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Old 01-20-2014, 08:54 AM   #21
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From a chemist's point of view, I use a BPH free bottle to keep my water in. I wash it every day and allow it to air dry before putting the lid on. Why take the chance? The growth of micro organisms grow faster in a clean water environment, when they are no preservatives present. In our business we are very sensitive to micro organisms inthe production of shampoo, body wash and other water containing products. We NEVER use charcoal type filters, which remove the preservative in water. These are always loaded with microbs within a few houra of use. Because of this reason I would avoid filters the "clean and purify water". Especially the type you pour water through and then let it sit to "filter". In most cases these microbs will clean your colon at worst. But there are some that will grow (gram negatives) that can cause some ugly things. Additionally the nastiest part of your body can be your mouth. So using a bottle over several days would not be recommended.
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Old 01-20-2014, 10:19 AM   #22
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My husband was terrible at drinking water. All he ever got was what he drank to take his pills. After our visit to Las Vagas where drinking water is mandatory to live, he was used to drinking bottled water so we now keep it on hand. To me, if it's going to get him to drink water, it's worth it.
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Old 01-20-2014, 10:43 AM   #23
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regardless of any urban legend surrounding plastic bottles, what's clear is that the disposable bottles are manufactured from finite resources and are bad for the environment.

Much better to buy a sports water bottle that's dishwasher safe and made be refilled as many times as you like.
ditto

Read about the Pacific gyre at:
Great Pacific garbage patch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

It's not an urban legend.
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Old 01-20-2014, 12:08 PM   #24
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I buy water in plastic bottles before hurricane season comes. I'm on a well, and if the power went out, I'd have no water. Then, at the end of the season I feel obliged to drink what hasn't been used -- it costs too much to water flowers with it. The bottles have been sitting all summer. I don't know how else I could guarantee a temporary water supply.

I recycle most of the empties, but save some. When my rose bushes are putting out lots of flowers, I use an empty as a throw-away bud vase and take a rose to the reception desk at the doctor's office -- or the post office, etc. Like Sara Lee, seems nobody doesn't like rose buds.

If I were to buy a carton of glass canning jars with screw lids, could I fill them with tap water and keep them over the summer months? Would that be safer? And would running them through the dishwasher before filling be sufficient sterilization?

I think keeping an emergency water supply on hand would be good to have almost anywhere, not just here in hurricane-land.
This reminds me of the green cans of crackers and water they used to stockpile in the government fallout shelters, why didn't they stockpile wine and chocolates?

This might help answer your questions.

http://www.caes.uga.edu/extension/ta...upplyWater.pdf
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Old 01-21-2014, 12:44 AM   #25
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I buy water in plastic bottles before hurricane season comes. I'm on a well, and if the power went out, I'd have no water. Then, at the end of the season I feel obliged to drink what hasn't been used -- it costs too much to water flowers with it. The bottles have been sitting all summer. I don't know how else I could guarantee a temporary water supply.

I recycle most of the empties, but save some. When my rose bushes are putting out lots of flowers, I use an empty as a throw-away bud vase and take a rose to the reception desk at the doctor's office -- or the post office, etc. Like Sara Lee, seems nobody doesn't like rose buds.

If I were to buy a carton of glass canning jars with screw lids, could I fill them with tap water and keep them over the summer months? Would that be safer? And would running them through the dishwasher before filling be sufficient sterilization?

I think keeping an emergency water supply on hand would be good to have almost anywhere, not just here in hurricane-land.
I keep a couple of cases of bottled water on hand, they are switched out the same time we change the batteries in the smoke alarms and I take the older bottles to work with me. I refill those for a week and then recycle the bottles.

I think the idea of using glass jars is okay as long as you have the space for them, but you do need to be careful of lids rusting. The plastic bottles are also non-breakable, where the glass is breakable.
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Old 01-21-2014, 02:38 AM   #26
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If you have small children in the home, then due care needs to be taken with the glass containers. Otherwise, for just adults, I would prefer the glass over the plastic.
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Old 01-21-2014, 05:53 PM   #27
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I am putting this thread here because this question is related to outdoor activities. Are there any cautions about reusing the water bottles (usually 600ml size that you buy water in)? I usually drink water from a water bottle over the course of an hour or two, rather than just pouring it out quickly, so my mouth comes into contact with the mouth of the bottle many times.

If it is a good idea to reuse them - put water or coke or juice from a larger bottle, etc) what is the safest way to clean these bottles?
I read recently that it isn't a good idea. The same article said that it isn't advisable to keep a bottle of water in the car. According to the article chemicals (dioxins and others) from the plastic can leach out into the water especially in heat and sunlight.

However the Cancer Research UK (CRUK) website says that this is a hoax and comes from emails and the articles stemming from them which spread the story about the "dangers" of re-using the bottles generally warn people about freezing water in plastic bottles, reusing plastic water bottles, leaving plastic bottles in cars and microwaving food in plastic containers or covered with plastic films.

CRUK (the world's largest independent cancer research charity) says there is no convincing scientific evidence to back up these claims or to suggest that any of these products could cause cancer. Some of these emails credit the warnings about plastics to Johns Hopkins University in America, but CRUK says that JHU has denied any involvement in them.

However, this doesn't approach the problem of germs breeding on the neck of the bottle.
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Old 01-21-2014, 05:56 PM   #28
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Regardless of any urban legend surrounding plastic bottles, what's clear is that the disposable bottles are manufactured from finite resources and are bad for the environment.

Much better to buy a sports water bottle that's dishwasher safe and made be refilled as many times as you like.
Here, here!
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Old 01-21-2014, 10:13 PM   #29
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We buy a case of water in 500ml bottles every week. We use them once and then they get recycled. So long as all plastics are sent for recycling, there is no environmental impact to the landfills. All plastics can be reused except for styrofoam because there is no market for it. I pushed our purchasing dept. at work a few years ago to approach our suppliers to get rid of styrofoam in their packaging as we would no longer accept it. These are companies like IBM, HP and EMC. They have all complied and now use molded cardboard replacing the styrofoam.
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We buy a case of water in 500ml bottles every week. We use them once and then they get recycled. So long as all plastics are sent for recycling, there is no environmental impact to the landfills. All plastics can be reused except for styrofoam because there is no market for it. I pushed our purchasing dept. at work a few years ago to approach our suppliers to get rid of styrofoam in their packaging as we would no longer accept it. These are companies like IBM, HP and EMC. They have all complied and now use molded cardboard replacing the styrofoam.
That's only good if your city actually recycles the stuff they collect for recycling. Apparently Montreal only actually recycles about 5% of what they collect as recycling. The other 95% goes in the landfill along with the regular garbage.

I'm not sure what Dollard-des-Ormeaux, the city where I live, does.
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