Is the water you are drinking clean? Are there better and cheaper alternatives? Who is responsible for keeping water safe, and are they doing a good job? In this edition, the Kyiv Post launches a four-part series to answer these questions. The newspaper hired experts to analyze 25 samples of water from taps, pumps, wells and bottles.
What will happen to you after drinking Kyiv tap water?
Many city residents call water from the faucet poison, while others argue it is normal and perhaps the only type that is strictly controlled by state agencies.
To separate fact from fiction in this dispute, the Kyiv Post ordered an independent laboratory check of water quality.
The findings: The truth lies somewhere in the middle.
Occasional drinking of Kyiv tap water is safe, but constant use over years may cause serious health problems, such as cancer.
Microbiological tests proved the absence of any harmful bacteria in this water, while physical and chemical testing revealed that the outdated use of chlorine to disinfect
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