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Old 06-19-2008, 10:21 PM   #31
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When I can afford it, I usually buy bottled water now (cheap store brand spring water). I'm supposed to drink a lot of water (kidney stones), and I tend to drink more that way. I don't know why. Well, I guess part of it may be that some people think the reason there are more kidney stones in the deep south is because of the water. I think it has more to do with the humidity and the fact that it totally drains me of energy when the days are hot and humid, but who knows.

I mentioned that my favorite bottled water is Poland Springs. It is my favorite, but I can't afford it, so I go with the cheap stuff. Sometimes I buy the store brand gallon jugs of spring water, which is cheaper yet. When times are the hardest, I keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator. I think I may just need to buy another Brita filter and then the well water would be better.

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Old 06-20-2008, 02:07 PM   #32
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believe me you knew when you were drinking tap in Egypt ---it tasted flat and like chlorine and if you liked baths the water was greenish....so we showered most of the time...........
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Old 06-20-2008, 02:33 PM   #33
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research

Not trying to cause any trouble but people should research about bottled water.

The truth about bottled water
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Old 06-21-2008, 03:07 AM   #34
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GB and Mav you are two funny and I really meant the number two........I'll have to remember back to the cave and pay the toll road........really that is what life is about...
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Old 07-26-2008, 11:14 PM   #35
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about every six weeks i buy the store brand of water.

then i fill them with tap water. my kids and grandkids think the filter is working. it is fun to watch them turn the lever to the filter side. they can't tell the difference, specially if it is cold in bottle from the fridge.

a study in human behavior and the power of suggestion.

yes , i get bored and do stuff like this for fun. bad bad babe.

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Old 07-26-2008, 11:46 PM   #36
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That's funny!

I like our well water (no chlorine, etc.), but sometimes it is a little cloudy. I bought a Brita pitcher and extra filters a few weeks ago. I did a taste test on James with the Brita water and bottled water (store brand spring water). He liked the Brita water best. I do too.

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Old 07-27-2008, 12:14 AM   #37
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Here in Des Moines our water has been certified pure and some of the best in the nation. And like the person with kidney problems I drink 6 liters of water a day straight out of the tap
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Old 07-27-2008, 09:29 AM   #38
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I have systems to take care of my drinking water and my water for heat and such. I live on top of lead mines, so we're more careful than most.
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Old 07-27-2008, 10:56 AM   #39
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First question - Yes. Second question: Our tap water is supposed to be safe, but as it comes from wells, it has a peculiar taste. We buy garafons of purified water (about 5 gallons) from a guy who delivers it to our door. Costs 17 pesos ($1.70). Most people here drink bottled water and there are several different companies that deliver. This time of year, we go through a couple of garafons weekly.
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Old 07-27-2008, 12:29 PM   #40
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I don't understand bottled water. Many of the environmentalists who are concerned about the environment live on this stuff, than throw the bottle away. Go to your local bicycle store, pick up a few water bottles, run your tap water through a Brita. Bingo, you just made Dasani. And, have nothing to throw away.
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