Sorry to ask but I am new in Espoo and Finland. Is water from the Tap here safe for everyday drinking?
Thanks in advance
EP wrote:Well, it is good enough for Saudis, only they buy it in bottles, you get it straight from the tap:
"in 2004 alone, a Helsinki company shipped 1.4 million bottles of Finnish tap water 4,300 kilometers (2,700 miles) to Saudi Arabia"
Also you can drink the water not just from the kitchein tap, but from bathrooms too (I'm assuming its on the cold setting). I personally don't do this (it doesn't seem somehow right to me) but at the uni I go to, I see Finnish girls in the toliets filling up their water bottles, and drinking directly from the tap. I wouldn't do this through/though?.
People buy Coca Cola, people buy Indian Tonic Water, people buy Mountain Dew. Why can't people buy mineral water if they want to. Mineral water - like Contrex, Volvic, etc - cannot be compared to ordinary tap water.
JohnWatson wrote:Can\t believe the word \university\ and the comment above can be in the same pargraph. Why in whatever name would not the water be EXACTLY the same from a kitchen or bathroom tap?
penelope wrote:I live in Espoo and I find the water has a strong taste of chlorine so I filter mine (Britax filter) and we all agree it tastes much better. I think the water in downtown Helsinki tastes wonderful though, so if I lived in the city I wouldn't bother to filter.