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103 Responses to The Facts About Bottled Water (Infographic)

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    scarlett206 Female 18-29
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    December 17, 2009 at 2:40 pm
    Link: The Facts About Bottled Water (Infographic) - Think twice about taking a sip of your Fiji Bottled Water.
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    hehehenerd Male 13-17
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    December 18, 2009 at 6:07 am
    Hmmmm, this was just posted on another link. Might want to fix that!
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    MissMurder Female 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 6:36 am
    all this talk has made me thirsty
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    December 18, 2009 at 6:42 am
    So if 44% of bottled water is from a tap and considered safe but 22% is unsafe to drink... then.. oh forget it!
    I`m just going to enjoy my friday.
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    chelseycake Female 13-17
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    December 18, 2009 at 6:59 am
    soo are they saying drink tap water ?
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    chelseycake Female 13-17
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    December 18, 2009 at 7:00 am
    oh & they didn`t mention why tap water tastes so nasty ?
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    RecycleElf Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 7:25 am
    chelseycake
    yes... tasty water is something you should demand, even after having the following facts presented.
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    SpacemnSpiff Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 7:26 am
    Let`s see how this person feels about bottled water once the nukes start flying and poison the public water.
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    Spirithound Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 7:29 am
    all y`all should watch penn and teller`s bullpoo episode on bottled water
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    GizzieySykes Female 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 7:33 am
    i reuse my water bottles, thank you.
    and i get them from the drinking fountain or the tap.:)
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    agamemnon Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 7:35 am
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    Beaverfever Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 7:35 am
    Bottled water, tap water, all the same crap. Just install your own filter or dig your own well, that is the only way you will get "cleaner" water. As for tap water itself it depends on where one lives for quality. My hometown has standards for water that has to be between a certain range, it can get as close as a few percentages to actually being toxic. I personally know nothing about chemistry so it might just be hearsay.
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    Canucker25 Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 7:40 am
    I`ve had first had experience with this.

    Last year when I was travelling though Southern-Africa I was always told to drink "bottled water" So that`s what I did.

    On one very very hot day I was rather parched so I decided to buy a bottle of water from a roadside stand. It was sealed and had a label so I assumed it to be safe.

    Next thing I knew I had Cholera! Trust me you do not want to have Cholera!

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    bliblablob Female 18-29
    273 posts
    December 18, 2009 at 7:43 am
    Anyone in a western country shouldn`t drink bottled water, the water is perfectly healthy. If it doesn`t taste so good, like you come from a hard water place, invest in a filter for your tap or buy one of those filter jugs.
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    December 18, 2009 at 7:44 am
    Americans are going to drink from the bottle riding arround in huge SUVs because that is just what we do. Its just easier. All the kids fit in the SUV and the bottle water doesn`t spill.
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    Taipan Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 7:47 am
    tap water has so much stuff in it. its gross just buy a water filter like one that goes in your fridge, but try to find one thats made from mostly glass so you dont get chemicals from the plastic breathing into your water.
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    lukas1051 Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 7:49 am
    I have a water filter and it`s one of the best things I`ve ever bought. It cost me about the same price as 3 bottles of water, and gives me fresh tasting clean water in less than a minute. And you only have to replace the filters like once every 3 months. I don`t see why people pay extortianate amounts for what is basically tap water.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    December 18, 2009 at 7:49 am
    If your that worried about your tap water having chlorine, heavy metals, or other minerals. Buy a filter that fits on your kitchen faucet. Costs $22 for the faucet mount w/ 1 100 gal filter and $20 for a 200 gal filter after that`s 10¢ a gal. Tastes better than tap or bottled water. Buy a pitcher and keep it cold in the refrigerator.
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    Quackor Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 7:51 am
    if 53 billion gallons are consumed and each gallon costs $10, how much do you generate?

    of course, 43*10= 61 billion, simple math for a fail.

