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Is bottled water the same as distilled??

I have been puting bottled water in my batteries and i have 12 of them/thinking that it was distilled.Is this a bad deal on this idea i have in my head??

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Is bottled water the same as distilled?

Not even close and almost all bottled water is the same stuff that comes out of the tap in most city water systems, basically bottled water is just tap water.

You can easily find distilled water however at most grocery stores and even Wal-Mart so why are you using bottled water?
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I had the idea it was distilled,I haven't put much water in anything in a long time around here, but i am getting distilled water from here on. All my life i used regular city and well water, but it don't look like its the the way i should have been adding water thanks red bob s
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a lot of bottled water is filtered, but that is nothing like distilled
I think it will be ok in those batts, just not as good as distilled water
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a lot of bottled water is filtered, but that is nothing like distilled
I think it will be ok in those batts, just not as good as distilled water


Almost all bottled water is just tap water from some city municipal water system but people buy that stuff all the time thinking it is somehow better than regular tap water. Sure there are real bottled Artisan and Spring water brands that cost a lot more, and really are nothing special anyway, but unless it plainly says "Artisan" or "Spring" water then it is just simple tap water from a city water supply system. All beside the point however because even if it is Artisan or Spring water it still is no replacement for distilled water and depending on the mineral content some could be even worse than tap water.
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There is a big difference between bottled and distilled water,JMO Trust me just ask my sleep app machine.




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Almost all bottled water is just tap water from some city municipal water system but people buy that stuff all the time thinking it is somehow better than regular tap water. Sure there are real bottled Artisan and Spring water brands that cost a lot more, and really are nothing special anyway, but unless it plainly says "Artisan" or "Spring" water then it is just simple tap water from a city water supply system. All beside the point however because even if it is Artisan or Spring water it still is no replacement for distilled water and depending on the mineral content some could be even worse than tap water.
as part of the bottling process, most common bottled water goes through a filter of some kind.

even if its just a screen, to keep the bigger rocks out

some filter better than others!
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as part of the bottling process, most common bottled water goes through a filter of some kind.

even if its just a screen, to keep the bigger rocks out

some filter better than others!
remember, it all goes into clear bottles!
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Your characterization of bottled water is only partially accurate. First of all, it's "artesian", not "artisan" (which is a skilled craftsman) and secondly while bottled water only needs to come from an approved source, like a municipal water supply, bottled water is regulated by the FDA. Also, 80% of the water sold in the U.S. comes from members of the International Bottled Water Association which requires more treatment of water from a municipal water supply. Read the second to last paragraph on the first page of this article.CLICK HERE

Lastly, the bottled water could be distilled depending on how the IBWA water company treats it. It may not be distilled, but it could be.
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Your characterization of bottled water is only partially accurate. First of all, it's "artesian", not "artisan" (which is a skilled craftsman) and secondly while bottled water only needs to come from an approved source, like a municipal water supply, bottled water is regulated by the FDA. Also, 80% of the water sold in the U.S. comes from members of the International Bottled Water Association which requires more treatment of water from a municipal water supply. Read the second to last paragraph on the first page of this article.CLICK HERE

Lastly, the bottled water could be distilled depending on how the IBWA water company treats it. It may not be distilled, but it could be.

The spelling was from Firefox spell checker and I didn't notice I had chosen the wrong one.

Below is from an ABC news web site, like I said most bottled water is just from a city water supply, simple tap water and I have a good friend that bottles and sells the stuff, has for years.

"The labels of the bottled waters do suggest they're special. Some show mountains or polar bears or glaciers. You have to look at the fine print to find out Everest Water is not from Mount Everest. It's from Corpus Christi, Texas. Glacier Clear Water is not from a glacier in Alaska. [ Its source is TAP water from Greeneville, Tenn.]

Big-selling Dasani and Aquafina are also just reprocessed TAP water from cities around the country.

[ One of Aquafina's sources is the Detroit River!]


At least the popular French water, Evian, does come from France.


You would be surprised at how little regulation there is on bottled water.

www.commondreams.org/headlines04/0304-04.htm


http://www.abcnews.go.com/Politics/H...8031551&page=1


http://www.bottledwaterblues.com/bot...ater_facts.php





"federal regulations that govern bottled water require it to be only as good as tap water, not better. There are no regulations or requirements that bottled water be any higher in quality than tap water, and according to some recent studies, it may often be of lower quality."

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Lastly, the bottled water could be distilled depending on how the IBWA water company treats it. It may not be distilled, but it could be.

No way, if it is distilled it must clearly say so, besides there is a big taste difference and most people can easily tell the difference when tasting distilled water.

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I think bottled water will be fine in the batteries, it is just not as clean as distilled water. Bottled water/tap water is just filtered water where distilled water is chemically cleaned water so it is just pure plain water

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distilled_water
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Bottled water/tap water is just filtered water where distilled water is chemically cleaned water so it is just pure plain water

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distilled_water

Chemically cleaned?

Distilled water is condensed steam, there are no chemicals involved (well there is Dihydrogen monoxide )

Bottled water still contains minerals and most bottled water still has the chemicals such as Chlorine that is used in the city water systems. Bottled water is no better for use in batteries than simple tap water. Distilled water OTOH has no minerals and no chemicals like Chlorine, it is the minerals contained in normal tap/bottled water that is the biggest problem with using it for batteries.
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You are right that distilled water is better for batteries. You are also right that some bottled water is no better than tap water. It is not correct to say that "almost all bottled water", your words, is only tap water. 80% of the bottled water in this country comes from IBWA members whose standards are stricter than the FDA's standards. Once again you use peripheral sources to prove your point, all with an axe to grind, instead of going to the actual source of regulations, the FDA. Here they are: FDA BOTTLED WATER STANDARDS And here are the IBWA standards: IBWA STANDARDS

I realize you will never admit that you are wrong about anything, but could you admit that part of your assertions about bottled water are incorrect?
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Bottled water still contains minerals and most bottled water still has the chemicals such as Chlorine that is used in the city water systems. Bottled water is no better for use in batteries than simple tap water. Distilled water OTOH has no minerals and no chemicals like Chlorine, it is the minerals contained in normal tap/bottled water that is the biggest problem with using it for batteries.
^^^^^ i agree with this
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