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Tvov
01-03-2013, 06:21
Huh? Some places are now banning the sale of water bottles??

Massachusettes:
http://www.telegram.com/article/20130101/NEWS/130109998/1160/SPECIALSECTIONS04&source=rss

I've always thought it is weird enough by itself to buy bottled water (who would have thought to invest in that decades ago?? You would have been laughed at), but it is convenient. But to ban the sale of "single serving" water bottles?

:dunno:

JohnBT
01-03-2013, 06:51
The U.S. now consumes more bottled water than any other country. It is said that this creates a pile of empty bottles long enough to run around the entire planet about once per day.

John Rambo
01-03-2013, 06:53
The U.S. now consumes more bottled water than any other country. It is said that this creates a pile of empty bottles long enough to run around the entire planet about once per day.

So recycle. Our city water here is so putrid its unfit to drink. Its either filter or bottle.

OctoberRust
01-03-2013, 06:54
The U.S. now consumes more bottled water than any other country. It is said that this creates a pile of empty bottles long enough to run around the entire planet about once per day.

Well it's just the high capacity water bottles I have a problem wi. No one needs more than ten ounces of water anyways.

Drain You
01-03-2013, 07:06
So recycle. Our city water here is so putrid its unfit to drink. Its either filter or bottle.


The entire water bottle industry needs to die in a fire. Just imagine how much you're paying per gallon for tap water imported from another city that also has crappy water.


http://www.brita.com/products/filtering-bottle/

I use this, love it. The cartridge last 2 months or so

gwalchmai
01-03-2013, 07:08
I don't understand the need to be constantly swilling water. The human race made it pretty far without constant "hydration", and most of the folks I see carrying water bottles everywhere they go don't seem to have benefited much from the practice. I think it's just the modern equivalent of leg warmers and headbands.

John Rambo
01-03-2013, 07:09
The entire water bottle industry needs to die in a fire. Just imagine how much you're paying per gallon for tap water imported from another city that also has crappy water.


http://www.brita.com/products/filtering-bottle/

I use this, love it. The cartridge last 2 months or so

I bet the filters in their water filtering facilities are slightly better than the Brita filtering bottle.

John Rambo
01-03-2013, 07:10
I don't understand the need to be constantly swilling water. The human race made it pretty far without constant "hydration", and most of the folks I see carrying water bottles everywhere they go don't seem to have benefited much from the practice. I think it's just the modern equivalent of leg warmers and headbands.

Maybe you should ask a medical professional about the importance of staying properly hydrated.

Drain You
01-03-2013, 07:11
I bet the filters in their water filtering facilities are slightly better than the Brita filtering bottle.


I bet the 300 water bottles every 2 months makes a bigger problem than the 2.5 inch filter being replaced.

Tvov
01-03-2013, 07:11
Well it's just the high capacity water bottles I have a problem wi. No one needs more than ten ounces of water anyways.

Oh, well, when you put it that way, it makes sense...

lol, jeez, don't start that. You know someone will glom onto this and start a drive about "high capacity bottles"...

John Rambo
01-03-2013, 07:12
I bet the 300 water bottles every 2 months makes a bigger problem than the 2.5 inch filter being replaced.

Not if you recycle, right?

gwalchmai
01-03-2013, 07:13
Maybe you should ask a medical professional about the importance of staying properly hydrated.I have asked several in fact. All agreed that while proper hydration is important, constantly sipping from a water bottle is unnecessary and silly.

Drain You
01-03-2013, 07:14
Not if you recycle, right?



That is a big if. Me personally I made the switch to the Brita bottle to stop from paying $3 to $5 a day buying vending machine drinks at work.

We have no recycling facilities there, so I would have to pile the bottles up on my desk and then take them home each night. It is so much easier, healthier, and cheaper to buy the bottle.

oldgraywolf
01-03-2013, 07:25
In my state we have a bottle deposit law for carbonated beverages, so litter comprised of beer and soda bottles and cans is minimal compared to other states I've been in that don't have similar laws. Howsomever, ******* water bottles are everywhere.

