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34% 91 votes
66% 179 votes
270 people voted
Yes, I have a water filter jug/water filtered tap 77 votes

Yes, I have a water filter jug/water filtered tap
No, I drink tap water without filtering 149 votes

No, I drink tap water without filtering
No, I only drink bottled water 35 votes

No, I only drink bottled water
Other - write in the comments section below 9 votes

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  Firstly I use kitchen paper towel in a sieve to filter water, then boil this water. After boiling, I'd filter it only if it has a pungent smell. At Kroonstad in the Free State Province, South Africa, the tap water was really pretty bad until some year ago after which it began getting better. There were times that it smelled like stale dam water and I'd make a joke saying to add an onion, salt and pepper and boil it to have a fish soup... the nearby big dam also dried up totally during 2015 and I did buy bottled water for over a year, although I'd be re-using 5 liter bottles before I first got a jug filter system. After some time I realized that to first filter water through paper towel, a lot of organisms (algae, etc) would be caught and this also assisted in allowing the filters to last much longer. Another suspicious smell that could also be in the tap water at times are that of pesticides and other farming chemicals.


  Nope, I do not drink bottled or tap water, but I do boil all water that I use. I have also heard some very scary stories about the South Africa sewerage system and how our water only goes through 3 of the 10 cleaning stages before it reaches out taps. Rather safe than sorry.


  I do not have a water filter but I boil my water before drinking it


  What does the sewerage system have to do with how water gets to my tap?


  We use borehole water

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