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Re: Drinking water in Singapore ? Water filters

Post by archcherub » Sun, 12 Aug 2018 1:16 am

i think a lot of fear are created by companies selling stuff :(

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Post by Lisafuller » Tue, 01 Dec 2020 12:12 am

Water from the faucet in Singapore is generally safe to drink. In spite of this, my family uses AOX water filtration system because it is supposed to act as an additional filter while introducing antioxidants into the water. I’m not sure how effective it is but it certainly puts our minds at ease.

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Post by malcontent » Tue, 01 Dec 2020 12:42 am

PNGMK wrote:
Tue, 03 Jul 2018 10:47 pm
Err. On I have a 1 micron filter system I bought up from Australia. I change the filter yearly. There has been debris on the dirty side of the filter and the taste is far better, enough that we can tell when the filter needs changing. I recommend a filter as a backup at least to some idiot fouling the lines.
I’m with you. I trust the water from the source, but the tanks, pipes & fittings in my 1970’s condo... hmmm.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 01 Dec 2020 1:06 pm

Maybe I'm just hardcore. Been here 38 years now. First 15 in 50 year old Black & Whites in Seletar Camp. Balance have been in an HDB built in the mid 1980's. No noticeable health issues. WHO says Singapore water is among the best in the world and much better than the vast majority of cities in the US as well. Keep drinking the koolaid folks, the MFG company's scare tactics are working wonders.

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Post by malcontent » Wed, 02 Dec 2020 10:23 pm

I would never drink “city water” in the US, period. Walmart refill by the gallon is an easy/cheap solution. However, at my parents house in the sticks, the well water is amazing.

Incidentally, my family and all drink tap water here in Singapore... in spite of my leery feelings about our condo plumbing. The water does smell off at times, but no ill effects yet - fingers crossed!

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Post by bro75 » Thu, 03 Dec 2020 10:36 am

I have been drinking tap water since arriving in Singapore 20 years ago. The rest of my family boils tap water before drinking and I find that it has an aftertaste.

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Post by iamnotlame » Thu, 03 Dec 2020 10:09 pm

Out of habit, my family and I drink boiled tap water. It indeed has an aftertaste if not cold.

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Post by abbby » Fri, 04 Dec 2020 4:50 pm

I drink from the water dispenser from my fridge and I guess the pipes are not that new..won't want to think about how dirty and rusty they are..They taste alright though.
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Re: Drinking water in Singapore ? Water filters

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 05 Dec 2020 12:13 am

You do realize that rust is oxidized Iron. The body can used iron, this is a good thing.

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