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Old 02.01.2012, 00:04
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Old 02.01.2012, 00:26
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Re: Water water water

Many years ago the Swiss consumer magazine "K-Tip" tested 20 bottled waters for purity against Zurich tap water. Only 2 were better: "San Pelligrino" and "Evian".

I would second the idea of buying a filter system, and using tap water. Large Coop stores sell their own brand "Prix Garantie". (I don't think Britax cartouche fit the other brands).
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Re: Water water water

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So where are you from that has better water?

The only place I've ever been that has water as good as Swiss water is Norway (and, not better, but as good), everywhere else has truly awful water.

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I wasn't saying that the water is better where I'm from. I'm just saying I don't like Zurich water. Sorry for generalizing that to all of Switzerland.
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Old 02.01.2012, 06:31
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Re: Water water water

I have used a Brita here, but mostly to filter the "kalk" out of the water for my coffee machine.

I find the taste of tapwater here in Basel usually suits me just fine.

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So where are you from that has better water?

The only place I've ever been that has water as good as Swiss water is Norway (and, not better, but as good), everywhere else has truly awful water.

Tom
The best water I can remember having in the US was when I lived in Cali, up in the high desert, we had water from some underground spring there. It was so high in fluoride that the adults were advised to use non-fluoride toothpaste.
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Old 02.01.2012, 10:56
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Re: Water water water

Thanks... I will do that

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Try drinking Feldschlossen. That's as near to water as you'll get.
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Old 02.01.2012, 10:58
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Re: Water water water

Was hoping my point was understood...

Sure, I could get used to it, but, that wasn't my point. I have tried the tap water many times already, but, again, I'd prefer to remove any/all tastes and have just the water.

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Have you tried drinking the tap water ? I find it actually very nice (and I'm not a fan of bottled water because it tastes like the plastic packaging, and because it's usually 'stale' - it can be up to 2 years stored in the bottle!)....

I'd also suggest you try the filter systems before you write them off.

When I was a kid I went on a school camp where we drank rainwater for a week. After that I hated drinking tapwater that was chlorinated...so I get where you are coming from.

On the other hand, if it was a life or death situation, or if it was your only option to drink, you'd get used to it....
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Old 02.01.2012, 10:59
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Re: Water water water

not sure if I would call my comments rubbish... the point of me asking was to get some help and advice

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rubbish. you can get RO units that just screw onto the tap, the waste flushing water goes down the sink and the filtered water goes into your container.
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Old 02.01.2012, 11:00
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Re: Water water water

not sure if you read my post.. has nothing to do with being American, or chlorinated water...

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Each regional water has a different PH level. The bottled water in CH does infact have a higher PH level.

The one you find fits your pallet is the one with the most comparable PH level to your own body.

http://www.comfytummy.com/2010/06/21...bottled-water/

So my suggestion would be to try an assortment of waters.

But if youre American you might just be used to chlorinated water. Thats a different animal all together.
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Old 02.01.2012, 11:02
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Re: Water water water

Thank you very much... this is exactly the kind of help I was looking for

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You could always buy a portable reverse osmosis system that attaches to the tap.

A cheaper solution would be a Brita filter, kept in the refrigerator. Chilled water has less taste than its room-temperature counterpart.
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Old 02.01.2012, 11:03
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Re: Water water water

Thanks for the info... I really am just looking for solutions that work for me. I have read 100 posts about how good the swiss water is. Trust me, it is etched in memory. But, that doesn't help!

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Sashimo, Swiss water is the purest water in Europe. I do know that the water being purified for drinking has only a 3% "dirt value/contamination" (sorry, I`m forgetting my high-faluting correct English words! ...too much German learninig/speaking!)

Bottled water contains more contaminants than the tap water. Plus the plastic taste you mention. Tap water is fabulous - you just have to acquire the "taste" of pure fresh cold water.
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Re: Water water water

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What a hero! Actually answered the question! Rep on its way!
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Old 02.01.2012, 11:09
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Re: Water water water

So glad to read your comments...

Years ago my old boss took a two year assignment in Russia. He used to tout about how great the expat like forums were and how helpful everyone was. What I didn't put together is that he was not such a nice guy so it is now fitting, and understanding.

What I don't understand is the negativity and hostility. I love having a place like this to help, to learn, and to grow... I can think of many other ways to take verbal beatings (like going to work)...

I tried the brita in the US and it didn't help me a whole lot. That was when we went to the Reverse Osmosis. As you may have seen, there are a couple of suggestions for the countertop reverse osmosis. So, I think I am going to go that route. It isn't too expensive and I am willing to bet it will do the job.

Thanks for your help and posting. I will let you know how I make out.



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I also don't like the taste of Swiss tap water very much and I use a Brita filter which works for me. Did you try this option? The water here has a lot of minerals or something in it and it tastes bad in my opinion.

I sympathize with you as most of the posters on this forum are jerks and like to post comments that say nothing and just attack you. Try the Brita. Its cheap so there's no significant investment involved. I'm curious to keep tabs on this post because I would also like to find better tasting water.
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Old 02.01.2012, 11:11
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I am from Mars.. have you not read the book?

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So where are you from that has better water?

The only place I've ever been that has water as good as Swiss water is Norway (and, not better, but as good), everywhere else has truly awful water.

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Old 02.01.2012, 11:15
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Re: Water water water

All

Thank you for the varied responses... I think some of you didn't read my post and some interpreted it to mean something that I didn't.

I just want water that I want. If you like Swiss water, I am happy for you. If you know of solutions that are helpful (as a couple of you have pointed out) I am thankful.

I am going to try the countertop reverse osmosis and see how that goes.

Thanks for your help!!
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Re: Water water water

Have you tried the new Valser Silence bottled water? Of all the bottled water I have tried, it has the least amount of flavour. It might suit someone sensitive to water flavour.
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Old 02.01.2012, 11:22
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Re: Water water water

What I don't understand is how someone with, how shall I put it? Such a 'delicate' palate manages to eat anything.

Surely everything tastes slightly differently from when they ate it the last time (unless they eat exclusively at McDonalds).
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Re: Water water water

ok. So if you want pure H-O-H and nothing else , 2 options:-
1. make your own distilled water. Condense steam from kettle on a cool surface. It is not difficult to make your own still.
2. go to local garage and buy distilled or even demineralised water (used in batteries.

No dissolved salts , metals or organic matter or gases. Pure H-O-H molecules.
It tastes foul I know coz I tried it once.
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not sure if I would call my comments rubbish... the point of me asking was to get some help and advice

rubbish as in you can not install a RO unit because you are renting.
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rubbish as in you can not install a RO unit because you are renting.
"Good news - you CAN install an RO unit when you are renting, for example THIS model" might have sounded a little more welcoming than "Rubbish" to be fair.

"Gobshite" would have been worse though
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I sympathize with you as most of the posters on this forum are jerks and like to post comments that say nothing and just attack you.
No, YOU'RE a jerk

(sh*t.....guess I just proved you right )

Not sure that there were many "attacks" here, but the beauty & frustration of a forum like this is that when somebody asks "How can I do x?", many people will say "Don't know, but did you think about trying y?". 90% of the time it can be frustrating as you wish they would just answer the damn question, but every now and again, the "y" is a better solution that you didn't even think of.
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