Since most of us don't travel with a water testing kit, there are signs you can look for that will tell you if the H20 from the tap is more like H2-NO. The obvious one is odor. A rotten egg or sulfuric smell can mean there's bacteria in the water. Metallic-tasting water can mean there are metals present, such as mercury, copper, lead and even arsenic. And while the taste of chlorine may be unpleasant, it could be a sign the water has actually been disinfected for safety. When in doubt, don't drink it. Look for refill stations that use commercial filters, too.
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