Where can I find a tap water report for my part of Spain?
Ministerio de Sanidad is responsible for the quality of the tap water in Spain. According to them 99.5% of all public tap water in Spain is potable (safe to drink) although this doesn’t necessarily mean that it tastes god. Read more.
Every local provider has to report certified lab tests every 6 months resulting in over 40 million reports per year. To see where the water comes from in your area, when it was last tested and tests carried out see Sinac. Also see when the water was last tested in your region through MSSSI.
All water companies within the EU are obliged to provide public information and water test reports about … Read more…
We’ve been researching drinking water for the last couple of years and found that there is a lot of made up, unfounded and myths online.
Therefore we have tried to dispell and respond to the most common myths with facts here:
1. Tap water is less healthy than bottled water
Tap water in the US and EU countries is generally safer or as safe to drink as bottled water. Your local water company is responsible for delivering clean drinking water all the way to your tap with daily quality testing based on EPA, WHO and the EU Water Framework Directive. How this is implemented in each country can be found here.
If the drinking water does not comply with the regulations … Read more…
We’ve told you why filtered tap water is healthier than bottled water, but what are the benefits of homemade infused water?
The local supermarket shelves are stacked with enhanced water such as vitamin water, herbal water, flavored water, life water and, yes, skinny water. Most cost 500-1000x tap water and contain artificial extracts that might even be unhealthy for you.
Environmentalists keep warning about the dangers of plastic bottles to our nature, animals and health. At the same time, media and some experts are warning that the tap water is full of pharmaceuticals, microplastics, heavy metals and chemicals. Who should you believe? What’s the truth?
Here are 5 facts about why you should drink tap water (filtered or unfiltered):
It’s generally safe and healthy
How many people consume bottled water globally? The bottled water market globally is rapidly growing with approximate 600 million households consuming bottled water in 2018. That’s more than 391 Billion litres of water per year or 1 million bottles per minute.
As a consequence our oceans are literary swimming in plastic.
And despite initiatives around the world to reduce plastic waste, … Read more…
Many of us are lucky to have the companionship of man’s best friend. We are always concerned about what is best for our favorite furry canines.
Whether it’s ensuring that they get quality nutritious food or the best grooming in town, we try to provide our dogs with the very best. However when it comes to drinking water, what are you giving your dogs?
Umm….. tap water?
I thought so.
For something so essential tap water is taken for granted. We often don’t give a second thought to where our dogs are getting their hydration from.
But it’s important to ensure that the dog your water’s having is safe and healthy.
Benefits/Importance of Hydration
Dogs like us have a body … Read more…
We often get asked if tap water or more specifically is filtered tap water safe for babies?
As parents we are all super concerned about the well-being of our little babies. Two of the co-founders at Tapp Water recently became parents and therefore spent a lot of time researching this topic before making a decision. In this article we will share our research and conclusion.
Note that babies less than 6 months should not be drinking tap water so this article refers to water used for baby formula and drinking water for babies older than 6 months.
1. Why do we boil the water?
Babies have immature immune systems and therefore we want to make … Read more…
Is filtered water healthier than tap water and bottled water? What are the benefits of filtered water vs bottled water? We decided to compare the three and find a scientific answer to the questions. The study is based on Europe for the purpose of simplification but will also be valid in many other regions of the world. For US information change language.
This article is an extensive piece of research. If you don’t care about all the details then fee free to skip to the conclusion at the end. Also read our shorter article about bottled water vs tap water.
Nutrients in water
Before looking at the individual sources of drinking water it’s important to understand what the potential nutrition … Read more…