Is drinking tap water safe?

@jeanpri (269)
Malaysia
February 23, 2007 1:18am CST
Every country has a tapped water system. The question is how safe is the tapped water for drinking or consumption. I understand that the chlorine content in most cases is over and above the required level. Besides, one cannot be sure of the amount of bacterias present. In my opinion, if one uses tapped water, there should also be another water filtration system prior to consumption. What is your opinion on this issue?
3 responses
@creationhub (3068)
• Malaysia
23 Feb 07
I think tapped water is very adulterated nowadays. At one time, it is probably the best and hygienic. But today, I have seen rust and heavier sediments coming out of my taps. I strongly advocate the usage of a good water purifier before consuming any kind of tapped water.
@jeanpri (269)
• Malaysia
25 Feb 07
In most places, the dams are so contaminated that it is difficult to maintain a proper and hygienic water processing system. Some of the systems are so old that the pipes are probably exposed to earth and impurities everywhere.
@Jemina (5783)
25 Feb 07
It depends on where you are. In Bangkok, tap water is no-no for drinking. But purified water is very accessible and every apartment has one purified water vending machine. I know that in other places, tap water is still safe for drinking. It's really depressing that water can't be free and safe at the same time. I wish for the days when we could just drink from the tap anywhere. That was about 20 years ago. :-(
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@creationhub (3068)
• Malaysia
23 Feb 07
Tap. - A wash basin.
I think tapped water is very adulterated nowadays. At one time, it is probably the best and hygienic. But today, I have seen rust and heavier sediments coming out of my taps. I strongly advocate the usage of a good water purifier before consuming any kind of tapped water.
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