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8/30/12 3:50 P

Please forgive duplicate posts, my mobile web is acting up. I did go pick up a case of bottled water, and I also plan to boil some to put in a container to make flavored water. Thanks for the suggestions! And for not worrying about being politically correct and making me laugh. I was having a rough day and really needed it.

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8/30/12 3:28 P

Aha! emoticon I have point saved from a survey site that I can cash in for a walmart card for about $25! From what all of you are telling me, that will pay for the pitcher filter! If I order the card today it will be here in less than a week. Hooray!

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8/30/12 3:10 P

Aha! emoticon I have point saved from a survey site that I can cash in for a walmart card for about $25! From what all of you are telling me, that will pay for the pitcher filter! If I order the card today it will be here in less than a week. Hooray!

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8/30/12 3:06 P

Water gets boring to me since I drink it all day at work. I drink a lot of Crystal Light at home. No calories.

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8/30/12 1:21 P

I have the Brita pitcher. I Love it.

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8/30/12 1:16 P

I agree with everyone else on here and say as soon as you possibly can, purchase a Brita pitcher. It is one of the best things I've done, I always keep it filled in the fridge. It's not very expensive and pays for itself versus buying bottled water. But in the meantime, Walmart usually does have the bottled water 24 packs from around $3 and the gallon jugs of spring water (this is what I keep at my desk at work) for about 87 cents :)

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8/30/12 12:57 P

I am not sure where you live..but we have butt nasty water too. I bought a brita water pitcher on sale but before I had the means to do that...here's what I did....

Boil the water for 5 minutes then put it in a clean glass pitcher or plastic jug after it has cooled or a large stock pot (aka really anything) on the counter with a loose cover over it (like cheese cloth) I would let it sit over night at least and then make some of the water flavored with cucumber slices, fruit or lemon and refrigerate. I drank the water on the counter after it had set awhile plain...but never using the last inch or two in the bottom of the pitcher where stuff has settled. I did that so long but when I was finally able to afford a water pitcher it was one of the best purchases ever! I use it everyday and you really do NOT need a big one you can refill every time you take water out and the filters last about 2 months.

To get my water in, I drink a large glass right when I wake up and right when I go to bed and keep some on my night stand when I get up to go pee I drink some more. Its habit now and I swear I feel less tired during the day!


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8/30/12 12:57 P

I am also concerned with what is in your tap water. Water bottles that purify such as Brita or Bobble start at $8 without any sales, pitchers by the same companies start at $20, and you can get a two pack of faucet filters for about $25. If at all possible I would try to fit it in the budget. Water is important, and it is not as expensive to filter it as you might think.

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8/30/12 12:47 P

Lemon I can stand. I was also considering a drop or 2 of flavored extract. Anything to cover up the taste! The city swears our water is safe, it just tastes like...well never mind what it tastes like-lol. At least I am looking for options and not giving up!

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8/30/12 12:17 P

I count iced or hot tea towards my 8 glasses of water as long as I haven't added any type of sweetner to it. You could always get fruit to put in the water. A lemon is under 50 cents and makes drinking water a lot more enjoyable for me.

My concern would be what is in your tapwater. That doesn't sound healthy at all. I understand that you're probably on a very tight budget, but maybe you could keep an eye out for even a briter water pitcher on sale? They start around twenty dollars regularly priced.

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8/30/12 11:51 A

Okay, I will be totally honest, I don't like to drink plain water under the best of circumstances. Now I NEED to drink more water and I have a serious dilemma and need some help. Our tap water here tastes awful! I mean really gross. It has so much junk in it I have to scrub the grit out of anything that water has been sitting it. Bottled water, a water softener, and filtration systems are NOT options right now, no matter how economical you think they are, they do not fit in my budget right now. Can I count iced or hot tea or flavor my water?

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