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Drinking water question

Just wondering what water do you drink? Tap, bottled, filter or something else. We buy water from Sam' Club and dd takes the small bottles to school. We also boil water in a big water boiling device thingy. It's some kind of process in which impurities from the water also get filtered out but very expensive on electricity. I am planning to just drink water straight from the tap or maybe just attach a filter to the kitchen tap. What are your views on that, if any??

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We have well water at home, which is pretty good, safe and refreshing. It's a little high in iron, judging by how frequently I have to clean the toilet, but not as bad as the previous place we lived, about an hour to the north. There, the water was so hard, everyone had to have a softener, and you could actually smell the iron in the water.
That said, we often go to an artesian well that's not too far away, and fill up large jugs for our drinking water. We've done this for years now, and believe this water is absolutely the best we've ever tasted. It is so pure and quenches your thirst like nothing else. Best of all, it's free to whoever wants to pull up and fill their jugs. They only ask for a donation to pay for the testing and upkeep of the pipe.
We are so lucky to have such good water.
In our area, you can take a sample of your water to the local health unit for free testing. Not sure exactly what they test for. Levels of bacteria, and maybe mineral content or heavy metals. Does your region offer such a service? I'd recommend it if you're not sure about your tap water.
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Thanks, I'll check into the testing. It's a pain with so many options and so many different researches for and against the same kind of water.

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We drink tap water. We used to filter it but gave that up after our good filter attachment broke. The city sends us a water report every year, and we have safe water.
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Tap water here; but we live in a place where it actually tastes fine. We do get spring water when we can though.
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Tap water can have added fluoride and of course chlorine. I would definitely filter tap water. RO water is no good either, but our well water is completely unpalatable without filtering so we use RO and add mineral drops. Bottled water is an environmental sin, IMO. Drinking water can be something of a damned if you do, dammed if you don't sort of deal.
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Tap water can have added fluoride and of course chlorine. I would definitely filter tap water. RO water is no good either, but our well water is completely unpalatable without filtering so we use RO and add mineral drops. Bottled water is an environmental sin, IMO. Drinking water can be something of a damned if you do, dammed if you don't sort of deal.
I couldn't agree more and it's a very important issue I think, I'm even concerned about and filter our shower water.

Some tap water is good, I've looked at studies and quality is incredibly variable. Depends on the sources, the processing, the pipes etc.

Years ago we bought an alembic still. We don't need to use it now but if I didn't have good water source I could prep several gallons daily. The still is part of our emergency kit, just like fire extinguishers and bandages.
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We drink tap water, but use a filter. We also have several reusable water bottles that we take back and forth with us.
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