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    Re: What brand of water do you like!

    I live down south and I drink the tap water here... But if I have the option I'll go for carbonated water such as the Tesco or Asda varients or alternatively Highland Spring or Perrier

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    Re: What brand of water do you like!

    Quote Originally Posted by Vroomparrot View Post
    Also, Leicesterhire is the only area in the country (as far as I know) that doesn't have flouride added to the water.
    Very little of the country has flouride added, more's the shame IMHO. Many people get pretty upset about the idea of it though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Whiternoise
    Tap, though the water here is so hard that we filter it
    I filter mine too, but only when it goes in the kettle as it reduces limescale and makes tea taste better. It shouldn't make any difference to the taste other than giving it more time between the tap and drinking for the chlorine to evaporate.


    Decanter Magazine did a taste test of all the top water brands, with a rather surprising 3rd place:

    http://www.decanter.com/news/165363.html

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    Re: What brand of water do you like!

    Quote Originally Posted by malfunction View Post
    Edit - interesting we've had a few mentions of a north south divide in tap water taste. I never had a problem with tap water when I lived in Nottm, Stoke or York but around here (Wokingham) it definitely has some pretty minging spells though it's been OK for months now. That said my level of water consumption has probably increased (in line with a decrease in beer consumption) as I've gotten older and (slightly) more sensible so maybe I'm just noticing it more?
    It's not to do with the north/south divide so much as the type of land you live on, here in Oxford we're on clay with limestone hills surrounding us, and the water tastes awful.
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    Re: What brand of water do you like!

    the water here in london tastes fine to me, probably cause i'm always periodically sipping away water from an open bottle though

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    Re: What brand of water do you like!

    Quote Originally Posted by GheeTsar View Post
    Nope, not true. Drinking water is treated with granulated activated carbon which is extremely effective at removing any organic chemicals inc. oestrogen and steriodical oestrogen. What is happening though is that in certain rivers where dilutions are low, oestrogen in treated sewage effluent can feminise male fish. This isn't new though - the effect has been noticed for over 30 years. It's just not worth putting drinking water treatment on the end of a sewage works to save a few fish.
    Thanks for that useful nugget of information

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    Re: What brand of water do you like!

    Quote Originally Posted by GheeTsar View Post
    Nope, not true. Drinking water is treated with granulated activated carbon which is extremely effective at removing any organic chemicals inc. oestrogen and steriodical oestrogen. What is happening though is that in certain rivers where dilutions are low, oestrogen in treated sewage effluent can feminise male fish. This isn't new though - the effect has been noticed for over 30 years. It's just not worth putting drinking water treatment on the end of a sewage works to save a few fish.
    Good to know, I use activated carbon in my fish tank filter. I was completely unaware though that it can remove organic chemicals.

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    Re: What brand of water do you like!

    Quote Originally Posted by GheeTsar View Post


    Lol. Dasani had that epic fail where they took perfectly drinkable tap water and treated to make it fail drinking water standards. Spectacular.
    Haha yeah

    It was in all the papers at the time. Coca Cola caught bottling tap water etc. I think its still sold in the States.

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    Re: What brand of water do you like!

    Quote Originally Posted by steve threlfall View Post
    Haha yeah

    It was in all the papers at the time. Coca Cola caught bottling tap water etc. I think its still sold in the States.
    Rumour has it that they are planning to try and break the UK market again soon, thinking everyone had forgotten about that sorry episode. Obviously not!

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    Re: What brand of water do you like!

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmage View Post
    Does anyone have a preference with water too? I know most people dislike tap water
    Bit of a bold statement.

    I only buy water if I'm really thirsty and I can't get to a tap. I don't really care what it is, although from memory the one I really don't like is Vittel.

    In London the water is pretty hard, so there's plenty of minerals in it anyway. When I go and visit my Grandad in Somerset I don't particularly like his water, but I daresay I'd quickly get used to it if I lived there.

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    Re: What brand of water do you like!

    Quote Originally Posted by steve threlfall View Post
    Haha yeah

    It was in all the papers at the time. Coca Cola caught bottling tap water etc. I think its still sold in the States.
    I was shocked to hear that Coca cola could do this an get away with it.

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    Re: What brand of water do you like!

    London's finest.....

    London tap water has been rated superior to expensive mineral waters in a blind tasting conducted by some of the most sophisticated drinkers in the country.

