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    Save Money on Water? No more bottled water!

    What a waste of money buying bottled water! I need to do something about all the cash I am passing through my kidneys!

    Does anyone here drink from the tap? Boil their water? Have a water purifier? If so, please suggest a brand or product you use and how well it works. Does it make the water taste funny?

    Thanks for any suggestions you may have!

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    If you live in a condo or apartment building, they probably have a water refill station. It costs 1 baht per litre. Save your bottles or buy a 5-litre one and keep refilling them.

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    One of the best things i ever bought here was a water dispenser. cools the water as well. 3 thousand baht. then buy the huge bottles of water for less than 10 baht, usually delivered to your door. saves money and plastic.
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    There's a thread somewhere about this, I don't have time to search for it! If you can't find it then accept my advice and go to Lotus for a 800Bt water filter - drinkable water from the tap!

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    Excuse me for not taking this seriously .....

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    water from the tap isnt drinkable?

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    Well, some say it is. My 800Bt filter is hardly the forefront of modern technology so the water can't be all that bad IMO.

    I have drunk it straight from the tap on many occasions when drunk or lazy to walk to the shops

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    I use tap water for coffee. Boiling (a few minutes) kills everything but spore-forms, they'd need an autoclave.

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    A bloke from Thames water, who was seconded over here, told me that the water that left the plant was indeed drinkable. But the low mains pressure means that groundwater can seep into the supply through any cracks in the pipe.

    So you shouldn't really drink it.

    I have a purifier, similar to Defender's, but with three filters. THB2000 from Carrefoure. Best investment I have ever made.

    Although, I am now an empty bottle hoarder.

    The band is Ultra Flow and the model is AQ-3. I had to check, please believe me!!

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    I have an Amway filter the wife bought is was too expensive and even the filters are too expensive but the damn thing works. 8 years now and not a problem one.
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    I need to do something about all the cash I am passing through my kidneys!
    Kru you're welcome to come over and sit on my toilet any day.
    Or would you like to swing on a star?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one
    I have an Amway filter the wife bought is was too expensive and even the filters are too expensive but the damn thing works. 8 years now and now a problem one.
    What problem one does it have now after 8 years, AO?

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    Quote Originally Posted by natalie8
    If you live in a condo or apartment building, they probably have a water refill station. It costs 1 baht per litre. Save your bottles or buy a 5-litre one and keep refilling them.
    Yep this is how I get my clean water now. You won't get me drinking tap water here.
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    :smile: JD. Thanks for helping me with the typo. I hope I can count on your help in the future.

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    I've had a few glasses of tap water here since arriving 3 weeks ago, with no ill effects. Also been brushing my teeth with tap water and drinking water and other drinks with ice cubes. So personally I wouldn't be afraid of it if you are thirsty, but a filter of some sort seems like a good investment. As for me, I just fill up a couple of bottles from the cooler at work every day, and this lets me get by without buying much bottled water.

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    You can almost always brush your teeth with tap water with no ill effects.

    I, too, have a water filter. I bought it in Malaysia but saw exactly the same type over in Songkhla, one large enough for your family (providing you have one) runs about 800 baht.

    Not only purifies the water, but adds essential minerals that the bottled water doesn't give you. Good for you and will help keep you kidney-stone free.

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