Boiling Top Off Water

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Most people, myself included, don't boil top off water... But they still take sanitation very seriously. I still have no idea why?


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Most people, myself included, don't boil top off water... But they still take sanitation very seriously. I still have no idea why?


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Maybe those that boil top-off water have chlorine in their water so they have to get rid of it before using? Otherwise, I have no idea why anybody would boil top-off water.
 
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Is there a reason why we don't? I mean we make sure everything is sanitized but then we just fill it up with tap water... Idk just seems strange to me haha


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Is there a reason why we don't? I mean we make sure everything is sanitized but then we just fill it up with tap water... Idk just seems strange to me haha


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Well, my tap water is safe enough that I even DRINK it!

I give it to my grandkids, even. Nobody has died or gotten sick yet.
 

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Drinking it versus putting a bunch of sugars in it, leaving it for a month at room temperature, then drinking it are totally different. Lots of living things are in your tap water (heck, just look at your report from your water company).

I read somewhere that most infections were from people rinsing their equipment with unboiled water post-sanitizing. (Don't know if that's true.) Topping off with water straight from the tap would be even worse than just rinsing.
 
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