Can i drink water in…?
We asked over 500 people across the UK to rank the taste and quality of the tap water where they live. This is what people said.
Best in order of ranking: Scotland South West (Bristol) Yorkshire and the Humber (Leeds) North Ireland (Belfast) Wales (Cardiff) Worst in order of ranking: East of England (Norwich) East Midlands (Leicester) South East (Southampton) Greater London (London) West Midlands (Birmingham) Notes/comments about the ranking: Cities within brackets represents the majority of respondents to the survey in each region. Many of the regions have multiple water sources so water quality could differ across the region. The ranking is based on people’s opinions of taste and … Read more…
How are Brits consuming drinking water?
We asked 500 Brits across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to tell us about their drinking water consumption and his is what they told us.
England 66% drink the water directly from the tap 34% use a filter of some kind 15% mainly drink bottled water The most common complaints about tap water are Taste 32% Worried about contaminants 31% Limescale 28% The main reason people drink bottled water: 39% think bottled water is healthier than tap water 35% think … Read more…
Tap water in London is among the best in the world in terms of quality. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always taste great and therefore Londoners have been mislead in recent years to believe that it’s unhealthy. The only known risks are lead from old pipes and microplastics. For anyone concerned about taste or these risks an affordable water filter can be a good option.
Here’s a factual overview of the tap water, bottled water and water in public places.
Tap water in London
Yes, you can drink the tap water in the Barcelona but how good is it really for your health? Many locals and visitors typically comment: “Have you tasted and smelled it?”
So what’s the truth? Are there any risks and what can you do to improve quality and taste? The short answer is that there are some risks with drinking tap water but bottled water is worse. Find out why below and what is the best alternative.
Where does the tap water in Barcelona come from?
Tap water in Barcelona comes from two rivers, Ter and Llobregat. In addition to this Barcelona has one of Europe’s largest desalinization plants with a capacity of up to 20% of the cities demand. … Read more…
Is US tap water – Safe to drink?
Before deep-diving in to this topic the general answer is yes.
Most tap water quality provided by local municipaltiies in the United States is of high international standard and healthy and safe to drink. In rural areas and houses with private wells there are a lot more challenges.
There is a lot about the health impact of tap water that we simply don’t know yet. What we do know though is that bottled water is not the solution. There is no evidence that bottled water is healthier than tap water and the plastic waste from bottles is unsustainable.
The best solution in case the water doesn’t taste great and to … Read more…
Yes, tap water is the safest and most controlled beverage/food product in Germany. Many German cities including Berlin and Munich brag about the quality of their tap water which often comes from the same source as mineral water.
Therefore the consumption of bottled water in Germany is surprising. On average, every citizen drinks around 147 liters of mineral water per year. In 1970 it was just 12.5 liters.
Nonetheless, according to water research by OrbMedia; microplastics were found in 72% of all tap water in Europe, including Germany. Chlorine added to the water for disinfection can bring an unwanted taste or smell, and its byproducts have been identified as cancerogenous. A simple carbon block filter such as TAPP, will … Read more…
Wherever we travel or live in the world we all need fresh drinking water. The easiest, cheapest and most environmental friendly way is if it comes from the tap but is it safe? Where can I drink tap water in the world?
At TAPP Water we encourage the use of tap water wherever it’s safe to drink.
Therefore we’ve created a guide for travelers and residents about where the tap water is safe to drink. The guide will grow over time but here’s the starting point:
Tap water in Portugal: Yes, it is generally safe to drink in urban and touristic areas. However, before Portugal joined the EU there were lots of issues with the water infrastructure and therefore many people still prefer bottled water.
In addition to this, many people prefer bottled water because of it’s taste, especially in the south, where the water is very hard, and Lisbon where it’s slightly hard. The taste of tap water can be vastly improved with a high quality water filter such as TAPP 1.
Here’s a more in-depth analysis of tap and bottled water in Portugal.
Tap water in Portugal
The tap water in Portugal is regulated by ERSAR – the Water and Waste Services … Read more…