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Tap water quality in Saint Petersburg
« on: September 27, 2009, 04:43:10 AM »
Hi, I was in the lovely city of Saint Petersburg in October and stayed at the hotel Rossiya. I was surprised to find that the tap water was all brown and stinky and I was told that it was the same all over Saint Petersburg because all the water pipes in the city are old and rusty.

Do you think this is true everywhere? Do people just put up with it or do many use private water filters?

Has anybody had similar experiences?
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Re: Tap water quality in Saint Petersburg
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2009, 11:03:03 PM »
It is true that you shouldn't drink tap water in Petersburg. But it is not brown and not stinky every where. Maybe some really old buildings like Rossiya have it. You can boil it and it is very drinkable. I, personally, prefer to have a tea or coffee. Some times I am buying it in a 5 litres bottle in the closest market and bring home even it is heavy to cary.(sounds very strange to buy water for home).