Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Thread: drinking the water

  1. #1
    "Going for Gold"
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    305
    Post Thanks / Like

    Question drinking the water

    OK, they always say, "don't drink the water", I know. But, don't the locals drink the water?

    If one lives in a place, wouldn't they get used to the water over time?

    <sup>I know this is the case with family I have who live in a remote area in Canada and whose water supply comes from a river that has been tested and declared undrinkable by the "experts", but everyone who grew up drinking it has never been sick from it; though those used to over chlorinated, floridated, city water (Walkerton notwithstanding) don't necessarily take to it. </sup>

  2. #2
    aka - shadley
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    943
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    the locals do not drink the water... They buy it bottled..

  3. #3
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    4
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default drinking water

    the water is good ,but the pipes of distribution are bad and leak
    please buy bottle water use and ask for " planeta azul the best water in the country"

  4. #4
    Platinum
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    12,258
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default drinking water

    In addition to buying bottled water, I recommend that you carry a small bottle of Purrissima with you to purify water when bottled water not an easy option. For example, whenever my wife and/or I are going to be staying overnight at one of the budget hotels we patronize in Santiago and Santo Domingo, we take Purrissima with us. We fill up empty bottles of drinking water with water from the faucet, pour in several drops of Purrissima, shake, and drink., Have been doing this for years.

    PIurrissima is a water purification treatment that is very effective. We also use it to wash lettuce, etc., in the house before making salads.

    Their are ratios on the bottle. For a gallon of drinking water, use 8 drops.

    It comes in a blue bottle. There are small bottles you can carry with you, and large bottles for home use. It is sold in most pharmacies and some supermarkets.

    We wouldn't be without it when we travel in the country.

  5. #5
    Platinum
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    21,792
    Post Thanks / Like

    Thumbs down Shadley000

    Your "Classism" is showing! The "locals" do indeed,drink the water! Just the "locals" with money buy bottled water.Guess you don,t get to "Simon Bolivar", Capotillo",o "Los Minas" to often!Bet you can,t show me a good "Fritura" either! Criss Colon....Ken,I hope you don,t eat salad outside your house,cause all the hotels and restaurants "ran-out" of "Purisima" in1997!

  6. #6
    Bronze
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    568
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Don't drink the water

    Locals that can afford it do drink bottled water and in the Capital and Santiago I find that even the poor drink bottled water in most homes. There are good travel filters. Those that drink contaminated water will feel the affects over the long run. It will slowly damage organs and lead to health problems later on in life. There are some water systems in the country who do have clean water, but these are few.

  7. #7
    Platinum
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    21,792
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Tom F

    I see the "Bottled Water" trucks "filling up" bottles from the city water lines infront of the zoo almost every day! Guess you missed the scandal a few years back when there was a "Test" of all the major water companies bottled water. Lots of e.coli for all the rich people drinking bottled water. Criss Colon

  8. #8
    "Going for Gold"
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    305
    Post Thanks / Like

    Question

    So, we've established that some people do indeed drink the tap water in the DR, and apparently they are still alive to talk about it... so that means it is possible to build up an immunity to whatever evil little bugs are swimming around in the water... yes?
    If this is the case, then, how long would it take a person to develop this immunity (or would the process kill you?)

  9. #9
    Regular
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    18
    Post Thanks / Like

    Wink

    not so doungares. I also sometimes drink the water. I'm living here 4 1/2 years, but I guss after 1 year you can risk it , the water will not kill you ( immediately )

  10. #10
    Bronze
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    649
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Originally posted by jjsk
    some people do indeed drink the tap water in the DR, and apparently they are still alive to talk about it... so that means it is possible to build up an immunity to whatever evil little bugs are swimming around in the water... yes?
    Many people in the DR are in very poor health, are always sick and/or have parasites.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •