How does /g/ filter their water?
Obviously with Flint we can't trust municipal water to be potable anymore.
I drank tap water for years. Then bought a Brita filter. I hated the taste so now I just buy bottled water.
Tap Water in Florida, we live in Central, is fucking awful. I used to live in Northern GA/Southern TN and the water from the tap was great, seriously. I bought a Brita filter for our tap and haven't had any issues. It certainly eliminated that god awful taste.
>it had literal shit in it
Yeah I bet you think that Dasani water was created from scratch in Coca-Cola's factory, right? It's *BRAND NEW* water and you're the first to piss it out. lol.
I trust my city to deliver clean, potable water that I can drink right from the tap.
>no but wouldn't having a university in your town increase the number of foreigners there?
Another plus for Boston metro.
51 accredited universities.
And endless supply of exotic young women from all over the world.
It's like heaven.
Spring water more often than not doesn't come from springs; in some cases they're literally just municipal water bottled up and sold (see: Nestle selling off water from California during the drought.)
Even still, bottled water is usually worse than tap water. Tap water is regulated by the EPA which imposes regulation on particle deposits, contamination levels, etc; whereas drinking water is regulated by the FDA who really doesn't do much in regards of regulations.
Literally the best and most informative thread on /g/ right now.
yeah but people act like it's a panacea and that acidic or neutral water is the source of all evil.
there are people out there, RIGHT NOW, that believe water that has been run through an ionizer is more pure and more clean to drink.
its a diet craze and a meme
But it is more clean and pure? Don't you know what ionizers do? It separates the acidic water and alkaline water
If you could be 1% more healthy water, wouldn't you drink that one?
wal mart bottles local tap water
i was drinking some of wal marts brand water and read the source. it said it came from some town about 20 minutes away. maybe this town just happens to be a major supplier for wal mart water but i doubt it. i'd bet they're doing the same thing all over the place bottling local tap water and selling it nearby.
A little chloramine?
Bitch, we are HUMANS. We have the most God-awesome metabolisms and buffering mechanisms of any creature on the planet. It is our *superpower*. We eat things as candy that kill most other organisms dead.
>fish, with males developing eggs in their testes
its not cleaner or more pure tho. now you just have 2 sets of water that have different KINDS of impurities. it's only use is if you only have acidic or only alkaline impurities in your local area. in which case you'll get pure water on the other end. but that is very rare, and it's useless. as stated earlier pure water is bad and you can have mineral deficiencies from it.
You're not going to be any healthier if you drink acidified or alkalized water. That isn't how your body works. The degree of nutritional destitution you'd need to be in before this made any real impact is utterly third world, and then, you're better of buying better food and not some bs water ionizer.
What you actually have to worry about is methane and lead, but as a rule, neither of these are a problem in today's developed world either.
Public health when it comes to drinking water has always been second to government meddling. See: The continued poisoning and illegal forceful medicating of our water through fluoridation.
Fact: Fluoride is recognized as a known neurotoxin.
Fact: Fluoride has been proven to reduce the children's IQs substantially, effectively making the population dumber.
Fact: The introduction of fluoride into drinking water is an example of forced medication of an entire population. In any other setting this would be unethical and illegal.
Fact: The effects of fluoride on dental health are minimal, and greatly exaggerated by those in power.
It's fucking insane that the mainstream media gets the entire country this worked up about one town's lead problem and yet does nothing but ridicule those against the forced medication of an entire country. Flouride has done a HELL of a lot more damage to kids than any amount of lead ever has.
Dihydrogen Monoxide Facts
Is also known as hydric acid, and is the major component of acid rain.
Contributes to the Greenhouse Effect.
May cause severe burns.
Contributes to the erosion of our natural landscape.
Accelerates corrosion and rusting of many metals.
May cause electrical failures and decreased Effectiveness of automobile brakes.
Has been found in excised tumors of terminal cancer patients.
Death due to accidental inhalation of DHMO, even in small quantities.
Prolonged exposure to solid DHMO causes severe tissue damage.
Excessive ingestion produces a number of unpleasant though not typically life-threatening side-effects.
>Fact: Fluoride is recognized as a known neurotoxin.
>Fact: Fluoride has been proven to reduce the children's IQs substantially, effectively making the population dumber.
>Fact: The introduction of fluoride into drinking water is an example of forced medication of an entire population. In any other setting this would be unethical and illegal.
>Fact: The effects of fluoride on dental health are minimal, and greatly exaggerated by those in power.
>>Fact: Fluoride has been proven to reduce the children's IQs substantially, effectively making the population dumber
so the article you linked you either didn't read or understand, it's about "acute fluoride poisoning" ie: you drank a bottle of it
NOT parts per fucking million in a water supply
please post your links about chemtrails and steel beams next sperglord
I linked to a meta-analysis of several different studies, quite a few of those studies examined the effects of fluoride levels similar to what is used in US drinking water.
Take a look at Table 1.
Iron oxide is formed when iron and oxygen react in the presence of dihydrogen monoxide.
Rusting is the common term for corrosion of iron and its alloys, such as steel.
lmgtfy... fucking retard.
>tfw I live in flint. This is the last place I expected to hear about the "crisis"
Soda has the minerals.
But it also just has too much sugar, that part is unhealthy and can make you feel tired amongst many other things.
You mostly should drink plain safe water (or various simple teas or other things that are really almost entirely water without any particular amount of substances that have bigger effects on your body).
Most soda factories use Spring water.
>that doesn't sound right spring water is expensive
Soda factories are typically built atop a natural spring - they are draining your groundwater to make their sugared profit.
>Is this why I'm always so tired
get some iron
also if you're an underage or if you're one of those anomalies that started puberty at like 17, puberty will make you want to sleep ALOT.
In many places, they use filtered tap water with re-added minerals and stuff to make the product's shelf life more controllable (various place's tap water has varying chlorination and what not over time and the seasons and stuff, it's sometimes not as perfectly controllable as they want).
Basically, Nestle water is what you'd expect it to be - but it doesn't mean that Sodas are a healthy way to take care of your hydration needs.
Yea, when they can get the water supply directly, they do this.
It's cheaper and they don't have to deal with filtering tap water to their specs (rather than the ones of the communal service's specs).
Yeah it's funny how many of the bottled waters taste bad. Personally I think Dasani is pretty much the best common one, but there are a lot of grocery-store brands in the 1-gallon jug that taste fine too.
Anyway, I usually just drink tap water and try not to smell the chlorine.
>Soda factories are typically built atop a natural spring
I'm guessing that they use really good filters so the soda doesn't taste different from different factories.
What I had was fine.
But I didn't mean any specific Nestle product anyways. You can almost say that half the market is Nestle, the other half is Coca Cola, internationally speaking.
Sure, some local supermarket chains and Pepsico also have some market share, but eh, it's very likely that you're drinking Nestle or Coca Cola if you pick up some bottled beverage somewhere at random.
I think I'm going to get this one. I have a similar one, that has a filter not changed in like 4 years...lol
Poland Spring is part of Nestle
>In June 2003, Poland Spring was sued for false advertising in a class action lawsuit charging that their water that supposedly comes from springs, is in fact heavily treated common ground water. The suit also states, hydro-geologists hired by Nestlé found that another current source for Poland Spring water near the original site stands over a former trash and refuse dump, and below an illegal disposal site where human sewage was sprayed as fertilizer for many years.
> I'm guessing that they use really good filters so the soda doesn't taste different from different factories.
Yes. Maybe they explained it somewhere in more technical detail, but the marketing rap is this:
Either way, as far as I know, all major beverage producers' factories essentially have a water treatment plant with quality control processes.
You can grab Coca Cola or Nestle in a region with piss poor water and it will be safe...
