@Wxnzxn
41M

Here in Germany, tap water is regulated more heavily than bottled water sold in stores, and it regularily has higher quality. In the city I’m from, it’s just genuinely high quality water. There’s a few regional exceptions, as expected more commonly with large cities, where people described their water as bad tasting, but I never met someone from here that was completely against drinking tap water like I later learned is common in other parts of the world.

SnowCode
21M

Yes there are people like that in Belgium, even though the water is heavily regulated :(

@AgreeableLandscape
admin
creator
41M

For Vancouver, Canada, it’s supposedly some of the cleanest in the world. Actually, what prompted this post was my remembering that my university (UBC) has a campaign encouraging students to drink tap water in Vancouver, something I can definitely get behind for mainly environmental reasons.

@skrlet13
31M

You have to boil it to drink it…

Here in Finland it’s 100% drinkable.

@sgtnasty
21M

Apt to mutating the DNA of the consumer.

@developred
11M

It’s drinkable where I am in Ontario, but that changes if you go anywhere near a rez.

@youngbrett
11M

I’m living in Missouri and the tap water’s pretty great. I was told it’s so good because of the caves running underground, but no idea how true that is. It’s very good though, one of the highlights of living here.

My home pulls water from the well, boil it (with electricity powered from solar farm), and it go through reverse osmosis (which also mixed in minerals to make it drinkable.) So it’s much more potable than almost any water you can find in any city to be honest.

@Niquarl
11M

It’s drinkable but just like everything you grow where I live you risk getting prostate cancer after a while (more than usual).

@Micalet
11M

Valencia (Spain) water is great for rices, but we say in Spanish that is very heavy - a lot of CaO - and we buy a lot of mineral water or you have de calcification and inverse osmosis machines at home as I have.

@Whom
11M

It’s perfect. I know my partner in Florida can’t drink the water there, but up here it’s absolutely wonderful.

I figure I’m in a good place for water if the world burns, being right next to the great lakes.

Yeah it’s fine. Bit murky with fluoride or whatever else they add in. But totally drinkable and safe. In my old city it was less cloudy but still tasted the same

Future Me
11M

So what I get from the comments, tap water everywhere around the world is the best water you could possibly find. :-)

poVoq
11M

Seems like the typical Lemmy user is highly privileged indeed. Champagne socialists it seems ;)

@k_o_t
21M

i think it was a joke intended to highlight that lemmy’s users’ water quality is not representative of reality

SnowCode
21M

You can’t be communist and have clear water? :p

SnowCode
11M

Here in Belgium, the tap water is heavily regulated. But even with this, some people are totally against drinking tap water (I don’t know why, they say it doesn’t taste good because of limestone). I personally only drink tap water and it’s really good :)

poVoq
11M

Comes fresh from the mountain with minimal treatment, 100% potable and probably among the highest quality in the world.

SnowCode
11M

Where do you live?

poVoq
21M

On an island in the middle of the ocean :)

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