posted on May, 6 2010 @ 10:53 AM
Originally posted by butcherguy
As I said before, I drink tap water.
What is funny is the fact that convenience is sooo important to today's consumers.
If consumers were cost-conscious, they wouldn't pay the price for what is at best spring water, at worst water straight from a municipal
Very true. Though I will admit that not all supplies are created equal. I hated our city water till I moved to Phoenix, and now realize it could be
fresh melted snow from Sweden compared to Phoenix water. Water companies are huge out there, for very good reason. It runs 110 out of both sides of
the tap in the summertime, freaky.
People mention reverse osmosis systems. Again it boils down to convenience.
RO systems have membranes that go bad and need to be replaced.
You have to wash that reusable bottle, just not convenient enough..
They are good if you have a serious problem, you want an RO.
You don't have to have an RO. A carbon system will do. Even a small one that sits on the tap or a pitcher filter. Carbon removes most things.
RO is also very wasteful. I can't remember the odds anymore but it is like 4 gallons wasted for one produced.
Should manufacturers be allowed to sell paper plates, disposable plastic cups and plastic dinnerware?
Don't these items end up in a landfill too?
Where do we draw the line?
Valind point. I think they should be limited as well. But people don't tend to use them on the same volume as bottled water, not that it makes it
much better. But considering the amount of landfill space and resources they use, there should be an effort to cut back.
Simply, if people were charged by lb. for waste, they would cut back altogether.
P.S. I have done work for a major bottled water supplier in the US. Not that long ago, they had to flush their piping and systems for
bottling spring water because of molybdenum contamination, so even spring water can be bad out of the bottle! ..
Anything can show up anywhere. I don't know the requirements for bottling companies, but depending on state and local regulations, municiple supplies
in our area test the water every five minutes.
See in my line of business, problems crop up from illegal activity, to stuff that wasn't regulated before that causes problems decades down the line.
You just don't know. No water supply is 100% safe.