do u drink tap water?

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    Jun 20, 2012 4:16 AM GMT
    Cuz I'm from Jamaica, i NEVER drank the tap water.

    now here, I drink it all over the place lol
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    Jun 20, 2012 4:19 AM GMT
    I live in Mexico, and anyone who lives here knows unless you want to DIE you don't drink the tap water here. But in the US I do, and am puzzled by so many people who are all UGH TAP WATER GOODNESS ME WELL I NEVER.
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    Jun 20, 2012 4:21 AM GMT
    One glass of tap water here turns your clear glass white from all the calcium.

    I drink it, but sparingly.
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    Jun 20, 2012 4:25 AM GMT
    No/Yes. The water here in LA has way too much chlorine and minerals. I use a filter system and it gets most of that stuff out. Or when I'm away from home, I drink bottled water. Aquafina is pretty good filtered tap water.
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    Jun 20, 2012 4:30 AM GMT
    The water here doesn't taste very good. I drink filtered tap water.
  • Webster666

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    Jun 20, 2012 5:45 AM GMT
    The tap water quality seems to run in cycles. It'll be good for quite a long time. Then, for no apparent reason, it tastes nasty. So, I buy a bunch of those big containers of water. When that's gone, I go back to using the tap water, which has cleared up by that time.
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    Jun 20, 2012 5:49 AM GMT
    The tap water where I live is good, so I have no problem with it. I definitely wouldn't bother paying a butt-load of money for bottled water since my local water is more than enough.

    I actually drank the tap water when I lived in Russia, lol. It certainly tasted different, but nothing happened to me icon_cool.gif
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    Jun 20, 2012 6:00 AM GMT
    Nooooooooo! Dries my throat out from the chlorine in it or what ever is in it. I remember when i was in Mexico I wetted my tooth brush from the faucet,forgetting that the tap water in Mexico is a big nono. I swear to god that water tasted like toilet water after someone took a hot shit!. BLECHH!
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    Jun 20, 2012 6:04 AM GMT
    Our water is decent. I try to stay away from bottles as much as I can.
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    Jun 20, 2012 9:56 AM GMT
    More proof that the USA is a third world country! lol, not all parts even have proper tap water. I remember working in the Outer Banks is NC, and we had to buy bottled water as the tap water was undrinkable. That would never happen in the UK, even the most remote islands of Scotland have nice tap water.
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    Jun 20, 2012 10:46 AM GMT
    Is there anything else; yummy yes I do.
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    Jun 20, 2012 11:11 AM GMT
    When I was in south Florida, Palm Beach County tap was drinkable but had a bit of a bad taste, I thought, so I was okay with it in coffee or iced tea but otherwise drank bottled. In Broward County I thought the water was better so I chilled tap in the fridge. Now further north in Florida the tap taste is okay but I've read of contaminants. Since I drink mostly just water and lots of it, I put a Pur in the fridge which is cost effective and produces good water, also an inline filter for the icemaker.

    I keep bottled water in the fridge to offer guests or anyone working on the house.
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  • calibro

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    Jun 20, 2012 11:17 AM GMT
    i'll tap your beer keg
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    Jun 20, 2012 11:53 AM GMT
    Our tap water is rainwater off the roof, collected in a 15,000 gallon cistern. But, because of mercury pollution from coal burning power plants, we use a drinking water system with reverse osmosis to remove everything, followed by a mineral cartridge.
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    Jun 20, 2012 12:00 PM GMT
    In the US I don't think I'd ever pay money for the most abundant mineral on the planet. There are more regulations for tap water than there are for bottled water. Though I can't speak for places outside the US.
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    Jun 20, 2012 12:02 PM GMT
    I have been spoiled by the well water at our farm, which is delicious. We bring it home in big plastic spigot containers. But regardless, I find paying for bottled water kind of silly when the tap water is drinkable.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 20, 2012 12:20 PM GMT
    Really don't have a problem with tap water, you just have to remember that it isn't the same everywhere (no assumptions)!
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    Jun 20, 2012 12:30 PM GMT
    klassik saidCuz I'm from Jamaica, i NEVER drank the tap water.

    now here, I drink it all over the place lol


    Yup, never lived in a semi third world nationicon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
  • Fable

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    Jun 20, 2012 12:32 PM GMT
    I love the water in London, despite it having been through several people.
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    Jun 20, 2012 12:37 PM GMT
    I pay enough for it (damn MWRA) so of course I'm going to drink it. But honestly, the tap water here is pretty good and I have no problem drinking it at home or getting a glass of it in a restaurant. At they gym, I bring a reusable water bottle with me and fill it with tap water.

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    Jun 20, 2012 12:38 PM GMT
    yeah the water here tastes good and the tap water has more regulation than the bottled stuff
  • Buddha

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    Jun 20, 2012 12:44 PM GMT
    Yeah, I think pretty much everyone in Sweden drinks tap-water if it's accessible. Mineral water's is probably only if you want something that tastes a little different.

    I was really surprised when I had to buy water in France.
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    Jun 20, 2012 12:48 PM GMT
    I drink tap water. I also use a Brita filter, mostly because I live in an older building and sometimes the water, esp in summer, can take on the "taste" of the pipes. But I frequently drink straight from the tap.

    I grew up on well water, which actually tasted great, far better than most tap water I've ever drank.
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    Jun 20, 2012 1:00 PM GMT
    The water here in northern Virginia is fine. I prefer to filter out the purification chemicals, so I use a filter hooked up to my tap.

    But also, due to my proximity to DC (White House is 3 miles away, Pentagon so close 9/11 shook my house), that the thought has gone thru my mind of terrorists messing with the water supply and filtering might be a good thing. I also keep an emergency supply of bottled water, just in case.
  • allatonce

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    Jun 20, 2012 1:16 PM GMT
    When in Canada I drink tap water.