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Public Water starts today, should I buy a Brita water filter?

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Our landlord is here doing the final hook up to public water right now. We've been on well water for so long, it'll be weird with completely different tasting water. I'm not going to like the fact that fluoride will be in the water now, but I will like not having hard water anymore. The minerals in the water were probably healthy for us, but it always pissed me off having to clean our coffee makers once a month and buying a new one twice a year. gah, at least the public water will be better for our washing machine.

So, if the water tastes nasty to me, should we pick up a brita water filter jug? Or maybe theres another brand thats better? I have a bad feeling our water is going to taste like chemicals. x_x


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Otisco Lake water has high levels of ibuprofen and caffeine in it. I'm not real excited to give it to my animals n houseplants -_-;


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I have a PUR faucet filter, (Brita jugs are annoying) also if you have access to the main line coming into your house, you could install a filter on that, then all the water in the house is filtered, believe you only have to replace the filter on that every 6 months or so.


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i use brita filter water

my olf flat used to have a chemical taste to it, with brita it ates plain and refreshing


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I have a PUR faucet filter, (Brita jugs are annoying) also if you have access to the main line coming into your house, you could install a filter on that, then all the water in the house is filtered, believe you only have to replace the filter on that every 6 months or so.

I thought about an overall filtration system, but I think the price will be too high.. especially since we rent. If we owned the house I'd probably be up for it tho.

btw, how often do you have to replace the filter on the PUR faucet? I'm wondering which filter brand I should go with in terms of how often I'll have to replace the filters and how much they cost... I saw target has a Zero water filter that filters out so good it makes your water the equivalent of bottled water. But that makes me think the filters would get that much dirtier faster and need more frequent replacing. :huh:


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As Khell said every 3 months depending on use and filtering it through a PUR filter makes it taste damn good (brita filtered water tastes weird to me for some reason). I just buy a crap ton of bottled water as Arizona tap water makes me sick.


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Thanks guys. I might pick up a water filter today if I get a chance to go out to the store. The public water is in as of yesterday. I was expecting it to taste much worse than it does but it is comparable to the well water we used to have. Its probably because all the water pipes in the street were all newly installed this last summer. I still don't trust the chemicals so I'll definitely get a filter of some kind soon tho. The water pressure is better. I can run the washing machine and do dishes at the same time now. The only problem now is that the leak we have in the bathtub faucet (the hot water) is now leaking much more faster because of the increased pressure, which causes the hot water to run out even faster in the shower. :cold:


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