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Filtered Bottled Water For Home

Postby mrsmonkie » Thu, 02 Nov 2006 11:49 am

Back home we used to have companies that delivered a supply of 4L-6L bottles of water to your house each month and you had a little dispenser....I guess they can be called water coolers - sort of like what some offices have.

I've been searching online and can't find a distributor here locally. Can anyone help with details?? I thought Ice Mountain might do it, because I see their brand everywhere.

I'm so sick of buying little bottles everyday!

Thanks in advance. :)

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Postby Barczar » Thu, 02 Nov 2006 3:29 pm

I had the same problem - I'm a bit of a snob and don't do "tap water" if I can help it. I'm set up now with Polar Water - think their website is www.polar.com.sg They set you up with a water cooler (for a fee of course) which has hot and cold water and they have next day delivery service - I typically go through 3-4 5Litre bottle/month - Think it's around $12 for a 5L bottle. So far no complaints, it's good water and reliable service. Good Luck
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Postby mrsmonkie » Thu, 02 Nov 2006 6:52 pm

Thanks for that!!!

It's actually funny that you mentioned Polar water because I just bought a box of 24 little bottles of that same brand this afternoon!

We have a filter on our tap, but God knows when it was last changed. Off to check out the website! :)

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Postby ksl » Fri, 03 Nov 2006 4:59 am

mrsmonkie wrote:Thanks for that!!!

It's actually funny that you mentioned Polar water because I just bought a box of 24 little bottles of that same brand this afternoon!

We have a filter on our tap, but God knows when it was last changed. Off to check out the website! :)


Bad habits die hard, I'm still boiling water, after living in Taiwan for years, and many tell me, there is no need.

However In Heartland mall, I had a discussion with a salesman trying to talk me into purchasing the filter machine, I asked to see the lab tests, and it showed that it filtered everything, which was quite amazing, all the minerals, then I asked the price, over 1000$ that's all I remember.

It took me two seconds to ask him, if the filter filters all what it says, it can't be much good for me, because my body needs all those minerals that its filtering! Then you have got the servicing of the machine, if it's not done, you get all types of bacteria, in the end I said no thanks, I'll just keep boiling the water.

I'm wondering if my taste buds have been suffering over the years, because I've never been able to taste the difference, that much, that it matters, I also suspect that it is just tap water anyway. 12$ a month, that would be my beer money gone! No thanks! :shock:

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Postby mrsmonkie » Fri, 03 Nov 2006 9:54 am

Yeah I have heard that some filters strip away a lot of the minerals that are actually good for us i.e. Fluoride for our teeth.

But I just can't get past the idea of drinking water from a tap....If our plumbing is anything to go buy, I can't imagine the tap water being any better. :roll:

I did contemplate boiling my water, but I would be there for days with the amount I drink!

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Postby joop » Fri, 03 Nov 2006 9:58 am

mrsmonkie wrote:Yeah I have heard that some filters strip away a lot of the minerals that are actually good for us i.e. Fluoride for our teeth.

But I just can't get past the idea of drinking water from a tap....If our plumbing is anything to go buy, I can't imagine the tap water being any better. :roll:

I did contemplate boiling my water, but I would be there for days with the amount I drink!



I think there's a filter in the system that needs to be changed regularly.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 03 Nov 2006 10:22 am

The funny thing is that here in Singapore quite a few yanks boil their water all the time yet they drink tap water in the US? :???:

According to the W.H.O. the tested water quality here in Singapore is as good as that found in the US and better than that recommended by the W.H.O.

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The facts on bottled water.

Postby wellnesshome » Wed, 08 Nov 2006 3:02 pm

The facts on bottled water.
Those who prefer to drink water that comes from a bottle (designer or domestic), might be surprised to learn where the water originates. Many popular brands of bottled water are not from mountain springs, no matter where the name may imply.

Some of these bottled varieties are simply tap water that has been treated. And in blind taste tests, even expensive bottled products often rank behind ordinary tap water when the labels are removed.

Another surprise may be the expense. The average retail price of popular bottled water products, based on a national price survey, equals US$2 ~ US$5 per gallon.

Water cost, 5 years comparison.
Based on typical household consumption of water for drinking and cooking in 5 years (6,250 gallons).

Bottled water
Price per gallon US$2 ~ US$5 x 6,250
TOTAL: US$12,500 to US$31,250

Filtered water system
Purchase 1 unit + replacement filters + cost of tap water (6,250 gallons)
TOTAL: US$1,261.50

(Five years calculation based on retail price of one unit AquaPour Water system, ten replacement filters, five mineral stones, and tap water at 9 US cts per gallon).
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Postby Barczar » Wed, 08 Nov 2006 4:59 pm

Wellnesshome

Of course it's going to cost more...you're paying a premium for a better quality/higher grade product than is available to the general public, whether or not the quality is publically perceived or chemically/taste proven?! Bear in mind the same could be said about organic meat, vegetables and fruit. Organice food tastes the same as the food full of chemicals and if the label is not there to prove otherwise no one is the wiser. The cost of organic foods and bottled water is a lifestyle choice, that typically is given to those who can afford it!

Once could say i should drink tiger beer at a Hawker stall because it's cheaper and count up the bottles at the end of the year I can save a lot of money that way? I want to drink expensive whiskeys and fine wines and eat Grass Fed Meat and organically grown vegetables and drink bottled water that i personally view as being of quality...so what's the problem? It costs more...of course it does?

Not having a go at you wellnesshome - This is a thread about bottled water and where to get it, obviously it is going to be more expensive than getting it out of the tap?!

Like I said in my first response as it simply comes down for me...I'm a bit of a snob and I can afford bottled water so i drink it. If i may steal a gag I heard at the comedy club the other night when the comedian was drinking a bottle of Evian...

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