How to Turn Tap Water Into Bottled Water

Artisanal, single origin, small batch:

That early grocery rush could leave people without bottled water. Making matters worse, prices of bottled water on Amazon have reportedly increased since news of the hurricane broke. Even at regular prices, preparing for the CDC-recommended two weeks with cases of bottled water conceivably could cost a family of four with one dog more than $500 if they could only find 16-ounce bottles.

Certain corners of the internet have surfaced a technique for water preservation that is applicable in just such an instance. As long as the municipal water system is still intact, "tap water" can be run from a faucet into a storage vessel -- a jug, if you will. A canteen or large bottle will also work, as will a food-grade watertight sack.

Factory-bottled water costs around 2,000 times as much as artisanal-bottled water. The former is usually not recommended to be stored for longer than two years, while the latter can be stored for up to six months.

"Well, I don't have a jug!" some people might say.

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6 Responses:

  1. phuzz says:

    Mind you, even Coca-Cola managed to screw that up when they used tap water to make bottled water and somehow added contaminants that breached the limits for tap water..

    • jwz says:

      I think "tap" might not be the term for "the industrial source of underpriced aquifer that Coca Cola obtained in bulk as one lubricating ingredient to their multinational robot sweat infusion mill".

      • phuzz says:

        That was the thing, in this case they were taking it from exactly the same public water supply that provides tap water to the area. It sounds like the calcium they were adding to the tap water was contaminated because multinational robot etc. etc.
        You can imagine the jokes in the UK media at the time that Coke had taken perfectly good tap water (aka 'council pop') and ruined it.

        • jwz says:

          If I didn't know any better I'd think that multinational capitalism didn't have the best interests of individual humanity at heart.

        • robert_ says:

          ... combined with it being bottled in a humourously named location (Sidcup).

  2. Benjy says:

    "Ein Chadash Tachat HaShemesh" - "There's nothing new under the sun" (Ecclesiastes) (chargeable)

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