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Yum, corpse water!

May 23, 2003 — If there were a [link http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=573&e=17&u=/nm/philippines_water_dc]corpse[/link] in the water supply, it wouldn't be the chlorine that would be distasteful.

Jackson says:

And once again I'm incredibly glad I only drink bottled water....

Dylia says:

Or maybe corpses have been the appealing flavor in the tap water all along! Extra minerals and protein to keep me strong and mutated!

Jackson says:

Hmm....mutated, eh?

lidge_34 says:

What makes you think there are no corpses in the springs we get bottled water from?

Dylia says:

True! Springs are open to nature, so I am sure there are plenty of dead things in them. There used to be Crystal Springs water here, and I have been swimming in Crystal Springs, so people were drinking at least my skin particles for sure.

DataBind() says:

I hope you didn't pee-pee in the water.

Dylia says:

I did not, but I can't vouch for the little kids at the shallow end.

lidge_34 says:

I'm guessing the bottling plants have to test the water, at least periodically, to ensure it is pure water. They state on the labels that it is pure water, so if nothing else than to avoid lawsuits, I'm sure they test it. But that makes me wonder--this water is supposed to be completely natural spring water, but what happens if some sort of contamination enters it? Do they have to abandon their spring, or do they clean it and call it filtered water?

DataBind() says:

The vast majority of spring water companies use filtration membranes and ozonation to ensure sterility of water -- there is no water on the planet that is without some form of bacteriological contamination. However, the FDA does not require disinfection of bottled water -- and only requires bacteria testing of the source once a week. Even worse, the company only has to test for synthetic and organic chemicals once per year -- and let me assure you, any body of water on this planet is contaminated with [i]something[/i]. There is no naturally occuring pure water. However, almost all bottled water companies use at least some form of filtration to protect against bacteriological and synthetic agents to prevent liability. Many use ozonation as well.

DataBind() says:

Also, there has been a lot of investigation into "spring water" companies -- a recent report stated that nearly 25% of "spring water" companies investigated were simply using tap water. Also, the FDA rules are very ambigious and allow a company to pump water out of a spring into a well and treat it chemically and still call it "spring water."
I have spent a lot of time climbing and hiking and have seen a lot of natural springs -- and I wouldn't drink out of any of them without a water filter.

Jackson says:

Even with bottled water, I'm very picky. In fact, I've only found 2 that are half-decent - Aqua Clara and Iceland Springs. Zephyrhills is the kind of water I would expect to drink out of a corpse-ridden stream.

jpwain says:

[quote]Even with bottled water, I'm very picky. In fact, I've only found 2 that are half-decent - Aqua Clara and Iceland Springs. Zephyrhills is the kind of water I would expect to drink out of a corpse-ridden stream.[/quote]

Wah wah wah, Ehhhh-vee-[i]ahn[/i]!

Dylia says:

I seem to be the almost only person left in the civilized world that doesn't mind tap water. Call my gross (it won't be the first time), but I fail to be that picky. Come on people, you brush your teeth with tap water, but you won't drink it?!

DataBind() says:

I have a water filter on my faucet -- tap water in my neighborhood tastes like ass.

Jackson says:

I brush my teeth and wash my dishes with purified water. It's not bottled (I'm not that picky) but it's pretty darn clean. Tap water in my neighborhood smells like rancid fish, I don't have a clue what it tastes like.

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