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Old 01.01.2012, 10:40
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Dear all...

I need some help, please!!! I have to find a way to get clean, taste-less water for drinking. The bottled water is awlful, imho, and from what I read here no good solutions to date have been provided.

I am very sensitive to the taste of water (don't ask me why, I have no idea), but I cannot even drink Evian because I hint a taste.

In our home (we owned) in the US, we had revers osmosis. It worked AMAZINGLY well, and got tons of great water from it. Because I rent, I cannot install a reverse osmosis system.

I have heard that the Brita pitchers are not strong enough to really filter out the taste, etc.

I found this SwissPro Solution but I know nothing about it, so I don't want to invest and find I am left at the altar.

If anyone has solved this, any/all help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 01.01.2012, 10:49
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Try drinking Feldschlossen. That's as near to water as you'll get.
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Old 01.01.2012, 10:55
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Re: Water water water

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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In our home (we owned) in the US, we had revers osmosis. It worked AMAZINGLY well, and got tons of great water from it. Because I rent, I cannot install a reverse osmosis system.

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 01.01.2012, 13:10
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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 01.01.2012, 13:20
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Re: Water water water

The water quality n the US is appalling. From Michigan down to Texas it really tastes badly of chlorine.If you are used to that I guess pure mountain Swiss water , direct from the tap , must taste strange. Know which I would prefer!!
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Old 01.01.2012, 18:35
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Re: Water water water

Is the taste of chlorine really a measure of purity? I can imagine all sorts of nasty bugs that are entirely tasteless... chlorine kills 'em all. Of course, london tapwater is the cleanest. Anything that's passed through so many kidneys must be really clean.
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Old 01.01.2012, 19:40
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Re: Water water water

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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Re: Water water water

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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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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Re: Water water water

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 01.01.2012, 21:15
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The water quality n the US is appalling. From Michigan down to Texas it really tastes badly of chlorine.
Of course, you are speaking only of the regional band that includes some of the most heavily agricultural and fertilized land. :rolleyes If that's you're only experience of US tap water, I guess that's the conclusion I'd come to as well.
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Old 01.01.2012, 21:21
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Of course, you are speaking only of the regional band that includes some of the most heavily agricultural and fertilized land. :rolleyes If that's you're only experience of US tap water, I guess that's the conclusion I'd come to as well.
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Re: Water water water

Thats correct. Without Chlorine the rates of "Blue-Baby" would be astronomical.

When I was in college a bunch of California hippies got the local county to get rid of chlorinated water. They did so and the rates of Methemoglobinemia skyrocketed to the highest in the Western World.....

So it depends on what your alternatives are.


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Try drinking Feldschlossen. That's as near to water as you'll get.
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I also don't like the taste of Swiss tap water very much
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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Your pallet has a PH that determines what kind of water you will find the most tasteful. I remember this class from middle-school where we had to test PH levels etc.

So asking someone "Who has the best water" is akin to asking "who has the best looking women".....



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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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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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Alaska water's not too bad.
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