    At less than 1p a litre, it beat 20 bottled waters, including some which sell for £50 a litre, in the survey conducted by Decanter, the wine drinkers' magazine
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...aste-test.html

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    Re: What brand of water do you like!

    I'm astounded so many folk drink bottled water at all, let alone have brand loyalty to one label over another. One of the statements on the questionnaire at politicalcompass.org is something like "It is a sad comment on society that such a basic commodity as water is branded and sold" - you might as well sell air in sealed plastic bags, on the basis that the air in London (or wherever) is a bit whiffy on occasion. It's simply ridiculous to incur the energy cost of carting around plastic bottles of water when perfectly good drinking water is available out of the taps everywhere in the country.

    Oh, and flouridation has been mentioned above - setting aside the various documented (and variously disputed) scientific concerns as to its dangers and ineffectiveness, I'm completely opposed to this simply on the grounds that it is not ethical to forcibly medicate the entire population of an area - without asking consent and allowing no opt-out - on the grounds that some children in that area might suffer from such a trivial complaint as tooth decay. Any and all arguments to the contrary do not outweigh this single fact. So there.
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    Re: What brand of water do you like!

    Just your plain and simple, tap-dispensed dihydrogen monoxide for me.

    Although make sure you're aware of the dangers: http://www.dhmo.org/facts.html

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    Re: What brand of water do you like!

    Quote Originally Posted by GheeTsar View Post
    Very little of the country has flouride added, more's the shame IMHO. Many people get pretty upset about the idea of it though.

    I filter mine too, but only when it goes in the kettle as it reduces limescale and makes tea taste better. It shouldn't make any difference to the taste other than giving it more time between the tap and drinking for the chlorine to evaporate.

    Decanter Magazine did a taste test of all the top water brands, with a rather surprising 3rd place:

    http://www.decanter.com/news/165363.html
    It also tastes noticably "peppery", i've grown used to it, but having it filtered does make it taste a bit cleaner. And yeah, we use it for the kettle (shame we can't do the same for the shower, it's a nightmare cleaning the head every few months).

    As for flouride, it's a half/half situation. There have been studies showing a marked decrease in tooth decay since it was introduced, however, other studies claim it makes no difference and has increased the risk of thyroid problems. Personally i'm doubtful, i think it's more likely that we've made a lot of advances in the realms of toothbrushes, toothpaste and the general psychology of brushing your teeth regularly. Kids today get much more focussed teaching about it, they get dentists to come to visit schools and that kind of thing. I don't think there's necessarily any harm in keeping it in the water, it's probably quite good for killing bugs anyway.

    Quote Originally Posted by JPreston View Post
    I'm astounded so many folk drink bottled water at all, let alone have brand loyalty to one label over another. One of the statements on the questionnaire at politicalcompass.org is something like "It is a sad comment on society that such a basic commodity as water is branded and sold" - you might as well sell air in sealed plastic bags, on the basis that the air in London (or wherever) is a bit whiffy on occasion. It's simply ridiculous to incur the energy cost of carting around plastic bottles of water when perfectly good drinking water is available out of the taps everywhere in the country.


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    Too bad

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    Re: What brand of water do you like!

    I only use the small bottles because of convenience for like going to the gym or by the
    bedside.

    Buxton for me, tastes just as good as any other main brand like evian and best of all
    the 8 bottle packs are the cheapest (in tesco at least). There is even a 24 bottle pack
    for a fiver now making it even cheaper.

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    Re: What brand of water do you like!

    Quote Originally Posted by JPreston View Post
    I'm astounded so many folk drink bottled water at all, let alone have brand loyalty to one label over another. One of the statements on the questionnaire at politicalcompass.org is something like "It is a sad comment on society that such a basic commodity as water is branded and sold" - you might as well sell air in sealed plastic bags, on the basis that the air in London (or wherever) is a bit whiffy on occasion. It's simply ridiculous to incur the energy cost of carting around plastic bottles of water when perfectly good drinking water is available out of the taps everywhere in the country.

    It comes down to choice, we all know water comes out of a tap. Most would drink it if that was the only choice, but it's not. The thing is we do have taste buds and water is the most purest form of liquid consumption for a human possible, let me at least enjoy drinking it.

    Their are tons of people who don't even drink water because they can't stand the taste, should we make a mockery of them for Coca cola selling poison for the body?

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