Beitrag Is tap water the better drinking water?

Is tap water the better drinking water?

Imagine if it were possible to get perfect drinking water directly from the tap, without carrying cases and without increasing the CO2 footprint. If you could also save several hundred euros a year...what great idea!

Imagine if it were possible to get perfect drinking water directly from the tap, without carrying cases and without increasing the CO2 footprint. If you could also save several hundred euros a year...what great idea!

This exactly is possible in Germany. In a global comparison, this is not a matter of course. We use this tap water, which has excellent drinking water quality, also for showering, washing clothes and flushing the toilet.

The monitoring of the quality of our drinking water is regulated in the Drinking Water Ordinance, it is one of the best controlled foods and is regularly tested.

 The water suppliers only guarantee the good quality up to the house pipes. If you are unsure whether old pipes have been laid in your house, you can have a water sample analysed at a laboratory. At the local water supplier you can also see their own drinking water analysis.


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Usually, it is not necessary to clean the water again, but some devices are offered on the market for this purpose. If these are not used properly, e.g. filters that are not replaced regularly, they can pose a health risk. The Federal Environment Agency advises against the use of such devices. Another point against the use of filters is that not only harmful substances but also minerals are filtered out. The "lime" in water is by no means unhealthy for our bodies. On the contrary, calcium and magnesium are very important minerals that we should not only consume in our food, but also dissolved in our drinking water.

Drinking tap water can save you a lot of money. A litre of tap water costs less than half a cent, which is many times less than mineral water. 

More information on this topic can be found here

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