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  • Premier Icon BigJohn
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    The tabloids will never discuss the scandal of bottled water because they'd have to call it Watergate.

    organic355
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    Have you ever tasted Glasgow tap water? Nuff said.

    I buy Dasani as it's the worst of both worlds 8)

    enfht
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    Bottled water, in the UK at least, is pointless and should be heavily taxed.

    But then I think fat people should be taxed too..

    mudshark
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    It does wind me up though if out and about I suppose it's OK as he choice is usually to buy something so may as well buy water rather than a soft drink.

    bottled water can be kept for up to four years in plastic bottles in awarehouse yum yum .
    if you want to know who buys bottle water look at the first successful marketer – evian , spell it backwards – naive .you are if you buy it.

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    If you go past one of the larger spring points on the malvern hills in the summer weekends, you can see loads of brummies stuffing their cars full of refilled 5L tescos water bottles and taking tons of water home with them. When I asked one guy about it he said he keeps the water for a month in the re-used water bottle before using it! 😮

    Severn Trent water is pretty good these days – it used to be a bit rubbish. London water can vary from ok to grim though.

    Premier Icon ransos
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    Tap water almost always does well in blind taste tests. Just keep a jug in the fridge. The chlorine will evaporate away, and it then tastes just fine.

    mudshark
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    My parents live by the water bottling factory in Church Stretton and get their water for free. Which is nice.

    monkeychild
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    I just filter from the tap.

    My mate works for Severn Trent, he drinks bottled water , . . . . so should you!!!

    I just filter from the tap.

    My wife does too. I cannot be bothered with the faff.

    Bottled water is a great big con. Especially when it costs more per gallon than petrol in service stations.

    I saw an advert for low calorie water last week. Fair enough, it was with a 'hint of basil and lime' (or something) but LOW CALORIE WATER FFS? Do they think their target audience is THAT stupid?*

    *Clearly they are.

    skidartist
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    If I'm travelling then I've buy bottled water as more expensive, marginally more socially acceptable alternative to drinking diesel. But the idea of buying bottles of water and taking them home to drink just seems pretty dumb. Especially as I have a 500ltr tank of kerosene in the garden, delivered in bulk its a fraction of the price!

    For all the concern over food miles the idea of packaging water and sending it across continents to an advanced (and frankly very wet) nation is a bit of a shit one. Bottled water is for festivals, earthquakes and famines.

    Premier Icon Mad Pierre
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    Bah! When I saw "Bottle or tap" I thought we'd be discussing the merits of bottled ale vs draught!

    Water with a hint of alcohol, hops and malted barley… then we're talking! 😉

    Heather Bash
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    >Have you ever tasted Glasgow tap water? Nuff said. <

    Yes as a matter of fact and it comes from Loch Katrine – absolutely bu88er all wrong with it.

    Now London tap water on the other hand…

    Premier Icon vinnyeh
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    Water that is.

    Who buys bottled water, and why? See no reason for it myself, especially in restaurants. Even if it supports our new friends in the European community, or old friends in far flung corners of the old Empire, or has been lovingly squeezed into bottles between the thighs of mahogany skinned Welsh virgins, what's the point of buying the expensive environmentally unfriendly stuff when 'une carafe d'eau' achieves the same result?

    0091paddy
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    Annoys me when I'm out with mates and not drinking, bars charge you about £1.50 for some bottled water..

    Premier Icon BigDummy
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    London tap water on the other hand… …comes from a spring in Peckham. 😉

    London tap water on the other hand… …comes from a spring in Peckham

    … and can be used as emergency lighting 🙂

    Junkyard
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    no idea why someone would pay for bottled water. Never bought any and fizzy water WTF is that all about?

    Annoys me when I'm out with mates and not drinking, bars charge you about £1.50 for some bottled water..

    There is some new legislation in Scotland saying that tap water should be freely available in all bars. But it was always my understanding that pubs and bars had to, by law, provide free drinking water.

    Just like all 'inns' have to have somewhere to tie your horse.

