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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
lol, you just made my day. :DD~Likewise.
Perhaps if we were to create some sort of refillable liquid container! No, that`s just crazy.
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.
Uhh... not relaly gone, a spark is all you need to blow it back up into good ol` water :Pand 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.
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.
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.
I will continue with my bottled water habits.
It takes water to produce a bottle?
[i]Similar to[/i] 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.
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 .
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.
Well I mean when I used to live in Oregon. Northwest ftw.
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.
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.
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!
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.
I laugh at anyone who buys bottled water.
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...
I`m with you on that, but just an FYI, Brita filtersDO make it taste better. I avoid tap water like theplague, but we recently got one of those fridgefilters and it really does taste pretty decent.
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.
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.
Drinking bottled water is only a good idea if you live in a place with unsafe tap water.
"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."
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
of course, 43*10= 61 billion, simple math for a fail.
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!