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    motownc Male 30-39
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    December 18, 2009 at 8:10 am
    Quackor: You could try simple maths like net profit equals revenue from sales minus costs. Also $10 per gallon is the figure for the US, the 53 billion gallons are consumed globally. The cost in some countries could be higher or lower and is likely to be proportionate to the disposable income of the population. For example bottled water in India is relatively cheap otherwise it would not sell.
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    Mondo48 Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 8:16 am
    so we need to stop drinking bottled water, which most of the time has been DISTILLED, in exchange for tap water, which has NOT been distilled, and probably only tested once in a facility miles away. These facilities are not up to date, and do not test for every single carcenogen or other pollutant. They pull this tap water from either reserviors, lakes, ground water reserves, and rivers. A lot of the water pulled out of above ground sources is water that is released after raw sewage is treated. (chesapeake river) Plus the ogalalla aquifer (largest in u.s.) is drying up due to overuse.

    This is a bad article. course, there are a whole lot of pros to drinking tap, like all the ones listed above, but none of them are associated with the health of the consumer, and a lot of that can be disputed

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    Beriadanwen Female 13-17
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    December 18, 2009 at 8:23 am
    youre stupid. replace the suv with a van/mini van and just get a refillable waterbottle. gosh, what the hell is wrong with some peoples minds these days. -______-

    "Americans are going to drink from the bottle riding arround in huge SUVs because that is just what we do. Its just easier. All the kids fit in the SUV and the bottle water doesn`t spill."

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    APJ311 Male 13-17
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    December 18, 2009 at 8:25 am
    I have a filter tap. I drink loads of water and it makes it taste nicer than the normal tap water.
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    pyrochem Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 8:27 am
    Mondo48, you note that large aquifers in the US are running dry. If a water bottle takes 3 times as much water to make as it does to fill, then how would drinking bottled water save water?

    Drinking bottled water is only a good idea if you live in a place with unsafe tap water.

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    WhoaHeyDude Male 18-29
    133 posts
    December 18, 2009 at 8:29 am
    Whoa whoa..who the hell pays 10 bucks a gallon? I get gallon jugs for a dollar!
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    December 18, 2009 at 8:30 am
    Meh the war on bottled water will always carry on!
  27. Profile photo of Technikal
    Technikal Male 13-17
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    December 18, 2009 at 8:31 am
    Water is like energy. You can`t destroy it. The water we drink today is what the dinosaurs of a couple million years ago pissed out. In other words, every day, we drink piss. Its a fact of life. Deal with it. When you piss in the toilet and flush it, the plant treats it, cleans it, then guess what? it goes right out there. In simpler words, you are drinking the piss of a million dicks and vaginas.
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    WhoaHeyDude Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 8:34 am
    uhhh....my tap water comes from a reservoir..which is renewed by rain water...not dick piss.
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    Fealiks Male 18-29
    224 posts
    December 18, 2009 at 8:37 am
    the amount of time a bottle takes to decompose is irrelevant. Everyone fears land-fills for absolutely no reason; they`re fine. They aren`t evil. In fact, some land-fills generate enough methane to power nearby towns.
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    Beaverfever Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 8:42 am
    "Water is like energy. You can`t destroy it. The water we drink today is what the dinosaurs of a couple million years ago pissed out. In other words, every day, we drink piss. Its a fact of life. Deal with it. When you piss in the toilet and flush it, the plant treats it, cleans it, then guess what? it goes right out there. In simpler words, you are drinking the piss of a million dicks and vaginas."

    Actually that is true as you bluntly explained. We are seeing problems now with this fact. What happens with medications or pharmaceuticals after one ingests them? We are now seeing the "waste" from people being emptied into our water table. Bottling companies and community treatment plants run as cheaply as possible. They barely filter organisms out, how about chemicals. We will see more of these chemicals being ingested and more disease-resistant bacteria forming as a result of this.

