In <r3Eua.146243$ja4.6800362 at bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net> G.M.
>> I am posting here just to find some answers.
>> Awhile ago I purchased a 1 gallon plastic
> jug of drinking water sold by Safeway as
> a Safeway Brand. It went into storage for
> two to three weeks before being used.
> Just the other day I cracked the seal
> and poured a mug of water and there was
Here is a perfect example of a hyped up product costing more money and
for little benefit.
The biggest danger is that when they "filter" the water they remove the
chlorine to make the water taste better. However it is the chlorine that
prevents contaminants from growing in water. That is why town drinking
water is treated with it. We see very few cases of water borne disease
since they started treating drinking water about 100 years ago.
Now the new age stuff about "natural" products will also introduce the
natural phenomenon of bacterial, fungal or other microbial contamination.
Natural is not necessarily better. There are many organisms that can
grow pretty well in "plain water". There will be enough stuff in there
for the organisms to feed on.
Don't be mislead by the claims that natural is better or that bottled
water is superior to tap water. If you really need to buy water get it
from a water dispenser company - the 5 gallon size. I think those are