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Old 11-29-2006, 10:31 AM   #15
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Good topic with which we all should be concerned,

We are personally fortunate to live where our water tastes wonderful. The source is a horizontal well in the side of an extremely rugged mountain above which there is no possibility for contamination by pollution from manufacturing processes, run-off from a dump, or leaking fuel storage tanks. This is also the reason why we travel with a full white water tank.

It's a curious thing how we complain about the cost of gasoline and yet will spend more per gallon for drinking water which is supplied in containers that are made from petroleum products.

Just an observation on the convenience of expendable income in the American way-of-life.

Another possibility is that maybe we are consiously or unconsiously exhibiting a distrust for our governmental agencies to effectively care for our needs with which they are entrusted.

Some "food for thought" introduced by this discussion...

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Old 11-29-2006, 04:25 PM   #16
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We have a bottling plant near where we live. I have been inside while it was operating and noticed how clean the place was kept. They heated the water above the boiling point, then cooled and areated it before putting it into sterilized bottles. Very mechanized so that the hole production only required three or four employees. I just hope that all the other bottlers are as concientious.
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Old 11-29-2006, 04:59 PM   #17
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I'm confused, which isn't too unusual, but I've been researching this whole ''water thing'' and really don't know what to believe.

Some, you know who you are --Lou & Lora-- really believe in the distilled water thing. Others believe in the Reverse Osmosis (RO) thing.

Others don't give it a lot of thought and others just buy ''bottled water'' with faith in the seller and producer of the bottled water.

What I want to know is WHERE IS THE TRUTH???????

I really believe that healthy water is a growing concern for all of us and I am trying to determine what I should invest in and use. Personally, I like SAM'S CHOICE bottled water from Wal Mart because it tastes so good to me.

But I often wonder if there aren't a bunch of workers in some dark dank cellar, just filling bottles from the faucet and calling it ''artesian, or something like that.

What do you think? What's best and why do you think that?

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Hi: The truth is this... I think!!! The best thing that ever happened for shareholders in Coke/Pepsi etc. was when they discovered they could sell people "WATER"!!! Alf S. North shore of Lake Erie p.s. Our biggest water scandal was Walkerton Ontario... where farm run off seeped into the town water supply and their purifier couldn't keep up with it!!! So when reading the label of a major Canadian brand of bottled water I was shocked to see "Bottled in Walkerton Ontario"
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Old 11-29-2006, 06:18 PM   #18
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Wish I could remember which month and year---but Consumer's Reports did a study quite a few years ago on bottled water. Taste tests showed that the bottled water that most testees preferred had a significant quantity of manure. Now that's no bull---but I wonder if there isn't a bit of a pun involved here?

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Old 11-29-2006, 06:34 PM   #19
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I saw this story on 20/20.
<blockquote> http://abcnews.go.com/2020/Health/st...=728070&page=1 </blockquote>
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Bottom line, if you buy bottled water because you think it's healthier than tap, test after test shows no evidence of that. And if you buy fancy brands because you think they taste better, you're probably just buying the hype.
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Old 11-29-2006, 07:37 PM   #21
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Some really believe in the distilled water thing.
Why do you think that?
Robert lives with a compromised immune system. Particulates and organisims that I am oblivious to will cause diarrea, dehydration, and hospitalization for him VERY VERY QUICKLY. We have experienced medical emergencies from seemingly innocious situations, so we just do not take any chances.

Admittedly, our experience is not in the norm... and I have no problem with tap water for myself.
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Portland, Oregon is fortunate to have some of the best city water in the world...Bull Run Reservoir (How's that for a name Art ). However, the tank and all the plumbing in my trailer is original and approaching 20 years old. No matter what I've tried (and I've tried them all), the water comes out tasting "funny." I don't know if that was caused by a prior owner using "regular" anti-freeze, or what. So, I buy water (usually at or near my destination) and use it strictly for cooking, drinking and making my coffee. It's extremely important to me that my coffee tastes consistently the same. I don't mind using the onboard water for washing the dishes, my body or even brushing my teeth....but dang it, my coffee had better taste like I expect it too! I know some fill up their tanks from their home systems...and that works for them, but not for me with my tanks/plumbing. Besides, water is pretty heavy, I'd rather use that "weight" for hauling things.

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Water does add some weight to it. It's about 1 Gallon = 8.3452641 Pounds

My tank holds 12 gallons. Therefore full it's about 100.1431693 Pounds of additional weight. That 100 pounds of other stuff that if I carryed I'd never use.
I think the most I ever used was just a touch over a third of my tank. So I guess I could lighten up and carry it half full or is that half empty most of the time. Besides the volume taken up is the same with or without water. With a 13' volume space is more the limiting factor than weight.
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Wow,

What a response to my question. Thanks to all of you for your many and varied responses. I think, at this point, I'm going to stick with city water when I can get it and RO or Distilled for the rest of the time. I'm like Donna D and drinking the RV Tank water. I just can't bring myself to do it.