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    zazuch Male 18-29
    286 posts
    December 18, 2009 at 8:46 am
    that rain water came from evaporated piss or water that was treated at chemical plants that evaporated. So the person below you is still correct lol.
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    belunan Male 30-39
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    December 18, 2009 at 8:48 am
    I don`t care if the bottled water companies kill Bambi to extract the water from his eyeballs. If it tastes better than tap water, I`m drinking it.
  33. Profile photo of Technikal
    Technikal Male 13-17
    98 posts
    December 18, 2009 at 8:49 am
    @whoaheydude

    And where do you think rainwater comes from, einstein? it magically appears in the sky, right? wrong, it`s water thats evaporated and caught by clouds. WATER IS RECYCLED FULLY AND COMPLETELY. THERE IS ONLY A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF WATER ON EARTH, AND ITS INDESTRUCTABLE.

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    leesah Female 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 8:58 am
    If it tastes better than tap water, I`m drinking it.

    I`m with you on that, but just an FYI, Brita filters
    DO make it taste better. I avoid tap water like the
    plague, but we recently got one of those fridge
    filters and it really does taste pretty decent.

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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 9:06 am
    "THERE IS ONLY A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF WATER ON EARTH, AND ITS INDESTRUCTABLE."

    MUAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAH! *lightning flash*


    Er-hem. Anyway. Reminds me of my mom and her Kaballah water. The Kaballah center up in LA has all this bottled water they claim some Rabbi blessed or whatever and my mom swears by it. "It`s the best water I ever tasted!" Then my partner READ the bottle and sure enough:

    "From a municipal source."

    Must be some holy tap...

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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 9:25 am
    i only drink bottled water if im on the run somewhere and get thirsty. if im at home i dont waste my time on bottle water. not because im this environmentally concious person, but because i see it as a waste of money.
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    Trumple07 Male 13-17
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    December 18, 2009 at 9:34 am
    I dont see why people still drink bottled water...i mean fair enough if your out the house or whatever, but other than that just turn on the tap! it all comes from the same place anyway
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    router52000 Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 9:34 am
    You silly people there are ways to destroy water. If you put enough energy into anything you can destroy it.
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    mypreciousss Female 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 9:50 am
    then how come it tastes better?
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    Skabashas Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 9:55 am
    Wow, screw bottled water. I`m sticking to my Nalgene from now on.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 9:58 am
    This posted > everything in it is obvious, stuff I`ve known for years.

    I laugh at anyone who buys bottled water.

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    DeutschDude9 Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 9:59 am
    In my microbiology class, one group did a study on the microorganisms present in our water supply. And they found none in tap water, all while they found growth in 3/4 brands of bottled water.
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    audiosncracy Male 18-29
    186 posts
    December 18, 2009 at 10:05 am
    "THERE IS ONLY A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF WATER ON EARTH, AND ITS INDESTRUCTABLE."

    Someone`s never heard of electrolysis. It separates the hydrogen and the oxygen. Anyways, I digress. My preferred method for getting water is from an R\O system. It`s a one time cost of prolly $200 dollars with replacement filters costing maybe $60 dollars every year/half year. It fits under the sink, costs less than bottled water in the long run, and my lazy ass doesn`t have to haul 24 packs of bottled water home. In my opinion it tastes better than tap/bottled water. Some bottled water tastes horrible too. If you`re really into it, you can also get a home distiller and distill your water.

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    last_ninja Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 10:10 am
    i drink about a case every two weeks. i love destroying the planet! it`s like trolling future generations
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    audiosncracy Male 18-29
    186 posts
    December 18, 2009 at 10:11 am
    I remember long before the bottled water craze, when I was a kid, and would drink from the garden hose when I was playing basket ball or soccer with friends outside my house. I still do sometimes. And it`s perfectly fine. Although some areas the water tastes really bad, like San Jose. But some places like San Francisco, Milpitas, get snow melt water from a pipeline that runs from the mountains. I only know this cause my dad worked at Water Pollution Control Plant and was dumbfounded at how people were ALREADY getting mountain spring water from their taps, and still chose to go out and pay more for "mountain spring water" in a bottle.
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    audiosncracy Male 18-29
    186 posts
    December 18, 2009 at 10:20 am
    Found it.

    San Francisco and some other parts of the bay area share their water from supplies in the Hetch Hetchy reservoir in Yosemite. In operation since 1934!

