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Old Sep 22nd 2010, 7:06 pm
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can you drink the tap water in perth? can someone please end this debate i say no oh says yes.
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Old Sep 22nd 2010, 7:50 pm
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Yes! Most people we know however, use neverfail and have coolers at home!
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You can drink tap water anywhere is Australia - whether you will like the taste is a different matter.
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Old Sep 22nd 2010, 10:53 pm
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can you drink the tap water in perth? can someone please end this debate i say no oh says yes.
Out of genuine interest, on what basis do you say no ?
 
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Of course you can. I have a built in water filter in my benchtop though. I had a water filter in the UK and here is no different.
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You can but it tastes disgusting! Bit like drinking a swimming pool!!
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You can but it tastes disgusting! Bit like drinking a swimming pool!!
You're only supposed to drink a glass at a time, not 40,000 litres

I think that some parts of Perth have more groundwater content, which affects the taste, than others. However, it seems that all Perth water is safe, so it comes down to taste for individual locations.
 
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Originally Posted by Gegsy Brown View Post
can you drink the tap water in perth? can someone please end this debate i say no oh says yes.
ITs not a third world city. l bet if the water is tested it would be heaps cleaner then the UK as Perth has far less pollution.
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its better than brisbane water which tastes of mud.
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Originally Posted by Gegsy Brown View Post
can you drink the tap water in perth? can someone please end this debate i say no oh says yes.
You can but it does not taste good. A fridge with a water dispenser sorts this out.
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its better than brisbane water which tastes of mud.
nothing wrong with mud.
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No. Everyone I have ever met who drank Perth water died. Instantly. Don't do it!
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Default Re: can you drink tap water in perth?

Originally Posted by mohogony View Post
ITs not a third world city. l bet if the water is tested it would be heaps cleaner then the UK as Perth has far less pollution.
Have you ever actually been to the UK?
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Default Re: can you drink tap water in perth?

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its better than brisbane water which tastes of mud.
Ours doesn't, it tastes of a mixture of rain, roof, gutter, tank and pipes.

Maybe some leaf in there too if we have been tardy.

And it's not done me any harm ... yet
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