We're on well water, and I don't care for how it tastes. So we have a water cooler that takes the 20 litre jugs that I buy at the grocery store. In the summer I keep a case of bottle water on hand for going out, but it usually lasts awhile
I do, but not to just drink whenever. If I'm filling up a glass or a water bottle I will either use tap water or fridge water. I keep bottled water on hand for on the go type situations--travel, ball games (when I will need more than what fits in my reusable water bottle), etc.
We have a high quality of water in our city's system. We drink tap water. In fact today I purchased 12 bottles of water for the first time ever. (long story on why I needed a quantity) If we are going on a trip, we refill the bottles from the previous trip.
I will say that the city where I worked for 10 years has the most disgusting water ever. I don't know how the residents can bear that water. blech!
Post by scrappinwithoutpeas on May 10, 2021 21:45:40 GMT
No, we use a Brita filter on our tap water and it tastes great. I only ever bought bottled water when the kids needed it for specific events/sports where they were unable to take their personal water bottle.
"Turns out some things are better left unsaid... which I generally realize right after I have said them."
The only time during the year that we buy bottled water is during hay season, usually June through September, usually one or two cases of 24. Dh like to take a small cooler with him on the tractor, and bottled water is easier. We normally drink unfiltered tap water, we are on a well with good water.
We buy gallon size bottles from the grocery store. City water from the tap is nasty and I don't like the filtered water from the fridge either. I only drink water (or homemade iced tea), so having water I enjoy drinking is important to me. I fully admit I am a water snob and dislike more brands of water than I enjoy. We use the filtered fridge water when we make coffee or tea.
We also buy smaller water bottles for DH to take to work. He drives a UPS truck in the middle of nowhere most days and has little to no access to water for the purpose of refilling bottles. Sending him to work with only refillable water bottles is not realistic given his work conditions.
Post by Crack-a-lackin on May 10, 2021 21:59:20 GMT
No. We have very good tap water so we drink that unfiltered. I do have a few 3 and 5 gallon bottles in the garage emergency kit and I might buy a bottle when I’m out and forgot (or finished) my reusable bottle I’ve brought with me but I try to not do that often, especially because I have quite a few full-fledged tree-huggers in my friend and family group and they will shun me 😃
I drink water from the dispenser of our fridge or the tap. I can't stand all of that plastic. I'm a believer in having a quality water bottle and we have a few Swell bottles that are used in our home. I do buy cans of Lacroix or something similar. I view that as a substitute for a soda or alcoholic drink so I don't really see it in the same category of general drinking water.
Yes, but that's because we are on well water and it is terrible. We have very hard water where we live. We have a full house system water softener but it only helps a little bit. For years after we moved here (25 years ago) we had a water delivery service that would deliver 5 gallon water jugs (we have always had a stand alone water dispenser that dispenses hot and cold water from a water jug on top). In the last few years the service got worse and worse from this company so now DH gets our bottled water from Whole Foods in half gallon jugs by the carton. He pours those into the 5 gallon jugs and then we return the half gallon jugs to Whole Foods to be recycled.
I don't buy bottled water in a plastic bottle to drink from myself unless it's an emergency. I have my own water bottle that I fill from our system when I go out.
The less plastic in the world the better is my motto.
Yes, I buy bottled water by the gallon. My tap water is nasty. And, this is the most I’ve ever spent on my monthly water bill and it is literally undrinkable. I drink lots of iced tea. When I make it, I boil half tap / half bottled. But that’s it.
We do a mix of things. We have well water at home. The water is super hard and full of mineral sediment which I don’t like, so we get 5 gallon jugs of water for a dispenser which is what we primarily drink at home. We don’t have a filtered dispenser fridge at home but we do at the lake cabin, so we drink that water when we’re there. I buy single serve bottles of water from Costco for DH to take to work because he can freeze those and use them to keep stuff in his lunchbox cold in his boiling hot truck, then drink the water once it melts. The bottles from those all get recycled.
I also sometimes like drinking flavored sparkling water which comes in single serve bottles or cans. I usually buy that in cans, and again those get recycled.
Miracles shouldn’t be Plan A
I’ve got mountains to climb and I don’t need a backpack full of rocks.
Post by kibblesandbits on May 10, 2021 22:29:25 GMT
I have two Brita pitchers that I fill from the tap, and from there fill my 24 oz water bottle a few time a day. Use tap water for cooking, coffee, and tea. I keep a case of bottled water in the downstairs fridge for friends and family that come to use the pool, and a case in the upstairs pantry for guests or travel.
Post by playingcinderella on May 10, 2021 22:34:47 GMT
We have well water and I am not crazy about the taste, so we have a 5 gallon dispenser that we refill. I have canned and boxes water in our emergency preparedness since we live on the Gulf coast. We try not to buy individual bottles as much as possible.
Post by Spongemom Scrappants on May 10, 2021 22:43:16 GMT
We keep some on hand, but it’s rarely used. I occasionally hand a bottle to someone leaving who has a ling drive ahead or something like that.
Our local water is good. I usually refill my glass during the day from the dispenser in the refrigerator door. My husband prefers his straight from the tap (but full of ice from the same fridge source my water comes from so... eh, his choice!).
PeaNut 297,141 February 2007 Posts: 11,811 Layouts: 31 Loc: South Carolina
Post by simplyparticular on May 10, 2021 23:26:29 GMT
We use filtered water at home (Britta tap dispenser in refrigerator), and buy a 24 pack of the mini bottles for my DH to have in the car for taking medication. That generally lasts us 4-6 months, but lasted over a year during the pandemic.
1. Our city tap water is nasty. People have gotten sick from it.
2. Filter systems don't remove the nastiness.
3. Ds is medical formula only and has 16-18 7 oz cups a day. We have Arrowhead delivery for him. 3 gallon jugs.
4. Dd and I have Dysautonomia and POTS and have to drink 88-96 oz of water a day. That is 6 arrowhead bottles each a day.
We recycle a lot. For us, it is a need not a luxury.
Hi! I would love to message you to talk about POTS! I also have POTS. I was first diagnosed with IST.
I also buy water, and we recycle. I drink at least 7 bottles a day for my medical condition, more when I work. Our water is also nasty, and no amount of filtering takes away that horrible tinny taste! ICK! Our ice is filtered, and I can't even tolerate our ice. I wish I could drink our tap water...that would be so very nice (and save us $$$$).
ACNH: Name: Magooey Island: HoneyHeart Pears and Pansies PST