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    paypay Female 13-17
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    December 18, 2009 at 10:23 am
    :-O
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    frogpond Female 13-17
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    December 18, 2009 at 10:30 am
    wow i`m suprised no-one has mentioned the pac-man in the bacteria - or is it too obvious to mention?
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    HUFFER Male 30-39
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    December 18, 2009 at 10:59 am
    Uh huh. So? :)
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 11:06 am
    THANK. YOU.

    This pisses me off so much. I used to live near one of the biggest and cleanest sources of natural water in the country, yet people would still think that tap water was "icky" and drink their precious smart water.

    There are SUUUUCH higher standards on tap water than on bottled water it`s not even funny.

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    CHICOMIMI Female 18-29
    854 posts
    December 18, 2009 at 12:05 pm
    Well i don`t drink bottled water. So HA!
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    PENtrap Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 12:06 pm
    lmao, pac man
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 12:10 pm
    im with you opie, go great lakes!
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    Yosemine Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 12:23 pm
    We get most of our water through one of those filters at the store, from a tap source.

    Still, drinking directly from the tap here is pretty gross. I`m sure in lots of places the tap water is fine; when we lived in Seattle we drank straight from the tap and the water is great. But here in inland California where I live, in my town at least, it just tastes bad.

    Bottled water is just convenient sometimes. We recycle all the bottle afterward anyway.

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    Axires Male 13-17
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    December 18, 2009 at 12:24 pm
    wow, I never knew...........
  56. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 12:30 pm
    "im with you opie, go great lakes!"

    Well I mean when I used to live in Oregon. Northwest ftw.

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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 12:31 pm
    The only reason I drink bottle water is because the tap water where I live sucks big time.
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    punkipenguin Female 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 12:35 pm
    the tap water around here sometimes smells bad and always tastes bad. i don`t even brush my teeth with it.
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    ElSombrero Male 13-17
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    December 18, 2009 at 12:41 pm
    I have a great water source nearby. The tap is good for me.
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    Joolin Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 12:48 pm
    all you people trying to justify it because the tap in your city sucks - have you ever heard of a Brita filter?
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    gchimmel Female 18-29
    667 posts
    December 18, 2009 at 12:53 pm
    I drink bottled water because I live in Florida and Florida water is infamous for tasting bad.
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    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 1:10 pm
    if tap water is tasting bad or coming out brown, I`ll grab either a gallon from the store ($.75) or I typically have some empty gallons lying around, swish some bleach and rinse thoroughly, and there are refill stations everywhere, $.25/gallon. the refill stations are reverse osmosis and activated carbon, so the water is clean.

    you can also install these systems directly into your house for less than you pay for bottled water/year, then not only are you DRINKING clean water, you`re bathing in it as well. your body absorbs chemicals and other stuff via osmosis while in the shower, so even if you aren`t putting the drinking water directly in your body, you are absorbing it when you take your 30+min shower.

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    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 1:13 pm
    if you want to be cheap, you can distill your own water, distilled water is just boiled and you collect the steam. while you`re at it, you can make your own alcohol via the same method. boil some beer or wine and collect the steam, of course this is highly illegal.
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    XbigXmommaX Female 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 1:14 pm
    @gchimmel-- i totally agree, florida water tastes like it`s being pumped out of a fish tank in seaworld but i agree with joolin also brita filters are a pretty hassle free alternative
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    B-b-beccah Female 18-29
    668 posts
    December 18, 2009 at 1:51 pm
    annnd we`re all fu*ked.
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    iplaymusic Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 1:58 pm
    Water bottles contain a chemical similar to estrogen. If you drink from enough bottles, eventually your testicles will start to shrink.
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    the_windy Female 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 2:00 pm
    I`ve always drank tap water. :/ Only use bottled water if I`m out somewhere and thirsty.
    Yay for living near a fresh water source! =)
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    Dfaulted Male 13-17
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    December 18, 2009 at 2:21 pm
    bottled water is retarded
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    lgm432 Male 13-17
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    December 18, 2009 at 2:35 pm
    I love infographics!!!
    But yeah... bottled water sucks.
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    skywisejf Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 2:48 pm
    Whatever people, It taste better, of all the things that can kill me in this world (Terrorist, Pokemon, Flying objects) bottled water is the least of my worries.

