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drinking water

Instead of buying bottled water would it be safe to consume the water from the faucets in our room? What about the taste, is it OK?

I've been in many places where the water was safe but almost undrinkable due to the sulphur or iron taste.

Thanks,

Anode

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11. Re: drinking water

I use a Brita filter at home since the tap water in Arizona is terrible (just like Vegas) and I don't want to spend a fortune on bottled water and destroy the environment. They have water bottles with built in filters, which is an excellent idea for people who travel. I'm not sure how much they cost but I'll probably look into it.

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12. Re: drinking water

Drink it out of the tap but must say can't get use to the water being warm! I've from Minnesota and if you turn on the cold water it is cold, even in the summer.

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13. Re: drinking water

Right, but every floor of every hotel has an ice machine.

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14. Re: drinking water

I haven't driven to Las Vegas in many years, it would be about 11 hours comfortably. If it's possible to have a comfortable 11 hour drive, lol.

We bring about 1/2 dozen bottles of water because it is hard to find the brand we prefer in Las Vegas. Of course in restaurants and casinos we settle for what they have.

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15. Re: drinking water

Great question! I always drink tap water, but the taste can actually vary from one part of the city to another. I can usually get use to almost anything that is different, so I hope Vegas won't be too bad. I just don't believe in buying bottled water, and if I do, I just fill the bottle from the tap for a second go round.

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16. Re: drinking water

Oh so do you always check bags then, ktinca? We packed some water one time for a cruise since I wasn't sure if we could find any near the port before we boarded the ship, and I was stressed about the added weight. Since then (and about a half-dozen cruises later), I've learned that it is easier to find bottled water at port stops than I ever thought it would be and never pack it for any other types of trips.

In response to the recycling issue, I know CET and probably most other casinos have "green" plans. They do recycle, and I even saw a special on Discovery Channel one time about the Venetian and the process...got to see the back hallways and other parts of the property we would never have been able to see if we didn't watch that show.

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17. Re: drinking water

I never objected to the taste of Vegas tap water. I actually like the taste of the water from my taps at home.

But the hotels run their water through softeners and filters, so each hotel's bathrooms have different tasting water.

I drink a lot of bottled water, because I am on the go so much. I take a cooler with 6 bottles of water when I leave home every morning. Helps cut down on my soda pop consumption. Six bottles last me all day, and I stick the left-overs back in the fridge every night. If I weren't so lazy, I'd fill the bottles with Vegas tap water, but I am lazy, and a case of 24 bottles of water is only $4 or so (regular grocery store, not even Costco -- which is probably cheaper).

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18. Re: drinking water

Of course its perfectly safe to drink tap water, this is America.

Its actually the bottled water you should be weary of. The goverenment has very tight controls over tap water quality. not so with bottled water., the companies who sell it basically police themselves.

of course the state doesnt really care about the taste, they are more concerned with the quality.

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19. Re: drinking water

Great comments and suggestions. I did not know about the bad tasting water in Vegas but I thought it might be. Safety...if the hotels have a filtration system of some kind I'm sure the water is safe. But as with many municipal systems as they age problems occur more regularly. I had not thought of buying a "camping" type filter, great idea. Walgreens, or CVS better be REAL close to Ballys or have EMS follow me back to the hotel.

Thanks for all the suggestions.

Anode60

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20. Re: drinking water

I have been drinking Vegas tap water for over 20 years and I am still alive and well. It is perfectly safe.

People are used to the taste of their own water, so any other city's water may taste "funny." There is absolutely no way to know if the Vegas water will be acceptable to you. Try it and if you don't like it, just buy bottled water which is available everywhere.

I usually buy some bottled water -especially during the summer- because it is easier to walk around the strip carrying a bottle rather than a sink! But I have been known to refill the bottle with tap water.

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