So … if you’re one of the many, many people whom I’ve called out for not drinking perfectly safe, clean American tap water because it “tastes funny” – here’s what I drink every day:

Don’t worry, I treat it first. By the end of the process it’s clear, refreshing, and tastes of strongly overchlorinated swimming pool water. It takes half an hour to do 10 liters, and I go through 2-4 liters a day, so do the math on that. Still, I count myself lucky. Water-borne illness is a HUGE deal in my area … I have no doubt I’ll subject you to a number of instructive water sanitation posts before I’m done with this gig.

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