Is the tap water safe to drink or is it advisable to use bottled in Malta regards Mick
After UK tap water, Maltese tap water has, in my opinion, a disgusting taste, and being a resident of Malta I wouldn't dream of drinking it. I will admit that once you have boiled it, the water is safe for tea and coffee, but why take the chance of a tummy upset on your holiday when bottled water is so cheap. You will get some people say that they have drunk it with no side effects, but I can quote just as many people who say they suffered just for trying it. Maltese natural water has minerals added to it to make it safe to drink, but mostly for Maltese. When water stocks are low, they still pump sea water and refine it as drinking water and even the Maltese know the difference. So my advice is buy bottled water, it's best to be safe than sorry, because once you get the two-bob-bits, you've got it for a few days.
Have a bug free holiday.
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