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Old Apr 8th 2012, 3:16 am
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Hi everyone,

We've been drinking tap water since we arrived, I read here somewhere that the tap water's fine but now with the outbreak of Legionnaire's Disease in Auckland I'm beginning to wonder.

Bottled water would be prohibitive because of costs but has anyone tried those filter jugs? Are they effective?

Thanks in advance!
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not related to Legionnaires as know nothing about it but since I arrived and been drinking the water from the taps I've been getting stomach aches was putting it down to stress of the move etc but we decided to get a water filter, as used one in the UK, and I must say my stomach aches seemed to disappear overnight. Kids and hubby drunk the water with no problems so may just be my age
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you dont get legionnaires from tap water...end of
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The water has to be at a warm temperature, not hot, and inhaled via a spray/droplet system. Drinking will not result in legionellosis. Cold water will not support contamination.
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The water has to be at a warm temperature, not hot, and inhaled via a spray/droplet system. Drinking will not result in legionellosis. Cold water will not support contamination.
But you can get crabs off toilet seats right?


Answer. Depends how high the tide was.
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Hi everyone,

We've been drinking tap water since we arrived, I read here somewhere that the tap water's fine but now with the outbreak of Legionnaire's Disease in Auckland I'm beginning to wonder.

Bottled water would be prohibitive because of costs but has anyone tried those filter jugs? Are they effective?

Thanks in advance!
I don't know about Legionnaire's Disease. I drink tap water all the time but do use Brita filter jug. Welly water cleaner than auckland though.

Personally I wouldn't drink water straight from the tap in auckand. (water should be boiled)
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Personally I wouldn't drink water straight from the tap in auckand. (water should be boiled)
Where as beer should be chilled and is much nicer
Have never tried making a cup of tea of tea with it though
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I don't like drinking boiled water! don't like the taste of it. I like cold & fresh. !!

my parents live in a farm and drink crap rain water from the dirty roof (full of birds poo. ). yuk! must be boiled otherwise gonna die. thats one of reasons refuse to live in auckland. Whenever I visit them, I always have to buy bottled clean water to make my coffee & tea. its extra money!!!

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But you can get crabs off toilet seats right?


Answer. Depends how high the tide was.

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[QUOTE=Justcol;9994344]you dont get legionnaires from tap water...end of[/QUOTEl

Most often caused my dirty shower heads and air conditioning systems.
I always drink tap water anywhere in the western world and never had a problem. I had a friend form the UK that went to the states and she swelled up like a ballon with water retention, guess some people are more sensitive than me.
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you dont get legionnaires from tap water...end of[/QUOTEl

Most often caused my dirty shower heads and air conditioning systems.
I always drink tap water anywhere in the western world and never had a problem. I had a friend form the UK that went to the states and she swelled up like a ballon with water retention, guess some people are more sensitive than me.
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She just needed a tap on the bum.......
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She just needed a tap on the bum.......
Haha, but would it of been fresh water or would she need a boil on the bum
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But you can get crabs off toilet seats right?


Answer. Depends how high the tide was.


Ok seriously, thanks for your replies , I was really worried.
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Default Re: Legionnaires Disease and tap water

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Personally I wouldn't drink water straight from the tap in auckland. (water should be boiled)
I think you're right about the tap water in Auckland. I bought a brita water filter when I arrived here as the water tasted foul out of the tap and stopped buying bottled water but then got really bad stomach symptoms. This went on for a couple of weeks but as soon as I went back to bottled water the symptoms cleared up.
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I think you're right about the tap water in Auckland. I bought a brita water filter when I arrived here as the water tasted foul out of the tap and stopped buying bottled water but then got really bad stomach symptoms. This went on for a couple of weeks but as soon as I went back to bottled water the symptoms cleared up.
Personally never get sick from drinking tap water in Wellington and auckland, but to be safe I'd avoid drinking straight form tap in auckland. last year, I just used a Brita Jug in my office (North Shore), and drank fresh water all day - got never sick. my stomach isn't really sensitive maybe , but my parents do boil water all the time wherever in the world they live. my dad always tells me you MUST boil water....even in Wellington! I read a few times about auckland water contamination since I was young here, so I do know, and I want to be careful. but the water is treated chemically so most of you should be ok..however,,, some people do have sensitive tummy and get diarrhea etc. then don't. you know whats best for you.

now I do actually remember just once I found bugs in my kettle a few years ago in wellington. it was dead (coz boiled ) but big so it was visible. thought I was going to tell you guys here but didn't bother. It was disgusting though. and very surprised.

and the other thing! I am very lazy to change the filter (Brita Jug) - I sometimes use over 4 months and never wash the jug but never get sick! I don't know why! haha

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