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Water safe to drink?

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This may be a silly questions, but I am going to STJ and was just wondering if the tap water is safe to drink straight (no filter or treatments).

- Eric from NY

Posted : January 28, 2009 10:32 am
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Where are you staying the water in town and The big resorts are fine. Some of the villas have treatment you will have to ask them if they do.

Posted : January 28, 2009 10:45 am
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Actually I'm camping at cinnamon bay

Posted : January 28, 2009 10:52 am
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Every hotel and restaurant, large and small, schools, anyone who is considered to have a "public water facility" is required by law to have its water tested monthly by an independent water testing laboratory, thus the general answer is yes, the water is safe to drink. It doesn't always taste good and thus many people (me included) prefer to drink bottled water. You should ask Cinnamon Bay but I'm sure that as a campground providing water to the public they would also be required to have their water tested. You might not care for the taste, in which case drink bottled. Hope that helps. Cheers!

Posted : January 28, 2009 12:16 pm
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Do you know what fish do in the water??? Stick to Rum and Beer, I do! But seriously, we've never had issues with the water. Water always tastes different than it does back home anyway.

Posted : January 28, 2009 2:23 pm
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I drink the water at Cinnamon Bay with no difficulties. We do tend to buy gallons of filtered water for drinking. The St. John Water brand is filtered and UV sanitized.

Cheers, RickG

Posted : January 28, 2009 3:08 pm
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Awesome, thanks for the info guys

Posted : January 28, 2009 3:23 pm
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buy a few gallons in jugs and use that water to drink and to brush. Don't take a chance.


Posted : January 28, 2009 6:53 pm
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I agree with Bill. We buy a case of bottled water and a couple gallons, then we fill them up at the grocery store.

I just don't want to take a chance with my stomach and end up in bed or on the pot for a few days of my vacation (sorry everybody, but it happened in Acapulco to me). We even do it in Florida.

Freeze the bottles and take them with you. Only way to go.

Posted : January 28, 2009 7:56 pm
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