New York City has some of the best tap water in the country so thee's no reason for me to drink bottled water at home or to use a filter.
That's not a secret. Ever tried having a fish tank with pure water in it? Yeah... A completely booked weekend for the nearest fish cemetary, a.k.a toilet flushing sessions.
I've been using Brita and Pur pitchers for years, and it's an improvement of the water we have on tap. I just cannot drink water from it as is. Some places here in Pennsylvania have really good tap water in the mountainside and countryside, but not so much in some small towns or even the cities like Allentown. I just use purified water with coffee or drinking it normally as is, or with cooking, though I'll also use tap with that as well. In some cases, either or turns out better, but I've gotten better results with purified.
I agree, some places just have bad/questionable water. Since moving to Pennsylvania, I've had more acid in my water than I'm used too, and never had elsewhere.
Where in PA? I'm out in the Poconos, but some of these small towns have antiquated pipe systems that probably haven't been treated or worked on for years. If we're too poor to fix the roads and bridges, then I doubt fixing the gas lines and water pipes is too much to ask for?A
Yeah the water in my housing unit seems to have this salty, acid taste to it. Like, sometimes it feels spicy, but it's the chlorine and whatever my town uses in the water system. I guess whatever ends up in our water supply ends into the Lehigh River and that doesn't seem too good either around here. Even if you boiled it first.
Close to Maryland... yeah, you never know how long it's been since people have worked on that stuff. I think we have a newer system here, but it's a small system and I don't think it's treated or anything (or not treated much if it is).
I'm of the same thinking, but that's a luxury you know? I highly doubt those without any water would care, even if it is substandard. I'd feel like an ass debating it.
Have you ever tried RO (reverse osmosis) water?
Tip to the wise, don't bother.......
Yup RO is the same thing. It’s like stripping all your food of every nutrient.
But we don't need the fluoride in our digestive systems. All water tastes different.
Not the digestive system but it does wonders for your enamel.
In western nations, there is no reason not to drink tap water as-is. It's perfectly safe to drink, so water filters, and bottled water are just a scam.
The only reason I can think of to run it through a filter is to remove the chlorine taste that some tap water has, but even then, if you drink enough of it, you don't notice the taste anymore.
I used to own a Brita pitcher, but the filters were getting expensive. I bought it to remove the chlorine taste, and it did work well for that, but then I got too used to it and unfiltered water tasted like I just poured myself a glass of Clorox, even when I used it in food, drinks, ice cubes, etc.
Heavy water is even worse... Not that I admit anything, but I wouldn't let my shark anywhere near that place.
Everything in moderation, that's how it is. If you lack minerals your body will have some serious imbalance with transportation since concentration of minerals can control how much of what does a cell take, but have too much and they could solidify somewhere they shouldn't.
I have well water and drink/use it from the tap with all the iron and other minerals in it. If I had city water, however, I'd be using a filtering system to remove the flouride, chlorine, etc. and add trace minerals to the filtered water used for drinking and cooking, or I'd haul jugs filled from a friend's well, as I did when I lived in the city. Bottled water can be anything from mineral water from the ground to municipal water with a fancy price tag.
I'll continue to use bottled/filtered water and add vitamin supplements.
There are plenty of other things in water that you DON'T want - even if the water goes through a public treatment system.