06
It is amazing to me that modern cities seem to be so slack in making the upgrades to their water treatment systems while at the same time the fees for water usage are going up. Duh?
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@ossie16d (11826)
• Australia
24 Oct 06
We live in the country and have bore water, so there are no additivies or things like that. It did take a while to get used to it and now I do notice the difference when we are in one of the towns and I have a drink of water. So when we travel, we take water from home and gradually dilute it so we don't get upset tummies from the chlorine and flouride that has been added in so many towns. :)
@peaceful (3301)
• United States
24 Oct 06
It seems that I'll probably have to go 80 miles away from the city to get natural water from the mountains. Oh well..
• United States
1 Dec 06
I don't like faucet water, period. I only drink bottled water. And usually, I drink flavored bottled water.
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
31 Dec 06
blessed be, i drink the waters from the pennine hills in England i am blessed they are beautiful
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@peaceful (3301)
• United States
1 Jan 07
That's wonderful, Esk! I drink for a stream in the mountains called Holly's Spring... It's near a mystical site... It's eighty miles away but it's worth the trip, I usually big back gallons and gallons of this sweet, earthy and living water... Most city dwellers don't have a clue as to what Living water tastes like... Sigh... I getting thirsty for Her, right now! :)
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
4 Jan 07
blessed be yes there is something unique about it all i think living water has something special
@deebomb (15319)
• United States
31 Dec 06
have lived in several different state and have adjusted to the water in each one. When I find the water a bit distaseful I add just enough lemon or lime juice to it to hide the bad taste.
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@peaceful (3301)
• United States
31 Dec 06
That's a good tip!, thanks Deebomb! :)
@deebomb (15319)
• United States
1 Jan 07
your welcome
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@dhn1975 (91)
• United States
1 Jan 07
There is a reason why tap water in usa is disgusting. Drinking (potable) water is the biggest commodity next to air. Corporations will have a huge profit once they control the water supply.
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• United States
1 Jan 07
Oh yeah, and if you think fluoridated water is good for you, think again. http://www.drlam.com/A3R_brief_in_doc_format/2002-No5-Water.cfm
• United States
9 Jan 07
I live in a very rual area away from the city. I have to drink water that was drilled down the earth from a well. The water is excellent. As good, if not better than the bottled water.
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• Portugal
9 Jan 07
i have a cased-hole in my house and the water is very good,without any problem
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@sweetlady10 (3617)
• United States
7 Jan 07
In our place drinking water is good. Till now we are using tap water only. Sometime we buy water only to take outside with us.
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@jfeets726 (775)
• United States
1 Jan 07
We live in a small town, but we do live in town so we do have the town's water. It is okay. We have drank it straight on occassion, but we also have a water filter that we use. We use that most of the time. For some reason though I am not a big fan of drinking water. I can't stand the way that it tastes, even with a water filter. I tend to drink that flavored water.
• United States
10 Jan 07
I drink from my own well, and the water is wonderful. But city water is awful. The smell and rusty flavor is awful.
@peaceful (3301)
• United States
10 Jan 07
Once you get used to the real thing, it really is disappointing to have to settle for this chemically treated abomination! :(
• United States
12 Jan 07
The drinking water here in this part of the USA is awful. It has cholorine and tastes like rust. I don't have pipes to the city, as I live in the country. I have my own well for water. It is fantastic. Tastes great and no smell.