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Thread: Bottled Water - Do you drink it?

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    Super Member Lisanne's Avatar
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    I know there have been threads on water before, but I got to wondering... so I created a little survey.

    1. Do you buy bottled water? If yes, why?
    a. our tap water is decent, but bottled tastes even better
    b. our tap water is safe to drink, but it tastes terrible
    c. our tap water isn't safe to drink
    d. convenient to have water bottles when on the go
    e. alternative to other bottled beverages (sodapop, juice, etc.)
    f. to look stylish, cool, trendy
    g. love the idea of water that comes from a mountain spring, glacier, Fiji, etc.
    h. other (please explain)

    If you usually drink tap water, why?
    a. tastes perfectly fine
    b. costs less
    c. don't want to harm the environment with all those plastic bottles
    d. don't want health problems from all those plastic bottles
    e. other (please explain)

    2.Do you buy the size you can carry with you, the gallon jugs, the big tanks that go on a dispenser, or some combination?

    3. If your tap water tastes bad, what does it taste like?
    a. chlorine
    b. fish
    c. algae
    d. cement
    e. metallic
    f. chemical
    g. dirty
    h. other (please explain)

    4. Does your tap water have a texture, like oily, slimy?

    5. If you drink bottled, would you switch back to tap if it tasted good? Why or why not?


    Thanks. This survey isn't for any purpose other than my own curiosity. And by the way, I drink bottled water, but I'll drink decent tap or filtered water when it's available.

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    I don't drink water. I'm a pepsihaulic :lol:

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    I drink tap water, I like the taste :thumbup:

    Bottled water to me has a funny taste :?

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    luckily i've lived where water tastes fine. so no bottled water needed.

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    I occasionally buy bottled water. Not to drink here in the house. I buy it to take places. I do not drink soft drinks, only water so when out will buy it more often. I do get the tap water with ice at restaurants most of the time.
    Our tap water is fine for drinking, though we have very hard water. It tastes fine, I'm used to it.
    Tap water is much much cheaper and most bottled waters do not have the added fluoride which children who only drink the bottled water have been having teeth issues.
    I don't like using all that plastic and all the garbage it creates.
    I prefer to drink the water that has gone through the filter of my refrigerator however that is only a fraction of what I drink.

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    I drink bottled water too, but if I have to have tap water, I need a slice of lemon or lime, or a squeeze of lemon juice in it. I just don't like the taste of plain old tap water. I'm not a *soda* drinker either. Maybe have a couple cokes a year, and then they have to be fountain drinks, not bottled. DH thinks I'm a nut!

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    Buy bottled water sometimes. I usually drink the reverse osmosis water. Bottled water is just as hard as tap water, so I stopped buying water for the CPAP. My tap water does smell like bleach and I won't drink it.

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    Sadiemae, is reverse osmosis water the same as distilled? That's what I buy (in gallon jugs). Distilled is pretty much pure h2o. Should be fine for a CPAP.

    Thanks for the responses so far!

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    Our tap water is very sweet and tastes great from the well. However, I prefer the mineral water with lime flavor so I do buy the bottles most of the time.

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    I think bottled water is too expensive unless you have bad undrinkable water.
    I like my nice cold water from our well. It is so good.
    A guy in town gets huge jugs of it from us for making wine. Something about the PH being perfect. He also flies all over the country for just the right grapes.
    All of my kids will buy bottled water for the convenience.

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    I drink water filtered through our refrigerator when I'm home and soda when we're at restaurants. However, for taking with us on day hikes and things like that, the bottled water is quite convenient. Our straight tap water has too much of a chloriney (new word!) taste to it.

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    Tap water for me. I live an area that has good water. Does bottle water have to meet any standards? They do a fantastic job of advertising bottle water. Makes us really think we getting the best taste and cleanest water.
    But are we?

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    Bottled water is probably just filtered tap water! But it doesn't have all the chemical tastes to it that most tap water does. I like Purity brand and Deerfield Springs, they taste the best to me.

