How Clean is that Bottled Water Anyway?

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Re: How Clean is that Bottled Water Anyway?

Post by John Bingham » Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:42 pm

How do we know that hose came straight out of the mains?
Do they wrap them up in that plastic wrap before selling them? Or just as they are?
They always have wrap on the ones I get.
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Re: How Clean is that Bottled Water Anyway?

Post by SinnSisamouth » Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:23 pm

wrapped therefore purified

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Re: How Clean is that Bottled Water Anyway?

Post by mammothboy2 » Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:51 pm

An informed source emphatically asserts that EAU KULEN is above suspicion. Visitors are welcome if they ask nicely first.
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Re: How Clean is that Bottled Water Anyway?

Post by Anchor Moy » Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:25 pm

John Bingham wrote:How do we know that hose came straight out of the mains?
Yes quite right.The hose could be joined to a cistern of clean water. I should have more sense than to post things from FB, especially since he doesn't give a source. (Unintentional pun. :hattip: )
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Re: How Clean is that Bottled Water Anyway?

Post by SinnSisamouth » Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:15 pm

although i am sure that in a proper regulated bottling plant filling up bottles with a hose outside in a non sterile environment would not happen!
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Re: How Clean is that Bottled Water Anyway?

Post by Anchor Moy » Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:57 pm

Maybe that bottled water is not so bad after all:
Kandal Drinking Water Contaminated With Fecal Matter, Study Says
A study of drinking water sources in Kandal province found widespread contamination from human excrement, posing a health risk to residents that likely mirrors the situation across Cambodia, the authors say.

Published last month on the website of the Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, the study also documented the first recorded appearance in Cambodian water supplies of a type of cyanobacteria that can produce toxic algal blooms.

Throughout the country, 40 percent of rural Cambodians lack access to safe water sources, and more than 50 percent of rural households do not have toilets, according to experts.

The study’s tests were conducted on water samples collected in May and October of 2012 in Kandal’s Kien Svay district by academics from North Carolina State University and Resource Development International-Cambodia Water, a local NGO.

The tested samples—from wells, rain barrels, streams and other sources—all “pose at least some risk of diarrheal disease from inadequate public sanitation and human pathogenic bacteria,” the study says.

The surface water sites all contained traces of human bacteria that is often used to gauge the source of water contamination, the study says. Many surface water sites also contained microcystis, a harmful bacteria that generates toxins that can cause liver damage in humans and kill animals.

Rain barrels—large ceramic basins that collect water during the monsoon season—fared little better in the tests in spite of their reputation for being a better way to store drinking water, with some 73 percent of the basins harboring human bacteria...https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/kand ... dy-115337/
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