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Does Tap Water Scare You? If so Do you only drink bottled water or filtered water for the most part?

If you go out and order a beverage with your meal do you ask the lady taking your orders if the water is purified or available in a bottle, filtered or spring or drinking water? Many people are buying case loads of bottled drinking water that is either filtered at a processing plant or sold as water from a natural water source such as a spring or underground aquifer. The number of families buying cases of bottled water seems to indicate that they are essentially afraid of drinking water directly from their tap and think that using a Pur or Britta water filter is too costly and prefer to spend money on less expensive cases of bottled filtered or drinking water at the store. How do you feel about the water you drink? Do you filter it before you drink it or use a tap filter or a larger filtration system to your water supply that softens it and removes minerals? The latest news of contaminated drinking water in Flint, Michigan and Fort Worth Texas has alarmed some local residents to the point that more people not only fear drinking directly from their faucets but that people believe, at least a number of people believe, that local fracking for natural gas deposits could lead to permanent natural water contamination in local under water wells and local lakes where boating and fishing are a huge commodity and necessary for the local business that depend on fishing and boating as an economic support to the community.

Are you unconcerned about the water you and your family drinks from the faucet?

2 votes / 66% 2 votes / 66 %

Do you trust your city water works to provide your hosehold with safe and healthy drinking water?

1 votes / 33% 1 votes / 33 %

Do you like the smell of the water from your tap ?

0 votes / 0% 0 votes

Do you think your water not only smells bad but tastes strange at times and therfore must be unfit to drink at times?

0 votes / 0% 0 votes

Do you think you would be better off if you knew the water was safe for you and your family to consume?

0 votes / 0% 0 votes

Do you er on the side of caution and buy only bottled filtered water for drinking and just wash dishes and clothes in tap water?

0 votes / 0% 0 votes

Do you wonder if drinking water in bottles is even that safe to consume? Think about BPA in plastic.

0 votes / 0% 0 votes

Would you recommend more be done about making sure our city water is better quality across the board?

0 votes / 0% 0 votes
This poll has received 3 vote(s) so far.

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Comments

MegL wrote on February 13, 2016, 11:03 AM

I live in Northern Ireland. I am happy with the quality of our tap water.

CoralLevang wrote on February 13, 2016, 12:25 PM

I live on the Kitsap Peninsula of Washington State, and I'm not concerned about the tap water. However, I like the flavor of filtered water better... So I do by the filtered water from the dispenser for $0.35 a gallon for drinking. I use the tap water for everything else in cooking.

DWDavisRSL wrote on February 15, 2016, 3:27 PM

I worked for six years as the auditor for our local water company and feel confident in their process.

lookatdesktop wrote on February 15, 2016, 6:08 PM

Thank you for your response DWDavisRSL .

lookatdesktop wrote on February 15, 2016, 6:09 PM

I have drank tap water my entire life. But about 20 years ago I started using either a faucet filter or a water pitcher filter or buy water in a bottle. Half the time I make coffee using only tap water straight.

lookatdesktop wrote on February 15, 2016, 6:10 PM

If I lived in Ireland I would be drinking Guinness from the tap. LOL.

CoralLevang wrote on February 15, 2016, 8:08 PM

There are so many things that you have done! I would love to hear more stories. So many people have asked me, is there anything that you have not done? I have never been as water auditor, however.

MegL wrote on February 16, 2016, 2:59 AM

My daughter and her husband have a filter in their kitchen, it uses terracotta filters.

MegL wrote on February 16, 2016, 3:02 AM

LOL. The water company here is a public utility and they didn't offer that option!