Do You Filter Your Water Before Drinking?

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    Dec 31, 2015 4:03 PM GMT
    NYT: Although municipal tap water is regulated and most utilities stay within legally mandated limits on certain contaminants, some of the limits may be too lenient, a research analyst says.

    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/12/31/ask-well-should-you-filter-your-water/?ref=health
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    Dec 31, 2015 6:04 PM GMT
    I filter the water I get for myself "on the go" for drinking bottles. I have several bottles and a water bicycle backpack ("Camelbak) that contain their own built-in filters. This lets me get water from questionable sources, like watering hoses on golf courses or fountains at roadside rest stops.

    At home the chilled water and ice from the refrigerator dispenser are charcoal filtered, but I mostly just drink the city water water on tap. Hasn't killed me yet, nor to my knowledge ever even made me ill.
  • jeepguySD

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    Dec 31, 2015 6:16 PM GMT
    I filter my drinking water. The tap water here in San Diego is very hard, and tastes really bad. Filtering makes it palatable.
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    Dec 31, 2015 9:48 PM GMT
    Yes, my refrigerator has a filter.
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    Jan 01, 2016 10:28 AM GMT
    Yes, through a dirty jock.
  • Nakedman1969

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    Jan 01, 2016 9:43 PM GMT
    My mom buys bottle water but I use tap water when I make my tea.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jan 02, 2016 8:23 PM GMT
    Our municipal water here in Buffalo is good so there is no real need to filter the tap water. icon_smile.gif