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Old 08-10-2007, 09:50 PM   #1
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Water at your Home (filtration?)

How do you treat your water?

Drink it from the tap, filter, or buy bottles?

I use a Brita filter pitcher and change the filter every month or two or when I notice a dip in quality.

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Old 08-10-2007, 09:55 PM   #2
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I use a Britta pitcher, too, but only for the water I use to make coffee. It's tap water for everything else - maybe that says something bad about my priorities. lol
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Old 08-10-2007, 09:58 PM   #3
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We used to use Brita, but then tasted the water right from the tap and decided it tasted great on its own so now we just use tap.
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Just plain tap here. Those stupid filters are too darn expensive.
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Old 08-10-2007, 10:11 PM   #5
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Yep, most tap water tastes just fine to me and my family. But we live in an area with very very hard water and it seems to clog up my coffee brewer overnight. The Brita is less expensive and way less trouble than running vinegar through every week and it does seem to keep the calcium build-up from happening as frequently. Does anyone else have this problem?
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Old 08-10-2007, 10:12 PM   #6
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Tap water here for everything also. I do keep a few ice cubes made from distilled water for when on rare occasions I want some ice in bourbon.
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Old 08-10-2007, 10:31 PM   #7
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Tap water here for everything except making bread. For bread, I use spring water. I make all our bread products.
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Old 08-10-2007, 11:28 PM   #8
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Tap water, but our tap comes from our own well. We do treat it a bit for acidity and it is just naturally too hard. So we have the treatment gizmos in the basement. But that is the only way we can get water out here.

The well is over 500 feet down. And it is the best water I have ever tasted.
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Old 08-10-2007, 11:32 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 08-11-2007, 06:47 AM   #10
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Tap water for everything but coffee. The well water here is very hard--I like it (some don't), but, if I don't filter it, the coffee maker clogs up.
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