In A Restaurant: Botted Water Or Tap Water?

bottled water - botteld water., distilled water or mineral water?
Philippines
September 11, 2008 9:41pm CST
My Boyfriend and I love to dine almost every week ., and whenever i ask for a water i always said bottled water or mineral water or distilled water. i don't used to drink tap water now., cause here in our country there are some reports that it is not safe to drink water directly to faucet., how bout you guys? do you still ordered or pay bottled water just to be safe or you just don't mind drinking a tap water? happy mylotting! have a nice day ahead!
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@babystar1 (4235)
• United States
12 Sep 08
When I got out to a restaurant I always drink tap water. Our water is is drinkable. When I am going on a long trip I take bottle water along with me so I dont have to stop someplace to get a drink.Most of our restraurants here dont have bottle water.
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• Philippines
15 Sep 08
oh i see! well, you should carry that always for your safety and health., thanks for responding! have a wonderful day to you!
@coffeebreak (17815)
• United States
12 Sep 08
In USA - bottled water is generally just tap water filtered a few times and without hte additives that tap water puts in like floried and such. At a resturant, it depends on what you want to pay for. Ask for water and you'll get (probably) tap water. Ask for bottled or distilled and you'll get that, but your check will get something too - a charge of $2.75 (or more) for the bottled water. Just depends on what you want to pay for.
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• Philippines
15 Sep 08
ok., well thats kinda expensive huh! you'll gonna pay for $2.75 ., just for bottled water! hmmm, better if you will bring yours i guess ., thanks for responding!
@coffeebreak (17815)
• United States
15 Sep 08
Any fountain drink/tea is that high too. $2.75 for a glass of coke or ice tea - any drink like that. Yes you get free refills so in a way you can "drink" you expense, but then you are to full to eat your food -so you take it home (if you are smart and don't just leave what you can't finish!) and have second meal! The bottle water are not refilled tho. I just get water and ask for lemon and spice it up with the lemon and sometimes, add some sugar and make lemonade!
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• Philippines
18 Sep 08
lol! well, you are really wise ., thanks for giving me an idea ., i'll do that the next time i am in a restaurant.,
• United States
18 Sep 08
Here in the USA in our town our water is good so I just drink tap water. In fact I drink more water than anything else. You have to be careful drinking to much bottled water and not enough tap water because bottled water has a lot of the minerals taken out of it that the body needs.
• Philippines
18 Sep 08
well, i know but we can't do anything about it ., cause in our country there are lots of contaminated water wherein it is not safe to drink directly to faucet ., so i would still go for bottled water ., better safe than sorry .,
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• United States
22 Sep 08
That is to bad you have to live in a county with such bad water
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• Philippines
23 Sep 08
well, not really bad ., i just want to more safer now cause i've read some reports with regards of sickness when they drink tap water.,
@candysky (855)
• Malaysia
12 Sep 08
hahaha... after i came to mylot, i reliaze tat i quite stupid... hahaha... when i out, if i order water oso, i won't ask for botted water or tap water, it is not bcoz i dun care but it is just bcoz i duno tat hv the difference.... hahaha... now i realize tat i really stupid... hahaha....
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• Philippines
12 Sep 08
lol! well, just stick to reading some discussions here and for sure you will gain more knowledge., happy mylotting! & WELCOME TO MYLOT!
@candysky (855)
• Malaysia
12 Sep 08
ya... i will stick at mylot coz i think i really learn a lot of things from here... thanks...
@hmbw_24 (407)
• United States
18 Sep 08
bottled water my friend for sure! i have worked in restaurants and the tap water is usually not very good and sometimes it just sets around uncovered in pitchers until someone asks for water. it was yucky! i wouuld not drink it!
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• Philippines
19 Sep 08
lol! yeah , it is not really safe to drink tap water nowadays ., so better be safe than sorry ., Ü
• United States
18 Sep 08
When I dine out, I do always order tap water and it's funny that you mention this subject because the doctor I work for was actually discussing this topic yesterday and saying that it is ridiculous how much we pay for water (since we had bought 3 water bottles from the machine) and that till this day he drinks tap water and that he has been alive for 71 years with nothing, he was born in Colombia and then later came to live in the States. WHo knows right, one is only trying to stay safe.
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• Philippines
19 Sep 08
well, i guess that depends on the area or country ., but since in our place there are some areas that water are really contaminated thats why we don't drink tap water., we bought mineral water or distilled water for drinking.,
@rup011 (726)
• Germany
13 Sep 08
I my country water from the tap is very good too. But if I go out I usually prefer bottled water. But when I travel to some particulr countries, I do not trust the bottled water too. I have seen on the tv that salmonella or some other organisms have been found in bottled water too. So just to be safe I give my child boiled water to drink and I myself use bottled water and hope that it won't be bad. But thats only when we travel. In home we use tap water and its very good. The water department in my city is really very particular about cleanliness and the water tastes sweet too. So I don't mind drinking it.
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• Philippines
15 Sep 08
well, it would also good to have a boiled water.,it is also safe. thanks for responding!
