Water Wars: Bottled vs. Tap Water

Can I sell you a bottle of tap water? Or how about a bottle of water I got somewhere in the United States , but failed to treat according to any standards you know of? It's only a $1.25 a bottle. Full Story
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DangerWillRobins on

Las Cruces, NM

#1 Aug 17, 2010
I'm confused. How can you say that city tap water is safer than bottled water, then cite an example of bad bottled water as coming from Las Vegas, a city tap water source?

Does not compute.
CCH

Las Cruces, NM

#2 Aug 17, 2010
I refuse to either drink or cook with Las Cruces tap water after finding large masses of black slimy gook coming out of my facets in the Telshor/Missouri area on a regular basis. I don’t know whether to use RAID or Lysol on this stuff. THERE IS NO WAY YOU CAN CONVINCE ME THAT THIS WATER IS SAFE!!!!!!

Since: Jun 10

Las Cruces

#3 Aug 17, 2010
CCH wrote:
I refuse to either drink or cook with Las Cruces tap water after finding large masses of black slimy gook coming out of my facets in the Telshor/Missouri area on a regular basis. I don’t know whether to use RAID or Lysol on this stuff. THERE IS NO WAY YOU CAN CONVINCE ME THAT THIS WATER IS SAFE!!!!!!
Don't mention the black slimy gook. They'll charge you extra.
vvg

Albuquerque, NM

#4 Oct 1, 2011
Yes Las Cruces Tap water is safe to drink, Ive been drinking it for 44 years and im perfectly healthy. I refuse to drink bottled water because somehow the american public have been brain washed to buy something that is already basically free. And to hear somebody complain about our water is quite annoying, because the truth is we are very blessed, and there are millions of people in this world that would literally give their right arm just to be able to drink and bath in the quality of water we have, be thankful that you dont have to drink disease ridden water from a muddy puddle like many people in this world, and enjoy the clean beautiful water we have because someday it may be gone

“ keep the loonies on the path.”

Since: Aug 10

Detroit

#5 Oct 1, 2011
CLC water is not suitable for me. I will flush the toilet with it and water the lawn. My hole house R/O is here to stay.
Old Baldy

Las Cruces, NM

#6 Oct 3, 2011
Bottled water is the biggest scam perpetuated on the consumer since pet rocks. Anyone that buys bottled water is a fool.
leon

Shanghai, China

#7 Nov 1, 2011
Bottled water kill our oil ressources. The lazzy people buy that.
in 1980 it doesn't exist. People had a their own flask gourd. You know this bottle made out of metal. You fill it in the morning, and you drink, and at night you wash it with a brush. Tucco in the Good the bad and the ugly use one.
Whatever my body pretection environment brother. We are all united against the plastic bottle. must not use fu33ing disposables. must use a 3$ bottle that you fill and reuse 1000 times. No dispoasable. Tell it to your neighbours and your girlfriends. Boba bouba boudha and god will reward you for that.

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#8 Nov 1, 2011
DangerWillRobinson wrote:
I'm confused. How can you say that city tap water is safer than bottled water, then cite an example of bad bottled water as coming from Las Vegas, a city tap water source?
Does not compute.
There have been many identified cases of fraud by bottled water companies;who simply bottle regular,unfiltered tap water and sell it to unsuspecting consumers.They call it "free-enterprise.It is analogous to what the banks do to us every day!steph.
Elsie YesSir

Las Cruces, NM

#9 Nov 1, 2011
CCH wrote:
I refuse to either drink or cook with Las Cruces tap water after finding large masses of black slimy gook coming out of my facets in the Telshor/Missouri area on a regular basis. I don’t know whether to use RAID or Lysol on this stuff. THERE IS NO WAY YOU CAN CONVINCE ME THAT THIS WATER IS SAFE!!!!!!
Good. Then I won't try. Go ahead and gamble your thirst away. And the best of luck to you as you squander your money on nonsense. By the way, bottled water is tap water!!
Elsie YesSir

Las Cruces, NM

#10 Nov 1, 2011
Old Baldy wrote:
Bottled water is the biggest scam perpetuated on the consumer since pet rocks. Anyone that buys bottled water is a fool.
And lots of fools buy it with food stamps, which shouldn't be allowed. If they buy it with their own money, that's dumb but ok by me.
Elsie YesSir

