Find Out If The Tap On Your Travels Is Safe With Can I Drink The Water

by Anil Polat · 6 comments

Travelers are often weary of tap water when traveling internationally, for the practical reason of protecting their bowels from bacteria and pollutants. Free site Can I Drink The Water lets you know in which countries you might be able to drink from the tap – and others where you better stick to the bottled stuff.

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Can I Drink The Water has a very simple design and covers just about any country you could think of. While the site doesn’t cover regional variations in the quality of water in a country, or have an option to search by city, it can give you a good idea of how drinkable the H2O will be. Each country listing also comes with a small blurb of practical information about drinking the water in, say, Ecuador.

In addition to being a handy resource for travelers, Can I Drink The Water also helps improve the quality of those drinking it in developing countries by donating 51% of their advertising revenue to charity: water.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Barbara Weibel March 23, 2011 at 21:33

I travel so much that I’ve gotten to the point where I often just drink the tap water. I get into the hostel late and have forgotten water and am too lazy to get dressed again – you know how it goes. I never get sick, but I’m aware that I’m taking a risk. Good reference site, thanks!


2 Anil P. March 24, 2011 at 06:08

I’ve been pretty lucky too, although there are a few places I wouldn’t take the risk – India was certainly one of them 🙂


3 Bob March 25, 2011 at 02:27

Wow, thanks for such a useful site!


4 Anil P. March 25, 2011 at 05:57

Simple and to-the-point; my kind of web tool too 🙂


5 Andy Hayes March 25, 2011 at 15:06

Awesome – thanks for the shout out, Anil!


6 Anil P. March 27, 2011 at 06:16

My pleasure Andy, great implementation of a very good and useful idea 🙂


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