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About half of the water Nestle sells in China is delivered in five-gallon (18.9 liter) jugs. In Shanghai, Nestle has opened 12 water stores where customers can phone in orders. Tucked between a pharmacy and a beauty salon, a store in the affluent Lujiazui district sells 400 to 500 containers daily. On the busy street outside, workers stack about two -dozen bottles onto electric tricycles for delivery to homes and offices.
originally posted by: Jimmycrackerson3
So I just don't drink anything except for beer. Works out just great.
originally posted by: cavtrooper7
a reply to: StallionDuck
THAT'S why I drink COKE with sugar or whatever,it's a STRAIGHT forward HONEST death....and I won't LAST long enough for it to kill me.
originally posted by: D8Tee
What do you mean the right ph, would that not depend upon the source spring?
originally posted by: burdman30ott6
originally posted by: StallionDuck
Bad city water? Have it tested and see where it stands. The smell could very well be coming from old pipes in your home. If the water really is that bad, test it, show it and complain. Most aren't.
Here's the problem with that, water testing standards don't care about off color, tastes, or smells of water. The tests are only focused on the safety of the water. That said, there's really no reason someone should be expected to drink water they find aesthetically unappealing or dislike the taste of if that person has the ability to obtain water they find acceptable for themselves. (i.e. purchase their own bottled water, buy a purifier, etc. using their own money.)
Me? I really don't drink straight tap water. I grew up on a private well and despise the taste of treated water. I have a filtration system in my home since I am on municipal water. Our water comes off the Eklutna glacier and isn't bad water at all until the Muni puts a lot of chlorine in it in the spring when our runoff is high. It tastes and smells like crap after they've done their juju to it. I've run it through a portable UV filtration can I have for hunting right out of Eklutna Lake and it tastes great... I also have a couple of springs not too far from me that we fill up 5 gallon jugs at. That water is from perched aquifers and is completely untreated water. It has a small amount of arsenic in it, same as the well water I grew up on, and comes out of the ground cold enough to make your hands hurt. Good stuff. If it wasn't for those springs, I'd be buying bottled water a lot more often than I do now.
originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: StallionDuck
We drink tap water at our house.
I admit to buying bottled water if we are traveling and the kids want a drink (they prefer water over other bottled drinks).
originally posted by: missed_gear
a reply to: MysticPearl
It is a scam...read my previous post.
Bottled water does not. I repeat not have to meet standards municipal supplies do.
If so, correct me.
At the federal level, bottled water must comply with the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) (21 U.S.C. §§ 301 et seq.) and several parts of Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Section 410 of FFDCA requires that Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) bottled water regulations be as stringent and as protective of the public health as the EPA’s tap water standards.