There’s just no pleasing some people. They’ve been trying for years to get us to give up our sugary juice and soda.
Now they’re mad because we’re switching to bottled water instead of tap.
It’s like they never see any tradeoffs or are willing to allow people to decide for themselves what is the best alternative to fit their particular situation.
My theory, the left is upset because choosing bottled over municipal is the same as putting your trust in the marketplace (buying water off the store shelves) rather than trusting government to deliver drinkable water to your faucet.
(And they hate the plastic.)
My theory? The left won’t be truly happy until the human race is extinct. Except for them that is. After all, someone has to stick around to protect the environment.
They are parasites.
They cannot exist without a host.
Too lazy to work and too stupid for critical analysis.
They need to be eradicated.
Paper or plastic?
I rest my case.
P.S. If I lived downstream from Silverton I’d be using bottled water these days…
The water at my office comes out looking like iced tea every Monday morning. I guess sitting in the municipal pipes all weekend disolves the iron. We have filters on our fountains that clog quickly. It makes me wonder what’s in that water coming from the faucet. My office mates and I buy bottled water by the case.
I was in China and found bottled water at vendors that had loose caps with the plastic ring already broken off. I was told local vendors pull bottles out of the trash and refill them.
I saw a bottled-water-guy filling those 5 gal. jugs with a hose.
Here’s the thing, though:
If I don’t like bottled water, I don’t buy it.
If the socialists don’t like bottled water, we gotta BAN it.
I noticed ‘boxed’ water at the store the other day.
Marketing it to those that feel guilty about plastic, so good for them.
My area has ‘boil water’ notices that they fail to advertise and nobody ever sees, so I buy bottled water.
Recently the water flow was cut off and when it came back on, black sludge came out.
Dasani is good with scotch on the rocks
I don’t care for the whole idea of bottled water, mostly because the tap water where I live both tastes good and has good numbers reported for the regularly posted analyses. I keep a couple of refrigerator bottles full for when I’m out of the house for any length of time. Cheap, and works fine for me.
Where I differ from the envirothugs is that I realize that what anybody else prefers is none of my business. The more polite greenies call themselves “stakeholders” so they can make up some bogus claim to have a legitimate interest in the matter. It’s got so that when I hear the word “stakeholder” I want to start throwing things.
The Left isn’t the “Party of No.”
They’re the Party of NO YOU CAN’T.
I’m with Uncle Al on this one, except I also work at remote sites and we stash bottled water there. But I have to agree that the whole STAKEHOLDER crap rubs me the wrong way too!
I drink bottled water all the time.
I buy a few from the store and refill them (after washing) from my filtered water at home and at work.
I always keep a 1.5 – liter bottle of Poland Spring at my desk at work. Why? Because there isn’t one single tap in my work building under which I can fit a large glass to fill.
When these fuckwits come to my workplace and bring me tap water served in a double highball glass on a silver platter, then I’ll stop buying the bottled stuff.
Greetings, you got good taste. Poland Spring is my favorite. Sometimes it tastes so sweet, as if a lemon has been squeezed into it. It is top of the line.
We’re fortunate enough to have a 120′ deep well on the property.
Water comes out cold, and if I’m working outside, and have a burn pile going, I still drink from the hose when I get hot. Old habits are hard to break. We do keep some bottled stuff in case of a bug-out though…
i drink well water. filtered by mother earth (hippy approved), only cost is electricity to pump it. my well is only 50′ deep, excellent water. f-u feds.
We have really good city water except for two additives that finds me drinking from an osmosis filtration system under my kitchen sink: Fluoride and chlorine! What a way to ruin good water…
As they are manipulated by and used by satan they therefore hate his favorite creation, humanity.
Satan hates humanity as we are created in God’s image and have received his redemption and favor while satan is an outcast and is doomed to eternal suffering.
How complete is the manipulation of his pawns, as their desire to destroy humanity not only includes the righteous, but themselves as well.
The Left should be drinking their own urine, according to their own “green” rules. Koolaid brain rot.
If you live in Texas you drink Ozarka.
