London Water: Now Even More Safe!

By london_alice Last edited 140 months ago
London Water: Now Even More Safe!

When was the last time you had a nice refreshing glass of London tap water?

If the answer was 'Ew, never because tap water is gross and unsafe', then you're lucky Londonist is here, because we can tell you that there's nothing wrong with London's water. In fact, according to a report from the Drinking Water Inspectorate, London's water is improving. Last year, 99.98% of tap water samples met industry standards, which improved on 2005's 99.96%.

That means that for every 10,000 glasses of tap water you drink, only 2 will be substandard. Those are pretty good odds, we think. And with bottled water costing somewhere in the range of 95p per litre and tap water costing about £1 for 1000 litres, it becomes even more appealing. And if it ever actually turns into summer and gets properly hot, a nice glass of water will keep you cool.

If you don't like the taste of tap water, try keeping it in the fridge. When it's cold, you probably can't taste the difference between tap and bottled water.

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Last Updated 11 July 2007