Coin-Op Water Dispensers Disappeared?

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We are wondering if any readers are also equally as bummed that the coin opp water dispensers have disappeared from Albertsons near Costco, and where the nearest ones are now?

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CS805 May 14, 2018 10:53 AM
Coin-Op Water Dispensers Disappeared?

They were still at the Albertsons on Calle Real a couple weeks ago. The Albertsons near Costco is getting remolded and I also noticed Red Box and the ATMs are also missing. Perhaps its just temporary.

Nature Boy May 14, 2018 03:45 PM
Coin-Op Water Dispensers Disappeared?

Just a reminder: Our tap water is perfectly drinkable, delicious, and a great way to save the environment from the billions of single-use plastic bottles we burn through every year.

mm1970 May 14, 2018 03:52 PM
Coin-Op Water Dispensers Disappeared?

Our tap water is anything but delicious.

Refilling gallon jugs or 5 gallon jugs from a water dispenser is a fine way to avoid single use plastic bottles, as well as using a Brita-type water filter or reverse-osmosis system (neither of which is perfect, as they still generate some waste).

Although a friend of mine did an experiment in college where the group took samples from multiple water dispensers around town and measured the bacteria levels. Yuck.

Potif May 14, 2018 07:26 PM
Coin-Op Water Dispensers Disappeared?

Nature Boy... You've probably never had artesian well water... Without chlorine!! Or water from a tap in Hawaii.

oceandrew May 15, 2018 08:58 AM
Coin-Op Water Dispensers Disappeared?

I'm sorry natureboy but regardless of your reasons for LIKING our tap water it's still undrinkable. Thank god for my 3 gal jug I refill once a week at the Water Store for $1.50, almost as much as a single use bottle 1/20th the size.

a-1526400648 May 15, 2018 09:10 AM
Coin-Op Water Dispensers Disappeared?

Are you kidding? My pool smells way better than tap water (omit comment about presence of children or lack thereof).

a-1526400280 May 15, 2018 09:04 AM
Coin-Op Water Dispensers Disappeared?

OP, are you familiar with the WATER STORE? They do have outdoor dispensers in case you need to fill up when they're closed. (94 Lopez Rd, Goleta)

Factotum May 15, 2018 09:16 AM
Coin-Op Water Dispensers Disappeared?

Do you have to fire up your internal combustion engine to fetch this clean water? Or is it in easy walking or biking distance for all customers.

a-1526403515 May 15, 2018 09:58 AM
Coin-Op Water Dispensers Disappeared?

We have found that the change in ownership of the dispensers in the Goleta area (along with the increase in price) has been problematic. The biggest issue is the increased sensitivity of the bill acceptance slot. Almost impossible to get a $1 bill into the thing. My belief is that some of the locations are still operated by a different vendor which are less irksome to use.

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