The reason bottled water is so popular is because the quality of our tap water is so bad. Funny thing is that the very person (Mayor of San Fran Freako) is in charge of one of the absolute "worst" water supplies in the US. Was one of the first to cancel the cities bottled water contract. Read these:

WWW Link

WWW Link

And these are but 2 of 1,980,000 Google hits on "what's in my tap water".
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on Aug 07, 2007
forum bump
on Aug 07, 2007
Better yet, most bottled water IS tap water.
on Aug 07, 2007
You couldn't wait less than a minute to bump your post!!!!!   What's up with that?  
on Aug 07, 2007
No1 seller in the USA- dasani.

aka pekham spring!!! ITS TAP WATER YOU FOOLS!!! bottled by coke! But still TAP WATER!!!
on Aug 07, 2007
Better yet, most bottled water IS tap water.


Yep.

And this is the reason "why" bottled water is so popular


Which has what to do with Personal Computing. Should have posted this in the General section.
on Aug 07, 2007
Well, he posted it using a personal computer?
on Aug 07, 2007
You couldn't wait less than a minute to bump your post!!!!! What's up with that?


Just checked his last 5 articles from his profile page, all 5 first reply a bump by himself, longest he waited, a whole 3 minutes. Not very good forum etiquette.
on Aug 07, 2007
Well, he posted it using a personal computer?


That may well be but the forums at all Stardock sites, WC, JU etc have content sections for a reason.
on Aug 07, 2007
It goes something like this: take Thames Water from the tap in your factory in Sidcup, Kent; put it through a purification process, call it "pure" and give it a mark-up from 0.03p to 95p per half litre; in the process, add a batch of calcium chloride, containing bromide, for "taste profile"; then pump ozone through it, oxidising the bromide - which is not a problem - into bromate - which is. Finally, dispatch to the shops bottles of water containing up to twice the legal limit for bromate (10 micrograms per litre).
on Aug 07, 2007
Ah well, you are from another forum so you do not recognize my hillarity.
on Aug 07, 2007
Just checked his last 5 articles from his profile page, all 5 first reply a bump by himself, longest he waited, a whole 3 minutes. Not very good forum etiquette.


For some reason, some of the people on JU think that their articles won't show up in the forums without the proverbial "bump". Regrettably, they're full of it. But it gives you something to make fun of.
on Aug 07, 2007
Ah well, you are from another forum so you do not recognize my hillarity.


What does being on another forum have to do with not seeing/recognizing any hilarity in your reply.
on Aug 07, 2007
Let's all point and laugh, then.
on Aug 07, 2007
It goes something like this: take Thames Water from the tap in your factory in Sidcup, Kent; put it through a purification process, call it "pure" and give it a mark-up from 0.03p to 95p per half litre; in the process, add a batch of calcium chloride, containing bromide, for "taste profile"; then pump ozone through it, oxidising the bromide - which is not a problem - into bromate - which is. Finally, dispatch to the shops bottles of water containing up to twice the legal limit for bromate (10 micrograms per litre).


Don't understand why people feel the need to still do ozonation. When it runs through the uv treatment, then carbon filtration(etc.) it's perfectly fine.

On a similar note, I grew up on well water and I'm completely fine
I grew up on well water and I'm completely fine
Well water yeah...hiccup!

on Aug 07, 2007
For some reason, some of the people on JU think that their articles won't show up in the forums without the proverbial "bump".


At times JU can be more buggy than the other forums. But then again with bump as OP here has in less than 3 minutes, maybe they don't understand cache, and that it take a few minutes for things to show up.

But it gives you something to make fun of.


No, not make fun of, just able to point out an example of bad forum etiquette.