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Keurig Water Question

Started 1322689375.017 in Coffee Talk | Last reply 1322936240.863 by harv

I just bought the Keurig TSV after wanting one for two years. I have seen many of the reviews about them so I am a little nervous about my purchase as it is a lot of money to pay and then not have it work after just a short time. I was looking at the User's Brochure on the Keurig website so I know what to do when I get mine. I noticed right away that it says NOT to use the Keurig with well water. We are on a well that has a filter in the system but not a water softener. I wrote to Keurig customer service to see if I can use water from my house tap or not but haven't heard back from them. Does anyone have any experience with using well water (unsoftened) in their Keurig? If I can't just use my regular tap water I will probably return it. I just can't justify to myself or my husband having to buy water to use in the machine.

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mcall10201322692925.6171369 PostsRegistered 3/25/2007NJ
We have very hard well water and have had our keurig 3 years without a problem.

RedConvert­ibleGirl1322693429.1614522 PostsRegistered 9/3/2005Pacific NW

Why not run the water through a Brita filter just to be on the safe side? That's what we do, I would never buy bottled water for this.

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Buck-i-Nana1322694877.888236 PostsRegistered 9/26/2007South West Ohio

I'm on city water, but I still run my Keurig water through my Brita filter.

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McPeake1322709102.76785 PostsRegistered 3/12/2010

I use bottle water in mind. I think using my city water, which is real hard water, it would ruin the insides of the machine with all that hard water build up. I have had mind for about 4 years without any problems.

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Mama Deb1322710276.7472219 PostsRegistered 9/26/2006

I've used mine for several years with well water with zero problems.

millieshops1322710451.31715514 PostsRegistered 3/15/2007

I don't have a well, but my city water can be disgusting, so another vote for the Brita from me. I've used the older of my 2 Keurigs for 3 years now with no problem- mostly with tht Brita water.

CWS221322710956.79537 PostsRegistered 11/28/2011

Keep in mind that one of the accessories this TSV comes with is a water filter kit for the reservoir & 3 charcoal filters. From what I've read, each filter is supposed to last 2 months. So you get 6 months of filtering. Then I see that a 6-pack of replacement filters can be bought online for around $25 and that will last you a year.

So my plan was to just use my city water but assume this filter kit will do the work. I hope that's good enough as I don't want to ruin my new machine when I get it. But I also don't want to buy a Brita or bottled water.

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shoekitty1322714173.1713278 PostsRegistered 8/10/2006

I have city water, but we have a reverse osmosis water system. The Keurig does have a water filtration unit. You could use that. Just remember to descale the machine at least once a month and you should be fine.

By the way I would call them at the number in the booklet. They have excellent customer service and would not blow off your question. Their reps are very knowledgeable! Call, you will hear what to do in a few minutes. Sometimes it takes forever to get an email question answerede from my experience.

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Raider Fan1322728315.5874474 PostsRegistered 8/11/2009SF Bay Area

Just asking, doesn't "reverse osmosis" mean that it is a process that is used to reverse our toilet water into clear, pure, drinkable water? Just asking.

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Pam in NC1322935724.623254 PostsRegistered 2/25/2009

We have VERY hard water in our house and am worried too. We purchased the Platinum Series Quiet Brew a few weeks back from the Q and I wrapped it right away and will open Christmas Eve morning. I was planning on using the filters (ours came w/a 6mos supply) and the filtered water from our fridge as well and not the tap. REALLY hoping this will alleviate any clogging problems. :)

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harv1322936240.863383 PostsRegistered 11/20/2010

I used reg tap water for 3 years my older one and never had a problem, but for the new one i decided to go with bottled water. It comes with a water filter you can install, so that may help with the well water.

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