In France, tap water is a good to which everyone has access to from now on. Nowadays, 67% of french people drink tap water every day. It is subject to multiple analysis from her source to the tap, and to daily checks. But you are still a few to ask about tap water. Meersens answers

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My water has chlorine taste, is it consumable ?
I have stomach cramps, fever, vomitings and diarrhea, can this come from water ?
The plastic micro pollutants in tap water, what risks for health ?
Is the sanitary quality of my tap water controlled ?
How is the quality of my water define ?
What happens if there is an exceeding in the quality requirements ?
Why mustn’t we use hot water to cook or to drink ?
Médecine in my water, reality or fiction ?
How to be aware of the quality of my potable water ?
How to become actor of water quality ?
  • My water has chlorine taste, is it consumable ?

Chlorine is used to treat water and to guarantee its harmlessness. Chlorine taste can be eradicated by leaving water cool for several hours in an open carafe before consumption. Water with chlorine taste is therefore consumable and doesn’t present any risks.
  • I have stomach cramps, fever, vomitings and diarrhea, can this come from water ?

Cryptosporiodiosis is a sickness presenting the symptoms mentioned above due to a parasite that can be transmitted by water but also human and animal contact. In 2019 the Regional Health Agency gave as precautionary statement to the city of Grasse and to the surrounding municipalities concerned, to consume bottled water because she suspected (but no concret proofs) the contamination of tap water by this parasite. However, this type of contamination stays rare in France and water stays controlled a lot.
  • The plastic micro pollutants in tap water, what risks for health ?

There are indeed, plastic micro pollutants found in potable water but you must know that there are less plastic micro pollutants found in tap water than in bottled water. To avoid overconsumption of these pollutants it is preferable to consume tap water.
  • Is the sanitary quality of my tap water controlled ?

The health monitoring of water includes both exercised monitoring by the person responsible of the production and the distribution of water, and the sanitary control implemented by the Regional Health Agency. Water samples and analysis program is assured in different production and distribution installation points by the Regional Health Agency.
  • How is the quality of my water define ?

In France, the water quality requirements are classified in 2 groups : The quality limits for which the parameters whose presence in water induce immediate risks or at more or less long term for health. Quality references for around twenty quality indicators parameters, witnesses to the operations of the installations.
  • What happens there is an exceeding in quality requirements ?

When anomaly detection, a survey opens in order to determine the causes of the problem. The necessary measures are taken to establish the quality of water.
  • Why mustn’t we use hot water to cook and to drink ?

A high water temperature coming out from the tap can favor the transfer of the metals that constitute the canalisations and the degradation of bacterial quality in your water.
  • Drugs in my water, reality to fiction ?

Pharmaceutical products are considered like micro pollutants and are subject to active researches concerning their effect on human health. There are indeed pharmaceutical product traces found in potable water mostly when this one comes from surface water but these effects, wether positive or negative haven’t been proved yet because their quantities are extremely low (around ng/L)
  • How to know the quality of my potable water ?

Meersens application allows you to know the quality of your water. You can found the data about the pesticides present but also the bacteriological quality or even the chemical pollutants as well as the presence of heavy metals. Every data are presented in comparaison with references to indicate the quality in one look. Personalized usage tips are lavished depending on the results of the analyzes.
  • How to become actor in water quality ?

If you are geolocated in one of the 57th municipalities of Lyon metropolis, Meersens allows you (option soon available in the reste of France) to give an advice on the taste of water via fast and dynamic questions available on Meersens’s application. Your answers will immediately be taken into account by the metropolitan water distributor who seeks into guaranteeing a satisfying and stable taste in time to all water consumers. Do not wait any longer and become taste water actor !
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