• Indonesia
13 Sep 08
I don't like water..every time I dine or have a lunch, I always ask for a fruit juice. I think it will make me healthy. But now after I read this discussion, i realize that i don't know where the water be used came from.. Safe or not,i just never thinking about it..So stupid.. =(
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• Philippines
15 Sep 08
we wouldn't really know., but better be safe than sorry ... thanks for responding!
@Sean_Jean (269)
• Canada
13 Sep 08
Hmmm, ive never drank tap water for more than 5 years!! Ive drank purified water or bottled water or refridgerated water. When im in a restaurant with my parents they do ask me if i want bottled water or tap water. I always take the bottled water no matter what, even if it costs a extra lousy 30 cents!!
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• Philippines
15 Sep 08
lol! well, thats good! preventive is better than cure! thanks for responding! have a nice day ahead!
• United States
12 Sep 08
I never ask for bottled water. Just "water". I'm in the United States so I asuume I'm getting drinkable water. But never thought about it. I wonder where it comes from.
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• Philippines
15 Sep 08
yeah, better to ask now for a bottled water or else you may get a lot of bacteria like amoeba or something., i've read one of the comments here that she get sick because of drinking tap water., better be safe than sorry!
• Philippines
12 Sep 08
I'll get bottled water.. and if not available I'll go for soda drinks.. When at home I seldom drink tap water. If there is no bottled water, I would rather drink pre-boiled water or hot coffee.. Here we use bottled water every time, even on our daily cooking..
• Philippines
15 Sep 08
oh really! well, thats good! at least you are really concern about your health., thanks for responding! have a nice day ahead!
• United States
12 Sep 08
I drink bottled or filtered water
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• Philippines
15 Sep 08
better my dear friend! thanks for responding!
@rbailey83 (1400)
• Canada
12 Sep 08
i really don't have a preference but usually when out i drink tap water, when i am home i have one of those water jug dispensers and i always drink that just because the tap water at home tastes funny, plus the water in the dispenser is a lot colder so it feels more refreshing
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• Philippines
15 Sep 08
ok, thats better! thanks for responding though! have a wonderful day to you!
@mimico (3618)
• Philippines
12 Sep 08
I don't like spending good money on bottled water when I'm in a restaurant. They always price it so high it's ridiculous sometimes. So I ask first if they filter or purify the tap water that is served. if they do then I'm fine with it. If not then I'll order bottled water if the price is not too steep. I went to a club once and hand to pay A LOT for one small bottled water. Hmf.
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• Philippines
15 Sep 08
lol! well, yeah you are right! they overpriced it and they take advantage on us., so it is better if we bring our bottled water along always!
@esphyka (158)
• Philippines
12 Sep 08
i preper both but i must be sure first that it is safe to drink...
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• Philippines
15 Sep 08
yes, thats right! prevention is better than cure!
@arnoldream (1332)
• Philippines
12 Sep 08
i prefer bottled water, and i agree with you that water are not really safe to drink nowadays that which came from the waterlines of our water utilities. water are yackkkie and the smell of it almost cant bear. i prefer always bottled is that o.k george?
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• Philippines
15 Sep 08
lol! yuckie smell? hehehe! yeah, better be safe than sorry! thanks for responding!
@Luvxoni (135)
• United States
12 Sep 08
When I'm traveling outside of the US I ask for bottle water. When I'm in the US I don't ask for it when dining out, which now that I think about it is odd. Because, I don't drink tap water at home. You made me think... ummm ... I'm going to start requesting it when I'm dining out from now on. Thanks for the eye opener!!!
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• Philippines
15 Sep 08
lol! no problem! thanks for responding!
@jpso138 (7863)
• Philippines
12 Sep 08
Well, here in our country it is safer to drink bottled water when your in a restaurant. You can never be assured of clean drinking water in the faucet. So obviously it would be better to drink bottled water. Its better to be safe than sorry. I would not mind paying an additional money for the water rather spending large amount of money for hospital bills.
• Philippines
15 Sep 08
yes that right! thanks for responding!
@iskayz (5422)
• Philippines
12 Sep 08
Hi there! I use to drink tap water but I acquired ameoba but I was cured after confinement. And to prevent the disease from coming back I was adviced by my doctor to drink mineral water so even at home my water is purified. Ciao!
• Philippines
15 Sep 08
OMG! well, it is really hard to drink tap water now cause we wouldn't really know on what kind of sickness or disease do we get fron the water we are drinking., so better be safe than sorry! thanks for responding!
@lingli_78 (12836)
• Australia
12 Sep 08
i still drink tap water whenever i go to a restaurant or bring my own bottled water from home... i don't know why... but i think i'm just not willing to spend my money on over-priced bottled water price in the restaurant... that's why i hardly dine in at the restaurant... i prefer to eat at home or take away... it is cheaper and healthier as well as you cook the food yourself... and it is more relaxing as well... take care and have a nice day...
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• Philippines
15 Sep 08
well, you are right! when you ordered bottled water in a restaurant it is much expensive, so it would be a nice idea to bring your own bottled water with you everytime your going to dine., thanks for responding!