Clean drinking water

Clean drinking water
In the 1990s, people drink water straight from the tap. I know it because we also do that until we discovered the dirty water from the tap. That’s when we started buying purified water or pure water or mineral water. We didn’t understand the difference then because our intention is to have drinking water that is not from the tap. But now it seems that the water we buy is of different types. Pure water is the distilled water which is produced by evaporation and condensation hence it is H2O in its purest form. mineral water comes from the mountain springs. It contains mineral from the stones. So it is not pure water. Purified water is the output of filtering systems. Like mineral water, purified water is not also pure H2O. And what is the difference among the 3 types of drinking water? To me, it’s all the same as long as the water is free of impurities and organisms.


Wow! I didn't know about that until now. Big thanks to you because now I already know the difference between them. My family and I are currently drinking water from our tap directly. We're not buying Purified or even Mineral water because we believe it's all the same. Would you mind if I ask what kind of dirty you found from your tap? In many years of drinking water from the tap, I never experience or see any dirt from it. I just want to know what it is so that we can be prepared or ready because it's our source of water.
Posted by mcbryan080990 on 07-17-2017
If you are referring to the water that comes from home taps, I think this water is purified not pure like rain or spring water. In some places, it is water that comes from sewage that is recycled and refined to drinking water. It sounds gross I know but that's just the way it is. As long as it is safe for consumption, I guess it doesn't really matter where the water comes from.
Posted by joegirl on 07-17-2017
We all know that some townships put fluoride in their water to somehow clean them and I admire their effort. But, there are some places still that has unpurified water coming from taps and the only way to have a safe drinking water is to buy it purified.
Posted by airfightermax on 07-17-2017
I agree water is water as long as you don't drink the ones that are too processed or too dirty. I personally drink tap water as the tap water here is pretty decent. Mineral water/purified water can be better for you, but also quite expensive. You could simply put a filter on your tap water in case you want to make sure that there will be no dirt for everyone to drink. I think as long as it's clean water, then it's safe. You could usually tell by how the water looks anyways.
Posted by arachnophobik on 07-17-2017
Most tap water is dirty. That is the reason why you need to buy a water purifier to filter the dirt and sand from the tap water. Sometimes, old tap might accumulate rust and dirt which can't be seen clearly. Besides using the water purifier, I also sew a small pouch to form a small filter pouch for the water tap. This helps to trap those dust and rust from running into the kettle. After a month, I could see brownish stain in the handmade filter pouch. SO, even the water filter could not filter the rust! It is not safe to drink from a tap that is filtered either!
Posted by peachpurple on 07-17-2017
When I lived in my own home and had my own well then I always drank the water right from the tap. It was tested and it was good. The water was always cold and had no taste, just the was water should be. Now that I am in the city and living on city water I never drink the water from my taps. There is fluoride in it so it leaves an after taste. I always buy bottled water to drink. I use the tap water for everything else though.
Posted by Sue on 07-17-2017
To the naked eye, water in my country is clean. But doctors have warned it contains way too much chlorine and other chemicals and thus is not safe to drink. The government of course, vehemently denies this. So we've stopped drinking tap water and buy a lot of bottled, purified water instead. We use tap water to wash and clean.
Posted by lushlala on 07-17-2017
Tap water may be drinkable but one could never say when the source of this drinking water may become contaminated. Buying bottled water or water containers from well-known providers is much safer since there is guarantee that the water they sell are pure and clean of microorganisms. Even if there will be studies proving that the water here from taps are a ninety-nine percent safe, I'd rather spend on bottled water than to risk that remaining one percent that could harm me and my family.
Posted by Anonymous on 07-17-2017
We live in a country where it is not common to drink from tap water as it is always considered dirty right away and the water system provider here does not reafirm of drinking tap water. I want to believe that tap water is safe to drink but the truth is that tap water is much prone to being contaminated with bacteria, unlike with bottled water that is cleansed and filtered thoroughly by well-known drinking water providers. Because of unavailability of tap water for drinking, there arw many drinking water provider here.
Posted by giovanniiiii on 07-17-2017
Exactly! Over here we have the same problem. We have serious infrastructure problems and while some people drink from the tap I prefer to buy bottled water. There are also tap filters who claim to filter water on the spot but I have a hard time believing that also.