I’m drinking rain water from the roof of my house. First three or four gallons are diverted through a flush valve that has a floating ball to seal the opening when it is full. Then it is run into a 270 gallon tote, a 330 gallon tote, and six 55-gallon barrels.
I use silver-impregnated ceramic filters that kill all bacteria, viruses, mold, fungus, and other single cell organisms. The water is clear, clean, and tastes just like water and nothing else. Powered by rain and gravity.
I do have a well water hook up too for showers and toilet and kitchen sink. But the well water tests at a much higher TDS level than the filtered rain water and it has shown contamination in the past. A TDS reading of up to about 300 parts per million is still ok for washing dishes but not so good for drinking water. 30 ppm would be more reasonable for drinking.
Had no idea! I chose that brand in homage to the Polish jokes of the 1970s. I wax nostalgic for the days before political correctness was invented.
I like drinking a perrier with lime every once in a while and I’m not even a metrosexual.
I worked in water treatment about 25 years ago and called on at least a couple of hundred water plants of various sizes. If you saw how most water plants are run, you wouldn’t want to drink water from them.
And now, practically every populated area pumps the treated sewage back into a drinking source for someone else a little further downstream.
Most bottled water uses municipal water and filters it by reverse osmosis (an extremely fine filter membrane with water forced through it at high pressure). This removes most dissolved solids at a sub micron level (it has already been treated for organic matter like bacteria before it is “re-filtered”). For “spring water”, minerals like calcium and magnesium are added back in very small amounts to improve “taste”.
My local water is ok according to the required reports, but it also has a taste problem and odor problem at times (algae blooms) so I buy the cheapest bottle water I can. This could be corrected if the people running the system knew what they were doing.
The 5 gallon bucket system is what I use at home and work. It gets about 95% of the chlorine out of city water along with a host of other nasties you may encounter in the wild.
bayouwulf, that’s the same silver-impregnated filters I use. That company was started by a couple of Baptists in Texas. They also make monolithic dome houses that can withstand tornadoes.
Check the specs on those filters, they are some of the very best out there. You can filter pond water with them, if you don’t mind cleaning them often. They are designed for 6 months of use but I usually run them for a full year and then use them outside in my rain barrels as the anti-bacterial function has no expiration date. It’s the ingredients inside that gives out after a while, not the silver.
Fluoride is a very corrosive chemical. The rooms where fluoride is injected into the “finished” water had to be sealed off completely (air tight – at least they used to be). I went to one plant that was relatively new and the steel door to the fluoride room had a glass panel in it (a flaw in the architectural plans). The glass had been chemically “etched” from the tiny amount of fluoride that escaped from fittings and the like (and any released into the air when the tanks were changed) to the point that it was impossible to see through.
The crew had special masks and suits to do any work in the fluoride room – it was considered far more dangerous than chlorine which is pretty dangerous itself in its near pure form.
A lot of the older in-line filters (from 20 years ago or so) that removed chlorine were designed poorly and the outlet of the filter became a trap for bacteria to grow (the design allowed water to stay trapped in the filter after the chlorine had been removed and without chlorine, the bacteria grew freely). I would hope that they have figured out ways around this by now.
Specs at the bottom of this page:
Yes sir! It’s a good system and not as expensive as some others. The men’s ministry used them as an inexpensive filtration device for the earthquake victims in Haiti, I believe. I do have a copy of the specs printed out as well.
I remember that. I helped pay for a few of those filters they sent. They sent thousands of them.
My son told me that when he was in Afghanistan the army disposed of thousands of bottles of water because they had reached too high of a temperature and chemicals from the thin clear plastic bottles leaches into the water if it gets too hot.
Best to use the #2 plastic bottles (High density polyethylene (HDPE)) if you have a choice, since it’s not known to leach any chemicals. Or better yet, glass.
There are lots of circumstances where bottled water is, no question, the best thing to have. You’re absolutely right, JC, and my earlier comment was only about plain ol’ ordinary around-the-house or -office drinking water. If I find myself anywhere that the tap water tastes bad or is otherwise questionable, I’ll happily pay for a bottle of the good stuff!
My geese drink water they shit in – doesn’t bother them a bit.