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Do people really drink the water?

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From page A6 | September 17, 2013 | 7 Comments

In the arguments pro or con regarding fluoridation of Davis water, I am wondering how many residents actually drink the water. I don’t believe fluoride should be added to the water for many reasons. However, above and beyond this, if it’s just used for washing dishes, plants and bathing, even if it did have any benefit, it probably wouldn’t make any difference if it isn’t ingested, which I think it seldom is.
Shouldn’t this, in and of itself, make it all an insignificant (and a bit comical) debate?
Maybe just save time and money, and move on to more important matters.

Robin Pryor Blake

Davis

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  • Davis G'maSeptember 17, 2013 - 8:53 am

    Of course we drink the water. I consume over two quarts a day and have been doing so since I moved here in 1978. Tea throughout the day and ice water in the afternoons and evenings. I bring chilled tap water to the gym and on long walks. I use tap water for cooking, too. Where do you think those two cups of water come from when making rice? The tap!

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  • Alan MillerSeptember 17, 2013 - 9:03 am

    Maybe the city council could vote to fluoridate the reverse-osmosis machine at the COOP. Wonder if Alhambra is behind fluoridation? After the water project, bottled water sales would have plummeted. With fluoridation and (going by past Davis votes) less than half the population in favor of fluoridation, bottled water sales will skyrocket!

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  • HAASeptember 17, 2013 - 12:55 pm

    I only know of one person who drinks the tap water. She also has a very expensive reverse osmosis system. Everyone I know in Davis gets water delivered, or fills up the huge bottles themselves at the store.

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  • Davis G'maSeptember 17, 2013 - 5:23 pm

    Why are we spending 350 + or - million dollars to bring polluted river water to Davis if few of us are actually drinking it?

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  • Rich RifkinSeptember 17, 2013 - 1:51 pm

    I've been drinking and enjoying Davis tap water since 1965. There is nothing wrong with it. And when it has been put up against bottled water in blind taste tests, it has always won. There is a name for a person who pays for bottled water in Davis: fool. As the old English proverb suggests, a fool and his money are soon parted.

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  • bob snellSeptember 17, 2013 - 5:10 pm

    I drink tap water out of a plastic grocery bag.....since 1972 in Davis

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  • Davis G'maSeptember 17, 2013 - 7:44 pm

    LIKE

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