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On Which do you prefer, Lawrence tap water or bottled water?


swampyankee 1 year, 2 months ago

tap water room temperature the least you can do is refill bottles with filtered water.


Currahee 1 year, 2 months ago

Well I look at the Kansas river and then look at the water that comes out my tab. We are getting the worst of the Kansas river. Kind of skeptical about trace amounts of pharmaceuticals... while I'm sure the water filter thing is a gimmick (less of a gimmick than bottled water being better) if it can't hurt, why not?


grammaddy 1 year, 2 months ago

Tap, after being filtered twice. Once at the tap, second filling the pitcher.


Richard Heckler 1 year, 2 months ago

Installing a reverse osmosis system cost wayyyyyyyy less than bottled water.


autie 1 year, 2 months ago

you read too much. bacteria can't live in anaerobic environments, there is no bacteria in bottled water

except anaerobic bacteria.


Leslie Swearingen 1 year, 2 months ago

Brita pitcher for the house and the individual bottle to go. My cat drinks filtered water from a water fountain that I got him online.


prospector 1 year, 2 months ago

I prefer Free State tap beer over the bottled.


prospector 1 year, 2 months ago

Tap, we all need the roughage.


thefisherman 1 year, 2 months ago

If both were in front of me I'd probably drink the bottled water. However, I have a two stage whole-house water filtration setup at home that removes the nasty off-flavors in Lawrence water - primary the over chlorination and the somewhat dirty river-like taste. Then there is the sediment - you'd gag if you saw the used filters come out at the end of their three month life span.


SouthWestKs 1 year, 2 months ago

Water should be colorless, tasteless & oderless. Good water plant people will make that happen, if not check on the money. Have a good day & stay warm.


FlintlockRifle 1 year, 2 months ago

Ask this question to a mixed age group, not the younger set, me tap


BABBOY 1 year, 2 months ago

This is actually a hard question. If you believe what some say, bottled water can be higer in bacteria because it is not treated like tap water. I do not know how accurate that is and so called experts disagree. But, bottled water definitely tastes better. I drink whichever is available probably leaning towards tap water.....

I stopped drinking pop so it is pretty much water and tea for me. I have lost 15 pounds since making that changes just a few weeks ago. The weird thing is that it was diet pop that I stopped drinking. I read in bodybuilding magazine that diet pop causes your body to store fat. Given that I lost 15 pounds in less than 4 weeks, there may be merit to that as I do not find myself as hungry all time either.

I should point out that I went through about 6 cans a day …..


msezdsit 1 year, 2 months ago

Tap water filtered into my reusable bottles. There are some pretty good filtering systems available these days. Bottled water is just filtered from someones tap water in most cases. You don't see much spring water or artesian well water in those bottles. Whos fooling who?


otto 1 year, 2 months ago

LJW, the answer on Mass st is going to be different than say the shopping center at 19th and Haskell or 25th and Iowa or say Wal mart. Is this the answer you were going for?


LadyJ 1 year, 2 months ago

No option for filtered water? The cat will not drink tap water, only bottled or filtered.


Benjamin Roberts 1 year, 2 months ago

Tap water; it can't be any worse than bottled water:


Andini 1 year, 2 months ago

I can never taste a difference.


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