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Is the water from the tap/faucet in an area hard or soft or safe to drink etc?

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Water on US-bound flights?

I am very confused about the limitations of bringing water aboard a plane that is traveling to the US. Do they allow you to carry a bottle on if you need to take medication? And is it only for certain ...
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Is tap water in Athens safe to drink?

Tripadvisor says that is okay to drink. The EU Parliament letter reported the absence of asbestos pipes in Greece. I wonder does Athens have similar to Tallinn initiative of eco-friendly catering ...
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Drinking fountain at Lake Garda, Italy

I guess this (that I found at Lake Garda, Italy) is a public drinking fountain. Do they use public water or a local well at this Lake Garda drinking fountain? And, if I get the text on the plate ...
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Ordered tap-water in Alicante - what did I do wrong?

A slightly odd incident happened to my wife and me in Alicante a couple of weeks ago. We visited a restaurant; first we ordered a jug of sangria, and then ordered a paella for two. The waiter didn't ...
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Boiling tap water in Paris

I am visiting Paris. In the accommodation given to me, I was told I can drink tap water. I was drinking from sometime. Few days back I boiled the water. A layer formed on surface of the water, when I ...
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How common is complimentary drinking water upon request in restaurants in Europe?

When I was in Helsinki, I noticed restaurants there tended to be okay serving water alongside an order free of charge. I've seen this in different restaurants, including McDonalds. In some cases the ...
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How is the quality of tap water in Thailand?

Could you please advise on the quality of tap water in Thailand? Some people say it is only not suitable for drinking. And some people say it should not even be used for raising vegetables. I wonder ...
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How ubiquitous are home water filtration systems in the USA? [closed]

I'm planning a trip to the USA from coast to coast in maybe a couple of years and I think I'll stay in App-rented houses (not mentioning a specific one here). I know I can ask each individual renter ...
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Tap water fountain to fill up bottle airside at Malaga Airport (AGP)

I want to fill up an empty bottle which I bring with me. Are there any tap water fountains inside and after the security checks at Malaga Airport (AGP)? And if there are, where are they located?
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Can you drink tap water in Spain?

I'm used to drink the water from our tap, but now we are going to Sevilla and Malaga in Spain. Is it recommended to drink the tap water in the south of Spain? Or does it need to be filtered first?
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Is boiling tap water sufficient?

In cases where tap water is not drinkable by default, does simply boiling it make it drinkable? And provided the water does look clear. (For example I'm in an apartment in Pridnestrovi where the tap ...
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How to find public drinking fountains when travelling?

When travelling for a long period of time, refilling water bottles can be a challenge. This is particularly true for long overland public transportation journeys in summer, as one cannot easily carry ...
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Is it safe to drink the water from the fountains found all over the older parts of Rome?

When I visited Rome and walked around the older sections, I saw many different types of fountains that were constantly running with water. Some went into the ground, some collected in basins, etc. Is ...
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What's wrong with Turkish tap water? [duplicate]

I've tried finding an answer for this but without success. Most people just say "don't drink it" without telling one why. The only reason being "it's bad". As one having studied biology and chemistry ...
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Is tap water in Moscow safe to drink?

I will be travelling to Moscow, Russia and I want to fill my water bottle at my accommodation (no built-in filters). I have been hearing some myths that this tap water is unclean and unsafe to drink. ...
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Is the tap water in France safe to drink?

I am planning to travel to France. When I have traveled recently, I often find myself drinking a lot of water after a lot of walking. Sometimes buying water can be expensive, especially in central ...
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Where to refill my bottle in India?

My partner and I are going to Delhi for 10 days. We would like to know how to refill our bottles with safe drinking water in India without buying bottled water. While travelling in South East Asia ...
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Washing cuts in Mexico

I know you aren't supposed to drink the tap water in Mexico. What about washing a cut with tap water? If I shower, tap water will get into the cut.
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Is it safe to drink tap water in Penang?

I am just wondered whether is it safe to drink tap water in Penang?
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Is it safe to drink tap water in Germany? [duplicate]

I just arrived in Germany for the 4th time. I made tea in break of the work meeting, and at the very end of it, I found small solid pieces... I thought that the cup was too old and maybe was starting ...
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Can I filter the tap water in Lanzarote for drinking?

I have read that the tap water in Lanzarote is not drinkable because it has an unpleasant taste, and may have been stored in an underground tank for some time before it comes out of the tap. Several ...
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How to wash hands if tap water is too hot?

A few days ago I settled in the UK and noticed that hot tap water was not specific to Heathrow Airport. The only option in some toilets (e.g. in restaurants) is "tooooo hot" water. I cannot touch so ...
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Is it safe to drink water in the Dominican Republic?

To add yet another question to the long list of tap-water, the US CDC for the Dominican Republic says Don’t Drink Tap or well water, but there is no mention of water concerns on gov.uk for the DR. The ...
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Public water taps in Palmer AK

I would like to find public water taps in Palmer, Alaska, USA.
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What does the "non-drinking water" sign indicate about water quality in the UK?

I have a friend who tells me that the non-drinking water sign you see in cafes, supermarket toilets in the UK is just to mitigate responsibility. Is this true, or what about the water could be unsafe? ...
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Is the tap water in Rio De Janeiro safe to drink?