    Recycling should be encouraged of course, but Bwater will never go away, why ? How do you think they get water to all those poor people in developing country`s. I know from personal experience that Mexico and Africa would literally perish without bottled/bagged water, and subsequent plastic waste. Also which government is going to knockout out however much min taxes/social subsidy. Want to be progressive and "GREEN" ? Stop wasting your money on plastic toys for christmas .

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    vicious_liar Male 13-17
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    December 18, 2009 at 2:59 pm
    "Water bottles contain a chemical similar to estrogen. If you drink from enough bottles, eventually your testicles will start to shrink. "

    Similar to doesn`t mean it has the same effect. There are some molecules that only have a difference of one atom, but behave entirely different.

    I re use bottles of drinks with my own tap water when I go somewhere. buying it new is retarded.

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    MrYouKnow Male 13-17
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    December 18, 2009 at 3:14 pm
    "It takes 3X the amount of water to produce the bottle as it does to fill it."

    It takes water to produce a bottle?

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    sgdp Female 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 3:18 pm
    OH boo hoo. This would be fine if it wasn`t for the guilt trip that other people can`t find clean water.

    I will continue with my bottled water habits.

  74. Profile photo of Ari--
    Ari-- Female 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 3:20 pm
    i don`t need tap water or bottled water, i have beer.
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    boeingguy787 Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 3:34 pm
    on a humorous note, anyone else notice that some of those germs in the "magnified" part look like they came from pac-man? XD
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    Armydillo Male 13-17
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    December 18, 2009 at 3:36 pm
    OH YEAH??? Well...well...damn.
    $10.00?
    So who cares if there is all that environmental stuff, $10.00 DAYUM!
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    SmilinSam Female 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 4:03 pm
    i agree with Ari--
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    Loxen Female 30-39
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    December 18, 2009 at 4:33 pm
    Soda is water with carbonation and syrup (etc) added to it, and yet costs less than a bottle of water (with nothing added), coming from the same company and the same water source. Thats just weird.
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    RdDan Male 30-39
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    December 18, 2009 at 4:55 pm
    Evian/Naive
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    December 18, 2009 at 5:55 pm
    They fail to mention that over 90% of bottled water is purchased in countries where clean tap water is available.
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    flipNhigh Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 6:35 pm
    in my opinion...who really cares? i say if you wanna spend the money to have bottled water, they go right ahead
    p.s. on a side note, im also with Ari-- =]
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    Technikal Male 13-17
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    December 18, 2009 at 6:42 pm
    @router

    Oh yes, especially if you consider that you can`t destroy energy either. You can zap the everliving drat out of water and it`ll just evaporate.

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    ImTakingOver Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 7:24 pm
    bottled water is for retards lol
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 7:33 pm
    I have to buy it, I have pooty unfiltered well water at my house. And tap filters are just as expensive as bottled water.
    Also, NOBODY is stupid enough to pay $10 for a gallon of water.
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    Paul1582 Male 13-17
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    December 18, 2009 at 7:36 pm
    I was just drinking one of those darned water bottles while I read this.
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    FlameOfUdun Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 8:20 pm
    Bottled water? I drink only cans of biohazard. And I throw all of them into the ocean when I`m done with them. The part of the ocean with the most amount of baby polar bears.
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    bonsushi Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 9:11 pm
    @MrYouKnow.
    Nope, they just add a bunch of solids together and it magically forms a water bottle. How ironic that you wouldn`t know that.
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    coldCanuck Male 13-17
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    December 18, 2009 at 10:17 pm
    I like the magnifiedimage, it has pac man, three dot and a ghost in it.
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 10:53 pm
    I consume a gallon of bottle water... yearly. And that`s when I`m thirsty and have no access to tap.
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    BeatleAddict Female 13-17
    226 posts
    December 18, 2009 at 10:53 pm
    SarahofBorg: I have a similar situation. Tap water in west Texas is horrible and rusts the hell out of any metal. I`m lucky enough to have an RO filter, though.
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    moonperyie Female 18-29
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    December 18, 2009 at 11:54 pm
    I drink liquid oxygen because water is for pussies.
    that`s right, in a few centuries O2 will be no more!
    Boohaha!
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    motownc Male 30-39
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    December 19, 2009 at 4:12 am
    @technikal: `You can zap the everliving drat out of water and it`ll just evaporate`

