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? asked in Food & DrinkOther - Food & Drink · 9 years ago

Is bottle water from tap water ?

Well My Friend is saying bottle of water are from tap water i said no its cleaner but i think tap water and city water are gross. I only drink from bottle of water because its cleaner so i wonder what you guys think about this ????

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  • Julia
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
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    its NOT tap water, it would be totally illegal to put tap water in bottle then sell it as mineral water!

    bottled water comes from a mineral spa.

    From Wikipedia,

    Mineral water is water containing minerals or other dissolved substances that alter its taste or give it therapeutic value, generally obtained from a naturally occurring mineral spring or source. Dissolved substances in the water may include various salts and sulfur compounds. Mineral water can be sparkling (with effervescence), or still (without effervescence).

    Traditionally, mineral waters were used or consumed at their source, often referred to as "taking the waters" or "taking the cure," at sites such as spas, baths or wells. The term spa was used for a place where the water was consumed and bathed in; bath where the water was used primarily for bathing, therapeutics, or recreation; and well where the water was to be consumed. Active tourist centres have grown up around many mineral water sites since ancient times, such as Hungary, Hisarya (Bulgaria), Vichy (France), Jermuk (Armenia), Yessentuki (Russia), Spa (Belgium), Krynica-Zdrój (Poland), Sulphur Baths (Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia), Bath (England), or Karlovy Vary(Czech Republic). In Romania, a country enjoying a privileged position as home to over one-third[1][2] of the European mineral and thermal springs, resorts developed since antiquity in places such as Băile Herculane, Geoagiu or Slănic. Tourist development resulted in spa towns and hydropathic hotels (often shortened to "hydros").

    In modern times, it is far more common for mineral waters to be bottled at the source for distributed consumption. Travelling to the mineral water site for direct access to the water is now uncommon, and in many cases not possible (because of exclusive commercial ownership rights). There are more than 3,000 brands of mineral water commercially available worldwide.[3] The more calcium plus magnesium ions are dissolved in water, the harder it is said to be; water with few dissolved calcium plus magnesium ions is described as being soft.[4]

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration classifies mineral water as water containing at least 250 parts per million total dissolved solids (TDS), originating from a geologically and physically protected underground water source. No minerals may be added to this water.[5]

    However, in many places, the term "mineral water" is colloquially used to mean any bottled carbonated water or soda water, as opposed to tap water.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    A lot of bottled water is "tap water" in that it is from a municipal source, but before it is bottled, the water is most often run through a reverse osmosis filtration system, providing far cleaner water than is possible through any tap. (Also, domestic kitchen-sized reverse osmosis systems are available for the home. Might be worth investigating,)

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    You mean, those fillers outside? Those are only filtered city water.

    Some bottled water comes from streams, natural, alright, fish p** in it. The best is distilled or filtered by reverse osmosis--at this point it doesn't matter "where" the water comes from it is simply H20--and trace nutritives and electrolytes added to make it more palatable. Distilled water tastes Bad because it has No taste.

    Thumbs Down? The truth hurts, don't it?

  • 9 years ago

    MOST bottled waters are just tap water that is filtered

    if you get something like mineral water, spring water, etc, its usually not from the tap

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  • 9 years ago

    if ur in the city then bottled water will taste better and probably be better for you, but out in the country, tap water is nice and probably just as good as bottled water, infact alot of water in the country comes streight from a spring!

    Source(s): personal experience
  • 9 years ago

    Tap water is filtered at a sewage plant. Bottled water is purified.

  • 9 years ago

    Probably alot of it is tap water. No one really knows for sure and the big companies sure won't admit to it if it is.

  • 9 years ago

    That's a good question. I bet some are,

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