Water, water everywhere, and not a drop worth drinking
April 7, 2010 10:25 AM Subscribe
Why does the tap water in my apartment make me thirstier than I was before I drank it?
posted by coppermoss to Food & Drink (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Whenever I drink water straight from the tap in my apartment, it ends up leaving me thirstier than I was before. It dries out my mouth, and I feel like I have to drink a lot more, which doesn't help. This doesn't happen when I run the water thru a Britta filter, and the thirsty-making effects are lessened if I put ice in the unfiltered water.
Possibly relevant information: I live on the top story of a 3-story building in Chicago. When the water comes out, it's very bubbly, and even if I leave a glass out for hours, there are thousands of tiny bubbles on the sides of the glass. The bubbles aren't as present in a glass of ice water.