I do think that a portable triple filter and RO system is in our future, however. from all I've read, that seems to make the most sense to me.

However, I found one Web site that shows a Japanese Dr's research and how ice crystals reflect the ''state'' of the water and if you talk nice to the water or pray over it, they form very beautiful crystals. So, in the last resort, speak sweet nothings to you water before you drink it and maybe that will help.

Still wanting the ''magic answer''.


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Growing up in Oregon, water came from the tap, and we drank it, and we liked it.

I have noticed that it is getting worse and there are areas that I don't drink the tap water anymore up there.

Oddly enough, I drink the tap water where I live in So. Cal now. What comes out of my tap is also sold in bottles labeled "Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water"

It's name is licensed all over the country, but what we get here comes from the original and real Arrowhead Springs. (I joke that I live near the water factory) My town pays a premium to have it pumped 12 miles up the hill from the spring. Other communities in the area have different water sources.

The hiway up here has a constant stream (excuse the pun) of tanker trucks that line up at the spring to fill to take to the bottling plant. What happens to it at the plant, I don't know, but it tastes the same as my tap water, so I suspect not much.

So, I know at least in one case, the water really is mountain spring water, and I drive by and witness the source daily.

When out of town, I buy Arrowhead water in botles and take it with me in the trailer for drinking/cooking. I don't use my tank water for that.

By far, the worst tap water I have ever tasted or used is in Corona, Ca. You can chew it. San Diego water is a close second.
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Wow,

What a response to my question. Thanks to all of you for your many and varied responses. I think, at this point, I'm going to stick with city water when I can get it and RO or Distilled for the rest of the time. I'm like Donna D and drinking the RV Tank water. I just can't bring myself to do it.

I do think that a portable triple filter and RO system is in our future, however. from all I've read, that seems to make the most sense to me.

However, I found one Web site that shows a Japanese Dr's research and how ice crystals reflect the ''state'' of the water and if you talk nice to the water or pray over it, they form very beautiful crystals. So, in the last resort, speak sweet nothings to you water before you drink it and maybe that will help.

Still wanting the ''magic answer''.
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Hi: A few years back we had to drill a new well...All the shallow wells in the area dried up...ours inc. @81ft. they hit a gusher...10.5 gals./min. in flow...with the pump set @6.5 gpm we will never run out of water...Driller says Farmers would kill for this amt. of water... only trouble is its so hard you can walk on it!!! Driller says " I promised you water...not distilled water... The Tab when they left was just shy of $8,000.00 So we drink it...and take One a Days without Iron Alf S. North shore of Lake Erie
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Old 11-30-2006, 08:40 PM   #27
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Personally, I like SAM'S CHOICE bottled water from Wal Mart because it tastes so good to me.
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Hi, Friend Keith,
Although we prefer Arrowhead Springs, we haven't been able to get that brand lately except in very small bottles. Consequently we have Walmart's product in the frig. (It's called "Great Value" in this part of the state, Keith.) What is really interesting is where it is bottled--latest 2-1/2 gallon G.V. "spring water" is from Carefree AZ. I recall recently having another, same size, bottled in Houston TX. When the grandkids were here last week they bought a 1-gallon Great Value "drinking water" bottled by Salt Lake City municipal supply. That's all from one Walmart. Probably it'll be from other bottling plants next week.

When we lived in southern Cal, we naturally preferred Arrowhead Springs, because we knew exactly where it came from. A few years ago, A.S. was purchased by Nestle and now is a national brand, bottled in many locations in the U.S. and Canada. I would presume that they maintain pretty high standards.

I'm guessing one takes a risk when they use the dispensers at the local grocery. Pay your money and take a chance. May or may not be filtered; filtration might be reasonable to expect. Some city water has excellent reputation. That's the case with the city here, but where we live, a small private water company supplies us and 1300 other meters with often lousy water.

Although our mountains are not technically the Rockies, don't believe what Pete Coors sez in the Coors commercials! We wouldn't consider letting you drink our tap water until it goes through the R.O.--Joyce even questions that, and that is why we have a jug of bottled water in the frig.

Of course, personally I find a can of Diet Coke or a bottle of 2-buck Chuck to be more satisfying and less expensive than bottled water.
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Of course, personally I find a can of Diet Coke or a bottle of 2-buck Chuck to be more satisfying and less expensive than bottled water.
I agree, George about the 2 buck chuck but in thinking about it, my potatoe vodka with olives should be pretty germ free. If they don't die, at least they will be pickled.

Best regards to you and Joyce.

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