I'm also of the opinion that bottled water is, for the most part, nothing more than Linus' blanket for so many people. WTF did they do before bottled water? No one carried canteens around everywhere they went.

Bren
01-03-2013, 07:37
The U.S. now consumes more bottled water than any other country. It is said that this creates a pile of empty bottles long enough to run around the entire planet about once per day.

Yet before convenient bottled water, we did the same with equally plastic bottles of much less healthy soda/pop (depending on where you live).

Banning them is a pretty stupid idea. People still have to drink and, when the only thing convenient in the office machine or whatever is something full of sugar and chemicals, they will drink that instead.

Want to clean up the plastic? Do it the same way we did with returnable bottles and aluminum cans - pay the guys with the shopping carts who will pick them up beside the road all day long. They are recycleable.

SC Tiger
01-03-2013, 07:40
The entire water bottle industry needs to die in a fire. Just imagine how much you're paying per gallon for tap water imported from another city that also has crappy water.


http://www.brita.com/products/filtering-bottle/

I use this, love it. The cartridge last 2 months or so

I think I have one of those somewhere.

In some coastal cities, the tap water has so much calcium that you are literally better off drinking a soft drink.

I use a filtered pitcher at home (probably a big reason my Keurig hasn't had any problems with clogged needles) but when you are "out and about" bottled water is convenient. I can't see why people purchase bottled water for their home though.

Where I work, we have to use water coolers as they say the ground is too polluted to drink the water. I can't make sense of that because I believe we are on the city water supply, and the issue is local to our facility (and a few others nearby).

Speaking of all of this, has anyone put one of those "whole house" filters in their house? Which do you recommend? I am talking about the simple filter units, not the enormous three-stage units that some people have.

SC Tiger
01-03-2013, 07:44
Well it's just the high capacity water bottles I have a problem wi. No one needs more than ten ounces of water anyways.

When water bottles are outlawed, only outlaws will have water bottles. :rofl:

RichJ
01-03-2013, 08:13
I don't understand the need to be constantly swilling water. The human race made it pretty far without constant "hydration", and most of the folks I see carrying water bottles everywhere they go don't seem to have benefited much from the practice. I think it's just the modern equivalent of leg warmers and headbands.

The archaeological record says your statement is incorrect. Throughout antiquity and as far back as early prehistoric sites are known to exist, virtually every campsite or area of prolonged human occupation is located at a constant source of water.

People never got very far from water for a reason.

gwalchmai
01-03-2013, 08:16
The archaeological record says your statement is incorrect. Throughout antiquity and as far back as early prehistoric sites are known to exist, virtually every campsite or area of prolonged human occupation is located at a constant source of water.

People never got very far from water for a reason.
Did you purposely choose to misrepresent my point or are you really that dim?

Bren
01-03-2013, 08:19
I have asked several in fact. All agreed that while proper hydration is important, constantly sipping from a water bottle is unnecessary and silly.

If you think having a bottle of water means you have to carry it around and constantly sip from it, that may be your thing, but I get one and drink it within a minute or so, unless it's with food. While I have good water where I live, try drinking it from the tap in most of the rest of the country - unless you are a big fan of the taste of lake water, it's not a good idea.

RichJ
01-03-2013, 08:21
Did you purposely choose to misrepresent my point or are you really that dim?
How did I missrepresent your point? You said the human race made it without constant hydration. I simply stated that is incorrect and that the human race has always needed constant hydration. I didn't just make that up.

Dennis in MA
01-03-2013, 08:22
The entire water bottle industry needs to die in a fire. Just imagine how much you're paying per gallon for tap water imported from another city that also has crappy water.


http://www.brita.com/products/filtering-bottle/

I use this, love it. The cartridge last 2 months or so

That'd be a funny sight to see. "Dangit, Chief. We can't keep the first going. We light the bottles on fire and they burst, leaking out the water and extinguishing the fire. Any suggestions?"

I don't understand the need to be constantly swilling water. The human race made it pretty far without constant "hydration", and most of the folks I see carrying water bottles everywhere they go don't seem to have benefited much from the practice. I think it's just the modern equivalent of leg warmers and headbands.

Yup.

