Originally Posted by jgilbs
The thing about water is that contrary to popular belief, it is pretty non-conductive. It is whats IN the water that helps it to conduct electricity. If it were distilled water, it probably wouldn't hurt anything. (Spring water might still have some minerals in it) But, you must realize that as soon as that water leaves the bottle and hits something relatively dirty, such as a laptop, it pick up whatever dirt is on the surface and will now be conductive. But there is always hope that maybe you got lucky and it didnt become conductive enough to cause a problem. Open it up (so the insides can completley dry out) let it sit for a day or two and try again.
I'm fairly certain that even distilled water still can conduct electricity. De-ionized (which is a different process from distillation) water doesn't conduct electricity. I think there's a few things in water that are conductive that distillation doesn't remove. However, most bottled water is neither of the two, most bottled water is just tap water you pay 100 times the price for.