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What is important to ask?<br><br>
1. Is the water chlorine free?<br>
2. Do you use floride in your water?<br><br>
Anything else? That's all I could come up with? What else is important?<br><br>
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how is the water filtered? (some use acrylamides, which are carcinogenic) what is the original source? (city water? some things such as pharmaceuticals aren't removed by minor filtration)<br><br>
what are the containers made out of?
 

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My biggest thing is their filtering process. For example, reverse osmosis has all the minerals taken out and is flavorless. My IL's have this and it's awful. It goes right through you and no matter how much you drink you just can't get quenched.
 

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Thanks! Any more?<br><br>
And what container would I be hoping they had....aren't they all going to be plastic? Seems like you can't get away from that though. Even our drinking water from home sits in plastic pipes.....right?<br><br>
TIA! Any more questions I could ask them would be great! This is very helpful!
 

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the most ideal is recycling #2 HDPE. #1 is for one-time use only (do they only use it once? or recycle? my guess is the latter) and the others (#3-7) are worse.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My biggest thing is their filtering process. For example, reverse osmosis has all the minerals taken out and is flavorless. My IL's have this and it's awful. It goes right through you and no matter how much you drink you just can't get quenched.</div>
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I have reverse osmosis for 3 years now, and I never felt I had this problem. I have heard some people add a tiny bit of sea salt (they usually tell me it is some kind of fancy expensive sea salt) to put the minerals back. Since I use sea salt in cooking and haven't had a problem drinking the water plain, I don't bother.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">i am interested in this too...<br><br>
so is there a specific brand to stay away from, and which would you head towards?</div>
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There usually aren't a lot of brands available. When I was working and was responsible for the water delivery to our office, I used Deer Park (they are in the family of Nestle Waters, which also owns Poland Spring) because it has no chlorine or fluoride.
 

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thats good to know since i think deer park is one of the few delivery places where im at
 

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Anyone know if it's better to get water that is from a artisian spring or from a company that has a really good filitering system?<br><br>
We are trying to decide on a water delivery company too. Thanks for posting this thread!
 

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*I* would probably choose the artisan spring water, as I prefer my water to be not messed with *if possible*. I don't want all the good stuff filtered out with the bad. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">*I* would probably choose the artisan spring water, as I prefer my water to be not messed with *if possible*. I don't want all the good stuff filtered out with the bad. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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I second that.<br><br>
Also, filtered water usually has something added to it to give it a taste. Very pure water is bland, so they usually add some salts.
 
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