Tap Water...

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Tap Water...

Post by FreeSocrates! » Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:19 am

Never drank it here, I always buy the 20 Litre jugs for 1 dollar, but they are closed tonight. (Obviously).

I had some tonight after boiling it and putting it in the freezer and it tastes kinda funny.

Have you ever drank the tap water here? In the provinces or otherwise?
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Re: Tap Water...

Post by Joon » Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:32 am

We do at home, after boiling it and sometimes it tastes okay, sometimes "funny." We live in the outskirts of PP and PP Water Supply Authority doesn't get there yet.
I need to invest in a proper water filter though because who knows what we are ingesting.
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Re: Tap Water...

Post by OrangeDragon » Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:37 am

In Phnom Penh I drank it regularly with no issue... and boiling water makes it taste funny afterwards.

In sihanoukville I'm not as confident in the water supply.
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Re: Tap Water...

Post by FreeSocrates! » Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:32 am

^ Don't they have the 20L bottles for $5 deposit, and $1 refill in Shianookville?

You just phone them when you want new ones.
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Re: Tap Water...

Post by Hotdigr » Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:47 am

3000r refill if you collect yourself. Any of the roadside stalls do it for this price. I agree with OD, I wouldn't drink the tapwater down here in afit, but my (Khmer) brother in law warned me off drinking the PP tapwater too. In fact he was absolutely horrified when I asked him if I could.
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Re: Tap Water...

Post by Digg3r » Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:01 am

I drank the tap water in Phnom Penh heaps of times without any problems. It was just that last time I did it that made me violently ill for a few days. Never again.
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Re: Tap Water...

Post by thePeck » Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:46 am

I drank the tap water in India, please.... Cambodia water is pristine compared. I just got my gut flora in check when I was in India.
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Re: Tap Water...

Post by OrangeDragon » Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:08 am

Digg3r wrote:I drank the tap water in Phnom Penh heaps of times without any problems. It was just that last time I did it that made me violently ill for a few days. Never again.
Likely the pipes/fixtures more than the water... PP water is chlorinated to fuck and back.
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Re: Tap Water...

Post by Duncan » Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:51 am

OrangeDragon wrote:
Digg3r wrote:I drank the tap water in Phnom Penh heaps of times without any problems. It was just that last time I did it that made me violently ill for a few days. Never again.
Likely the pipes/fixtures more than the water..


. PP water is chlorinated to fuck and back.[/quote]

No, I've got to dis agree with you on that one. Firstly why would PP Water supplies want to waste money on over using chlorine when it is of no advantage to the company financially .Secondly , if you use a water distiller you will find that after all the water has been boiled away , you are left with all the residue like Aluminium Sulphate , Chlorine, and other chemical's that need a higher than boiling point to evaporate them, plus '' dirt ''. The reside can be sent away for testing , which I did a few years ago and the results compared with my home town city in Australia made PP water well above the average for drinking. I'm not saying that every day the water is the same because some days it will vary due to back flushing and pipe breakage and repairs
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Re: Tap Water...

Post by Sailorman » Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:11 am

When the US Navy Seabees were in Snooky and drilling wells for schools, etc. I talked to them about the water. They said that they had to drill down deep enough to get past the arsenic. I look at the blue "water pipes" here and the glue they put it together with and question the leaching of chemicals. Having done some plumbing both industrial size and residential I know that the pipes and the glue in developed countries are supposedly tested and passed for "potable water." I doubt if the pipes and glue here have ever been tested for anything other than being cheap to sell. I doubt in the US that you could get a plumbing inspector to buy-off on the crappy blue piping they use here.

My nephew sent me a care-package this past year and to keep some papers damage free he rolled them up in water pipe. I compared the US water pipe to the blue "water-pipe" they use here and the US pipe was at least twice as thick and made from a stronger material. When I see the water pipes and the glue here, the Roman empire comes to mind. The elite had their water delivered in Lead water pipes.
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