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youknowhat Post time: 2013-1-9 15:50
i have brushed my teeth with the runnin tap water in most big cities in china, and didnt see any d ...

Not just state to state, but even between cities in some states. Where I live in South Carolina it is very easy to tell the difference between the water from the city of Greenville and the water from the city of Spartanburg, yet they are only a 30-minute drive apart.

I brush my teeth with the tap water in the big cities in China, too, but I certainly won't drink it.

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Ratfink Post time: 2013-1-9 07:00
Never had a problem with the drinking the water in major Chinese cities. It's a bit dubious in the c ...

I heard in most western countries, the tap water can be drinkable directly. But in China, it is undrinkable before it is boiled. Why is it different? Is it because of contamination?

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sunnylin01 Post time: 2013-1-11 10:24
I heard in most western countries, the tap water can be drinkable directly. But in China, it is un ...

Yes it's mostly due to contamination both natural and man made. The west spent billions collectively to clean up their water supplies and to maintain high quality that is now enjoyed by most western countries.
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Ratfink Post time: 2013-1-11 16:23
Yes it's mostly due to contamination both natural and man made. The west spent billions collectivel ...

With the government officials guaranteed with high quality water, we the common people have to endure the harsh and contaminated water. The society is unfair.

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sunnylin01 Post time: 2013-1-11 17:00
With the government officials guaranteed with high quality water, we the common people have to end ...

I cannot comment on that as I am unaware that there is any difference in water supplies for the top people vs normal people as that would be almost impossible to achieve via tap water unless extra filtration is employed at the house and office of said official.
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querist Post time: 2013-1-10 14:03
Not just state to state, but even between cities in some states. Where I live in South Carolina it ...

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querist Post time: 2013-1-10 14:03
Not just state to state, but even between cities in some states. Where I live in South Carolina it ...

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