Posted by Marvadaum on 07-17-2017
rose thornes
True, water is water. The only difference is if its potable or not. We drink from tap water and its safe and fresh with no after taste. I been drinking from tap water since I can remember and nothing happen. But if your concern you can put filter.
Posted by rose thornes on 07-17-2017
I drink filtered water from the refrigerator. My tap water is deep well water. I think it contains trace elements and minerals in it. I feel comfortable with my water, and think it is healthy, although actually, I miss having flouride in the water, as it is better for your teeth.
Posted by kgord on 07-17-2017
As of now it is better to buy water from water station rather that drinking water straight from the tap. You can be certain that it's safe especially for kids.
Posted by Neiltarquin on 07-17-2017
Science is always progressing, even in very small ways, and knowing a lot about water is one of those - apparently - small things. Water is very important, maybe even more than food, and we should drink at least a bottle each day, maybe more. But.. to me, it's just water! Purified or not, I can never feel any difference! I'm sure clean water or purified might be better for health or who knows what, but without having any scientific preparation I don't even know what I am talking about.
Posted by Xilkozuf on 07-17-2017
I generally don't have a preference when it comes to drinking water.Infact I drink tap water. I have never encountered any problems whatsoever as a result of drinking it.I also think that there is some nutritional benefit that comes as a result of drinking mineral water.
Posted by Jameson on 07-17-2017
The only clean water that I even 90% trust is water from a kitchen sink that has a water purifier attached to the tap. How do we know that these companies are really using clean water? It's all about money, save yourself some hassle and money, and uncertainty. Buy a trusted water filter system that you can attach to your faucet. It may cost a little bit, but it will pay for itself in no time at all and you'll never have to tote those heavy loads of water again. If you want to store some of this water save all of your jugs and clean them out very well and fill them up from your sink.
Posted by freebird37 on 07-17-2017
Most bottled waters come from municipal taps although spring water is available. The trouble is that bottled spring water isn't subject to the same regulation municipal sources are so it's very probably those bottles actually contain more bacteria, heavy metals, and agricultural run off, depending on where it's bottled. Municipal sources which are purified through reverse osmosis and charcoal filters should be perfectly safe to drink. The main trouble with tap water is the lead that's in the pipes leading from the water main to your house. Lots of people don't know those are your personal financial responsibility and not the town's so they tend to be old and horribly deteriorated.
Posted by JaiGuru on 07-17-2017
The best water is water that has been treated and then filtered again in my opinion. My parents prefer boiled water that is the left to cool and that's what they do in the mountains where there are no purifiers or bottled water. While spring water is nice and fresh you have to think about the environment and if anyone could have polluted the stream, or the air? Bottled water long term can create bacteria if it is stored incorrectly, so you should still be careful.
Posted by Alexa on 07-17-2017
Tap water here is not drinkable at all, and it doesn't work this thing of boiling the water to make it cleaner cause the taste is terrible. We always buy big bottles of mineral water for our consume, there's no other choice than this.
Posted by reginafalange on 07-17-2017
The source of most of these water forms are mostly the same. Tap water is fine but then it is quickly exposed to all sorts even without someone fetching. Pure water though; better option but who can tell exactly how these are pulled out? So we might end up drinking a tap water equivalent shrugs.
Posted by olaryeankarh on 07-17-2017
The tap is not as clean as it was decades ago and it is not recommended to drink unless you have tested the pH and it is okay. In fact some areas, the water is alerted you have to boil it for the safety of our health. I would only drink filtered water or water that I can trust and know is clean. There is no such thing as 'free' water in my opinion.
Posted by simplym on 07-17-2017
On Bangladesh- the only safe water is Filter water. Here are some filters machine available with cold water facility. Here now a days the minimum temperature is 31 degree F and maximum times within the capital on open space cold water from filter machine is available by money. Rest of the water policy is bad. Under ground water have iron color. Bottle waters has been collected some times dangerously from the road side tap. So no other water is well except the filter machine water. The supply water from Governemnt water supply division have dirty smell, bad insects or bad color. Like on my house- we have to pay regular monthly water bill but there is no water on the tank. For that reason every family use water pump and collect the drinking water from the personal pump.

