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Re: Wimpey or McDonald? by Lounge Trekker on 28 March 2008 11:41pm
 
A corporate ownership that worries me is the ownership of bottled water companies...I've heard Coke and Pepsi are trying to buy water rights.

Garcon! Please...water for everyone!

Lounge Puppy
 
Re: Wimpey or McDonald? by mrsthing on 30 March 2008 2:50am
 
Coke and Pepsi already have their own bottled water brands. Coke's is Dasani, Pepsi's is Aquafina. I stopped buying bottled water last August, and have been refilling the same water bottles with filtered water from my fridge. I'll argue that not everyone's tap water is pleasant to drink--mine has a strong metallic taste at the tap, but my Brita pitcher takes care of that.

It'd be a scary world if Coke and Pepsi owned all the potable water! EEK!
 
Re: Wimpey or McDonald? by Lounge Trekker on 30 March 2008 7:51am
 
Yeah, that's it exactly, Mrs. T!

Fortunately, our water is quite palatable. I could install a rain water funnel straight into my house and never go dry. I boil and filter my water because it tastes better to me. I think the free chlorine added to the municipal system is cooked off during the boil.

Lounge Amphibian
 
Re: Wimpey or McDonald? by mrsthing on 30 March 2008 10:38am
 
We have a well, and our underground aquifer has a LOT of iron. Even after the whole house filter, it tastes like iron. Before I refill the Brita pitcher, I always wipe it out with a paper towel, and there's always a little bit of iron on that. All my bathroom fixtures are stained. The town water isn't too bad, though.
 
Re: Wimpey or McDonald? by Lounge Trekker on 31 March 2008 2:42am
 
The municipal water of the town in which my parents live has very high solids content. The water is undrinkable to me and all cookware gets a film of minerals. My dad set up a water distiller for their drinking water. I don't know what trouble he's had with mineral build up, so I don't know if it was worth the $1000 or so.

As much as I snivel about the weather here, the water makes it a nicer place to live. So many people world-wide are parched for lack of water...it drops out of the sky on us!

Blessed Trekker
 
Re: Wimpey or McDonald? by mrsthing on 1 April 2008 5:21am
 
The trouble with mineral build-up is that eventually it starts to flake off--into your food (from the pots and pans), into your bath water, etc. It can clog your pipes and cause a REAL headache! I've never had the pipe completely clogged, but because it tends to have a rough texture, hair and stuff gets caught on it, and it's as hard as hell to get out of the pipe.
 
Re: Wimpey or McDonald? by Lounge Trekker on 1 April 2008 6:14am
 
Mineral build up in pipes is a real pain alright. I don't even like visiting. I don't even want that water on my body and I freak if some gets in my mouth!

Rainwater Trekker
 
Re: Wimpey or McDonald? by mrsthing on 2 April 2008 3:17am
 
Well, rain water is probably worse for you than tap water, these days.

I lived in a house with water with a high mineral content, and it never hurt me. The only problem was that soap didn't lather well in it.
 
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