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by Sven Triloqvist on Tue Aug 7th, 2007 at 11:00:37 AM EST
You just posted this because Finland is on top for good water!  However, I would be happy to go there just for a drink and cool temps.

This part of Mexico is "lucky" to have plenty of above ground water. Yet many towns, including the one I'm in have no reliable source of water, no treatment plants for producing potable water, and no waste water treatment plants.  We bath in (clean looking and smelling) water from shallow wells and drink and cook with purified bottled water.  The town government says it doesn't have the resources to pipe in water from the abundant nearby rivers much less to purify it and treat waste.  Unbelievable as this sounds, the Mexican government is pumping millions of dollars worth of oil from the ground here every day and contaminating the ground and its water while Northern Mexico is parched from lack of any water at all.  

I can swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell. _ Blood Sweat & Tears

by Gringo (stargazing camel at aoldotcom) on Tue Aug 7th, 2007 at 11:04:26 PM EST
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You are absolutely right!

Out in the countryside, most older homes have wells drilled into the rock that produce fully filtered water. Here where I am, it is from the mains - and very drinkable it is too. There is good pressure also for that stinging shower in the morning.

There is a large lake nearby, but our Helsinki water comes fom further away - Lake Pajane http://www.satelliteviews.net/cgi-bin/w.cgi?c=fi&UF=-1380216&UN=-1984222&AF=H_P

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by Sven Triloqvist on Wed Aug 8th, 2007 at 02:02:46 AM EST
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Drinking water from the tap is so foreign to most Mexicans that they actually refer to "agua potable" as water that is clean enough to bathe in, not drink.

I can swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell. _ Blood Sweat & Tears
by Gringo (stargazing camel at aoldotcom) on Wed Aug 8th, 2007 at 11:18:44 AM EST
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Can't say I drink a lot of water in the shower either. But I probably drink a couple of litres of tap water a day - teas, coffees and just plain water. I'm quite partal to Pellegrino when I want thirst quenching bubbles, but otherwise I'm happy to watch the waitress at our local lunch place fill the carafe under the water tap behind the bar.

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by Sven Triloqvist on Wed Aug 8th, 2007 at 06:46:55 PM EST
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