    I don`t know where this `water is indestructible` stuff started but it is the sort of rubbish science quoted by people with no understanding of the subject.

    Lets start with electrolysis, meaning to split with electricity. Water + energy = Hydrogen gas and Oxygen gas (2H2O > 2H2 + O2). Where is your water now? Gone that`s where. I could continue to go through the reactions of water with various elements and compounds but I just can`t be bothered.

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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    December 19, 2009 at 5:13 am
    Gotta love how we worry about the world running out of water and sea levels rising at the same time.
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    zanneh Male 13-17
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    December 19, 2009 at 3:18 pm
    this is good, but tap water is so damn stationary you can`t take it anywere
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    caboose117 Male 13-17
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    December 19, 2009 at 4:00 pm
    "Lets start with electrolysis, meaning to split with electricity. Water + energy = Hydrogen gas and Oxygen gas (2H2O > 2H2 + O2). Where is your water now? Gone that`s where. I could continue to go through the reactions of water with various elements and compounds but I just can`t be bothered. "

    Uhh... not relaly gone, a spark is all you need to blow it back up into good ol` water :P
    and then we can burn some methane, some alcohol, and pretty much anything with H in it to make some more water...

    but i think that whole "oil and plastics" problem is probably not too good.

    The water is not gone motownc, it is broken down, and can quite easily be made into water again...
    just to say, protons and electrons and neutrons are pretty much indestructible, dunno where you`re going with your argument...
    neither do i know where i`m going for that matter. i like bottled water though.

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    thesandwich Male 18-29
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    December 19, 2009 at 4:10 pm
    caboose117

    The problem with using hydrolysis to make H2 and O gas is in an ideal situation no energy is lost and we could keep something going perpetually. However, energy is lost due to resistance, heat, loss of gas, etc.
    And same is true for a few other fuels, like production of alcohol. The reason we currently use petroleum is because mother nature already did most of the chemistry to were we don`t have to invest more energy than we get.

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    Coodude26 Male 13-17
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    December 19, 2009 at 4:33 pm
    "this is good, but tap water is so damn stationary you can`t take it anywere"

    Perhaps if we were to create some sort of refillable liquid container! No, that`s just crazy.

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    XxNaruNaruxX Male 13-17
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    December 19, 2009 at 6:15 pm
    @Coodude26
    lol, you just made my day. :DD
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    Zaneo Male 18-29
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    December 19, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    ~Quote XxNaruNaruxX~

    lol, you just made my day. :DD
    ~
    Likewise.

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    GinnyRenee Female 18-29
    129 posts
    December 19, 2009 at 8:54 pm
    Tap water tastes funny. Water filter ftw.
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    Sinclair Male 30-39
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    December 20, 2009 at 6:57 pm
    in a century there will be a bottle of water in a museum as a symbol of this centuries idiocy
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    OmgZelda Female 18-29
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    December 23, 2009 at 10:54 pm
    ...yeah I`m still going to drink bottled water.
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    DrkAng3LxNat Female 18-29
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    January 8, 2010 at 2:34 am
    Only for developed countries though; I wouldn`t want to touch tap water from say, some small town in Mexico somewhere.

    anyways, HA!

    I`ve been drinking tap water for years, and I think it tastes better than bottled water. But no-one believes me when I say tap water`s clean and they insist on drinking it bottled >:

    My family likes to filter the water and boil it on their own anyway though *shrug*

    Still, tap water ftw! <3

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