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  1. AlwaysRt

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    I will be in Duma City Sunday the 24th until 1 Feb while looking for a monthly rental in Duma "metro area". Valencia is top of the list from reading but not tied to it, will make final decision based on what I see.

    What is everyone's opinion on drinking tap water, both at home and in restaurants? It's great or best to buy 5 gallon jugs from ???

     
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    Most people buy 5 gallon containers from the local supplier, buy drinking water when outside.
     
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    I pay 25 pesos for a 5 gallon jug of water, delivered. I use about 2 jugs a week for drinking, cooking and coffee. When in a restaurant I used to order "mineral water" which is an often used word for a small bottle of water. Recently I have just ordered "service water" which they serve for free and it comes from one of those 5 gallon jugs. The trick is the ice. Some businesses make their ice from tap water and others use the service water. I find the better restaurants use service water to make their ice cubes. I have not got sick from the tap water and I brush my teeth with it daily so in an emergency, with reluctance, I would drink it.
     
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    I recommend also the 5 gallon jug, at least never had problems with service water and ice in the restaurants - 8 years asia makes u really strong and invulnerable :-)
     
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    We have drinking water delivered but we brush our teeth with local water. Kids too. So far it seems to be okay, no stomach problems in the family.
     
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    I have drank the tap water on a few occasions in the 5 years being here and didn't have any problems. I wouldn't make it a regular thing. I once drank the water at the base of Casaroro Falls in Valencia because I went VERY unprepared for the long walk (had no idea it was that far). I didn't have any problems from that source either. Sometimes we get lucky.

    Asking for "service water" at restaurants will get you purified water from the big (5 gallon?) water dispensers the employees drink from....usually for free or a couple pesos. You should always avoid the tap water unless you are in a real bind. Bottled water here runs around 10-15 pesos for a small bottle and 30-35 for a 5 gallon(ish) container you see in offices. It's simply not worth the risk when you get "purified" water so cheaply IMO.

    There is an apartment complex (4 connected apartments) on Smith street that has been there for a couple years now and then don't seem to have any tenants at the moment. When going up the Dumaguete-Valencia take second right (Smith Street), it's the first gated property on the right. 2 bedroom and I think the rent is 10-12k a month. Worth a look. I'm sure there are plenty of other options in Valencia that I just can't recall at the moment.
     
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    I certainly will go this way, I have been paying 100+php for 5(ish) Liters here in Hong Kong. I also went the 5 gallon container rout in Panajachel Guatemala last year, was 17Q so about 100php just for comparison.
     
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    I've given up on bottled water and am now just drinking tap water here in Banilad Bacong. I chill it in the fridge so it tastes much better, of course. No gastric distress whatsoever. We were paying PHP 35 for the big 5-gallon bottles, but I eventually just drifted over to the tap water.

    I spent 13 months traveling through Africa, and I always made it a point to brush my teeth with tap water, with the idea that I'd build up some gut flora that would toughen up my system and keep me from getting sick. I was initially reluctant to drink the tap water here, but after a couple weeks of drinking a glass or two a day with no issues, I decided to just go with it...
     
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    Henry - the owner of One Love Reggae cafe almost died drinking tap water when he arrived in Dumaguete. At least that is what he told me. The medicine he required cleaned out his life savings. Be warned
     
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    He told me his name was Orville???
     
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