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Tap Water quality in Poland


Miloslaw 6 | 2,565
8 Sep 2019 #31
Tell us more about your invaluable experience with tap water in Poland, please.

As I said, in some places it tastes like sh*t, but it is safe to drink.
In general, I would recomend bottled water in Poland.
pawian 161 | 9,971
9 Sep 2019 #32
No, I expected you to tell us directly where and how you found out.
pawian 161 | 9,971
9 Sep 2019 #33
As I said, in some places it tastes like sh*t, but it is safe to drink.

it seems you are shunning the answer.

I meant - did you visit a few dozen places in Poland and tried tap water there so you are able to say it tastes like sh.t? Or did you read about it in the forum long ago and repeat thoughtlessly?
Miloslaw 6 | 2,565
9 Sep 2019 #34
I meant - did you visit a few dozen places in Poland and tried tap water there

I didn't like the taste of the water in Krakow or in Bialystok.
But as I said, it is safe to drink.
Why in the hell is this such a big deal for you?
pawian 161 | 9,971
9 Sep 2019 #35
Coz you sounded as if you had ventured on a tap water check expedition all over Poland and examined the quality of water in a few dozen cities and towns and then published the results of your quest in Medical Journal. :)
Miloslaw 6 | 2,565
9 Sep 2019 #36
Coz you sounded as if you had ventured on a tap water check expedition all over Poland

Well I didn't.
As I said, Polish tap water is perfectly safe to drink, but in some places it tastes like s**t.
Ziemowit 12 | 3,613
9 Sep 2019 #37
Tap water in Poland used to be terribly awful some time ago. But its quality has improved immensly in the last two decades.

Still, it doesn't taste particularly good except for some places. The best water I've ever drunk was in Italy (Lignano Sabbiadoro).
Jardinero 1 | 407
9 Sep 2019 #38
One other very important issue related to this topic is air quality... This is a huge issue in Poland in the heating months (so Sept to May). Generally, the first thing that you ntice you when arriving in Poland from the West is the choking/smelly air - generally, the southern half of the country is much worse... Kraków and Śląsk are the worst. This is due to people heating their homes with very poor fuel (coal derivatives) and using old style furnaces, because gas and electricity are very expensive - even more expensive than in the West without compensating for the differences in income...

This is the next huge issue the country needs to address instead of pretending it is OK to do nothing. Estimates say between 30,000 to 50,000 people die each year due to the air pollution - so half a million a decade! Compare that to road fatalities of about 2,800/yr... ;-(((
Miloslaw 6 | 2,565
9 Sep 2019 #39
Tap water in Poland used to be terribly awful some time ago

Strangely enough, the one place I was warned most not to drink tap water (by Poles) was Warsaw.
Yet I found the tap water there OK.
Mind you, we all know that Poles are terible hypochondriacs..... ;-)
Lyzko 24 | 6,801
9 Sep 2019 #40
Heard of a dude who grew up during the Communist Era in a really polluted area, his body got so used to infected water,
the first drink of unpolluted water he ever drank was what finally killed him!
pawian 161 | 9,971
9 Sep 2019 #41
Heard of a dude who grew up during the Communist Era in a really polluted area,

Yes, I read about the guy. But there were two of them, in fact:



Lyzko 24 | 6,801
9 Sep 2019 #42
Crazy stories, huh? Poor guy!


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