Bottled water?

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by Pecker, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. Pecker

    Pecker Retired Moderator
    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2002
    Messages:
    83,922
    Likes Received:
    34
  2. Lex

    Lex
    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2004
    Messages:
    9,536
    Likes Received:
    16
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    In Your Darkest Thoughts and Dreams
    Wow. I have never been a bottled water fan. Seems the fad is even sillier than ever, given this info.

    Sheep.
     
  3. prickleyguy

    prickleyguy Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2006
    Messages:
    377
    Albums:
    2
    Likes Received:
    22
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Santa Fe (NM, US)
    I drink purified water from a commercial water store in the area, I try not to buy the small bottles of water from the stores as I don't want to contribute to all of the plastic waste, i use 3 gallon reusable jugs.. One of the reasons I drink the purified water is that most of the minerals have been removed from the water and I have had a history in the past of having kidney stones due to calcium from all of the hard water I was drinking, since switching to purified water I have not had a reoccurance of the stones. Plus the water just tastes better than the stuff that comes out of the tap that is full of chlorine etc.
     
  4. SpeedoGuy

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2004
    Messages:
    4,229
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    10
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Those freakin' plastic water bottles seem like they are discarded everywhere on the landscape.
     
  5. D_Ted Riding Hooded

    D_Ted Riding Hooded New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2006
    Messages:
    1,237
    Likes Received:
    2
    Have to agree with you but a bit of a life line to those in Gloucestershire at the moment...
     
  6. Lex

    Lex
    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2004
    Messages:
    9,536
    Likes Received:
    16
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    In Your Darkest Thoughts and Dreams
    We have a natural spring here in my city and I can go get REAL Spring water if I want it badly enough. Why pay for what come naturally?

    Never did understand it.
     
  7. DC_DEEP

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2005
    Messages:
    9,029
    Likes Received:
    12
    No surprise to me, I've seen the "truth" about bottled water several years ago.

    The tap water in my area is really nasty, so I use a filter pitcher (and have to change the filter almost 3 times as often as they recommend).

    When I lived in southern California, reverse osmosis vending machines were common... you put in a quarter, and it dispenses purified water, into your own containers. I'm really surprised that isn't common here on the east coast.

    If you want some good, honest from-the-spring bottled water, look for Mountain Valley Spring Water. It's from Hot Springs, AR, and it's good stuff!
     
  8. dong20

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2006
    Messages:
    6,130
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    The grey country
    I remember reading about aquafina a while back. They should have called it aquascam.
     
  9. No_Strings

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2007
    Messages:
    4,100
    Likes Received:
    6
    I'll stick to my bottled Elderflower & Pear flavour sparkling water, thanks. :cool:
     
  10. mindseye

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2002
    Messages:
    5,685
    Likes Received:
    1
    Gender:
    Male
    I bought a case of bottled water (24 20-ounce bottles) a couple of years ago, for the bottles. The whole case was cheaper than one designer bottle, say, from Nalgene. The bottles fit in my car, and I'm not too upset if I lose one somewhere. I'm not sure why more people haven't figured out that the bottles can be refilled...
     
  11. naughty

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2004
    Messages:
    12,837
    Likes Received:
    14
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Workin' up a good pot of mad!
    That is probably where some of our local bottled water comes from. I hear that we have if not the best water in the country close to the best. I have also heard that certain bottled waters sold in stores near you probably came from sources that would surprise you.
     
  12. Mr. Snakey

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2006
    Messages:
    24,702
    Likes Received:
    25
    Bottled water may be even worse for you than tap water. Its a rip off. Get a Pur' or Brita water picture. It takes out all the bad stuff and tastes better and you will save some real money. Im glad people are finding out the truth about this. This is a big Scam..................:smile:
     
  13. kalipygian

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2005
    Messages:
    1,982
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    35
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    alaska
    I have long thought buying bottled water was a bit wastefull and silly, with an exception for people traveling in places where the tap water was not very good. I have a refillable bottle I use for workouts.
     
  14. HazelGod

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2006
    Messages:
    7,531
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    9
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    The Other Side of the Pillow
    Right?

    The office where I work provides free beverage vending, including 20oz aquafina bottles. I'll get about one per week, refilling it several times per day, taking it to the gym, etc. After about a week, I figure all the wee beasties have had time to begin culturing, so I toss it into the recycle bin and get a new one.
     
  15. earllogjam

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2006
    Messages:
    5,027
    Likes Received:
    21
    Bottled water, especially if it is from Europe or Fiji is the ultimate luxury. What other frivolous expense even comes close?

    These plastic bottles are all over the place now - sometimes filled with urine. Truckers use them to empty their bladder without stopping. They just cap it and fling it out the window. Makes you think twice about drinking Mountain Dew.
     
  16. naughty

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2004
    Messages:
    12,837
    Likes Received:
    14
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Workin' up a good pot of mad!

    Ewwww, Ewwww, Ewwwwww!
     
  17. HazelGod

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2006
    Messages:
    7,531
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    9
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    The Other Side of the Pillow
    Ugh, I've seen this too often. Back when my wife was handling the state's anti-litter ad campaign, her agency did quarterly road cleanup events. I'd tag along and help pick up trash because I'm a good husband like that (and the agency would spring for lunch @ Salt Lick :biggrin1: ) ... suffice it to say, most people would be amazed at the variety of detritus littering the roadways, yellow Dr. Pepper included.
     
Draft saved Draft deleted