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    h: I travel and live in the desert so we always carry water in case we break down or have a flat. Plus we prefer to drink water. We drink tap water at home. Bottled water is convenient, I can take it with me when I bike, or my husband takes it to the gym. Plus, I don't have to worry about the container leaking as it has with the rubbermaid (and other brands) containers.

    I generally refill the plastic bottle several times.

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    1. Do you buy bottled water? If yes, why? No

    a. our tap water is decent, but bottled tastes even better
    b. our tap water is safe to drink, but it tastes terrible
    c. our tap water isn't safe to drink
    d. convenient to have water bottles when on the go
    e. alternative to other bottled beverages (sodapop, juice, etc.)
    f. to look stylish, cool, trendy
    g. love the idea of water that comes from a mountain spring, glacier, Fiji, etc.
    h. other (please explain)*******We have well water, it tastes better than that flat bottled stuff

    If you usually drink tap water, why? C

    a. tastes perfectly fine
    b. costs less
    c. don't want to harm the environment with all those plastic bottles
    d. don't want health problems from all those plastic bottles
    e. other (please explain) Our water comes out of the tap ice cold

    2.Do you buy the size you can carry with you, the gallon jugs, the big tanks that go on a dispenser, or some combination? No

    3. If your tap water tastes bad, what does it taste like?
    a. chlorine
    b. fish
    c. algae
    d. cement
    e. metallic
    f. chemical
    g. dirty
    h. other (please explain) It tastes like water, no after taste at all

    4. Does your tap water have a texture, like oily, slimy? EEEWWWW

    5. If you drink bottled, would you switch back to tap if it tasted good? Why or why not? I don't drink out of bottles. :)


    Thanks. This survey isn't for any purpose other than my own curiosity. And by the way, I drink bottled water, but I'll drink decent tap or filtered water when it's available.

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    I drink filtered tap (ours tastes a little chlorine infused) and I try to take it with me in a bottle when at all possible. Otherwise I buy it for the sake of convenience. I drink bottled water at work, it's what is available, and the water from the tap comes out brown when left for the weekend. I don't consider it very safe.

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    I like the taste of our well water, but I do keep some bottled water on hand for emegencies,or when I am going to be gone for a long time. I also take it to work, the cities watr there tastes like chlorine!

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    Tap water here is fine....do buy bottled for parties and to have for trips, etc....

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    Believe it or not in Washington, DC and metro area, at least 5-6 times per year for a week to 10 days they tell us to boil our drinking water for 5 min. Do you think I would ever go back to drinking out of our taps? We buy gal. jugs and ind. bottles of Deer Park water. Its the only one our family agrees on and its the best $28 per month we spend. None of us drink soda but we do like coffee, tea & juice all made with bottled water.

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    Our tap water sometimes smells like chlorine, but it tastes fine, so when I drink water (not often) I drink tap. But buy huge gallon size bottles for kitty, don't want him exposed to so many chemicals. (Lost one to cancer)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    I occasionally buy bottled water. Not to drink here in the house. I buy it to take places. I do not drink soft drinks, only water so when out will buy it more often. I do get the tap water with ice at restaurants most of the time.
    Our tap water is fine for drinking, though we have very hard water. It tastes fine, I'm used to it.
    Tap water is much much cheaper and most bottled waters do not have the added fluoride which children who only drink the bottled water have been having teeth issues.
    I don't like using all that plastic and all the garbage it creates.
    I prefer to drink the water that has gone through the filter of my refrigerator however that is only a fraction of what I drink.
    DITTO for me! :)

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    I drink both...Tap water at home, occasionally when we are out I will drink bottled water.

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    All my kids drink bottled and I drink tap. I already pay the water bill so I'll drink the water in the tap. It tastes fine to me.

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    Tap water, taste fine to me amd is cheaper than bottled. DGD that lives with us says it has too much clorine. I bought her bottled for 3 yr.s and then she switched to filtered water in a pitcher, PUR.

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    Our water is pure and cold from the well It tastes swell.
    We buy bottled water for the road, but bring back the empties to refill with our water and replace in the fridge to get cold

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