UAE tap water is safe to drink, says new report
New research shows that desalinated tap water is safe to drink when it leaves the processing plant.
However, local authorities need to do more to ensure the cleanliness of residential water tanks.
The Quooker research report showed 80% of locals indicated bad taste as the main reason for not drinking tap water.
“There is limited awareness of water contamination at the end-point [the home or building], and we would like to see more being done to educate consumers on the importance of maintaining a hygienic water tank,” said Jakob Johannsen, managing director of Quooker UAE. “Desalinated water is entirely safe and suitable for drinking when it leaves the processing plant, so there is value for local authorities in doing more to ensure the cleanliness of residential water tanks and the consumption of the high quality water their facilities are producing.
“We were encouraged to find that 80% of consumers would drink water from a filtered boiling water tap, so there is clearly scope for reduced dependence on bottled water.”