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lorettahknox

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Re: Do you think bottled water is more sterilized than tap water?
« Reply #30 on: August 05, 2011, 09:54:00 am »
This is a good question. Something we take for granted when we buy bottled water is that it has been completely purified. I know we can get the readouts from the companies. I'm sorry to say I can't completely buy that, my solution is to boil the purified water that you buy. I think tap water from the cities is fairly clean but there is always danger of contamination. We trust these companies too much.


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Re: Do you think bottled water is more sterilized than tap water?
« Reply #31 on: August 05, 2011, 11:35:15 am »
Coming from someone who use to drink out of a hose when I was little, I am not picky.  I like bottled water, but I also have no problem getting a drink from the sink. 

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Re: Do you think bottled water is more sterilized than tap water?
« Reply #32 on: August 05, 2011, 11:48:55 am »
I think bottled water is not significantly more sterile than tap water. They gather bottled water from springs. Bottled water still has its impurities but I have noticed that I don't taste the chlorine in bottle water like I do in tap water.

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Re: Do you think bottled water is more sterilized than tap water?
« Reply #33 on: August 05, 2011, 04:57:50 pm »
Wow back up a step.  It's a known fact that some bottled water comes straight out of the tap.  Not filtered at all.

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Re: Do you think bottled water is more sterilized than tap water?
« Reply #34 on: August 06, 2011, 02:49:36 pm »
I think some bottled water companies truly get their water from natural springs, like Poland Springs, and others just sterilize tap water and pretend it came from a natural spring, like Aquafina.

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Re: Do you think bottled water is more sterilized than tap water?
« Reply #35 on: August 06, 2011, 10:48:58 pm »
I think bottled water can be more sterilized depending on who it comes from. There are others out there who just put tap water instead of the claimed natural spring water. I drink both tap and bottled water and to me it doesn't really matter because it's all water but I do have preferences in taste. Some bottled water tastes horrible while some tap water tastes too metallic. I guess it's where you get if from.

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Re: Do you think bottled water is more sterilized than tap water?
« Reply #36 on: August 07, 2011, 12:27:59 pm »
I stay away from bottled water.
It's put into PET or PETE bottles (check the bottom)
A lot of people where they are manufactured get sick.
FDA does not thoroughly regulate or test the water ... the companies self regulate and report.
The petroleum in the plastics can leech out into the water ... that's too risky for me.
I have seen how some towns are just raped for their water and then shipped across seas.
It was a great money maker but I think tap water is safer and will stick to it.
Tap water is highly regulated!

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Re: Do you think bottled water is more sterilized than tap water?
« Reply #37 on: August 07, 2011, 01:19:27 pm »
I've read that tap water is more regulated than bottle water, but bottle water tastes better than tap water.

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Re: Do you think bottled water is more sterilized than tap water?
« Reply #38 on: August 07, 2011, 01:43:05 pm »
I do not think bottled water is more sterilize than tap water.   I don't believe it is possible for the bottled water companies to check the quality of each bottle that leaves their plant.   Furthermore, how safe is storing water in a plastic bottle?   If the plastic bottle gets hot, it can deposit cancer- causing plastic into the water.   Most tap water put into a stainless steel bottle for drinking is safer than bottled water.

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Re: Do you think bottled water is more sterilized than tap water?
« Reply #39 on: August 07, 2011, 04:26:29 pm »
I don't think bottled water is any better than sterilized tap water.  Whoever started this bottle water thing is rich today, but we don't know if the water is sterilized or not, we buy it because we like the idea of drinking sterilized water. :wave:

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Re: Do you think bottled water is more sterilized than tap water?
« Reply #40 on: August 07, 2011, 04:47:58 pm »
Our tap water is nasty tasting! And I have noticed the different apts we have moved into the water leaves a red streak or ring in the toilets & sinks.YUK! I cook with it but I buy bottled water just for drinking.I am really not into having to boil water all the time.Plus it creates too much humidity inside.

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Re: Do you think bottled water is more sterilized than tap water?
« Reply #41 on: October 09, 2011, 09:51:16 pm »
I think it depends on where you live. For example, I live in Hawaii, so the tap water here isn't so bad. In the mainland it's different, tap water tastes bad over there. You could heat up tap water to sterlize it, but it's the toxins I'm worry about. Those can't be destroyed by heat.

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Re: Do you think bottled water is more sterilized than tap water?
« Reply #42 on: October 10, 2011, 07:03:49 am »
i use filtered water from the tap so it as goo0d as bottled.

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Re: Do you think bottled water is more sterilized than tap water?
« Reply #43 on: October 10, 2011, 10:00:57 am »
An article I read stated that fact that:
Bottled water is checked 52 times per year (about once a week) for quality.
Tap water is constantly monitored and checked every 6 minutes for quality. Also the statistics are printed yearly for the mineral and chemical content in the water. 

I think it is pretty obvious which is better.

Those who buy bottled water are a bunch of fools. If you want to filter your water buy a filter for your tap. Oh and by the way bottles are made from plastic which is derived from oil. Do you really think it is safe to store that water for long periods of time in it? How long do you think they stay in the bottles before you drink it? Think about all that oil used to make the bottles that isn't being used for your car and is being tossed on the side of the road or into a land fill. Think about it. Tap water just makes more sense. Don't be fooled by propaganda from the bottling companies since they want to make money off of a resource you can get from your own sink for cheaper.     

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Re: Do you think bottled water is more sterilized than tap water?
« Reply #44 on: October 10, 2011, 10:16:00 am »
I drink bottled water now that I moved down to Georgia. However, while growing up in NYC, all we drank is tap water and it was and still is delicious. NYC has some of the best water around.  Wish I lived back there so I wouldn't have to buy bottled water anymore. 
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