Thanks Centurion
Posted by centurion on 07-18-2017
I remember when I was a small child that I was drinking water directly from our fountain that we had it in our yard, and the water was clean and sweet. Now they say that we cannot drink it anymore because it contains impurities, so, we must buy water from the store. It depends on everyone what water they prefer to drink (mineral or not).
Posted by wallet on 07-18-2017
In our country we have lot of pure and also the muddy water. Depending on where you are drinking it. The access can be changed for the water. Some of the water sources are good. And some of them are bad. As you can see tap water here is not that bad. I'd not go for the bottled water in such case. But in rainy season you'd find the muddy water. And for this reason it's better to go with tap water.
Posted by overcast on 07-18-2017
Oh, I never knew the differences... I just assumed it is the same thing - water!

We don't buy bottled water here. We are very lucky and blessed that we have very clean water available right from the tap. It tastes amazing, there is no dirt or chemicals. But regardless we still have a water filter to always make sure. It is pretty easy to use. You just pour the tap water into it, wait a minute and it filters out everything. Then you can feel pretty safe drinking it.

I guess buying bottled is more popular in countries and areas where the tap water is very contaminated.
Posted by Mehano on 07-18-2017
Most of the taps contains harmful living organisms which make the water poisonous, and no one can drink it..for me even if I am sure that the tap water is clean and not harmful, I will not drink from it..I like the bottled water, it's healthier it's a bit expensive but, we should care about our health..
Posted by Moaz on 07-19-2017
I lived in the countryside when I was young and we had free spring water flowing out to the faucet. It was clean and pleasant-tasting. I now live in the city and no, it's not advisable to drink water from the tap. There are so many ways for the water to get contaminated on the way to the faucet and I wouldn't want to take a risk. The water source itself may be clean but the main pipes might need cleaning and replacement. I don't mind spending a little bit more for purified water from trusted suppliers. I even buy them for my pets because they're also susceptible to harmful microorganisms.
Posted by chatbox on 07-20-2017
We drink both tap and bottled water. In fact we have a water purifier attached to our tap and so we always have purified water to drink. However most of the times despite the fact that this is purified water we often boil it before drinking. Bottled water is quite expensive over here and that's the reason we prefer to use boiled water. We buy bottled water mostly when there are cyclones or heavy rainfalls as the water tends to get muddy and dirty on those occasions.
Posted by Pixie on 07-21-2017
Here in India if we drink tap water then we are sure to end up in a hospital because of one or the other water borne disease. The water is highly polluted and that too with an update pleasant taste.

I agree that most of the rural India drinks this polluted tap water only. Sage drinking water is not accessible to all and most of the poor compromise with whatever they get.
Posted by amitkokiladitya on 07-25-2017
I disagree that mineral water is "not pure water." If you think mineralm water is not pure water, then you have ton explain what pure water is. You say water generated by evoparation and condensation is pure water. However, in order to make your body healthy you need minerals. Mineral water contains minerals in right proportion.
Posted by vinaya on 08-24-2017
I think they're one and the same thing,as it as been mentioned,when once impurities have been removed,be it distilled or mineral water.It can be consider pure water and clean for drinking.The most important is drinking the recommended 8 glasses of water daily.
Posted by lovely on 08-26-2017
Taking a clean water has been a way we can enjoy a healthy living. So, I would advise everyone to be careful of the water that we drink.
Posted by Barida on 09-26-2017
We should always have an access to a cleaning water to survive and to quench our thirst. Too bad that even having an access to a clean water can still cost you which nature is giving it to us for free. Because of those greedy people, they want to monetize everything to make them richer than ever. Hope everyone has a source of a clean free water. Water is the number one thing that our body needs.
Posted by ColdFlameChris on 11-13-2017
That's for countries where you can choose what kind of water to buy, but for countries where people is literally dying because they have no potable water, that's irrelevant. What we need instead of make different kinds of water, is to help people to get access to a healthy source of water, so they can have a normal life. If we spend just one day without water, and we feel like we're going to die, and we complain like crazy, then imagine what a lot of people is going through by not having water at all.
Posted by ballyhara on 12-08-2017
It is very vital to take a clean drinking water to have good health. Clean drinking water to me is water that is free from dirt, germs and from too much artificial chemicals.
Posted by babyright on 04-20-2018