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mr. ed

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Posted: 08/04/22 09:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm finding here, in Amarillo TX, that supermarkets are selling out of gallon drinking water bottles as fast as they can stock them. Local United Markets, and Walmart show the same situation. At least Walmart has plenty of distilled water, which I'll buy in a pinch, but I suppose they will start disappearing eventually.

I can only guess, people are stocking up again due to the recent monkeypox scare, very similar to the last 2 years of covid. I don't know if toilet paper is having the same fate, since my hotel supplies it. Anyhow, I don't blame folks for stocking up on water, especially if they have a family. Since I live by myself I only keep around 3 extra gallons in my apartment. I don't mind using distilled water temporarily, but try to avoid drinking too much, since I believe it may leach minerals from the body over the long term. I just make sure I take my supplements and vitamins each day.[emoticon] Are you seeing the same situation where you live? Mr. Ed


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Are you sure it's panic buying and not a supply chain issue to re-stock the shelves?


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I've noticed absolutely no reduction in water for sale, any more than has been all summer. I drank distilled water for years with no ill effects, so the "leach minerals" sounds pretty bogus, and maybe a Facebook urban legend? [emoticon]


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Plenty of bottled water here in GA. Sams club has about 10 pallets just on the floor.


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Don't forget the toilet paper and paper towels. They're next if you remember.

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Could it be because of the drought and people are afraid they will run out of drinking water? I doubt monkeypox has anything to do with it.


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The level of Lake Michigan is dropping.. NESTLES bottled water.. Much of it comes from Lake Michigan.. (Additional comments about Nestles omitted).

Coca Cola. not sure where they get their water from but I know a restaurant that sells 16.9 oz for $1.69.. or did when last I was there, and people buy it.

These same people who are paying $12.80/gallon for water whine about 4.00/gallon for gasoline. (Departmetn of Some People) I drank tap water for $0.00.

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wa8yxm wrote:

The level of Lake Michigan is dropping.. NESTLES bottled water.. Much of it comes from Lake Michigan...


Lake Michigan levels near record highs

Having lived with 10 miles of Lake Michigan for much of my adult life, I have observed cycles of lake levels. There is a compact between states and Canada that border the lake. The compact limits withdrawal of water to communities that lie within the Lake Michigan watershed.

Probably not an issue with respect to regional shortages.


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Nestle doesn’t bottle water from lake MI; their bottling facility in Evart Mi is > 60miles from the lake.

For me, bottled water is just a convenience (for which we should pay); I prefer to drink my own well water. I have lived in areas where bottled or filtered water is preferable to the available tap water. Bottled water may be safer than refilling a reusable bottle if you are not sanitizing the reusable bottle.

* This post was edited 08/05/22 07:39am by BCSnob *

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way2roll wrote:

Are you sure it's panic buying and not a supply chain issue to re-stock the shelves?


I guess that's a possibility I haven't considered. The situation just appeared over the last couple of days. There had always been a good supply at my local Walmart until recently. Same with the other market I use, United. What I should do is look for water machines in my area. I had used them alot when I was living in Yuma Az.[emoticon]

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