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Can you drink Denver tap water?

26 April, 2018 Yohann Bensadoun leave a comment

Denver’s ideal location, in the Rocky Mountains, means it can get its water fresh from the snowmelt. Denver tap water comes from local snowfall and doesn’t need to travel much before reaching homes and offices in Denver. The city is first in line in collecting this clean, snow water, before it travels along the Colorado River and ends up as far as South California. Despite the water being perfectly safe, some residents have complained how the water tastes. This is in part due to the Chloramine which is added for transportation.

Denver Water, the water utility responsible for the collection, storage, quality control and distribution of drinking water to 1.4 million people, says their water is perfectly safe, but they do recommend … Read more…

Can you drink Boston tap water?

25 April, 2018 Yohann Bensadoun leave a comment

The general answer is yes, you can drink Boston tap water and surrounding areas. In 2014 it even won the AWWA water taste test beating NYC. However, there are health risks such as lead, bi-products from chlorine and microplastics. Therefore a point of use water filter such as TAPP can be a good idea.

Where does Boston tap water come from?

The Quabbin and Wachusetts reservoirs, West of the City, provide drinking water to Boston. Thanks to conservation in the 1990s these reservoirs still provide excellent water quality requiring minimal treatment. Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) provides drinking water to 61 communities including Boston and surrounding areas.

What is in Boston tap water and who regulates it?

The water supplied by the … Read more…

Can you drink Toronto tap water?

12 April, 2018 Yohann Bensadoun leave a comment

Toronto tap water comes from the bordering Lake Ontario and is perfectly safe according to Canadian standards. The City has come a long way since the typhoid epidemics of the 1800s. As a matter of fact, Toronto was one of the first cities in the world to introduce Chlorine to tap water in order to kill pathogens such as bacteria and viruses.

A total of four treatment plants run 24/7 to deliver over 1 billion litres of safe drinking water! Despite the water being perfectly safe to drink, some areas might find that water tastes and smells bad, because of that same Chlorine. Then there is the risk of lead, for buildings built before the mid-1950s. The City has been raising … Read more…

Can you drink Montreal tap water

10 April, 2018 Yohann Bensadoun leave a comment

The question of whether is safe to drink in Montreal tap water has been a major concern for millions of Montrealers. Despite strict water testing and the City assuring that tap water is safe, other alarming reports on contamination in the Saint-Laurent river, as well as warnings about lead in older buildings, seem to contradict the City’s claims.

Let’s be clear, before the Saint Laurent water reaches your faucet, it is treated. Regardless, it is worth noting that heavy industrialization around Montreal, as well as lax regulations in terms of pesticides, have resulted in cases of surface water contamination. Moreover, many buildings still use aging lead pipe connections to connects to the main water network. Post-war houses, built between 1940 and 1950 … Read more…

Can you drink Houston tap water?

10 April, 2018 Yohann Bensadoun leave a comment

The tap water in Houston is safe to drink according to EPA and international standards. It’s also very hard and mineral rich and due to this and the chlorine treatment, it may not taste great to everyone. Thankfully this is easy to solve with an affordable water filter such as TAPP which also vastly reduce the risk of contaminants.

Where does Houston tap water come from?

Local lakes and rivers supply the City of Houston surface water resources. Eighty-seven percent of our supply flows from the Trinity River into Lake Livingston, and from the San Jacinto River into Lake Conroe and Lake Houston.

What is in LA tap water and who regulates it?

Houston water managed by Water Treatment Operations (WTA) is … Read more…

Can you drink Philadelphia tap water?

10 April, 2018 Yohann Bensadoun leave a comment

Generally, Philadelphia tap water as well as surrounding areas is safe to drink but may have poor taste due to the chloramine (chlorine and ammonia) added to the water supply. The primary known risks is lead that has been found above safe levels in some tests. Use a water filter such as TAPP for great taste and protection against common contaminants, including lead and chloramine.Where does Philadelphia tap water come from? What goes into Philadelphia’s water supply is not pristine, by any means. The system’s three intakes are right next to the city, with two on the Schuylkill River (the Queen Lane Plant in East Falls and the Belmont Plant in Wynnefield) and one on the Delaware River (the Baxter Plant … Read more…

Can you drink DC tap water

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DC tap water is generally safe to drink according to EPA. The most common issue is lead due to old pipes and leeching. To be safe use an affordable faucet water filter such as TAPP.

Where does DC tap water come from? Washington D.C. tap water is brought to millions of citizens by the Washington Aqueduct. It supplies drinking water to approximately one million citizens living, working, or visiting in the District of Columbia, Arlington County, VA, and the City of Falls Church, VA, and its service area. This extremely low turbidity provides excellent barrier against pathogens such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia. The Washington Aqueduct (operated by the Army Corps of Engineers) draws water from the Potomac River and treats it. … Read more…

Can you drink Vancouver tap water?

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Vancouver aims to provide residents with the cleanest drinking water of any city in the world by 2020. That is quite an ambitious target, which is part of the Greenest City initiative.

Vancouver collects its water from rainfall and snowmelt, which end up in three watersheds: Capilano, Seymour, and Coquitlam – each providing ⅓ or the City’s water supply. They are closed to the public, protecting the water supply from human activity. Due to the nature of the water, rain, it does not stay in contact with rocks or minerals for long and is naturally very soft (very low limescale).

Treatment plant disinfect water from pathogens, and Chlorine is added for distribution. Chlorine is unfortunately often associated with bad taste … Read more…