I’m curious what and where do you buy your family’s drinking water? And if you have kids, how old did you let your kids drink the same water the rest of the family drinks? We have this drinking water issue when we travel, because we always bring bottled distilled water for Gwen. Lagi namin iniisip na baka walang ganong brand in our destination (which is what we experienced when we went to Guimaras), so para sure, we always bring around 3 to 4 liters of water.
At home, Gwen has a separate water bottle because she still drinks distilled water which we buy in the grocery. As for the rest of the family, we drink alkaline water. Nanay and I are particular about our drinking water. Medyo brand-conscious, hehe. Kaya kahit medyo malayo yung refilling station and we have to add for delivery, we still order from them. Besides, the water refilling station’s place is the one approved by Nanay which is “clean”. There are 2 water refilling stations just a block away from our house, pero naman… the first one is beside a stinking taho factory and the other one’s facade is always flooded. Upon reading this Rappler’s article about How safe is your drinking water?, I am now contemplating if I will buy a water purifier at home. We were doing this before until the convenience of refilling stations lured us.
The nitty-gritty on water refilling station as a business is not new to me. It’s my Auntie’s business in Aklan and whenever we go to the province, we help in getting and delivering the orders. Although I take pride on how my Auntie runs her business in the province, I can’t speak on the safety of water refilling stations here in Manila. For one, do you know that the big water containers should be changed after how many uses? I just forgot how long pero sa nagdedeliver sa amin, minsan yupi-yupi na tsaka madumi yung water bottles pero ginagamit pa rin. Minsan pa nga, kami na yung bumibili ng new water bottles and just give it to them.
This is the reason why we still buy Gwen her own water in the grocery. As for how long, I don’t know. Maybe when I finally decided to get an in-home water purifier, I’ll be 100% sure of what my family drinks.