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Local fountain, coldest cleanest drinking water I've ever tasted is everywhere here.
Sony a7IV, 90mm 2.8 G Macro, handheld, high ISO. Cleaned up in Lr.

Macro, Fountain by Mike, on Flickr



Feb 06, 2023 at 02:30 AM
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Super capture Mike!
Is it city provided water?

The reason I ask is that my grandfather lived in a town in N. Iowa. There was no city drinking water because of sulphur. If you wanted sweet pure drinking water, one had to go to a natural spring outside the city, fill a bucket and store in a cool place to drink.
Dan



Feb 06, 2023 at 10:49 AM
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Hi Dan -

Yes, much of Switzerland has public water nearly everywhere. In some cases there is a sign not to drink, but most cities and towns have fountains free flowing most of the year.

A few places we’ve stayed in the alps have the absolute best tasting water, and Zürich’s is quite good compared to our old home in Vermont - so it’s weird to come back from holiday and be grumpy about the water.

I think Zürich has 1200 some fountains.



Danpbphoto wrote:
Super capture Mike!
Is it city provided water?

The reason I ask is that my grandfather lived in a town in N. Iowa. There was no city drinking water because of sulphur. If you wanted sweet pure drinking water, one had to go to a natural spring outside the city, fill a bucket and store in a cool place to drink.
Dan




Feb 09, 2023 at 06:48 AM
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bmike-vt wrote:
Hi Dan -

Yes, much of Switzerland has public water nearly everywhere. In some cases there is a sign not to drink, but most cities and towns have fountains free flowing most of the year.

A few places we’ve stayed in the alps have the absolute best tasting water, and Zürich’s is quite good compared to our old home in Vermont - so it’s weird to come back from holiday and be grumpy about the water.

I think Zürich has 1200 some fountains.



I should have made my post a bit more clear Mike. All cities have water but my point was back in the late 50's-early 60's some towns had no drinking water. The ground contained sulphur and other toxic minerals not safe for drinking.
So hop in the car and head to the "town spring" for fresh cool sweet natural water!
Dan




Feb 09, 2023 at 10:04 AM
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Oh, for sure. I grew up in Cleveland. The water was so dirty in the Cuyahoga river it caught on fire…

I know today there are quite a few places where nasty stuff is getting into the drinking water supply due to fracking.

The only water I’ve had that was as good as the water here and in the alps was at a campground near Ashland, Wisconsin - spring water so cold it was almost hard to swallow. We were there on a camping trip up through Michigan, the UP, and over to Wisconsin.


Danpbphoto wrote:
I should have made my post a bit more clear Mike. All cities have water but my point was back in the late 50's-early 60's some towns had no drinking water. The ground contained sulphur and other toxic minerals not safe for drinking.
So hop in the car and head to the "town spring" for fresh cool sweet natural water!
Dan





Feb 09, 2023 at 01:34 PM





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