Bottled Water.

    Bottled Water.

    post #1 of 47
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    Recently bought a bottle of "Valley Spring" water here in the UK,it said on the label "Drawn from wells thousands of years old,from rain that had fallen on the Scottish highlands back in the last ice age,which had taken centuries to seep through the chalky ground,and had then layne undisturbed in complete darkness for hundreds of years." BEST BEFORE NEXT TUESDAY.:laugh:

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    Originally Posted by Sam WaltonView Post

    Recently bought a bottle of "Valley Spring" water here in the UK,it said on the label "Drawn from wells thousands of years old,from rain that had fallen on the Scottish highlands back in the last ice age,which had taken centuries to seep through the chalky ground,and had then layne undisturbed in complete darkness for hundreds of years." BEST BEFORE NEXT TUESDAY.laugh.gif
    That's funny!
    post #3 of 47

    hmm...

    post #4 of 47

    I'm against bottled water - it's a natural resource, should be left as is. Bottling it (to sell for profit)to me is a crime...

    post #5 of 47
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    Originally Posted by badarunView Post

    I'm against bottled water - it's a natural resource, should be left as is. Bottling it (to sell for profit)to me is a crime...

    I think it's crazy that people with access to perfectly drinkable tap water buy bottled water. But then I also don't understand how we're still using drinkable water to flush our toilets while lots of places have no access to safe drinking water.

    post #6 of 47

    My tap water comes from local wells and after testing it myself, as well as I could on my own, I figured I'd stop buying it in bottles and filter our drinking/cooking water myself.

    I let the tap water run a while, then I use a filtering system that first puts it through a carbon filter, then a UV lamp can be used on it. I generally skip the last step as I'm mostly concerned about taste - I don't think the tap water is tainted with anything that needs zapping. The system I use was discontinued long ago, and replacement filters are no longer available. I found several systems on sale for much less than the filters cost, so I bought several. I'm on my second-to-last one now.

    post #7 of 47

    We just refrigerate tap water at home andfilla non-plastic bottle when going out.

    post #8 of 47
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    Originally Posted by KageyView Post

    I think it's crazy that people with access to perfectly drinkable tap water buy bottled water. But then I also don't understand how we're still using drinkable water to flush our toilets while lots of places have no access to safe drinking water.

    When I lived in India, in spite of being well off, we had to haul water up - it was a family union of sorts, bcoz if we missed it, hell no water for the next 2 days!!! Corrupt politicians there did (& still do) everything possible to make sure that neither storage lakes were built or down any projects with desalination that were brought up (we are right off the Bay of Bengal). So my sis used to catch the water with a "bucket" / pail from water trucks. I'll grab 2 at a time and take it up 2 stairs, my dad will take it from there till the washroom / kitchen & my mom will fill up the 200 litre giant storage vessels we had - we owned abt 6 at one time...Maids refused to do this as it was too much to handle & their health was getting affected and I could see their point. This particular stretch was bad as we had no monsoon rains for a 5-8 yr period. This was when I would call our status as upper middle class - as for anyone lower on the tier, it's even worse, so you can imagine...Now I'm hearing the ground water level is back to normal after a few gd yrs of monsoon rains (& floods), so it's kind of okay. Oh to add - weather yr round is easily 35deg celcius with 90% or more humidity, summers were 45+; so imagine living in that along with terrible pollution...Also, we bought 3 different types of water - one for drinking, one for everything else (hauled up) up & the 3rd only for flushing the washrooms (don't ask me how gd or bad it was, never sampled it:grin:) - I highlight the "we bought it" because of corruption, if you don't pay, you will be w/o water - this was run by the corporation of the state government or as we used to call it corruption of the state govt...It should actually be readily available to people with a surcharge for distribution costs (which can & should be part of taxes).

    So living now in Canada and seeing my niece or nephew open the tap and keep them running - I can't help it, I go and shut it down! & yes, I stand with what I said before, bottling water is a crime, I don't know when people all over will wake up & protest against this (& no I'm not one of the liberal tree hugging people - I'm prob little left of center in most views)...Bottling removes a valuable commodity required for earth's sustenance.

    The PET bottles used all over the world are made with polyethyleneterephthalate - can & does cause a myriad of disorders - most of which will be suppressed by the industry giants. It simply leaches into the water you drink - while the amount leached is minimal, add it up over the yrs and it becomes significant.

    Anyways, typing this has caused my energy levels to drop - so let me refresh myself not with the crappy vitamin water or the mineral water - just plain tap water will do for me.

    People planning to visit India - a helping point if you can call that - my sis was a microbiologist, her graduation project was quality testing of bottled water & guess what - every major brand FAILED the tests (just so u know - she's gold medalist in immunology)...My suggestion if you plan to visit - ask the hotel / restaurant to boil water& pay for it when you visit, India is a great place to visit, but watch out for water related issues (unless you live in one of the better hotels 4*'s or higher)...

    post #9 of 47
    I refrigerate filtered tap water and that works just fine for me and my wife.
    post #10 of 47
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    Originally Posted by lppView Post

    filla non-plastic bottle

    I know many people who try to avoid plastic bottles (or use BPA free bottles(.

    One interesting side effect of the trend for bottled waters is apparently a marked increase in instances of tooth decay because, unlike tap water, bottled water isn't fluoridated.

    Then again, the tap water isn't fluoridated here in Japan and it shows.
    post #11 of 47
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    Originally Posted by hednicView Post

    I refrigerate filtered tap water and that works just fine for me and my wife.

    I do the same. I have some very nice plastic VOSS bottles (that once was bottled water from a store). I bought them for the bottle - not the water. I use the water dispenser from the refrigerator to refill them (and add some grape Propel powder to it).

    post #12 of 47

    The problem is that the New Jersey water has chlorine in it and it really does not taste good. So, bottled water I keep with me whenever I can.

    post #13 of 47
    Apparently filtering water removes the clorine smell/taste but not the fluoride if not having fluoride in your water bothers you.
    post #14 of 47
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    Originally Posted by KageyView Post

    I think it's crazy that people with access to perfectly drinkable tap water buy bottled water. But then I also don't understand how we're still using drinkable water to flush our toilets while lots of places have no access to safe drinking water.

    Using water to flush toilets has no causal connection to other people in other parts of the world not having access to plentiful drinking water. The water that flushes down a toilet cannot be pacticably be transported across the globe. Thus I can't see anything remotely odd or not understandable about the practice.
    Regards,
    Renato
    post #15 of 47
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    Originally Posted by DarjeelingView Post


    I know many people who try to avoid plastic bottles (or use BPA free bottles(.

    One interesting side effect of the trend for bottled waters is apparently a marked increase in instances of tooth decay because, unlike tap water, bottled water isn't fluoridated.

    Then again, the tap water isn't fluoridated here in Japan and it shows.

    That's interesting, Darjeeling.

    There was mention a while back that babies &small children shouldn't be given filtered water (in areas where tap water is safe) as the filtering being commonly used at the timealso removedtrace elements, although I don't know the current situation.

    post #16 of 47

    My water comes in glass bottles. I don't drink tab water. Because I don't want to ingest other peoples antibiotics, hormone preparations and other substances used to manipulate body functions. Flushed down with tab water and hardly filtered from it before coming out of the tab again. Cheers!

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