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9/18/08 1:09 P

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We live in a city with just awful water...we have boil water notices alot of the time. We did have a Pur faucet filter, but we moved and now it doesn't fit our faucet, so now we have a countertop filter (like the Brita ones)...it removes alot of the extra crap, but I still don't like to drink it straight, so I have to make drinks like tea, lemonade, kool-aid, etc. to drink it, and i use the filtered water for my plants and animals...I feel awful, but for regular drinking water, we end up getting either bottled water or the gallon jugs of water...I've looked into home filtration systems, but they're wayyyy out of our budget right now. maybe I can start saving up for one, but for now, it's bottled water for us :(

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8/27/08 9:43 P

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Great to know they are being helpful! Yes it`s kinda cool with the digital display, hahaha. The important thing, however, is that it really works :)

Hope you find one! Or I could ship you one from here, but that would be expensive due to the shipping.

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8/27/08 11:03 A

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Ah yes MarylouK, point taken :)

HIHELLOBYE, I called Mistubishi-Rayon USA about the Cleansui faucet filter and they're supposed to be getting back to me about where I could possibly acquire one in the States. Looks so high-tech with the digital display and everything. Love it! Thanks for the tip.

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8/27/08 1:11 A

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I quite dislike that "fridge" smell too... I like the faucet, it`s easy and practical.

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8/27/08 12:24 A

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"outperform" maybe not, but have you smelled refrigerators? Maybe what you are tasting is that rerigeration taste. Try to keep the water filter carafe room temp, see if that works

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8/23/08 11:53 A

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These are all great, thanks. SO are the faucet filters supposed to outperform the carafe filter that's placed in the refrigerator?

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8/22/08 10:55 P

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We've tried filters on our kitchen sink, not impressed but now we have the refrigerator with the filter and love it!

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8/22/08 7:51 P

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We put a Mitsubishi filter on the kitchen tap, so we can filter straight from there when we want to drink. The taste difference is amazing. They are not cheap (You have to change it every 4 or 5 months for about 45 usd) but they are excellent and easy to install.

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8/22/08 6:57 P

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Our water, although "safe", tastes bad also. We have a household water filter - which filters the water as it comes into the house (you wouldn't believe the crap - ugh) and then we have a filter on our fridge water dispenser. Between the 2 of them our water tastes much better - plus with the household filter I know that much of the contaminants (that the gov't calls safe) are out of our shower and laundry water too :)



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8/22/08 4:04 P

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We live in the land of nasty water, SoCal, and are very happy w/ the filtration on our fridge.... We use stainless bottles and fill at home, no plastic for us.

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8/22/08 1:01 P

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We use a PUR countertop. It holds 2 gallons @ a time. Change filter every few months for about $7 I think. For a house system I hear the best are reverse osmosis. We can't afford that yet.

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8/22/08 12:47 P

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We have water in our fridge and as long as we change the filter, its decent to drink. The tap water here is really nasty.

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8/22/08 12:43 P

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I have just moved from the green mecca San Francisco to a rural area on the East Coast and am trying diligently to make my new life here as green as can be. My biggest concern right now is the drinking water. It tastes awful and I do not want to resort to buying bottled water to avoid the strong chlorine taste.

Are there any feasible recommendations on how to get the safest, best-tasting drinking water? We tried the basic Brita with little luck. Anyone out there have access to Consumer Reports or studies on the home filtration systems to see which ones work best? emoticon emoticon

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