@AnaVieira We were wondering about the water in Cascais. Our tap water here tastes and smells fine, but we see people buying lots of water in the local stores. Do some households not have good water? Or is there something that I am missing?
The water downtown Cascais is good to drink unless you live in a house that has old pipes and in that case it can have some taste.
I have a house on the historical center and the water is good.
the water comes from Sintra and it is treated in Cascais municipality.
In some parts of the Alcabideche neighborhood the water is too limestone and people do not drink it. You can do a test just leaving water in a glass for 2 or 3 days. If it leaves whites stripes, it’s better not to drink it.
I remember as a kid when I visited the house of our cleaner in Cascais in late sixties, her family had one room, one light and the water came from the poço in the largo!!
Portugal has moved on!
Still don't understand why many folk still think the nation doesn't meet the #EU's (high) standards on water quality!!
Bottled water is a tradition.
I will drink the water in Lisboa, it's fine. Also, we have a water dispenser from the fridge which has a filter (and chilled) and I really don't taste the difference. If in doubt, get a filter jug like a Brita. Alternatively, beer has been purified through the brewing process - always a safe bet but depends upon your itinerary....
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