Thursday, July 23, 2009

Tap Water

I am not sure why, but for some people, tap water has become taboo. 99% of the water I drink is straight from the tap and here are some reasons why.


Joe said...

I primarily drink tap water too. But in defense of filtered waters, the sodium level of College Station's water supply is high. It classifies as "low sodium" on a per-serving basis, but drinking a gallon of tap water of the course of a day will supply you with around a gram of salt. So if you are a water drinker and need to maintain a low sodium diet, then you must be careful in Aggieland.

"The Truth About Bottled Water" doesn't help much. It points out some facts that pose problems, but there are reasonable solutions to these problems that can be followed by those who need an alternative to what is provided by the city utilities.

Marcel said...

Joe - Understandable, but bottled water still isn't as cheap as a filter on the tap and it has less problems.

Joe said...

Marcel, The article you linked to, called "The Truth About Bottled Water", was a list of a few facts. It gave no reasons for drinking filtered waters, and didn't even suggest a reasonable solution like a filter on a tap. A great man once wrote "Facts are not the whole truth." (Yes, it was G.K. Chesterton in The Appetite of Tyranny).

Basing decisions on a list of facts found on the internet is no better than basing your worldview on news articles from the Far Left or Far Right of the political spectrum.

Christina said...

I drink filtered tap water - unless it's not available and then look for a bottled water option. I really dislike the taste of our tap water here, but filtered it's ok.

If I have to drink unfiltered I usually make it into tea (boiling and adding flavor seems to help).

JC said...

I usually go with filtered when I can. Might have something to do with the fact that when I was growing up, the water from my family's well was white on a bad day, due to the high sodium levels.