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    15 Billion Dollar Habit

    Clean water comes out of the tap for next to nothing, yet Americans spend more on bottled water than on movie tickets or iPods -- a stunning $15 billion last year. Here's a look at a booming industry's economics and psychology...........

    http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/Investing/Extra/BottledWaterARiverOfMoney.aspx?GT1=10328

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    Re: 15 Billion Dollar Habit

    In San Francisco, the municipal water comes from Yosemite National Park. It's so good the Environmental Protection Agency doesn't require San Francisco to filter it. If you bought and drank a bottle of Evian, you could refill that bottle once a day for 10 years, five months and 21 days with San Francisco tap water before that water would cost $1.35. Put another way, if the water we use at home cost what even cheap bottled water costs, our monthly water bills would run $9,000.
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    Re: 15 Billion Dollar Habit

    At 9,000 a month I think we would have other issues as well like body odor.

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    Re: 15 Billion Dollar Habit

    Well why not The T.P. industry, I know this water habit is now where near the gas prices >. its crazy when you think about stuff like this almost makes my head hurt.
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    Re: 15 Billion Dollar Habit

    I buy bottled water but only to have a bottle that I can fill up and carry with me later with my own water.

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    Re: 15 Billion Dollar Habit

    while in vegas i drank tap water in the hotel room, and it was DISGUSTING
    Rosie O'Donnell is a dude!

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    Re: 15 Billion Dollar Habit

    "Mr-holland" wrote:
    while in vegas i drank tap water in the hotel room, and it was DISGUSTING
    I would never drink tap water from a Vegas hotel room...you have no idea where that faucet has been.

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    Re: 15 Billion Dollar Habit

    "Mr-holland" wrote:
    while in vegas i drank tap water in the hotel room, and it was DISGUSTING
    lol hotels are a different story

    I buy bottled water but only when im out like at a movie id rather have water than pop. Or at college when a class is a couple hours, its a $1.25 and better for me than pop... but i know people who wont drink tap water bc the think its "dirty" i laugh because while they say that ill lean over the sink and get a quick drink or my personal favorite sports outside and drinking out of the hose mmmmmmm good
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    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    "Mr-holland" wrote:
    while in vegas i drank tap water in the hotel room, and it was DISGUSTING
    I would never drink tap water from a Vegas hotel room...you have no idea where that faucet has been.
    All hotlel water tastes like shit, it doesn't matter where it is.

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    "BadlandsViking" wrote:
    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    "Mr-holland" wrote:
    while in vegas i drank tap water in the hotel room, and it was DISGUSTING
    I would never drink tap water from a Vegas hotel room...you have no idea where that faucet has been.
    All hotlel water tastes like pooh, it doesn't matter where it is.
    isn't it that like in Vegas it has to come in tubes for miles and miles tht it's so bad?
    Rosie O'Donnell is a dude!

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