QUOTE(zaFrOoNaLdO @ Mar 6 2019, 01:26 PM)
just wondering, how come in australia u can drink straight from the tap ? how are their pipes different to malaysia?
Ok, yes, when I lived in the US/Canada, I used to drink from the tap as well. Mentality is "1st world country, they do care about us and all is to standards". (not true at all if you search lead poisoning and various bacteria alerts in USA/Canada, when it was not recommended to use tap water even once boiled).
I stopped drinking from the tap once we moved to China because of the terrible smell. Here, smell is not as bad as China, but still quite bad, and some areas (Cheras for example) have such horrible water, that you can see it with your naked eyes.
I always say - think about your filter as your insurance. This is why I'm not a big fan of water tests. You can test your water and all is rosy and next day there is a contamination or error at the water treatment station, this is when your filter will save you. It does not mean that drinking from tap will immediately kill you or cause you immediate harm, but in the long run or in case of some contamination it may do harm.
Other aspect in Malaysia is condo realities. I've seen condo tanks where lizards and frogs live, bird's excrement floating etc. To be fair, I've also seen tanks in excellent condition. So even if we assume that pipes are excellent, I wouldn't risk.
I have 1 story to share, when a fellow LYN member installed the filter at home and there was a water treatment station in front of him AND that was a new area. So, in theory, except for horrible chlorine smell, his water was supposed to be clean. We were all very surprised when we discovered how much dirt he had deposited on his cartridge (PoE) after just 2 month. Maybe because the area is still new and pipes are not "washed" properly, but yeah, this is actually weird.
And then there is my story, we lived in Cyberjaya, water had too much chlorine, but after 6 months, cartridges had 0 iron on it, so not brown at all. We moved to Puchong and our condo has a large filter downstairs, yet after only 3 months, cartridges are all brown...This post has been edited by hestati: Mar 7 2019, 12:19 PM