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Old Aug 18th 2008, 10:49 am
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Just wondering if you drink tap water if you live in Sydney? I read about giardia in the system somewhere ages ago. Do people have water coolers and big bottles of water? Or buy small stacks from the supermarket or just drink the water from the tap....

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tap waters fine here in Qld!!
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tap waters fine here in Qld!!
Yuk Mind you I never drank straight from the tap water in the UK and tried it here once - never again. Filtered and chilled yes but not straight. Tastes foul - to my mouth anyway
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Yuk Mind you I never drank straight from the tap water in the UK and tried it here once - never again. Filtered and chilled yes but not straight. Tastes foul - to my mouth anyway
So filter jugs are readily available like say Britta? I have been in the ME where you certainly DON"T drink tap water..think chlorine, rats droppings and desalienation...
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Default Re: Do you drink tap water?

Filter jugs, including Brita, under sink filters, fridge water/ice filters - you can get them all here. We are now on tank water and I recently had a sip of tap water at work to take some meds - gagged. Probably as good as anywhere, but it's what you get used to.
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Default Re: Do you drink tap water?

i drink the tap water here in Perth but only if i want a quick drink

i normally use filtered water from the fridge (britta)

the water is not bad but over here tastes very clorinated!
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Default Re: Do you drink tap water?

thing is do you really want your organs to be a filter or about $100 a year to change under the sink filters for the whole family, its a no brainer
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thing is do you really want your organs to be a filter or about $100 a year to change under the sink filters for the whole family, its a no brainer
Whats the difference in 'under the sink' filters and jug filters?

So the water is not good then....
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Blimey!!! I had never even thought about it!!! I lived for 5 years in Sydney and always drunk water straight from the tap. I do the same in Qld now.

Is this a problem?!!!

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Originally Posted by Rudi View Post
Blimey!!! I had never even thought about it!!! I lived for 5 years in Sydney and always drunk water straight from the tap. I do the same in Qld now.

Is this a problem?!!!

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Dunno Rudi, i just read that there was a nice giardia outbreak so now they publish the levels daily on their website, not knowing about water anyway don't know if this is normal or not but the smell of chlorine might put me off...maybe I will do the jug filter thing....
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Default Re: Do you drink tap water?

We all drink it straight from the tap. Researched it on the web when we got here and its supposed to be fine - bit late now if it isn't.
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Default Re: Do you drink tap water?

Originally Posted by plantpot View Post
Whats the difference in 'under the sink' filters and jug filters?

So the water is not good then....
Under the sink ones, have a separate tap on the sink for drinking, no different from the jug except it's always there and you don't have to top the jug up.

I'm totally sure the water is fine, I just don't like the taste and I didn't in the UK.
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Blimey!!! I had never even thought about it!!! I lived for 5 years in Sydney and always drunk water straight from the tap. I do the same in Qld now.

Is this a problem?!!!

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I don't think there's a real problem. They are good at doing panic mode about stuff like that when there is really nothing wrong. There was a thought here about recycled water and many people including government officials were convinced poo was going to come out of the taps and refused to have it ever.

I wouldn't worry about it. If you like it drink it, if you don't, filter it. Don't need to buy bottled though.
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Under the sink ones, have a separate tap on the sink for drinking, no different from the jug except it's always there and you don't have to top the jug up.

I'm totally sure the water is fine, I just don't like the taste and I didn't in the UK.


I don't think there's a real problem. They are good at doing panic mode about stuff like that when there is really nothing wrong. There was a thought here about recycled water and many people including government officials were convinced poo was going to come out of the taps and refused to have it ever.

I wouldn't worry about it. If you like it drink it, if you don't, filter it. Don't need to buy bottled though.
Ta... filter it is then for us...
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we drink from the taps and no belly bugs yet
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Adelaide is the only place I wouldn't drink tap water.
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