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9/18/20 8:49 P

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I have used distilled water in a Keurig by suggestion.

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5/29/20 5:30 A

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If you are looking for a clean water source I would buy a filtered water pitcher or a faucet attachment. You'll save money over buying bottled water, save the environment and... have you tried distilled water? I don't think it tastes that great. If you must buy jugs of water though, I'd go for spring water. It tastes slightly better.

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5/28/20 1:51 P

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I’m grateful for this question.
I rent, so I’d not looked up the water utility over the last two years.
I looked up the water quality report and learned our fluoride is naturally occurring.

As for distilled water, I’d use it for hydrosols, or in a water extraction of an herb.
My sweetie distilled his own for sinus rinses, but I boil and cool water for that.

I like the taste of my water about 10 months out of the year. I use a filter, and in the two months it is less than tasty, I double filter.
I find bottled water tastes of the plastic. But, if I use a nalgene, I can detect that same odd note.

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No, but we need it for my CPAP machine and the pets’ water dispenser. However, we found out recently that reverse-osmosis filtered water is also okay for the machine, so we now refill jugs from the water station at the supermarket for .39 each.

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12/29/19 6:11 A

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12/23/19 1:41 A

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I only use distilled water for my CPAP.



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12/16/19 11:05 P

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Due to ongoing water problems in our town, we use bottled water exclusively.

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10/15/19 1:27 P

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no I use tap water but if I did have those water machine I'd probably drink more



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10/7/19 9:24 A

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No but do drink Britta filtered water



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10/3/19 2:57 A

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We do buy bottled water, but not distilled water to drink. Our water comes from a community well and is high in sodium. As much as I hate to use the plastic, we do recycle, our health is more important.

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9/17/19 10:20 A

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I think filtering is a good idea

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water out of our spigot-we have well water.



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9/4/19 11:17 P

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You lucky people who have clean tap water at homes. In the area where I live water has a high level of potassium and it is not safe to drink. We use filtered water for drinking and cooking. There are small water pitchers that can do the job that have a filter with them. Even though you have to change he filter now and then it is worth the money. We have got the aquagear pitcher that has a lifetime warranty!

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I usually take water with me also.

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I find most tap water utterly disgusting. And I am definitely not one to drink the neurotoxin fluoride, which is not removed through most filters as it requires a specialized filter to remove it. I have great well water I drink at home. I will bring water with me wherever I go, but if I need more water than I brought I will get distilled water- often times smart water where it is distilled and then adds electrolytes back into it.

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I think some naturally occurring minerals may be removed by the process. In Australia they add fluoride to water at enormous cost and much controversy

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7/14/19 8:35 P

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My wife and I have been drinking distilled water for some time now. Use it in the coffee maker, to boil potatoes,etc. Even put it in the dog's dish.

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7/4/19 9:25 A

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We only use our bore water for gardens, maybe we should have it tested

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Blessed with great well water!



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No we have our own well with very good water. We just have it tested

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Sorry my friend died a few years ago. He also used the water to brew home brew beer. It was old. It was a square box with a heater and he replaced the heater element. It had a permanent water connection near his kitchen sink and used glass jars to store the water. He said it was expensive to run costing more than filter.

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I have a similar issue and recently started to think about buying a distiller. I'm not going to drink distilled water all the time, as I've read that it can be harmful to health, but only occasionally, and also use it for my iron. Do you remember what model of distiller your friend has? I've been searching through, found several reviews, for example, wisepick.org/best-water-distiller/ or www.waterfiltermag.com/best-water-distille
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, maybe it was one of those? I can't decide between Megahome and H2Labs

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No but we have really clean tap water here



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I had a friend with a distiller and his water was wonderful.The local water was heavily chlorinated. I have a water tank and catch water from roof and use it for the iron and garden and boil it for drinking tea and coffee.

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5/7/18 9:02 A

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we do not drink it- we use it for limited cleaning purposes where required but always drink filtered water. doctors in the family told us never to drink distilled, so we don't!

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5/2/18 10:19 P

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I haven’t used it in years. I drank it once but didn’t like the taste.

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5/2/18 6:50 P

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No, I don't drink distilled water. Actually it never occurred to me to do so (I use it in my steam iron and in my steam mop).

My husband is a Data Systems Analyst at a potable water treatment plant. He's also very close to earning his Masters in Civil Engineering, focusing on . . . water.

When we met, a few years ago, he told me to *never* drink distilled water; that it is harmful to one's system. I've never researched the information, myself; but I trust him, his knowledge and his expertise.

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5/1/18 10:49 P

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4/9/18 2:18 P

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I drink filtered tap water (our city water is good enough that it is sold at a premium as a name-brand bottled water). The only reason that I filter it is that the water is really high in calcium, which builds up in appliances or drinking glasses, and it gets annoying having to clean everything in vinegar all of the time.

Frankly, distilled water just doesn't taste right, is quite expensive, and has no benefit over clean tap water, so I wouldn't waste money on it unless required (such as for a specific appliance or medical application).

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No but my iron needs distilled water. I drink tap water or canned seltzer.

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4/9/18 8:50 A

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No, I don't drink distilled water. Doesn't seem to me that there is a clear, science-based recommendation for it at this time. Most of the time, I drink filtered water (our fridge has a water filter). I just have an issue with paying for water in plastic bottles or jugs, when it's already being piped to my house at a much more reasonable cost and with less strain on the environment.

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4/9/18 5:09 A

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I've read so many different opinions as to whether distilled water is good for our health or not. Some say it washes out useful minerals, other say it's a myth and it takes only minerals not used in our metabolism with it... What do you think of distilled water?

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