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Has the taste of Lawrence’s tap water changed your H2O drinking habits?

Response Percent Votes
54% 361
45% 299
Total 660


John Hamm 7 years, 9 months ago

No. It always tastes bad that's why I filter it.

skinny 7 years, 9 months ago

We to have a filtering system too and have not noticed any change in taste.

Lowell Holmes 7 years, 9 months ago

I just drink more free state copperhead.

trinity 7 years, 9 months ago

was intending to drink water yesterday in your fair city whilst at a lawrence watering hole-that water was reeeaaalllyyy ick tasting!

femmefatale 7 years, 9 months ago

Yes, I spend a small fortune on bottled water.

kernal 7 years, 9 months ago

Better yet, get you own water filter. In the long run it's cheaper and smarter. For carafe water filters, Consumer Reports lists the Clear 20CWS 100A as a best buy and also recommends the Brita. They are both affordable. Get a stainless steel water bottle and your set!

Kat Christian 7 years, 9 months ago

No I haven't drank tap water in over 20 years. Grant it when water was first bottled it probably was REAL Spring water, but now aday most natural Springs have been contaminated in this country due to industry and other chemical runoffs. That now it is filtered water, which I'd like to believe is better filtered then our own tap water is. So I just bath in our tap water, use it for plants and grass but I won't drink it unless I boil it first.

JustNoticed 7 years, 9 months ago

A good tactic. George Dickel is my preference. How about you? Yeah, that's right, let's highjack this thread to a bourbon discussion, kids.

gccs14r 7 years, 9 months ago

I didn't start filtering city water until I moved to Lawrence in '92, but I don't know if that counts as a yes or a no.

Kat Christian 7 years, 9 months ago

When I first moved here and took a look at the Kansas River and was told that was where we got our tap water I almost freaked. I thought the Potomac River was discussing but KAW River makes it look like a Spring. Disgraceful. Nope I'll just keep on boiling or using bottled water.

trailrunner 7 years, 9 months ago

Haven't started filtering my water yet. Always tasted fine before the algae. I still drink it. I just complain a lot now. Waaaah.

dani36921 7 years, 9 months ago

We didn't start filtering our water until recently. We try to avoid any type of bottled water though. You can call us worry warts, but the whole plastic bottles in the summer time scare us. We prefer our Brita pitcher =)

Kat Christian 7 years, 9 months ago

The Brita pitcher is made of plastic too DUH!! You can't believe everything you hear either. There is always a marketing or financial reason when they annouce crap like that. Steering consumers I call it. Well bully.

dani36921 7 years, 9 months ago

But are you telling me there is no difference in the quality or type of plastic?

jonas_opines 7 years, 9 months ago

It would take a lot more to get the water to taste as bad as the water in Beijing. Even the bottled stuff.

Navan 7 years, 9 months ago

I think I just threw up in my mouth!

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