Is there a point Filtering Fresh Bottled (Aquafina) Water Kept in Refrigerator Before You Drink It?

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by ED GEiN, May 4, 2017.

  1. ED GEiN

    ED GEiN Monkey++

    I apologize for posting up a bunch of threads in the past few days. Comments about Water Filtering got me a bit curious as well as a bit paranoid and so I bought an Aquagear Water Filter Pitcher - Fluoride, Lead, Chloramine, Chromium-6 Filter - BPA-Free, Clear, mainly for the tap water from my sink I use to make spaghetti.

    As an experiment I ran a 16 ounce bottle of cold Aquafina through the Aquagear Filter and then filled it in my thermos bottle that I actually use at home as it keeps things cold for 12 hours (if anyone wants the name let me know as I don't want to seem like I'm plugging product). Anyway, the now filtered Aquafina water did not taste or feel as refreshing as the original bottle Aquafina water. I drank the filtered water within 5 minutes after I took it out of the refrigerator and drank the bottled water right out of the refrigerator. Maybe I should have waited 5 minutes to test it as well.

    To make a long story short, if bottled Aquafina Water tastes better than my filtered Aquafina Water, am I risking anything healthwise by sticking to the original Bottled Aquafina without running it through a filter? Thanks for your input.
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  2. snake6264

    snake6264 Combat flip flop douchebag

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  3. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    @ED GEiN its nice to have new posts that aren't political :p your posts have good questions and things we haven't seen so just keep posting.

    Idk on the water. Its personal taste vs safety which are two related but seperate issues. I filter tap water because in phoenix we get algae bloom in the water system. Smells gross, tastes gross, but apparently doesnt hurt you. I just dont like it. And depending on the filter I add minerals back in which gives water its 'taste'. I think it was @Dunerunner who had a great post on making your own filter with charcoal etc but i cant find it now

    If you are talking about filtering water for survival in a grid down or SHTF situation then that is a different beast because you wont have anyway to test the water and you don't want to be weak with dissintary (spelling?) from unfiltered water.

    Don't worry about posting products, just give an amazon link ifyou can then the site gets some funds when ppl buy.
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  4. ED GEiN

    ED GEiN Monkey++

    Thanks Wow never knew that about Phoenix. I don't blame you!
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  5. runswithdogs

    runswithdogs Monkey+++

    My guess is its filtering out the minerals as well as all the crap, therefore effecting the taste. You could get something like Trace minerals "concentrace" to add minerals back in but whether that would taste better than the original o_O*shrugs*
  6. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    No need or reason to filter bottled water. Try filtering tap water or filter and treat direct from a natural water source if want to make a true comparison. In your case I'd look for the water sources that still might be available once the city water in no longer available and find out what it takes to make them safe to drink.
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  7. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    +1 And to do a real, meaningful comparison, you need before and after detailed chemical analysis. The ad hoc test in post #1 really speaks to only on man's taste buds.
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  8. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Dysentery - Wikipedia

    Some filtration systems may remove solids, some parasites, and may improve the taste of water (mostly by removing minerals, salts and chlorine), however, filtration alone may not remove some biohazards. Palatability is an advantage, however, water that tastes sweet but contains pathogens is of no great survival benefit.

    Water Treatment Alternatives - Reverse Osmosis

    To be on the safe side, particularly if the health status of water supplies are compromised or unknown, potable water should be filtered and sterilised. Filtering water prior to sterilisation will facilitate sterilisation by removing solid contaminants.
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