Unlikely in Australia, there are very few Nestle beverages around, Lipton iced tea is about the only one I can think of off the top of my head.
Coca-Cola is of course huge here, but we've also got Cadbury-Scheweppes and Farmers Union holding the other portions of the market.
Bottled water is almost 100% CCA (Coca-Cola Amatil) territory here.
Yea, it can be one or the other primarily too, they kinda act like a cartel.
I mean, they have a nice strategic partnership, plz don't kill me!
(And they're not in every last place, but it's very noticeable overall).
From context, I obviously meant that primarily in the healthiness / contents sense.
Not in the sense of whatever marketing points they slap on it.
It perhaps wasn't "spring" water from an enchanted landscape with free-range animals, but it was safe water with the contents and shelf life as were marked on the bottle, no?
Ah, and if I saw this right, they didn't even win that one lawsuit.
Seems like they just settled, and the nature of the settlement (Nestle giving some money to charity rather than to the plaintiffs) would suggest they had no particular point and Nestle just wanted to let them keep face in exchange for not having to deal with more PR damage, right or not.
Not saying Nestle is absolutely right, but innocent until proven guilty, eh.
Most Soda companies are owned by big conglomerates.
Besides buying water rights is usually cheap. The towns and cities that sell them want a quick buck and just sell them.
Later on they often become jelly on how much profits the respective companies made, but usually of course they sold them permanently... being a big experienced bottled water / soda company is nice.
Totally not misleading at all.
Nobody managed to show that their water didn't qualify as natural spring water in court.
The plaintiffs sued and then they gave up (they settled for Nestle only giving donations to charity). So I guess they didn't have much of a point...
Live in Utrecht, NL
Best tap water ever. On one side of the street is the tapwater company, directly opposite is a water bottle company. Both are pumping up the same water. mfw, bottled water out of my taps.
Nope. The recommended fluoridation range was 0.7 to 1.2 milligrams per liter (they changed it to 0.7 in 2015). Out of all of the groups listed in that table, only one drank water with fluoride levels below that (0.88 mg/L is listed as a high). Everyone else is above it.
There could be a lot of reasons why the suit went the way it did. The text I quoted showed that the water Spring used was NOT spring water. It literally didn't fit the definition. It was ground water which is what people are scared of.
No, the plaintiffs alleged that it was so.
Poland Springs / Nestle disagreed all along.
Ultimately the plaintiffs settled with nothing won for themselves, or Poland Springs changing anything, so I count that as a loss for the plaintiff's arguments. I guess it is spring water by some US definition, safe, and all that.
>The suit was settled in September 2003, with the company not admitting to the allegations, but agreeing to pay $10 million in charity donations and discounts over the next 5 years.
>implying that is not admitting to guilt
I actually give a shit because I live in the boonies, on a well system, and I'd like to fucking shower in stuff that isn't disgusting.
We've got a softener, but it was poorly maintained for a long time. I think we've also got Iron Bacteria, which is a thing by the way, so we'll probably need chlorination. Aside from all that even, I'd like to put in a whole-house filter.
for flouride, pharmaceuticals, etc from the tap
only thing that can do a good job removing chlorine from a shower
I don't drink it straight from the tank, it is filtered before it enters the tank, sediment ends up on the bottom of the tank leaving clean water on the top. It then leaves the tank and is filtered again.
I also have a tap in my kitchen that has a filter system just for drinking water.
>It then leaves the tank and is filtered again.
I hope your filters are tight enough to screen out all the bird shit, bat shit and other assorted pathogens.
Our water supply has multiple reservoirs where the water sits undisturbed for 5 years so the pathogens die out.
