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London has the best water in the UK

September 24, 2008 at 1:34 am

When most people come to London from outside the UK, the first thing they notice is how hard the water is. That cup of tea just doesn’t taste the same and it takes a second to wash soap off your hands. But, according to a recent report led by the Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI), London drinking tap water is the best in the UK.

The annual test looked at up to 40 different areas of water quality, took 168,000 samples from each region, covering all the UK’s counties and overall London came out with 99.98 % pass rate over all of the tests. This comes as great news for water campaigners who are pushing for tap water to be drunk more widely in the capital and all over the UK in places like bars and restaurants.

There are a great number of people and companies (the Houses of Parliament included) who still insist on bottled mineral water. With results like this though, it feels as though we are getting nearer to a stronger public faith in the quality of tap water.

London came out top, but not really by a huge margin. The worse surveyed region was the Northern area but this only dropped to 99.94%, which many might not regard as a worrying figure for the last place. With a national average of 99.96%, a chief inspector of drinking water feels this figure has remained pretty much the same over the last few years and could be improved upon. The more demand for it though, the better the quality will be.

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