    AndyP
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    The tabloids will never discuss the scandal of bottled water because they'd have to call it Watergate.
    There's a scandal?

    Premier Icon psling
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    I'm lucky because the water from my tap comes directly from the spring on the hillside above the house. Clear spring water, always cool, plus… no water rates 🙂

    Premier Icon Bunnyhop
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    Tap for us.
    Luckily we live in an area where the water comes from the Lake Distict.
    So it's yummy.

    mavisto
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    Tap – if I know where it's come from; and I don't mean the clouds and 10,000 years percolating through the rocks of Derbyshire.

    Bottle – if I'm thirsty and it's easier.

    For example. I could never bring myself to fill a bottle from the public toilets at a service station, so I buy a bottle.

    I have and would again drink straight from a stream (did it once in the Lakes only to find a dead sheep in it about 300 metres higher up the hillside).

    Premier Icon Bunnyhop
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    I remember going walking with an ex-army capt. who told us not to drink stream water for that very reason.

    AndyP
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    I could never bring myself to fill a bottle from the public toilets at a service station
    why not fill it from the taps instead?

    For example. I could never bring myself to fill a bottle from the public toilets at a service station, so I buy a bottle.

    I have and would again drink straight from a stream (did it once in the Lakes only to find a dead sheep in it about 300 metres higher up the hillside).

    You will have (as you have exampled) more chance of catching something from the stream water than a tap in a bog.

    Premier Icon Mr Agreeable
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    I though Mastiles was jabbering but it turns out it's true!

    http://www.weightlossresources.co.uk/calories/burning_calories/low-calorie-water.htm

    And it's "low-calorie" rather than zero calorie (calory?) because it's had fruit juice added. You couldn't make it up, etc etc…

    coffeeking
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    Have you ever tasted Glasgow tap water? Nuff said.

    Dunno if you have different tap water to the Glasgow tap water I have, but mine's pretty much flavourless, super-soft (never get limescale) and better than any bottled water I've tasted!

    organic355
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    Dunno if you have different tap water to the Glasgow tap water I have, but mine's pretty much flavourless, super-soft (never get limescale) and better than any bottled water I've tasted!

    perhaps me pipes are fusty then? snigger.

    coffeeking
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    You could pop up to mine with bottles, you can have it for free 😉

    simonralli2
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    Best thing for you and the planet maybe is a gravity water filter system.

    I also fill up my Camelback flask when going somewhere in my car rather than buy water from say a petrol station or services.

    I don't buy bottled water because I see it as a con. It tastes (to me) just the same out the tap as in the bottle. And yes, the cost in service stations is ridiculous so I don't bother even with a coke.

    The only time I've bought bottled water was a visit to Egypt…but that's because you can't drink the tap water without falling ill. In the UK the tap water is perfectly drinkable, and infinitely cheaper.

    Premier Icon ourmaninthenorth
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    fizzy water WTF is that all about

    It's like Chmapagne for recovering alcoholics.

    miaowing_kat
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    always tap. however, had the misfortune of trying the tap water in a place near chippenham. I couldn't actually drink it, it was that foul. and this was after it had been filtered.
    but I'm used to soft, scottish water. an english friend who'd moved up here said he couldn't drink our water because it was too 'sweet'

    alpin
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    fizzy water WTF is that all about

    germans love it. they buy gallons of it in bottles despite the fact their tap water is fine. i get funny looks when asking for 'normal' water. even their 'natural wasser' is gassed up (like the hun pun?).

    RepacK
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    If you live in London or similar bottled water makes sense..The stuff that comes out of my tap is foul!

    Premier Icon vinnyeh
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    If you live in London or similar bottled water makes sense..The stuff that comes out of my tap is foul!

    Do you live in London then? Mine's fine, and I was brought up on this stuff, and London's fine in comparison.

    RepacK
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    Perhaps its my pipes (fnar fnar) but yeah I do & the water is foul! Lucky you with that NZ water! I heard somewhere that London water by the time it gets to your tap has been recycled several times..A pal of mine who lives in S Wales has some of the best H2O coming out of his tap Ive ever tasted!

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