Beijing Tells Residents Water Safe Straight From Tap – Reuters
Residents of China’s capital have been assured that their tap water is “drinkable even without being boiled,” state media reported, a breakthrough of sorts in a country where boiling drinking water is second nature.
“This is a blessing for Beijing residents,” said the China news agency. “For many years now, owing to a host of environmental factors, the quality of Beijing water has been doubted by the outside world.” [Full Text]
See also: China to Raise Water Quality Standards from www.planetark.org.