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Sign of the Times......

June 27th, 2008 at 12:06 pm

I should have seen it coming. I just got a call from my water delivery service. Not so great news. Since I grew up on a deep springlike well system, I taste tested some water delivery here and found a well-known, reputable one that had great spring water. The delivery regular drinking water is local water redone. The spring was trucked in from another state if I recall right. At any rate, we've had it for years. Our city's water often tastes awful. Messes with my stomach. Turns my clothes dingy. Leaves things less than sparkly. I found that the kids drank a lot more water with the service. Allergies eased up. Colds and other stuff were fewer. They drank water. The water company in all these years has never raised its rates for my water. It added a fuel surcharge a year or so ago to compensate, but my water has never changed. And, the surcharge was less than $2.00 per month. Doable.

Now, no spring water. I guess it got too costly to truck and bottle. I guess not enough of us wanted to pay for it. Who knows. I didn't really like the taste of the regular water compared to the spring. I didn't like the idea of paying for a reprocessed bottle of the next city's water. Of course, it probably doesn't have all the junk in it. Phooey. What to do now. I am receiving a free delivery of the regular water to taste test again. I am wondering if the cost will be changed. I am wondering if I should just get a filtering system for the household. I just don't know. Guess it will depend on how it tastes. There are other companies in the area, but I'll have to do some work to find out what to get and how much it would be. Sigh. My favorite things disappear quite often. How many times do you have something you love disappear from the store shelves? Happens to me all the time.

I am writing and closing a store account today. Don't know why I got the card. Don't use it. Good grief. It's a no brainer. I have another one on tap to go.

I go pick up Older Dog today from her surgery. Between both her surgeries in the last month, plus tests, and now shots for the Little Dog, my pet emergency fund has been decimated and then some. This fund will be hard to refill. Sigh. We've all been hit by the medical bug this year, including the pets.....

3 Responses to “Sign of the Times......”

  1. zakity Says:

    We have a reverse osmisis filter. It is an extra tap at the kitchen sink (DH had to drill a hole in the sink for it). We use it for all our drinking water. I love it. Everyone who tastes our water (even a "water snob") says that it is really good water.

    We also have a whole-house water softener. We are on well water and it is really hard. It is our regular "tap" water.

    You might want to look into these things. I know the reverse osmosis system was only a few hundred dollars when we bought it (that was forever ago though). And, I know we have replaced the filter once. Since we fill water bottles up before we go anywhere and we mainly drink water at home, I am sure it has paid for itself repeatedly.

  2. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Another option you could look into is a Brita or Purr filter system. They have ones that you can fit onto your faucet, and there are also ones that come in a couple different sized pitchers.

    I hear you on favorite things not being on store shelves anymore. I really, really love Nestle Treasure's milk chocolate caramels. Walmart had them for the longest time, then stopped carrying them. Then I found them at Target. A few weeks ago I was in Target wanting to pick up another package, and noticed they were not even listed on the shelf anymore. I asked a worker if she knew why they'd stopped carrying them and she told me that not enough people were buying them. Frown They are still made, but the closest store that carries them is about 20 miles from me -- or I can always get them from Ebay at about 3x the regular price (when adding in shipping). So . . . no more Treasures for me. Frown

  3. dmontngrey Says:

    Every personal product I have ever liked has disappeared from the shelves. Guess it was just me who liked the products, no one else? My shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, sanitary products, facial scrub, etc. Can ya say I don't feel as clean as I used to?!?

    Good luck with your water decisions! Smile

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