Jhb tap water is safe to drink

Lycanthrope

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I remember being in JHB once a few years ago and rinsing my mouth after brushing my teeth. It was as though I stuffed bag of chlorine in my mouth. Was definitely not one of the most pleasant experiences I've had in my life.

I'll say this much though, I filter my water before I drink it. You should break a filter open and see what it looks like after 3 months - it aint perdy.
 

gregmcc

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You've got me thinking about it now - think I'm off to the shops tomorrow :)
 

Pooky

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I didn't know it wasn't safe.

Doesn't taste very nice though. I'll stick to Durban water. :)
 

Lycanthrope

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You've got me thinking about it now - think I'm off to the shops tomorrow :)
:p

Sounds wise :) This might seem a bit neurotic, but I also filter my ice :eek: I have a (probably bad) habit of chewing ice after I finish whatever I was drinking, and I'm not fond of the taste of tap-water - the chlorine/metallic taste, specifically. I find it nauseating :p
 

BCO

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I drink about 6 glasses of JHB tap water every day... tastes fine to me.
 

PearlJam

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Tap water differs from area to area in Jhb, generally it is very good, but i have found those chlorine tasting water also
 

Just_Ice

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I'll keep to my Bloem water! JHB water has a funny taste to it. Ours is far better except for the odd chlorine burst!
 
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