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Drinking the water in Singapore

Postby Lauren212 » Thu, 03 Sep 2009 8:37 am

Hello,

I have a few questions:
1) Do you drink the tap water?
2) Do you use a filter on your tap water and if so, which one do you use? Do you like it?
3) Do you use a water delivery service?

Thanks!

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Re: Drinking the water in Singapore

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 03 Sep 2009 8:42 am

Lauren212 wrote:Hello,

I have a few questions:
1) Do you drink the tap water?

YES

2) Do you use a filter on your tap water and if so, which one do you use?

NO, and I've lived in old black & whites & older HDB's for 27 years and never been sick a day so far.

Do you like it?

YES. And according to WHO the water quality is one of the best in the world.

3) Do you use a water delivery service?

YES. It's called PUB (Public Utilities Board) and it's delivered through a pipe direct to the house for convenience. Not any carbon footprint left in the delivery process. :wink:

Thanks!


Your welcome. :)

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Postby Nath21 » Thu, 03 Sep 2009 9:24 am

I support SMS the water here is great. Coming from Melbourne which has great water (at least until the desal plant starts) I would say its a very high standard. I lived in London for awhile and the water there was like the bottom of the Thames. You needed to wash you clothes with NappySan (baby clothes whitener) to try and clean them and they still would come out dirty some times.

If your a conspiracy theorist you should know the water has flouride added.

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Postby Saint » Thu, 03 Sep 2009 9:40 am

Agree with SMS, but still doesn't stop the locals boiling gallons of the stuff ever day!

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Postby ScoobyDoes » Thu, 03 Sep 2009 11:29 am

Saint wrote:Agree with SMS, but still doesn't stop the locals boiling gallons of the stuff ever day!



We boil it, but i think it's more of the habit borne out by years in Hong Kong than actual concern for the water quality itself.

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Postby jpatokal » Thu, 03 Sep 2009 11:43 am

Nath21 wrote:I support SMS the water here is great.

I wouldn't go that far -- I find that Singapore tap water tastes pretty bad. And while I'm sure the stuff that comes out from the PUB plant is fine, I'm note sure I trust the plumbing in my (old) apartment, especially after the NEA cite for leaking sewage... :shock:
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Postby sassy5 » Thu, 03 Sep 2009 12:45 pm

i think singapore's tap water is the best ive tasted so far.. and never been sick from it! ;)

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Postby cbavasi » Thu, 03 Sep 2009 1:08 pm

Me too! Coming from Jakarta and using bottled water for everything I was nervous drinking straight from the tap - but the water is delicious! Even gave it to my kids from 5 months without boiling. We've never been ill. I have, however bought one of those Brita water jugs - not sure if it makes a difference... was sort of an impulse buy.

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Postby littlegreenman » Thu, 03 Sep 2009 1:29 pm

The water in Singapore is absolutely fine. You will find that the quality is about to improve as they don't have to buy water from dirty Malaysia :wink: any more. The local aunties will still be boiling water for everything over the next few years though and use bottled water to shower. That is because they are very old fashioned and believe that NEWater is a sin. :D They just don't get it that water reclamation produces some of the best water possible, better than the imports from Malaysia.

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Postby sierra2469alpha » Thu, 03 Sep 2009 7:17 pm

LGM - yeh I agree - yet so many countries don't like "NEW" water...funny because the water here tastes nice (especially when chilled a little).

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Postby ceej1979 » Thu, 03 Sep 2009 9:55 pm

The water quality in Singapore, is amongst the best in the world.

Certainly a higher quality than most of Europe and North America.

I wouldn’t worry. What I’ve learnt in my time here – the government don’t scrimp or save on anything.

Everything is at the same level as most uber-developed coutries

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Postby Lauren212 » Fri, 04 Sep 2009 7:56 am

great to know! as we just moved from hong kong and we drank all bottled. i think i will be giving my 20 month year old bottled water though...does anyone know any water delivery services that can deliver by the gallon?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 04 Sep 2009 9:08 am

Well, this thread was a real waste of bandwidth wasn't it. :-|

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Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 04 Sep 2009 10:43 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Well, this thread was a real waste of bandwidth wasn't it. :-|


Except that when I moved over, I had friends who wanted to know if the water was safe and how I kept from getting malaria... people really have no concept of most of Asia... I still get questions like... what part of China is Singapore in?

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Postby sassy5 » Fri, 04 Sep 2009 11:38 am

hey Lauren212

my lil nephew (now 12 months old) has been drinking water from the tap and he's growing up healthy and strong. well, if u need the bottled water, u can always order from cold storage in bulk, they do delivery.


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