Is bottled water better than city water?
There is no quality or safety advantage to drinking bottled water. Water that is bottled and sold in stores often comes from a municipal system or a treatment system similar to municipal systems.

Bottled water is convenient because it is portable, but once you buy the bottle just refill it with city water and take it with you. If you pay $1 for a 20 ounce bottle of water remember that you can refill that same bottle 2,184 times for $1 at city rates.

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1. Where does La Porte’s water come from?
2. Is the water filtered?
3. Are lots of chemicals used in treating the water?
4. How much chlorine and fluoride are in the water?
5. Are there any dangerous chemicals in the water?
6. If I open the faucet and the water looks rusty is it safe to drink?
7. Is bottled water better than city water?
8. What can I do to protect our water from contamination?
9. What is hard water and is it bad or good?
10. How do I start service for water, sewer, trash, and recycling?
11. How much does the water cost and how does it compare to other cities?
12. How does the water get to my house from the filtration plant?
13. Who is responsible for the water line that connects my house to the city water main at the street?
14. How much water does a normal family use each month?
15. What are water towers used for and how do they work?
16. Where is the water meter and how often is it read?
17. If I have an emergency, how do I turn off the water?
18. What is the most common cause of abnormally high water bills?
19. How can I tell if my toilet is leaking?
20. Is it hard to fix a toilet if it is leaking?
21. What number do I call if I want more questions answered or have an emergency?