Saigon had a huge downpour today. For some odd reason I decided to see what the water quality of the rain was. Since the rain was quite heavy, I was able to get a cupful of rainwater in a short time. As you will see from the photo, the ppm was 7. Quite clean. No surprises here. … [Read more...] about Water quality of Saigon rain
For those living in Saigon long-term, it is natural to have concerns over the quality of the drinking water in the city. When I first arrived to Saigon in 2004, you dared not drink from the tap water. Everyone always ordered bottled water. Some 15 years later, the tap water has significantly improved. Yet, most people, such as myself, will be a bit weary to drink from the … [Read more...] about Would you switch to tap water in Saigon?
At the request of people, I decided to do a TDS test of four more brands of bottled water that you can buy in Saigon. Please note, as some people will emphasis, I am just doing a TDS test to decide how pure the water is. For purposes of this test, anything below 50 ppm indicates the water has been purified an "most likely" safe to drink. My last water quality article provides … [Read more...] about More bottled water tests
Took these readings in Duc Hoa just outside of Ho Chi Minh City in the Long An Province. Duc Hoa Tap Water The tap water was at 167 ppm. With the pollution and water leaks I seen in the nearby factories, I definitely would not drink the water here. I definitely want to test the water to see if any contaminants are in the water. Anna Bottled Water One of the popular … [Read more...] about Water quality in Duc Hoa (Long An Province)
Update: You can purchase a TDS water quality meter at Lazada. Last week I checked the water quality again in my apartment building. I have done it once in the past, this time wanted to look at bottled water as well. I used a portable TDS, total dissolved solids, water test that I purchased from Amazon in the US. Below is the chart that I used to interpret my … [Read more...] about Testing water quality in Saigon (HCMC), Vietnam