Science prevails. Finally, there is something better than bottled water (i.imgur.com)

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99 comments submitted at 19:01:44 on Sep 7, 2013 by jjlew080

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  • bloopeeriod
  • 7 Points
  • 23:20:58, 7 September

Tetra packs non-recyclable status sucks, buy bottled water is not something I would defend, because it costs so much to get it bottled its a fucking crime. http://phys.org/news156506896.html

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  • Kahnza
  • -9 Points
  • 01:55:43, 8 September

Bottled water is cheap. I get ~16.5L for $3.50.

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  • professor_mc
  • 23 Points
  • 02:05:59, 8 September

Tap water is cheaper. I get 267 gallons for $1.

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  • LNMagic
  • 6 Points
  • 04:16:57, 8 September

I'll readily admit that some areas have godawful tap water. A filter may help with those areas, but nothing gets all the flavor out.

I live in the Dallas area, which a few years ago had 3 cities in the country's top ten highest quality water (Arlington 1, Fort Worth 3, Dallas 8). Water, strangely enough, is something we do well here.

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  • lalala__lauren
  • 1 Points
  • 05:53:00, 8 September

Haha. And I still don't drink it un-filtered because it still tastes dirty to me. I'm from Richardson, though, not Dallas.

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  • LNMagic
  • 1 Points
  • 05:57:45, 8 September

Still, filtering is pretty cheap and easy to set up. I know people in the area who refuse to drink anything but bottled water. People seem to think that "spring water" and "aquafer water" undergo less processing, but the final step in bottling water involves ozone, which makes it dangerous to drink until it has rested for at least 4 days.

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  • lalala__lauren
  • 1 Points
  • 06:07:24, 8 September

I don't drink bottled water because it tastes like the plastic it's contained in so I'm all for other means of hydration. Camelback water bottles filled with filtered tap water FTW!

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  • LNMagic
  • 1 Points
  • 06:11:16, 8 September

Yeah that plastic taste was a dead giveaway to me. I'll drink it when there aren't other options (or if the tap really is quite bad), but that's about it.

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  • Kahnza
  • -5 Points
  • 02:09:10, 8 September

Less convenient for some. And IMO 90% of the time doesn't taste good.

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  • jamesneysmith
  • 6 Points
  • 02:18:54, 8 September

>Less convenient for some

Who doesn't have a tap these days? In the developed world that is.

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  • jaeplus
  • 5 Points
  • 02:22:11, 8 September

Some people have trouble carrying the tap around with them on car rides.

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  • jamesneysmith
  • 3 Points
  • 02:29:19, 8 September

If the inconvenience is enough for people to buy a bottle of water then we've already established they aren't unwilling to purchase a bottle.

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  • jaeplus
  • -5 Points
  • 02:33:36, 8 September

You worded your comment really confusingly, but I think my point stands; they buy bottled water because they can grab it from a fridge on the way out the door. They don't need to be willing to purchase a bottle?

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  • jamesneysmith
  • 7 Points
  • 02:49:01, 8 September

If they're willing to buy a bottle of water every day surely they can buy one bottle one time and refill every day at home. It isn't inconvenient in the least. It's just a habit they haven't bothered to form yet.

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  • EilbeHuffinstuff
  • 1 Points
  • 04:09:57, 8 September

I'm sure there's an app for that.

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  • RebelPatterns
  • 2 Points
  • 02:18:01, 8 September

Chlorine filtered and bleached for extreme freshness. mmmm...

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  • DisgruntledJanitor
  • 9 Points
  • 02:39:05, 8 September

It really bothers me that people act like they're too good to drink tap water that's properly treated. They're like, "But my bottled water is triple charcoal carbon filtered glacier water." Bull fucking shit. Your bottled water comes from a fucking tap at the bottling plant fifty miles away. Any perceived difference in taste/smell is probably psychological.

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  • RebelPatterns
  • 0 Points
  • 02:51:04, 8 September

The whole deal is that the water pipes tend to add a different "taste" than the bottling process. Don't get me wrong, it is in a sense healthier to get bottled water because you don't have the built up mineral residue of the water pipes that it runs through, but it is 10x cheaper and is practically the same thing. I personally use a Britta tap filter with that carbon mumbo jumbo stuff and it is pretty cheap for replacement filters.

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  • Kahnza
  • 1 Points
  • 02:21:44, 8 September

Scrumptious!

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  • Belisarius23
  • 2 Points
  • 03:50:05, 8 September

Dude, its fucking water, why do people have to act like such pretentious shits about a slight difference in taste of something you drink so you don't fucking die. Drink the shit and be glad you are able to

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  • Kahnza
  • 1 Points
  • 03:59:22, 8 September

Because how something tastes matters to me? If its purely for survival I'll care a lot less about how it tastes.

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  • retardcharizard
  • -1 Points
  • 03:58:18, 8 September

I live in the US and if I don't filter my tap water before I drink it I will get diarrhea and stomach cramps. Never had that problem anywhere else I've lived.