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#77631 - 12/29/03 02:30 PM Is the water safe?  
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Hi, I'm heading to AC in February and was wondering what people's experiences were with drinking the water? Is it safe or should we stick to bottled water? Thanks!

#77632 - 12/29/03 04:40 PM Re: Is the water safe?  
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Originally posted by ACbound:
Hi, I'm heading to AC in February and was wondering what people's experiences were with drinking the water? Is it safe or should we stick to bottled water? Thanks!
I believe the water is safe, but it taste funky. On my first trip on AC in the early 1980's, a San Pedrano told me the water taste odd, due to the grave yard ! I spit the water out fast. He just tried to freak me out mon. Con Mucho Gusto, Mel S.....


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#77633 - 12/29/03 05:39 PM Re: Is the water safe?  
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WHat I always do is buy bottled water for drinking straight if I'm thirsty. In mixed drinks or ice cubes you'll hardly notice a difference.

But, the water is very safe to drink.

#77634 - 12/29/03 07:27 PM Re: Is the water safe?  
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I had no problem drinking the water, but at first I thought it tasted like seaweed. After a while you don't notice it.

#77635 - 12/30/03 12:35 AM Re: Is the water safe?  
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I agree with denny. I do get a 5 gallon bottle delivered for drinking, but for cooking & ice cubes the water is perfectly safe, I've never gotten sick (like my experiences in mexico.)

#77636 - 12/30/03 06:57 AM Re: Is the water safe?  
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My Dr. recommends taking 2 Pepto Bismol tablets a day (1 morning/1 night) when traveling outside of the states. Have always done this on cruises/Mexico/etc. and have never gotten sick from food/water/ice cubes.
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#77637 - 12/30/03 10:43 AM Re: Is the water safe?  
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I brush my teeth and make ice cubs with the water and have even used it to drink. However, I prefer the taste of the bottled water. Last year the local paper had an article on a bacterial count comparison of the local water to the bottled water. The differences were negligible.


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#77638 - 12/30/03 11:07 AM Re: Is the water safe?  
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Thanks for all the great advice laugh

#77639 - 12/30/03 11:16 AM Re: Is the water safe?  
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We did not have any trouble with the water during our stay. We drank water from a cooler but ice cubes came from the tap(and we drank massive amounts of frozen drinks). However, I brought back a bottle of One Barrel Rum and drank it with a friend ONE night. I cannot begin to tell you how sick I was for a solid week. It tasted real good going down with a Diet Coke...

#77640 - 12/30/03 12:01 PM Re: Is the water safe?  
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That Diet Coke is bad stuff. Just look at what it's done to Bill Thornton!

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