Las Cruces, NM

#11 Nov 1, 2011
STEPHMAR wrote:
<quoted text>There have been many identified cases of fraud by bottled water companies;who simply bottle regular,unfiltered tap water and sell it to unsuspecting consumers.They call it "free-enterprise.It is analogous to what the banks do to us every day!steph.
IT IS ALL TAP WATER!!!
oo0oo

Washington, DC

#12 Nov 1, 2011
Bottled water is such a scam. Seriously, turn on the tap and drink folks.

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#13 Nov 1, 2011
oo0oo wrote:
Bottled water is such a scam. Seriously, turn on the tap and drink folks.
I agree completely.The only way to ensure purified water;it to purify it yourself at home.There are small affordable units available.In my opinion,don't bother with home distillation units.
Elsie YesSir

Las Cruces, NM

#14 Nov 5, 2011
u know im right wrote:
CLC water is not suitable for me. I will flush the toilet with it and water the lawn. My hole house R/O is here to stay.
Then just crawl back into your "hole house."
JRw

Las Vegas, NV

#16 Sep 1, 2012
DangerWillRobinson wrote:
I'm confused. How can you say that city tap water is safer than bottled water, then cite an example of bad bottled water as coming from Las Vegas, a city tap water source?
Does not compute.
Just keep spending your money on water in a bottle, that's great!
I choose to drink tap water, and i bet I'll live longer! Keep wasting your money
tegods

Tewksbury, MA

#17 Sep 1, 2012
I can only speak for the water that comes out of the faucet at my house, but at certain times of the day, when you open the faucet, you get an ugly odor like that of natural gas or sewer.

This has not always been the case. I grew up on tap water in this very house. I have to agree that now on certain days, I get a bunch of free black gunk that comes through with the water. It's free righ? Just drink it?

No, after I started noticing all of this junk coming through the pipes I decided that we need to go to one of the local water taps that are at least filtered and buy 5 gallon jugs.

Before I get slammed on how stupid I am for buying water, I have to say that at least that water does not smell and then again, how healthy can it be to drink all that black stuff coming through the pipes.

W/r to bottled water being a scam, nothing regulates the bottled water industry, so it definitely can be shitty water. The companies selling the water have more common sense than to just be opening a tap and filling. Then again, you can find Deming water in some places and it really is good.

When I was in college, years ago, one of my classmates did her technical writing paper on bottled water and actually had various bottled water, city water, NMSU water and others tested. The bottled water was not much cleaner than the others. I can't remember which was cleanr, but the bottled waters were not the cleanest. I am thinking the the cleanest came from one of the bathrooms.

This brings up the question of what is clean? Well for starters if you can't see things in the water, that is a positive sign. Filtered water tends to remove valuable minerals that have shown over time to be critical in bone structure of people and their ability to withstand a fall without breaking. On the other hand, if you take up all of the nice little extras in the Las Cruces city water, you maay not have to worry about falls or broken bones, but possibly salmonela or something nastier.

In order to continue receiving clean water from the city, someone would have to be able to periodically clean the pipes along with filtering of the water. I don't see this as something that is feasible at a low cost. For me, the bottled water from one of the filtering stations is the best choice. For you, the black slimmy water may be just fine.
tegods

Tewksbury, MA

#18 Sep 1, 2012
To answer the question of whether you can sell bottled tap water, the answer is yes. If you want to bottle piss and call it special treated and filtered water, you probably can do that too. Just look at some of the Zero Calorie drinks, bottled piss with carbonation.

“ keep the loonies on the path.”

Since: Aug 10

Detroit

#19 Sep 2, 2012
Elsie YesSir wrote:
<quoted text>
Then just crawl back into your "hole house."
Bad me! WHOLE!
lost cruces

Albuquerque, NM

#20 Sep 2, 2012
It's all distilled for me!!
tegods

United States

#21 Sep 3, 2012
Distilled is not necessarily a good thing. You need the natural minerals that water has for bone strength. Distilled could be a bad deal for you over 20 yrs.

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