The archaeological record says your statement is incorrect. Throughout antiquity and as far back as early prehistoric sites are known to exist, virtually every campsite or area of prolonged human occupation is located at a constant source of water.

People never got very far from water for a reason.

As Gwally said - they aren't sipping it 34 times a day.

(I had one new-age woman tell me once I needed my as many ounces of water a day as my weight in pounds. LOL)



If Concord doesn't have a bottle in front of me, do they have a frontal lobotomy?

gwalchmai
01-03-2013, 08:23
If you think having a bottle of water means you have to carry it around and constantly sip from it, that may be your thing, but I get one and drink it within a minute or so, unless it's with food. While I have good water where I live, try drinking it from the tap in most of the rest of the country - unless you are a big fan of the taste of lake water, it's not a good idea.I'm specifically referring to those people who carry a water bottle with them and constantly sip from it.

gwalchmai
01-03-2013, 08:24
How did I missrepresent your point? You said the human race made it without constant hydration. I simply stated that is incorrect and that the human race has always needed constant hydration. I didn't just make that up.So you're choosing option 2... ;)

frank_drebin
01-03-2013, 08:29
The U.S. now consumes more bottled water than any other country. It is said that this creates a pile of empty bottles long enough to run around the entire planet about once per day.

I think people should do that.

John Rambo
01-03-2013, 08:33
I think people should do that.

I've always wondered, if we managed to do something like that with a rigid structure, would it levitate?

Dennis in MA
01-03-2013, 09:10
BTW - I've seen one of them 5-gallon-bucket bands, but never a water-bottle band. I don't think they resonate all that well. Unless someone is jug-blowing them. LOL

Tvov
01-03-2013, 10:06
Speaking of all of this, has anyone put one of those "whole house" filters in their house? Which do you recommend? I am talking about the simple filter units, not the enormous three-stage units that some people have.

We have well water. I put in a Culligan whole house single replacement cartridge filter in our basement. I use the simple sediment filter, made of pleated paper. Then we use a Brita filter jug mostly for drinking water. I replace the filter cartridge somewhere between once every month to two months.

You have to understand that the simple whole house water filter cartridges are very limited in what they filter. We get the reddish sediment in our water... safe for drinking, but the water can be cloudy. The cartridge filter cleans it fine for showers and laundry.

What can be interesting is to put a filter on a "city water" line... if you think that city water is perfectly clean and clear, you might be surprised at how quickly dirty the water filter can get! Perfectly safe for drinking, but it is not necessarily perfectly clean.

Dennis in MA
01-03-2013, 11:10
I've got a whole-house filter at the cabin. Works well. Although water tested fine with and without filter, so no biggie. Makes the wife and plumber happy. Only downside is high Manganese (I think) that reacts with the sacrificial rod in the pressure tank to create that sulphery smell when you first use it after sitting for a while. Run the water for a littel bit and it goes away. But the wife doesn't drink from the tap EVER because of it. :upeyes:

dango
01-03-2013, 11:34
Simple = Plastics , a derivitive of (CRUDE) oil , Hmmmm , tasty !

Source of so called (PURE-SPRING) water ? Again , Hmmmm , tasty ? ..................:dunno: Shelf-life vs degradation of said (PLASTIC)........? Tasty.......?

PS: Oooops , Florides ........? Hmmmm.......?

JimIsland
01-03-2013, 11:43
I like bottled water. I keep a case in the boat, Tahoe, office, etc.. I recycle so whats the big deal? How many freakin coke/diet coke cans are consumed annually?

dango
01-03-2013, 11:47
I like bottled water. I keep a case in the boat, Tahoe, office, etc.. I recycle so whats the big deal? How many freakin coke/diet coke cans are consumed annually?

And (Bottled-Water) like's you ...................!:supergrin:

BEER
01-03-2013, 11:54
if only municipal authorities would put some sort of regulations on the quality of tap water or something.

dango
01-03-2013, 12:01
if only municipal authorities would put some sort of regulations on the quality of tap water or something.

They have and You wouldn't like it .........! Tasty...?

