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Old 08-11-2007, 07:11 AM   #11
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we drink and cook with bottled water. i haul home 30 gallons at a time from the supermarket. it's roughly 70 cents per gallon.

we used untreated tap for everything else. i was going to get a reverse osmosis system to treat our tap water, but we keep planning on not being in this home much longer.
Seventy cents per gallon sounds like a pretty good price. It's costing us close to $1 per gallon at BJ's for Poland Springs. Delivered we've been quoted about $1.50 per gallon for 36 gallons per month of Poland Springs.
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Old 08-11-2007, 10:05 AM   #12
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I filter my water through 90-plus feet of sand, hardpan, and a couple inches of topsoil. Yep, I have a well. The water is absolutely wonderful, but a little hard. I don't have a problems with calcium scale in any of my appliances or on my pots and pans, or even in the toilet bowl. But it does tend to gum up the works on one of my temperature compensating shower faucets (I have 3 bathrooms in this home). I have to shell out about 90 bucks to replace one that I broke while trying to dissasemble it, so that I could clean off the scale deposits. Some day, I should really get a water softener (heavy sigh).

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Old 08-11-2007, 11:01 AM   #13
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it's good to see so many people using tap. here i use tap water treated with brita, sometimes just straight tap.
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Old 08-11-2007, 12:39 PM   #14
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What I find funny is when people buy Dasani and other similar waters thinking they are getting a much better water for themselves. Those are just bottled tap water. You could get the same exact thing from your kitchen sink for free.
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Old 08-11-2007, 02:04 PM   #15
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I use only tap at home water comes from a well and is really good and really cold.I take my Brita pitcher when I travel because some places the water either doesnt taste good or is over clorinated.My job in Texas the water does not appeal to me so I use my Brita.
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Old 08-11-2007, 02:58 PM   #16
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We have well water in our town and it does not taste great. We use supermarket spring water for drinking and coffee/tea and baby bottles.
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