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#44206 - 04/26/05 05:48 PM tap water
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I recently read on the ISGA web site that tap water is not recommended for gliders. what is the best type of water to get? bottled? ive also heard distilled is bad. true?

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#44207 - 04/26/05 05:51 PM Re: tap water [Re: ]
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Distilled is basically "dead" water (no electrolytes) & should not be used. Tap water use depends on the quality of your city water. Tap water is often frowned upon due to parasites that may lurk and affect your suggies (though they may not be harmful to us). Most choose to use bottled spring water. Be sure to read the bottles though, some companies bottle form city water supplies! Sneaky sneaky!

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#44208 - 04/26/05 05:57 PM Re: tap water [Re: ]
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will the bottle say on the label that it is bottled city water?

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#44209 - 04/26/05 05:58 PM Re: tap water [Re: ]
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It will say something to the effect of: Bottled at the Kansas City Water Supply.

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#44210 - 04/26/05 07:09 PM Re: tap water [Re: ]
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Drinking water is pretty often from public supplies.

But, in the end, water is water is water. It's h20. The city water that's bottled is usually filtered so many times it's almost distilled anyway and then they ADD minerals back into it to give it some flavor and mouth-feel.

Dasani, Coke's water brand, is bottled city water.

I have a home filter on my tap and I fill the glider's water from that. It may not be pure mountain spring water bottled by blind tibetan monks but it's "good enough". I'd be more worried about chlorine in city water than anything else, as gliders are much smaller than people.

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#44211 - 04/26/05 07:42 PM Re: tap water [Re: ]
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wich one is bottled from KC? ive seen the water there ya dont want to drink it bottle or no bottle

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#44212 - 04/26/05 08:09 PM Re: tap water [Re: ]
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LOL, it was a Target brand - like $5.00 a case for the lil bottles that said that (kinda made me laugh). I, personally, have a water cooler & I fill my bottles from those Culligan machines in the grocery stores that filter the water. IMO, as long as it's filtered, you're cool!

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#44213 - 04/26/05 08:56 PM Re: tap water [Re: ]
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i use dasani.....is it still ok for them?

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#44214 - 04/26/05 09:50 PM Re: tap water [Re: ]
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mine get spring water

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#44215 - 04/26/05 11:49 PM Re: tap water [Re: ]
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I use tap water which source comes from a well with a rain soft filteration system.

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#44216 - 04/27/05 05:59 AM Re: tap water [Re: ]
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Quiet often people post personal opinions on boards and they are taken to be fact. Here is a site that will shed some light on the issue of bottle water.

http://www.nrdc.org/water/drinking/nbw.asp

Hope this will help you make a decision.
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#44217 - 04/27/05 07:34 AM Re: tap water [Re: ]
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I don't drink the tap water where we live currently so I wouldn't give it to a pet... any pet, but especially a glider.. it causes me health issues (migraines due to minor amounts of a contaminant that is deemed acceptable at that level)... so I won't expect it to be safe for a glider... but if we move and I don't have those issues with a well I may choose to just use well water for them as well.

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#44218 - 04/27/05 09:17 AM Re: tap water [Re: ]
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would a filter like "brita" be ok? should this reduce cl amounts in city water supplies (tap)?

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#44219 - 05/01/05 09:10 PM Re: tap water [Re: ]
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wow charlie, thanks for the link. thats amazing about bottled water. at the start of this topic im like ooo thats somthing to think about, maybe i should go get some boxed water. but now im thinking i should warn everyone and knock drinks outta peoples hands if i see them drinking it. im so confused. i think maybe i will stick to tap water.

however khyricat gets migraines from the water. i get migraines too but we havent figured out wat causes it yet. and ive only had it 9 years. i wonder if its the water?
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