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Old 04-06-2013, 10:46 AM   #41
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Everyone complains about the price to fuel but will spend $$$ on water.
As my grandpa always said "Silly people do silly things."
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Old 04-06-2013, 11:22 AM   #42
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municipal tap water versus bottled water

Throughout the world, bottled water has become enormously popular in recent years. Besides its convenience, bottled water is often thought to be purer and better tasting than tap water from municipal sources. Much of this perception is a result of advertising which emphasizes the idea that bottled water comes from crystal clear mountain springs or the run-off of pure glacial water. This “exotic” water comes in designer bottles that are often prominently displayed by restaurants, catered events or by people proclaiming their “good taste.” Research by groups such as the Natural Resources Defense Council, however, suggests that the bottled water sold in the United States is not necessarily purer or safer than most tap water. In a four-year study, the NRDC tested over 1,000 bottles of 103 different bottled water brands. They concluded that there was no significant difference in the content of municipal tap water versus bottled water.
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Old 04-06-2013, 11:44 AM   #43
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The bottled water comes from the tap too, there are no regulations on it and you will also see a best before date, because the plastic bottle leaches chemicals into the water.
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:04 PM   #44
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Bottom line, those that insist on bottled water will continue their ways and those that don't, won't. No amount of reasoning either printed or spoken will change anyone's mind.
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:07 PM   #45
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The Shark Tank guy that developed that Gobie water bottle with a built-in carbon filter said, IIRC, that 99.99% of all contaminants are removed. That's simply not possible with a carbon filter.

DW refuses to drink any tap water - period. We had a new well installed a few years ago and it has tested as pure as can be, except for a moderate calcium levels and a tiny amount of manganese (stains fixtures). I have heard about various scientific tests being done in recent years that show that bottled water is simply not as pure as it is made out to be. DW gets 5 gallon bottles of filtered water from our local supermarket. It's only filtered, not reverse osmosis. DW still insists it's better than our well water, which I drink all the time and am still here.

I don't have a problem drinking water in a cg supplied from a municipal water system as it's going to be chlorinated and safe to drink (at least in terms of e-coli) but we have two in-line filters at our kitchen tap. Municipal water systems have to meet federal standards for various minerals, turbidity, etc. We never use our fresh water tank, but the main thing to worry about is e-coli and other bacteria. In addition to periodic chlorination, you should make sure your water tank filler is kept off the ground and otherwise kept clean. I would be concerned about water in a cg that has it's own water system fed from it's own well and I would drink bottled water in that case.

There is no single filter that will filter out all the undesirable stuff and bacteria. Some things are next to impossible to remove like hydrogen sulfide (rotten egg smell sometimes found in well water). In terms of carbon filters, a 0.5 micron filter will remove 99.5% of Cryptosporidium, Giardia, Entamoeba,and Toxoplasmacysts but a 5 micron filter won't remove any of these and is for removing bad taste & odor and chlorine taste. Personally, I think those small inline filters that attach at your water inlet fitting won't cut it.

The safest filtered water available is going to be from a reverse osmosis setup. I'd like to install one in our TT if I could find one that doesn't dump waste water in it's process.
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Soda companies have all developed their own brand of bottled water. Letís take a closer look at Desani , Pepsi corporations answer to bottled water. These bottles are filled with the same water theyíve been adding sugar and syrup to and selling as soda for years. The bottles get filled and then stored in a factory where temperatures can reach as high as 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
This can leach toxins into the bottle before you even get a chance to open it! Much worse than that, some of the water in these bottles has tested to have a pH as low as 5.0. That is much lower than the neutral water standard of 7.0, which means it is actually helping to take your body out of acid/alkaline balance and dehydrate you!

The bottled water scam gets worse. Just recently, tests were done on ten of the top bottled water brands in California to search for toxins and contaminants.
Eight of the ten checked out fine. Two, however, had chlorine byproducts above Californiaís standards. The two brands were Samís Choice and Acadia, which are sold by Wal-Mart and Giant Food supermarkets.
So, now you know the bottled water scam. Itís not just the fact that you are paying 1,900 times the price for your water, but many times youíre also getting worse water as a result! The pH of these waters is bringing your body towards an unhealthy acid existence.


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Desani is a coca cola product and much of what you say here is VERY OLD news, and not accurate. I have a friend at work, whose brother heads up the search for pure water at coke throughout the world and they do go to great lengths to find and tap into pure sources. That being said I think bottled water in most places is totally unnecessary and a product of environmental hysteria that is rampant and popular. I love seeing people going into McDonald's and ordering bottled water, what an irony.
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Whatís in That Bottle?

Read more: Bottled Water Vs. Tap Water: Rethink What You Drink | Reader's Digest
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we use this under the sink unit from Home Depot
with carbon filters
carbon filters start at around 10 dollars and go up to proxy 30 dollars each
depending on what one wants or needs removed from the water
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Should the ice cube be made from bottled water?
Make the cube with rye. You do not want to water down the drink too much.
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Chemicals in water bottles and food packaging have been linked to infertility and birth defects

Read more: Poisoned by plastic: Chemicals in water bottles and food packaging have been linked to infertility and birth defects. Scaremongering, or the truth? | Mail Online

Look it up there is lots of info on this.
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