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Who has the coldest tap water?

Our water comes from our 205ft deep well at a constant temperature of 45 degrees. On a hot day (today's 84 degrees is a near record), that feels pretty good!

45 degrees is, of course, the average temperature here.

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I honestly can't say i have measured, but cold-ish.
 
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Arizona desert tap water - cold comes out lukewarm. The ground water comes out at 90 degrees plus in my neighborhood apparently. I guess we know who lives "downstairs". devil
 
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Can't resist such a random query!

*finds meat thermometer*

*samples tap*

70.5°. And it doesn't take much to heat the water here (Tulsa, OK) in summer.

Sooooo ... not here.
 
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It would probably depend on how long it's been sitting in the pressure tank in my basement.
 
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Will check when I get home... close to the OP would be my guess, might even be a bit colder (certainly feels that way at 615 in the morning at the moment).

 
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Irrelevant. I have four metal bottles (so I don't have to worry about carcinogens and crap leaching out of plastic bottles) that I fill with water from our reverse osmosis system every night before I go to bed and stash in the fridge. I was raised on refrigerated tap water and like it ice cold. Nothing is more refreshing than truly cold water and nothing tastes worse than tepid water. So I make sure I always have enough on hand to handle even the thirstiest days.

That's the only reason I buy bottled water at a fast food place. I'm not that concerned about the stuff that might be in their tap water (at least, not for a single meal). I just want it to be cold!
 
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45 degrees? I think I'm jealous.

Our water comes from the city lines, not a well. I'm guessing, but I'd say 50 - 55, depending on the time of year.
The average ground temperature where I live is 46, so maybe I'm over-estimating it for the winter months.

My grandparents lived in a house located on the inside bend of a pretty large river. Their well had running water in it, 25 feet down.
Naturally filtered ground river water on tap, essentially. It was COLD. And, damn, it was good.
 
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I don't know or care since I don't drink unfiltered tap water. It goes in my Brita pitcher then into the fridge.
 
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Koldfoot wrote:
JeRm grew up around here. I ask him: did you run through sprinklers when you were a kid?


Our water came out of the tap orange and you had to put something in it to drink it. We went through bags of salt to help the water as well. For sprinklers, my buddy used to set them up in his yard and we ran through and then on a slip-n-slide into a ditch. We would be freezing and pulling leeches off of us, but that is how Alaskan kids have fun!

Edit: With the permafrost it would be hard to beat the cold of Alaska water.
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I mentioned my one set of grandparents, the other set had a well that was tainted by mineral salts. It was practically undrinkable from the tap.
I drank a lot of "Tang" when visiting that grandma and grandpa, and even that didn't really disguise the taste at all. yuk

I lived on an acreage for four years and our well water there had sulphur compounds in it. My dad added Potassium Permanganate to a mixing vessel, weekly, which caused the sulphur to react with the potassium and particulate into a salt that could get flushed away. At least I think that's how it worked.
The stuff reacts with water /sweat and would turn your hands brown instantly, lasting for weeks if you got any on them.
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