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Offline Oz diva

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Tap Water
« on: July 07, 2019, 10:09:09 pm »
Do you drink your tap water?

I do. Here in Melbourne we have excellent and very clean tap water, but I know that is far from universal. I tutor international English students and we tell them they can drink water from the tap, but that seems so odd to them that they look at us quizzically or in disbelief, and Iím sure ignore us. In any case Chinese people rarely drink cold water, so thatís another impediment, however I donít know if they use bottled water to heat or tap.
 

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Offline Free Range Hippy Chick

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Re: Tap Water
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2019, 02:49:49 am »
In the UK, so yes, tap water is safe to drink. We have a lot of variation in water hardness, so in some areas it may not taste great, but it won't do you any harm.
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Offline Airelenaren

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Re: Tap Water
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2019, 08:06:36 am »
German tap water is generally safe to drink, but mine in particular is probably not (recurring issues with old, tight pipes). That said, I didn't like the taste of any tap water I've encountered so far, it always tastes chalky to me.

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Re: Tap Water
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2019, 09:45:30 am »
I drink tap water and most people here do I think. (Houston)
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Re: Tap Water
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2019, 08:09:50 pm »
In Ontario, if you are on municipally supplied tap water, it is probably just about the safest water going, after the tragedy in Walkerton in 2000.  I grew up on well water from a drilled well, which is also a secure source.  You can get it tested for bacteria up to 4 times a year with your local health unit.  So I drink tap water pretty much exclusively, usually carrying my own water bottles when I'm out and about.

If I'm travelling, I'll ask my hosts if the tap water is good or if I'm going to be m/hotelling it, I'll do a little research ahead of time to see what the tap water is like.  There are a couple of places - in North America - where I chose not to drink the tap water because of my research.

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Re: Tap Water
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2019, 09:15:31 pm »
Tap water is the go for me too (another Australian) and has been in all the places Iíve lived, Newcastle, Darwin and Canberra. Darwin tap water was a bit interesting, often with little floaty bits in it, but it was still safe to drink. Took a while to get used to the taste though. Have also stayed with rellos who didnít have town water - so drank rain water from a tank and used bore water for washing, etc.