Can I drink water in…?
Yes, you can drink the tap water in Hong Kong. The water treatment in Hong Kong matches that of the US and Western European countries and WHO standards. The main risk is contaminants from pipes in older buildings and unregulated contaminants such as microplastics.
Therefore, Hong Kong residents living in older buildings or that simply want to reduce risk may want to use a water filter.
For tourists visiting and staying in hotels (especially those built in the past 20 years) tap is most likely safer than bottled water.
Below we will explore why.
Where does the water come from?
Hong Kong doesn’t have enough fresh water supply on the islands so therefore 80-90% of the water supply is imported … Read more…
Can you drink Newark tap water? Until recently the official response was a definite yes.
The challenge with tap water is that the source of the water and what leaves the water plant can be safe but the water coming out of your tap isn’t. Much of the US water pipe network is old and lags in terms of maintenance and therefore ends up contaminating the water. If lead remains anywhere in the network including your building the pipes can leach lead, it will end up in your drinking water. This is what recently happened in Newark and could happen practically anywhere.
Furthermore microplastics have also been found in all samples of tap and bottled water across the US.
Just like when it comes to pizza, Chicagoans are as proud of their tap water as New Yorkers. Chicago tap water is generally safe to drink and tastes great. Unfortunately lead is often found and even if it’s usually below regulated levels there is no safe level for children. Therefore it’s recommended to use an affordable faucet filter certified for lead removal such as TAPP.
Where does Chicago tap water come from?
The tap water in Chicago comes from Lake Michigan which is one of the largest lakes in the world. Water from Lake Michigan enters the intake crib at depths of 20 to 30 feet.
What is in Chicago tap water and who regulates it?
Both the EPA and the … Read more…
Can you drink LA tap water?
Sometimes, rules are so impregnated into our brains, that we simply fail to question them. Some notable LA specific rules are: 1) your favorite taco truck is the best – full stop; 2) thou shall not take the bus; 3) thou shall not ride the subway (Wait! What? There is a subway in LA…); 4) thou shall not drink LA tap water!
That’s not completely true. As a matter of fact, LA tap water is generally safe to drink. Combine a filter such as TAPP with it, and thou shall not worry about water ever again.
Where does LA tap water come from?
The Los Angeles water infrastructure is part of California’s interconnected … Read more…
Tap water in Canada is generally safe to drink. With 0.5% of the world’s population and 9% of the world’s freshwater resources, Canadian metropolises enjoy continuous access to clean and high-quality water. This abundance of water, combined with 44% of the population not being metered, means Canada is one of the countries with the highest per capita consumption of water.
While clean drinking water is a given for many Canadians, First Nation communities are unfortunately left behind, with for example the Neskantaga First Nation in Ontario, where residents have been boiling their water for 20 years!
But First Nation communities are not the only ones affected by occasional contamination. Every year an average of 500 boil water advisories are issued. Despite … Read more…
Yes, you can drink the tap water in Dallas as it lives up to EPAs strict requirements. However, there are some reasons to be concerned such as microplastics, old pipes and corrosion and the water sometimes tastes bad. Therefore an easy to use water filter such as TAPP can be a great safety measure and save money compared to bottled water.
Where does Dallas tap water come from?
Dallas currently obtains water from reservoirs including Lake Ray Hubbard, Lake Lewisville, Lake Grapevine, Lake Ray Roberts and Lake Tawakon. The water is treated by DWU (Dallas Water Utility) with chlorine and ammonia (which combines to make chloramine) and ozone to disinfect the water; lime and iron sulfate to remove suspended solids in … Read more…
Tap water in Atlanta is safe and its water treatment plants are in compliance with standards mandated by the Safe Drinking Water Act and EPA guidelines. However, there are still reasons to be concerned such as poor taste, potential lead leaching, by-products from chlorine and microplastics. Therefore an affordable point of use filter such as TAPP might be a good safety measure.
Where does Atlanta tap water come from?
The water supply for Atlanta comes from the Chattahoochee River including two lakes of which Lake Lanier is the main source and Lake Allatoona the second. Both have been severely affected by droughts in recent years.
The Metro Water District relies almost entirely on surface water to meet the needs of … 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 fooled in recent years to believe that it’s unhealthy. The only known risks are lead from local pipes and microplastics. For anyone concerned about taste or these risks an affordable water filter such as TAPP 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