Live in southern Indiana. My town had 14th best ranked tap water in nation as of 2009 aka last time I checked. Water tastes like Jesus. People who have been to my house just want water from me. I offer them drinks noo. They just say "I want some of your water it tastes so good"
>not having your water filtered by the corpse of a long dead volcano
baka, desu, ohana
Fact: the abovementioned Facts apply to pure fluoride (or are simply uninformed opinions)
Fact: Fluoride has the highest electronegativity and reacts with anything that is nearby
Fact: Fluoride bonds are fucking stable as fuck and even with lab equipment you will have trouble extracting fluoride from its compounds
Are you a retard or what? You get minerals from food and fruits you eat, minerals in untreated water can't be absorbed by human bodies and just clogs up your arteries and urinary tract
actually it's not dihydrogen monoxide, it's hydrogen hydroxide. There is no such thing as dihydrogen monoxide as hydrogen does not bond with its self. for water to form it takes a hydroxide ion and a hydrogen atom.
I live in Korea, have for a few years. Everyone here I know only drinks bottled or filtered water, but I've always drunk tap water and never had any problems. Have saved a tonne of money and hassle in the process. Unless you have AIDS or something, whatever doesn't kill you...
In most first-world countries tap water is usually at least of as high quality as most bottled water. Your municipal water supplier has to meat stricter quality directives. And tap water is A LOT cheaper and creates way less garbage.
Korea has developed so fast, people can still remember when the water wasn't good to drink, and the habit has stuck with most people. I've looked and the government / water authorities say the tap water is fine to drink now, which is my experience, but most people still don't believe it.
Even in countries where water has been safe to drink in ages a majority of people still buy bottled water. Might have something to do with marketing. You don't see advertisement for tap water.
Your water supplier doesn't gain from it. (The amount of water you drink is very small compared to the amount you use otherwise.)
I am a water engineer. Unless your source of water is salty seawater then reverse osmosis is overkill. It is too expensive, it's like sending your dishes to the nearest Hilton hotel to get them washed. It will do the job, but it is the most expensive way I can imagine. Nano or micro membrane filtration should be enough and cost like 1% of reverse osmosis. Whoever sold you that tricked you. And there is likely even cheaper ways to deal with the smell. Try a tiny bit of chlorine, not enough that you will taste the chlorine, but just a bit to remove taste and smell. If the water is not too contaminated then you don't need much. Chlorine (or bleach you might call it) is used to remove smell, taste and color all the time. Put a little bit in a bottle of coke and it turns clear and is no longer sweet. Never use enough to taste the chlorine because it is reactive. The reason it works is because it breaks down molecules that give taste and smell by 'oxidizing' it.
But it is a pain in the ass because you need to let the water sit for a while and react , easier to get micro or nano membrane filtration if you need serious filtration. But reverse osmosis is wasting your money, it's like using a university super computer to shitpost on /g/
Really faggot? Berkey are the only purification class gravity filter in the consumer market, you could run your cities sewrage water through there and not die
I am a water engineer, how can you have reverse osmosis filter under your tap? You need huge pressure (like at least 10 atmospheres to use such filters) if you have such pressures inside your pipes then you risk destroying your washing machine and other equipment that use water. You will likely break your cups if you ever took off that filter and how do you shower with such water pressure? You are going to injure yourself. Unless "reverse osmosis" is just used as a marketing term and don't actually refer to the concept. Because where do the concentrate go? In reverse osmosis you have two flows, the clean water and a concentrate of the filth, because the holes are too small to get all the water through.
>living in a shithole when you can't drink fucking water
I know what you will reply: that I cannot afford bottled water or some shit. bad for you son, that you have to go to the store to get water. Fucking water.
You'll fuck up your salt balance if you only drink distilled water, which could kill you.
No, literally everywhere you run the risk of having your tap water being contaminated by lead. Even if the pipes are copper, the solder used could have lead. And like I said the chlorine/fluorine in the water can taste pretty bad.
Look I'm not even saying install a $1,000 filtration system in your home just to fucking drink water but you at least need something that filters out most of the lead. Those $20 faucet PUR filters at most stores do just that.