Saratoga Springs, Tapped Out

If you ever wondered if your bottled water just came from a faucet, consider this news. Visitors to Saratoga Springs, N.Y., pay $22 to soak in mineral water baths. And now the New York Post reports that the famous spring water is mixed with heated tap water. A former mayor is charging fraud. Park officials, who run the site, say they will notify customers that part of their spa experience could be found in their bathtubs at home.

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If you ever wondered if your bottled water came from a faucet, consider this news. Visitors to Saratoga Springs, New York, pay $20 to soak in mineral water baths. And now the New York Post reports the famous spring water is mixed with heated tap water. A former mayor is charging fraud. Park officials, who run the site, say they will notify customers that part of their spa experience could be found right in their bathtubs at home.

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