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    (Original post by Iamyourfather)
    How fortunate are we? Tap water is considered 'ass water' in the first world.
    Is it? I've never heard of that before.

    We have access to a pretty much unlimited supply of perfectly safe, clean drinking water on tap. Some people in third world countries have to walk miles to fetch bucket loads of cholera infested water.

    "At any given time, close to half the population of the developing world is suffering from waterborne diseases associated with inadequate provision of water and sanitation services" (source)

    I'd say we're rather fortunate.
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    Where do you live?

    Up in the north of Scotland where I live we have some of the best tap water in the world (seriously, my Mum works in the water industry and so did I at one point), but even going down as far as Edinburgh there is a noticeable difference. The water in London is horrible, to me it is completely unheard of for anyone to buy bottled water as the stuff that comes out the tap is so good, but I can see why people in places like that would need to!
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    (Original post by pjm600)
    Is it? I've never heard of that before.

    We have access to a pretty much unlimited supply of perfectly safe, clean drinking water on tap. Some people in third world countries have to walk miles to fetch bucket loads of cholera infested water.

    "At any given time, close to half the population of the developing world is suffering from waterborne diseases associated with inadequate provision of water and sanitation services" (source)

    I'd say we're rather fortunate.
    I don't think you're understanding what I'm saying. I said we're fortunate (I asked a rhetorical q). Many of us, only use the tap to take a shower with (hence 'ass' water). Many people in third countries don't really have a choice on the matter, they drink what's available; usually the water is either non-existent or disease infested.

    What did you think I meant?
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    (Original post by beccagood95)
    I quite like the water in Farnborough (South of England). I think the minerals it runs through is what does it. We have a hard water area here, so it's full of calcium and flouride (that's probably put in on purpose), which is good for teeth and I think it makes the water taste nicer. My boyfriend has a filter placed in his plumbing and I hate the way his water tastes.
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    (Original post by Iamyourfather)
    I don't think you're understanding what I'm saying. I said we're fortunate (I asked a rhetorical q), and to us in the developed world, who have a choice not to drink water from the tap. Many of us, only use the tap to take a shower with (hence 'ass' water). Many people in third countries don't really have a choice in the matter, they drink what's available; usually the water is either non-existent or disease infested.

    What did you think I meant?
    I thought you meant "how fortunate are we", as in, 'can we really consider ourselves fortunate'. Then "considered ass water" as in it's dirty.

    Ah, I see now, I didn't read the first part as a rhetorical question, I thought it was in rebuttal to the guy you quoted.
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    I have a friend from Hong Kong who still can't bring herself to drink our water after living here for years. She uses a Britta filter and reports no taste afterward so maybe that's the way to go.

    I can't taste anything, but maybe my pallet isn't refined enough :ashamed2:
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    D: Did not even notice.
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    (Original post by pjm600)
    I thought you meant "how fortunate are we", as in, 'can we really consider ourselves fortunate'. Then "considered ass water" as in it's dirty.

    Ah, I see now, I didn't read the first part as a rhetorical question, I thought it was in rebuttal to the guy you quoted.
    No, sorry for the confusion
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    I agree with you all we are fortunate to have clean drinking water easily available, but the fact is that it still tastes horrible compared to bottle stuff (or maybe other parts of the country)

    Obviously I would drink it if it was the only thing available
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    Am I a bit weird for liking the different tastes of water, especially hard water, clean water is boring and 'metalicy' taste isn't great. East yorkshire water is the best for me out of all Scottish and Northumbrian water comes close but no where in the world has it like east yorkshire. Hard, minerally yet distictvly none metallic.
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    In Scotland tap water tastes like bottled water (IMO) when I go to relatives near Birmingham I cannot stomach the tap water, it is disgusting!!!


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    I don't mind it, though occasionally when it floods the tap water does come out slightly muddied..I guess that's just the perks of your own water supply
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    Agreed, I don't like it either. I only drink Volvic. I hate most other bottled water too.
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    (Original post by UniMastermindBOSS)
    I don't know if it's just me, but the taste of chlorine is so strong I find it really hard to drink (it actually makes me feel sick), unlike bottled water

    I'm sure it's a lot worse now than it used to be

    P.S. It's not that I only drink bottled water or anything, but I usually drink Coke or something else
    Are you sure that you are drinking water from the tap and not the toilet?
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    (Original post by shaylux)
    I don't mind it, though occasionally when it floods the tap water does come out slightly muddied..I guess that's just the perks of your own water supply
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    Should move to Scotland, our tap water is incredible! :P
    No limescale in sight The only thing I really dislike about travelling down south is the tap water, its really expensive to live on bottled water.
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    (Original post by dada55)
    I like the taste of tap water but only from the kitchen, everywhere else i have this paranoia that its dirty lol. Whether its safe to drink it, I can't be bothered to care really.
    me too, but i like tap water from everywhere - at my house ofc

    i cant really drink bottled water, its too soft for me i think
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    Tbh, I can't taste the difference between tap water and bottled water.

    Clearly my taste buds are just rubbish :P
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    no i just drink tap as long as it looks clean but i normally run it for a couple of seconds to make sure any water holded in the pipes comes out.
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    I never used to like tap water but I do now. Well it depends on where I am as I've been to some places and the tap water wasn't as nice. Maybe get a filter jug. I was planning to get one for uni if I didn't like the taste of the water up here but it's just as nice .
 
 
 
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