Dennis in MA
01-03-2013, 12:03
I like bottled water. I keep a case in the boat, Tahoe, office, etc.. I recycle so whats the big deal? How many freakin coke/diet coke cans are consumed annually?

Zero, ever since EVERYONE started using SodaStream. ;)


if only municipal authorities would put some sort of regulations on the quality of tap water or something.

Yeah. If only. :rofl:

BEER
01-03-2013, 14:07
They have and You wouldn't like it .........! Tasty...?

i grew up drinking tap water in pasadena, texas. i don't glow in the dark and the toilet dosen't clink when i drop a deuce so i guess all the legends about how bad it was were false.

and just in case anybody hasn't seen this yet.....
Penn and Teller - Feng Shui / Bottled Water (Full Episode) - YouTube

dango
01-03-2013, 14:32
Fluoride , side effects ? Heavy metals , Mercury , iron , calcium,
matter of factually , Depending on "Demographics" , what is in the earth is in your water !

Now , we have "standards" set buy Bureaucrats , (ACCEPTABLE-LEVELS) ! Research , you have the same access to data I do.

I'm no "Messiah" , I just pass on what I see ! Take it , leave it ,
Whatever .

tous
01-03-2013, 14:37
I don't understand the need to be constantly swilling water. The human race made it pretty far without constant "hydration", and most of the folks I see carrying water bottles everywhere they go don't seem to have benefited much from the practice. I think it's just the modern equivalent of leg warmers and headbands.

You sayin' that leg warmers and head bands aren't fashionably trendy anymore? :shocked: I was wearin' mine to the Walmart just the other day and folk couldn't help but gape in admiration.

<--- has 254 sets of matching leg warmers and headbands
<--- many are from the Jane Fonda signature series
<--- also owns 3,215 Beanie Babies

larry_minn
01-03-2013, 15:05
I refill water bottles. I find I drink much more water/less soda if I have a water bottle along.
Before water bottles I did carry a water jug. I think its better for me to drink water while driving, working, on computer then soda.

dango
01-03-2013, 15:10
You sayin' that leg warmers and head bands aren't fashionably trendy anymore? :shocked: I was wearin' mine to the Walmart just the other day and folk couldn't help but gape in admiration.

<--- has 254 sets of matching leg warmers and headbands
<--- many are from the Jane Fonda signature series
<--- also owns 3,215 Beanie Babies

Quite the fashion statement there and I'm sure a handsome figure !......................:supergrin: Just "green" Tous ! :supergrin:

gwalchmai
01-03-2013, 15:28
You sayin' that leg warmers and head bands aren't fashionably trendy anymore? :shocked: I was wearin' mine to the Walmart just the other day and folk couldn't help but gape in admiration.Those gapes may not have been from admiration, amigo... :shocked:

<--- has 254 sets of matching leg warmers and headbands
<--- many are from the Jane Fonda signature series
<--- also owns 3,215 Beanie BabiesYou really need to meet my MIL. ;)

tous
01-03-2013, 16:14
How did mankind (noun includes wimmins) ever survive for 10,000 years before Ozarka came along and saved us all from dropping dead because we didn't have a bottle of water clutched in our grubby little hand? :headscratch:

<--- thinks folk that carry water around need a hobby

dango
01-03-2013, 16:36
How did mankind (noun includes wimmins) ever survive for 10,000 years before Ozarka came along and saved us all from dropping dead because we didn't have a bottle of water clutched in our grubby little hand? :headscratch:

<--- thinks folk that carry water around need a hobby

They got hobbies , killer collection of fanny packs to carry water bottles ! Dare not clash !

fnfalman
01-03-2013, 17:10
I don't give a damn about the planet. I want my freakin' Perrier.

kazecap0ne
01-03-2013, 17:29
lets ban.....EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!:faint::faint::faint:

nursetim
01-03-2013, 17:40
I don't understand the need to be constantly swilling water. The human race made it pretty far without constant "hydration", and most of the folks I see carrying water bottles everywhere they go don't seem to have benefited much from the practice. I think it's just the modern equivalent of leg warmers and headbands.

We are exposed to so many toxins on a daily basis is why. The solution to pollution is dilution.