Frankly, I concur. I've been drinking it for 25 years and still have all of my choppers intact and cavity free & almost 60 years old too. It doesn't taste bad either. Frankly it tastes better that alot of US city waters I've drank over the years.keinicke wrote:dudes just drink the tap water very clean & tasty especially after having left in the fridge for a while
how do you know that the bottled water you are buying isn't just singapore tap water from Johor river but further treated to further clarify it? New water treatment plants being developed have developed ability to literally take garbage and compost and produce clean drinking water that tastes normal.Barczar wrote:Does everyone here know where the water in Singapore comes from?
The desalination plant at Tuas was designed and built by a local water treatment company, Hyflux, and features ‘reverse osmosis’ technology in which dissolved salts in sea water are extracted by forcing the water through membranes with microscopic pores.
Now essentially the water is taken from the sea in one of the busiest shipping ports in the world (i.e. polluted etc) until this desalinization plant was constructed, Singapore got all of its water from Malaysia
Under the agreements, Singapore is allowed to draw 1,277 million liters daily from rivers in Johor for a price of less than 1 cent per 1,000 gallons (3,800 liters) until 2011.
Two other agreements signed during this period allow Singapore to use up to 461 acres of land in Johor as catchment areas for 99 years. All this water is pumped into Singapore through three huge pipelines across the two-kilometer causeway that separates the two countries.
Anyone actually seen the rivers in Johor...I wouldn't swim in it let alone drink from it.
Now Singapore has invested a lot of money in the technology trying to become more sel sufficient so don't be fooled...water is not "free" because it comes out of the tap...you are still paying for it?!
Over the last four years, the government has outsourced 2.7 billion dollars worth of water infrastructure projects, and will invest another 900 million dollars during the next two years to improve its water services.
Regardless...I'm not sold on Singapore water and will stick to the bottled stuff, besides, my water guaranteed to always be cold or hot as soon as i push the little tap on my water cooler and I'm a little lazy so works perfect for me!!
Also found a stat from 1999 17.4 litres were consummed per person per capita, that rose to 23.6 litres per person per capita, now following that trend it would be safe to assume that over 25-27 litres per person per capita would be about where we are today...so if you drink bottled water...you're not alone!!
Huggy-san I also highlighted the same point. Even bottled water may not be natural. You have to read the labels to be sure.muratkorman wrote: Another thing is also some bottled water brands sell RO processed water and not natural drinking water. So you may still be drinking more or less the same water with paying more.
I'm not sure if there are home water filtration systems available in Sg. Back home (Philippines) some people buy such systems. They install it on their kitchen faucets. Aside from filtering the water, the water is also passed into a small chamber where it's supposed to get some minerals or something.muratkorman wrote:I have heard that Singapore was using Reverse Osmosis. Although I am not an expert, RO process is highly efficient in purifying water. In fact, this process is used in pharmaceutical plants for obtaining Purified Water which is used for production of pharmaceutical products. Although the source may be dirty, after RO treatment clean water is produced. Unfortunately it lacks some minerals, etc which changes the taste of the water. I prefer bottled drinking water anyway. Another thing is also some bottled water brands sell RO processed water and not natural drinking water. So you may still be drinking more or less the same water with paying more.
hah. thanks muratkorman-san. yes. i hate that "bottled at source" label. what source? Johor river??muratkorman wrote:Huggy-san I also highlighted the same point. Even bottled water may not be natural. You have to read the labels to be sure.muratkorman wrote: Another thing is also some bottled water brands sell RO processed water and not natural drinking water. So you may still be drinking more or less the same water with paying more.
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