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Just wanted to know if it's safe to drink tab water in your city, how clean your water sources are, etc.
I guess in most places it wouldn't be so safe, but just wanted to know what the big picture is.

So how's your city's water?
 

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Gauteng province in South Africa compromises three large cities, of which Pretoria and Johannesburg are two. There are no large rivers nearby, the cities came to be because of gold. So today Johannesburg is the largest city in the world without a major river or body of water next to it. We have an elaborate system to supply these cities with water - and Rand Water supplies it. Our tapwater is of excellent quality.
 

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Well they tell you not to swim in Lake Ontario, let alone drink water from it. Granted, Toronto does have some of the best water purification systems out there, so it doesn't really matter too much.
 

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in the past our water came from this river (Ave):


now it is from this one (Cávado)


Now it is better, because the first river was really polluted by factories upriver. Now is cleaner, but... still not good, Cávado is better.

best Portuguese waters are bottled. Fastio from Gerês is my favourite. I doubt that Dutch water company would win it.

the municipalities that drink Cávado:
 

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lol, if ever you try to drink the water from the Seine river in Paris, you'll die of an unknown sickness a few weeks later.
^^ No in fact the water of the Seine river is very clean (but don't drunk it, Paris is a big city and seine river has several freeways bridges and freeways on the bank) you can swin on the Seine
People fishing in the river.




The water come from the Seine and Paris has good purification systems, so the water is good and cheaper than bottles. :)
 

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^^ No in fact the water of the Seine river is very clean (but don't drunk it, Paris is a big city and seine river has several freeways bridges and freeways on the bank) you can swin on the Seine
People fishing in the river.




The water come from the Seine and Paris has good purification systems, so the water is good and cheaper than bottles. :)
Yeah, water in paris is pretty expensive.

river ave has tons of fish, if you jump to it, you can grab a dozen big fish, they are so many that water becomes dark but that's not good news, they feed on "pollution". Not all pollution means dead fish.
 
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