(Closed) Tap Water Here Is FOUL

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Prefer to drink water using this method:
    Filter system on the tap, such as PUR brand (or similar) : (8 votes)
    9 %
    Filtered water in a container, like Brita brand (or similar) : (26 votes)
    30 %
    I drink water from the tap, it doesn't taste bad to me : (27 votes)
    31 %
    I drink anything BUT tap water : (4 votes)
    5 %
    I drink bottled water : (18 votes)
    21 %
    Water delivered to my place : (2 votes)
    2 %
    Other (explain below) : (2 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    1193 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @Sweet_Tea:  lots of lemon in the water!!!

    Post # 4
    5403 posts
    Bee Keeper

    We just moved and our water is disgusting! We moved across the country so it’s totally different and I think part of it has to do with the climate, plus it’s a much larger city so more chlorine and crap. We’re looking into a whole house filtration system but I have a feeling it’s going to be pricey. 

    Post # 5
    8695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I havent had anything except bottled water for years.

    Post # 6
    6355 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I have a reverse osmosis system with carbon block prefilter. I don’t know what PUR is… carbon granules, same as Brita?

    Post # 7
    4047 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    In my hometown I was always happy with the tap, and I would drink from it. Where I live now it’s really not great. It doesn’t even look good when I pour it into a glass. We have a Brita container to filter, and it’s fine that way.

    Post # 8
    6826 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Eh our tap water is fine, but then again I grew up on well water….

    Post # 10
    10574 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Most of the time the water is quite decent.  Recently though there have been many complaints, and the smell when turning on the hot water in the shower was strong.  That’s what happens when the snow starts to melt though, they want to make sure they keep the bacteria levels low.

    I always prefer filtered water though.  I use a Brita.  I will drink the tap water as is if filtered water isn’t available.

    Post # 11
    1239 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @Sweet_Tea:  the reason why it still tastes foul is Brita is just a CTO filter which means chlorine, taste & odour.  It is a very basic filter which only removes the chlorine, taste & odour and only a few other contaminants, and small % of heavy metals. It is better than using nothing but is still very basic.  If you want better filtered water you should try a better filter like Seychelle which is much more advanced as it removes more contaminants and isnt just a CTO filter. I am not sure about PUR.  I cannot drink any unfiltered water at all and can taste unfiltered water when they use it in soups or hot drinks in restuarants, yuk.

    Post # 12
    4272 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Its fine here but we use the Brita anyway.

    Post # 14
    113 posts
    Blushing bee

    @Sweet_Tea:  So is ours. You can literally smell the chlorine. It’s nasty, which is why I bought my trusty Seychelle water bottle. It cost $27 and the filter filters 100 gallons. It filters way more than a carbon filter. It filters pesticides, metals, chlorine, bacteria, pathogens etc etc.

    You can use this bottle to filter any water you can find (a puddle, a lake, a river, stream, etc) except for salt water. The replacement filters cost $20. The bottle is stainless steel and the plastic is non leaching (a lot of BPA free plastic items actually leach plastics aside from BPA that people don’t even think to worry about). 


    I haven’t been ballsy enough to drink from a stream yet, but all the tap water I drink tastes like spring water from this thing! I love it. Btw, I am not a salesperson and that’s not my ebay store or anyone I know. I just love this bottle and it saves so many plastic bottles from fouling up the palnet. 


    Post # 15
    9954 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I grew up in an area where the water came from snow-melt lakes, or was spring fed.  Our “city water” was ok for the most part.  Occasionally there would be repairs being made etc, and we’d just head to the local spring and bottle our own water… which frankly was much better tasting to me as it wasn’t full of all the chemicals etc (back then these Springs were FREE … ya just drive up and fill at your leisure)

    My Parents preferred the “tap water”… probably because they were paying thru it with their Taxes and well it was much more convenient… right out of the tap !!

    But for me the pattern was set… I preferred Spring Water.

    When I was in University in a nearby city… Bottled Water was just catching on… and some of the Springs I had grown up with were quickly becoming privately owned and bottled for profit.

    I got on board with the Bottled Water Movement, BECAUSE I could once again drink the great water I had grown up with.

    Today, I continue to buy Bottled SPRING Water… it is my go-to water for drinking straight up or to make juice with from concentrate.  The rest of the water I use in my day-to-day life comes out of the tap… so for cooking and making Coffee or Tea (when boiled tap water isn’t bad).

    *NOTE – When it comes to Bottled Water… know what you are buying.  There is a HUGE Difference between Natural Spring Water… and regular bottled water.  Regular Bottled water can very well come out of tap somewhere… just that it is filtered, etc.

    PS… As someone who travels a lot… using primarily bottled water in my life makes it easy to go from place to place… in that I don’t worry so much about getting an upset tummy on my travels from “unfamiliar / strange water”


    Post # 16
    224 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    There should be an “other” option. I actually get 5 gallon water containers delivered to my door from sparkletts. I guess it technically could be labeled as bottled water. I can schedule deliveries if I need more or less and I use it for everything. From just a cup of water to my mac and cheese I use that thing.

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