In many areas on the internet it says that the water in Rio is safe to drink. It says that their water treatment has improved in recent years, drastically. Now that I'm here, I have discovered that ...
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IATA rule regarding passenger right to drinking water [duplicate]

As we know, according to IATA passengers allowed to carry no more than 100 ml of liquids on board. Yet when traveling with low-cost airlines, you are not offered any water on board. This is quite ...
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Countries with drinkable tap water? [closed]

I'm from Austria and where I live it is completely normal to drink the tap water. I heard from my mum who spent some time in france and from my teachers that in countries like the US, France or Spain ...
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Can only eating processed food and bottled water reduce your immunity?

I've been living in Taiwan for a while and have tried to avoid raw food and tap water very carefully (ie. brushing teeth with bottled water, eating at places where I can see that everything is cooked, ...
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Drinking tap water in a country where it is unsafe - anything to do after that?

Yesterday I drunk tap water in Ho Chi Minh. I knew it is unsafe to drink it, but only after I gulped down a cup of water did I notice it was tap water. Since it is safe in my country, I just drunk it ...
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US tap water safety: leaded or unleaded?

I've read reports about how thousands of localities in the US have severe lead contamination of their tap water (and lead is a very dangerous substance to imbibe at any concentration). On the other ...
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How to always have Reverse Osmosis filtered water when travelling between apartments with varying plumbing? [duplicate]

My uncle will travel and stay at serviced apartments (whose structure and interior he must not change), across Canada for work where the tap water is normally safe, but he needs Reverse Osmosis (...
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Where to get cheap drinking water in Cambodia?

It is considered not the best idea to drink tap water in Cambodia unless one fancies dysentery... When in Thailand I have been buying water from 7-11, 6 litres for 38 bath, which would last my ...
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Save pitcher filters, what filters chemicals and metals from water, for separated British taps without space around it?

For their long-term travel in the UK, my grandparents are staying in older hotels where staff have warned them to boil and filter tap water before drinking. The difficulty is that each of their ...
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Is tap water in Munich safe to drink? If so, why do locals buy bottled water?

Before moving to Munich I did some research about the water. According to different sources, the water quality in Munich is very good and there is no problem drinking it. But every time I'm in a ...
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Is LifeStraw a silver bullet water purification solution for travelling in India?

LifeStraw has a 0.2 micron filter. Since "most bacteria are 0.2 µm in diameter and 2-8 µm in length" (source), is it safe to drink water from any source using LifeStraw without boiling? (India in ...
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Is the tapwater fit to drink throughout Taiwan?

I didn't want to insult my hosts here in Taipei by asking if it's safe to drink the water since it's very developed here. On the other hand you can't flush toilet paper, so not everything we think of ...
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Going to New Delhi for a conference. Where to drink/get water?

I've just read Drinking tap water in India, which has some mixed messages (in different answers) regarding tap water safety in different locations and conditions in India. Now, I'm traveling to a ...
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Is tap water in US safe to drink? [duplicate]

This might sound silly but I come from a place where we would typically have to buy bottled water or boil tap water to drink, so now that I'm spending 5 weeks at a Yale dorm, is it safe to drink from ...
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What makes the tap water on board airplanes unsafe to drink?

Every single airplane toilet I've ever been to had the following (or similar) sign: Why is drinking the tap water prohibited? And if drinking the water is prohibited, why is it acceptable to brush ...
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Is there a website to find points to get tap water at airports?

We now have two questions about drinking water taps/fountains in airports, but they are very specific, one to one the terminal of a single airport, the other as wide to cover both airports in a ...
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Are there drinking water fountains at Birmingham Airport (UK)?

Are there drinking water fountains airside at Birmingham International Airport (UK)?
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What are the risks of drinking tap water in Vietnam?

Which rules should be obeyed when drinking tap water in Vietnam to avoid infectious diseases? Is it safe to drink tap water in big cities like Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh? In case it is not recommended - ...
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Are there any drinking-water fountains in Prague PRG airport?

I've recently started using the take-an-empty-water-bottle-through-security technique hoping to fill it in once I pass the security checks. I'm not a big fan of overpriced bottled water. Are there ...
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Is the water potable in Swiss mountain huts?

Swiss mountain huts often have running water (for toilets and handwashing), but usually signage that state the water is not potable for drinking. Is this sign for one's own benefit (and health), just ...
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How correct is my intuition that tap water is safer in the mountains than in cities?

I'm in Colombia, and recently visited lake Neusa - highly recommended, by the way! The advice on drinking tap water in Colombia seems to be generally, big city/tourist hub = fine, otherwise avoid. ...
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Are there any drinking water fountains/taps in Paris Charles de Gaulle airport?

I'm not a big fan of spending 3EUR for a 250ml bottle of water, hence the question: are there any drinking water fountains/taps in Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, be it airside or at departures/...
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Are there drinking water fountains airside at London City Airport?

When flying, I normally take an empty water bottle (or two) with me. To comply with liquid regulations at security, I ditch any remaining water landside just before or after checkin, pass through ...
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Is tap water drinkable in Massachusetts (and elsewhere in USA)?

I have been offered a position with a US-based company. This role is initially located in Massachusetts, but the company says I can live anywhere in US, as long as I am not too far from an airport. ...
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Where to find public water taps in the Netherlands?

We are wandering around the Netherlands (on foot, hitchhiking, and by bicycle). We aren't sleeping in campsites, but just putting our tent anywhere "in the bush". We are used to travelling this way in ...
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