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amother




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Post Tue, Oct 12 2021, 11:48 am
We live in NYC. I grew up in NYC. I never had filtered water. We drank water from the tap. Or filled a picture from the tap and kept it in the fridge for cold water.

Filtered or bottles water is just not on my radar. When we have guests we put a few bottled waters in their rooms but we don't use bottled water on the regular. Filtered and bottled water is expensive and not a priority for me.

I have a relative coming to stay and she told me she only drinks bottled or filtered water. She said this as a given. I'm wondering if this is a standard standard and I'm just killing myself slowly with tap water. Is this something I should accommodate?

What are your thoughts?
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Ema of 4




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Oct 12 2021, 11:49 am
We live in Bayswater and only drink/use filtered
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SuperWify




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Oct 12 2021, 11:49 am
I never drink from the tap. Filtered or bottles only.

I don’t know about health, I just can’t stand the taste.
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amother




Chicory
 

Post Tue, Oct 12 2021, 11:50 am
Is she staying for a while? If it's just a few days I would just get some water bottles for her.
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groovy1224




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Oct 12 2021, 11:50 am
For Kashrus reasons, your NYC water should be filtered.
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little neshamala




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Oct 12 2021, 11:51 am
Monsen NY-I always drink tap water.
When we have guests I try to remember to buy some bottled if they prefer
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simcha2




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Oct 12 2021, 11:51 am
I thought in NYC you needed filtered for kashrut reasons.

We don't drink tap water in NYC (MO if it matters)
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amother




Silver
 

Post Tue, Oct 12 2021, 11:51 am
There is a kashrus issue with some water systems. I would buy bottled water for a guest who asks.
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amother




Midnight
 

Post Tue, Oct 12 2021, 11:52 am
SuperWify wrote:
I never drink from the tap. Filtered or bottles only.

I don’t know about health, I just can’t stand the taste.


In NYC the two water is well know to be delicious.

OP: lifelong NYCer. We only use tap water.
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amother




Currant
 

Post Tue, Oct 12 2021, 11:52 am
We use filtered and tap. Sometimes bottled but I don't like bottled because the water has been sitting in plastic but What
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groovy1224




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Oct 12 2021, 11:53 am
groovy1224 wrote:
For Kashrus reasons, your NYC water should be filtered.


Just clicked on this thread again by accident. Wondering why this was hugged. This is a well known psak, it's not a chumra or minhag.
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amother




Copper
 

Post Tue, Oct 12 2021, 11:53 am
We use a Brita that we fill from the tap. We take reusable water bottles filled from the Brita when we go out. Before the summer I buy 1 case of disposable water bottles from Costco to send on camp trips or give to guests or handymen or whomever. We always end up with extra.
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amother




DarkGray
 

Post Tue, Oct 12 2021, 11:54 am
groovy1224 wrote:
For Kashrus reasons, your NYC water should be filtered.

Most of us have a filter system under the sink and drink from the tap, which has been filtered. There is a thing in the tap itself as well. The system is cheap and easy to install, no reason for a pricey one. So we drink from the tap, but its filtered tap.
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amother




Midnight
 

Post Tue, Oct 12 2021, 11:56 am
amother [ Midnight ] wrote:
In NYC the tap water is well know to be delicious.

OP: lifelong NYCer. We only use tap water.
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imaima




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Oct 12 2021, 11:57 am
I find it is a fair request.

Some people have finicky digestive systems.
There can be an issue with fluorid for some.
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groovy1224




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Oct 12 2021, 12:01 pm
amother [ DarkGray ] wrote:
Most of us have a filter system under the sink and drink from the tap, which has been filtered. There is a thing in the tap itself as well. The system is cheap and easy to install, no reason for a pricey one. So we drink from the tap, but its filtered tap.


I lived in NYC for a few years, and I rented (as did my friends at the time). We all used the filters that go over the faucet (EZ filter was the name I believe). I never looked into the under the sink filter, I assumed it would be expensive and it didn't make sense to put that money into a rental.

Doesn't matter so much what you use, as long as it filters out the microscopic copepods which render NYC drinking water not kosher.
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amother




Tanzanite
 

Post Tue, Oct 12 2021, 12:04 pm
We live in nj and drink unfiltered tap water.
Once had a family of 8 come. Only drank bottled water. It was hard.
They came from A city were the water tastes disgusting. Like chlorine pool water. So understand there.
But our water tastes fine. But they wouldn’t drink it. So I borrowed from neighbor on Shabbos to repay after.
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SixOfWands




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Oct 12 2021, 12:10 pm
groovy1224 wrote:
Just clicked on this thread again by accident. Wondering why this was hugged. This is a well known psak, it's not a chumra or minhag.


People here hug whatever they disagree with, just to be passive aggressive. See, eg, https://oukosher.org/blog/cons.....ater/

I've heard the psak, but its not something that we hold by. CYLOR.
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amother




Foxglove
 

Post Tue, Oct 12 2021, 12:14 pm
Besides for the kashrus issue nyc water tastes disgusting. I have never been to a house in nyc that didn’t have bottled or filtered water.
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amother




Daylily
 

Post Tue, Oct 12 2021, 12:16 pm
Whenever we go to my in-laws in Brooklyn we take along a case of gallon spring water. They're so accommodating with everything else, but somehow they take it very personal when we voice our displeasure against their tap water.
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