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Tap water

Tap water

WTXRed

it's purified well and lake water. Get a [water test kit](https://www.homedepot.com/s/water%20test?searchtype=text&NCNI-5) Schedule a plumber to check the water pipes Schedule a checkup with a doctor to make sure it's not you . https://ci.lubbock.tx.us/departments/water-department https://ci.lubbock.tx.us/departments/water-department/services/water-testing


theawesumelf

Yeah, I was talking to a buddy of mine from around the area. I don't think there's anyway that its the difference of the source. Being from NM, its mainly the Rio Grande with some purified wells. Water test is a good idea though, I just moved into a pretty fancy ~~for albuquerque standards~~ but you never know whats going on with what you don't see happening. I seriously doubt its a medical issue. I had some jugs of water from ABQ and I was fine drinking it. Problems only started drinking the tap here. I'll bring it up whenever I do a check up


acm2033

I moved from Albuquerque to Lubbock a long time ago, and yeah, noticed the same decrease in water quality. I think Albuquerque mountain water is just much better, frankly. Lubbock has lake water, not as nice. I used Windmill and other filtered water sources when I lived up in Lubbock, you might find the same solution.


2Black_Cats

Reverse osmosis water here isn’t too bad. Ice in the water helped me a lot while I was adjusting to the taste. I’ve lived here for almost 2 years, and still can’t drink water from the tap if it doesn’t have ice.


theawesumelf

Yeah, I tried doing that. Its significantly better tasting but I still feel sick to my stomach if I drink a few sips


2Catshanging

I use Culligan and have for years, can get it run to your ice maker, too.


selenathecomedian

Bought one of those 5 gallon water coolers probably 6 years ago when I lived in San Angelo (unbelievably worse water quality) and it's definitely not cute but it's functional and I'm always glad I have it.


theawesumelf

Yeah, I don't really care about the looks of anything, just more that I can drink the water, it doesn't bankrupt me, and its relatively eco-friendly. Might have to just ditch out on that last one until I have a more permanent place or move away


selenathecomedian

I have three of the 5 gallon jugs and refill them, I've had them for years and I just sanitize them between refills. Not perfectly eco friendly but not as bad as countless single bottles


Bubblelardqueen

I use the Berkey filter system. I highly recommend if you’re on a budget. I bought it last year right before the pandemic started and I’m still happy with it today.


WTXRed

You should check/and or change the filter


theawesumelf

Thats a good shout out. I was looking at RO systems but this seems much better for our apartment!


TheNittyGrittiest

The water here sucks. I’m from houston and still have a hard time drinking tap. I will say you eventually get more used to it. We use a Brita, and out ice to help it taste better. Welcome to Lubbock!


TheNittyGrittiest

You could also do those giant water jugs where you take it back to the store and they reuse them.


theawesumelf

Yeah, unfortunately I have tried the Brita and ice to make it a little better, still end up feeling sick. I did a detailed water test, still waiting for some results but I am assuming the 240 ppm Alkalinity and 200 ppm Total Hardness is whats messing me up. Being from Albuquerque, I am extremely used to 80 alkalinity and less than 100 Total Hardness. I guess Ill have to look into RO filters or forever purchase bottled water


andshewillbe

I have a water dispenser and buy 5 gallons. The water here isn’t super safe to drink, last I heard there’s a huge lawsuit going on about it.


WTXRed

There's a quality report https://ci.lubbock.tx.us/departments/water-department There's the Reese lawsuit Anhttps://www.everythinglubbock.com/news/class-action-lawsuit-filed-for-lubbock-residents-because-of-contaminated-water-wells/ The the ranchland lawsuit about wells https://www.oilandgaslawyerblog.com/coyote-lake-ranch-v-city-lubbock-accommodation-doctrine-applies-groundwater/ I didn't find one about the quality. I've been drinking Lubbock tap water for 30 years. Still not dead


TangerineChicken

100% of people who drink Lubbock tap water die eventually though so there’s that. Almost as bad of a mortality rate as breathing oxygen!


theawesumelf

GASP, What Oxygen do you buy? I personally like O'Hares


dexwin

Bullshit.


theawesumelf

I haven't read nor seen anything bad about the tap water. Again, I said in the post that its pure water, just makes me sick. Might be my own pipes making it bad but it good quality


281-330-80-04

Be thankful you’re not in Midland. That water makes Lubbock’s taste like nectar of the Gods.


Next_Ad3398

RO system and a water softener.


theawesumelf

Apartment dweller so thats not happening. Maybe if we purchase property here


austinjones486

There are some water softeners you can install at the sink in an apartment.


Next_Ad3398

This, they make RO and softening units you can take with you when you move. If you won’t get one, you will have to buy 5 gallon jugs from the grocery store or get used to it


theawesumelf

Yeah, I'm seeing that now. Probably should have looked them up before assuming I couldn't. Culligan here is for that, which is weird to me. Culligans in NM are places you take 5, 10, 20 gallon jugs to get water, basically at 1-2 dollars a gallon


acm2033

I assume Windmill is still a thing on the South Plains? Convenient and not ridiculously expensive for good water.


rogatory

Windmill is $1 for 5 gallons


theawesumelf

Hey, thats not bad at all


hionthedl

This is what I do and the water is so much better than tap or buying gallons


smoothtaste

Whatever you do, do not go to kinetico of west Texas for water. They will lie to your face and steal your money.