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【India】Water Situation: Points to be aware of


Hello. I'm Tsumako.

Today, I would like to introduce the water situation in India.

There is an image that water in India can break your stomach.

In fact, when I talked to people who had experienced India before coming to India, I often heard that they broke their stomachs with water.

Therefore, perhaps because it was worth being careful, I have never broken my stomach with water so far, so I have summarized the points to be aware of.

Bottled water

Basically, I don't drink tap water. I heard that locals don't drink tap water either.

I often see manufacturers such as Bisleri and Kinley for bottled water, so I wonder if these manufacturers are the mainstream, but it seems that tap water is purified as much as possible, not natural water.

The taste is thehard water. Some of you may not be good at it.

My husband and I were also worried about the taste when we drank it for the first time, but after about a week, it stopped bothering.

I didn't particularly break my stomach with hard water.

If anything, I think Contrex, which was popular when she was a student, had a stronger feeling of hard water.

When purchasing a PET bottle, I always check that the lid is closed properly and that it clicks when I open it.

I've never seen it before, but it seems that sometimes there are vacant ones, so be careful. I don't know what's in the empty PET bottles 、、、by the way, I heard that drinks such as cans are safer than PET bottles

because they are covered in a special way.

Water Server

When it comes to living at home in India, you probably have a water server installed in both homes.

We also have a water server and we use Kinley.

I drink it normally and use it in cooking.

One bottle is 20L and very heavy, and I can't replace it with the power of the tsumiko, so I summon my husband every time.

Three bottles are consumed in about one week. The price is also not high at 110 rupees for 20L, so it is easy to use.

Tap water

Tap water is not used for drinking.

It seems that the locals don't drink tap water either.

I have a water purifier, but I don't drink it because I have resistance even with the water from the water purifier.

Tap water is basically used to wash dishes and wash hands when you get home.

I checked the water quality

I was curious about how much the quality of tap water and water purified water differed, so I bought a water quality checker and checked it.

The one used was a TDS meter, a concentration meter of impurities dissolved in water.

As a result of actual research,
☆Tap water → 115ppm ☆ Water purifier → 65ppm ☆ Kinley → 21ppm I checked that the general Japan tap water is around 100ppm

~ 150ppm, so I felt that the value of tap water was surprisingly low.

I thought that if I used a water purifier, the value would be as close to 0 as possible, so I was worried about whether this number would be okay.

However, when investigating, it seems that the value may be high if it contains a lot of minerals, and it seems that it is not possible to judge that the water quality is not good just because the value is high.

Indian water is hard water and contains minerals, so even Kinley has this number, so I think it's okay if you don't have to worry about it.

Also, as an aside, when I talked to the real estate agent about the water value, he told me that there was no particular problem.

real estate agent
real estate agent

Basically, I don't drink tap water even through a water purifier.
If you want to drink it, a water server is a good choice.
Also, the tap water in the apartment here is lower than in the city.

The number of tap water in the city is up to 300 or 500 ...

Also, it seems that the value of tap water changes because the machine that purifies the water differs depending on the apartment.

I thought it was a complicated water situation.

How to use water

It will be just a rule of use in our house.

Some of you may be more rigorously divided, but...

・ Water server → When drinking water, making tea, cooking rice, eating vegetables and fruits raw, When putting miso soup or soup directly into

the mouth, water from a water purifier → Washing vegetables, boiling vegetables and noodles, gargling, toothpaste

, tap water → Dishwashing, hand washing,


The standard is whether or not to use drinking water.

As long as I rinsed my mouth and gargled, there was no problem with the water from the water purifier.

I also use it when cooking and boiling vegetables, but so far there is no problem.

When I'm cooking in a hurry, sometimes I get confused about which one uses a water purifier and which one uses a water server.

You have to cook calmly and calmly.


Before coming to India, I was very wary of many people telling me to be careful about Indian water.

However, as I gradually got used to it, I began to think that this was okay.
(My stomach seems to be getting used to it as the days go by...)

I am careful not to drink the water that comes out at the store, and when I want to drink water, I order it properly and drink bottled water. I also make sure that the cap is closed properly)

and make sure that water does not get into my eyes and mouth even in the bath.

When I was taking a bath, I got water the first time and my eyes turned red.

I'm fine if it's a little, but if I get a lot of it, it will get rough, so I am careful not only about my mouth but also about my eyes.

Water is important because it is always necessary every day.

Be careful not to break your stomach by using them properly!


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