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Q: Where does China's drinking water come from?

5 years 47 weeks ago in  Food  - China

 
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I get the bottled water so if nobody is lying to me than it comes from natural spring water someplace up in the mountains somewhere...

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I do not know the answer, but I do know that China is draining more water than it should. The ground water sources are being exhausted and this will become a big problem in just a few years. Especially the big cities will run dry. And this is the crappy undrinkable water. Actual drinking water either comes from the few clean springs there are left, but some of it is from the bad sources and then chemically cleaned. 

 

Lack of water will be a contributing factor in widening the gap between rich and poor. The poor will not be able to provide good water for themselves, and will suffer from the problems of drinking the tap water. 

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The one we get in jars is purified (?) water from a nearby shop having a tank system that should, and I underline should, do the job. What I'm afraid is that the effectivness of such depurator and the fact that we're probably just drinking tap water.

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A related question  would have to be where does the water go once used.. ? I mean sewage treatment - bcs I certainly haven't seen a single treatment plant here in Sichuan.

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http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2013/08/14/bc-free-groundwater-nestle.html.......

Nestle gets the water for free in Canada and sells it worldwide.

Tibet has a lot of good clean fresh water still.....  is Tibet still part of China? 

Water reserves in the lakes on the plateau are about 608 billion cubic meters, holding 70 percent of the country's total lake water reserves

http://www.china.org.cn/english/environment/128094.htm

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watch the episode Penn and Teller Bullsh*t  on bottled water would make you think twice buying it own country and probaly the same here apart from you cant drink tap water here.  Bottled water normally comes form these water plant sites that filter the water.  In the episode they explainned that your tap drinking water was better as was safeguarded and and had more regulaters checking the quality of the water than the bottled water industry.

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Out the toilet by the look and smell of it!

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Water comes from bottles. Even at home bottled 'spring water'' can often be filtered tap water.

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  From the taps. Don't drink it, they can't afford to make it sanitory.

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