Expat Guide: Is it Okay to Drink Water from the Tap?
Health is wealth. Which is why, it is important that you should check if the food and drinks you consume can affect your wellness positively. You need to know if these are safe, because you might end up contracting illness.
DRINKING FROM TAP? Read on the article to know if it is safe or not. Photo grabbed from banthebottle.net
When it comes to water, you should know if it is drinkable or not. There are lots of researches made whether one should drink distilled or tap water. In Metro Manila, it is NOT ADVISABLE to drink tap water. Although it may be safe, as it can be used for cleaning or brushing your teeth, people do not really use it for drinking as it may be contaminated.
According to a Rappler interview with former Health secretary Enrique Oña, “clear water is not necessarily safe to drink.” But if tap water is your only choice, you can still do so as long as you purify it.
When purifying, the water should be filtered to remove any impurities that it may bring. The easiest way to purify water is through boiling. When water is boiled, it kills the germs that you may get if it is contaminated. Also, you can use chlorine solutions to help you disinfect the water.
The best thing to do is buy bottled water which is distilled or purified. That way, you know the water has passed certain standards that make it safe for drinking. Even though tap water can still be safe, you should take all precautionary measures to ensure that you don’t harm yourself by drinking contaminated water. Better safe than sorry!