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what do you use for your drinking water? We've been going to the health food store down the street to fill up a five gallon polycarbonate bottle that we put on the stand dispenser. Now that I'm learning more about #7 plastics (and that's what this bottle is) I don't want to use that method anymore. But what to use for drinking water now? The city I live in has the nastiest chlorine filled water, if you smell it while it's boiling in a pan it literally smells like a swimming pool.<br><br>
I'm thinking a permanent water filtration system?
 

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Have you ever tried the PUR/Brita filter on your water? I have no idea if that would solve the problem for you, but it would be lots cheaper to try first than a whole filtration system will be. I bet the whole house filtration is awesome, but I can't imagine how expensive!
 

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We use a reverse osmosis system for drinking water. ($400.)<br><br>
I am going to buy a small glass pitcher for the fridge, and I just ebayed one Kleen Kanteen to see how I like it. Can't wait to get it!
 

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We just bought Big Berkey® Gravity Water Purifier and *love* it. Our system is stainless steel and has two filters.<br><br>
We used to fill up jugs at the grocery store reverse osmosis machine and hated both the hauling and the plastic.
 

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If chlorine is the only issue, it usually evaporates out if you let it sit in an open container for a few hours.<br><br>
You can get glass carboys that would probably fit your dispenser, but they're darn heavy when they're full.
 

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We still use the Brita pitcher, even though it's plastic. We go through water so fast that it never sits very long in the plastic pitcher.<br><br>
I've heard of others filtering into plastic, then transfering immediately into a glass pitcher, but I know I personally couldn't keep up with a system like that.<br><br>
The filter that goes on the faucet (or a whole-house filtration system) is probably the best way to avoid plastic altogether.
 

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I've been trying to explain this to DH but he doesn't get it. Currently, the IL's fill our jugs with water from a spring they go to but I would like to cut down on the plastic. I would like to keep the jugs filled for emergency storage (stuff happens <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">) but rely on the tap for drinking water. I personally find nothing wrong with it.
 

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<a href="http://www.multipureco.com/750sc.htm" target="_blank">http://www.multipureco.com/750sc.htm</a> We love this.
 
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