Drinking water

Discussion in 'Food & Drink' started by philtepper, Jun 30, 2006.

  1. philtepper

    philtepper Member

    Advice please on whether the tap water in Prague is drinkable or whether people have to be careful and boil it first or stick to bottled. No disrespect implied to the Czech Republic - there are many parts of Europe where caution makes sense over this and I certainly intend when I visit to drink a variety of stronger liquids as well as water!!
  2. GlennInFlorida

    GlennInFlorida Well-Known Member

    never had any problems with water - seems perfectly safe.
  3. Zeisig

    Zeisig Well-Known Member

    Water quality in Prague (average values):

    Escherichia coli: 0 KTJ/100 ml
    Hardness: cca 1.5 mmol/l
    Nitrates: 33 mg/l
    pH: 7.55
    Fe: 0.14 mg/l
    Cloudiness: 0.5 ZFn

  4. SMZ

    SMZ Well-Known Member

    I was able to drink tap water without any problems whatsoever, but you have to ask for it (tap water) in restaurants. If you simply ask for water you'll get bottled water and be charged for it.

    Also, not sure if there are a lot of drinking fountains (aka water fountains here in the US) where you're from, but I don't remember seeing even one the entire time I was in the Czech Republic. For "walking around" water, you'll probably want to buy the bottled stuff.

  5. gementricxs

    gementricxs Well-Known Member

    I've never had problems with drinking tap water as well.
    Suzan, there is one water fountain for drinking near Wenceslav Square, right outside the BaƄa shop.
  6. TroskuAmericanka

    TroskuAmericanka Active Member

    I've seen them too...but that doesn't mean I drink from them. The idea just takes away any desire to drink water that I previously had. :lol: I just go with the bottled water. Oh, and I used to think that I got sick from Czech water, because I got sick the first 3 times I went to Czech, but I figured out it was from the lepek (gluten) in the milk. :D So no worries about the water. It actually is pretty good on a hot day. :)
  7. magan

    magan Well-Known Member

    There is no problem with water at all and never been any before.
  8. The Animal

    The Animal Well-Known Member

    A little bit off topic, but since we're talking about voda here. I lived In Phoenix for about a year, I thought their tap voda was the worst tasting ever yuck,yuck. After drinking that you will drink anything I thought. Until my madzerinlo' who lives in Up State New York (pretty scenery by the way) took us to a place where they have minera'lka voda. Jedna taiste of that will knock your klobouk off your hlava ! To me that was the nejhorsi taste ever. 8) 8)

    Dekuji Na shledanou
  9. dzurisova

    dzurisova Well-Known Member


    I love how you throw in Czech words with your English. I should try doing that when I talk to my husband. :)
  10. The Animal

    The Animal Well-Known Member

    Dekuji, it seems to help me more with this great language. One day I hope to go to the solid Czech section and be able to read, and reply to topics.

    Na shledanou 8) 8)
  11. Duludka

    Duludka Member

    :D Once we learned in biology, that if you feel sick from some water what you drinked abroad (and didn't boil it), it cannot be only because of the water quality, but because of you aren't accustomed to the "structure" of the water...people what live there normally drink the same water and don't feel sick...and it didn't rest with if the abroad is CR or Britain...

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