And here's a very good tip: Cold water (drink) out of the fridge
might seem refreshing and will cool you down, but it is important to
realise, that it can have the opposite effect. Your body becomes
cooler where the water reaches and its automatic reaction is to
compensate for this by trying to warm your body up!
There is a network of pipes, gullies and tanks on the island which
brings the natural 'spring' water from the higher altitudes to
farms, towns and villages on the lower parts of the island. The
quality of the water is excellent, but the quality of pipes and
tanks may not always be so good.
The water here is
safe to use for washing food and cleaning your teeth and so on but
bad stomachs do tend to be a problem here, although I strongly
believe that's linked to the low price of alcohol. Drink bottled
water. Ice cubes in bars and restaurants are made from bottled water
too, so are safe to consume.
The quality of the tap water varies from area to area. Water ( in a
few towns (areas) ) can be drunk from the tap, but to be sure, check
by the authorities. The quality of the water in the towns can vary
from week to week. The usual chemicals are added.
Bottled water - still
Agua sin gas: There are several companies on the island that bottle
the spring water and distribute it to shops, supermarkets, cafes and
restaurants. It comes in plastic containers or glass bottles varying
from 100 ml to 8 litres. Always take a bottle with you if you go
walking or driving.
Bottled water - aerated
Agua con gas: This is the same as the "still water" but with bubbles
A very big part of the drinking water on this Island,
Aqua's de Firgas.
A company, which are doing much for the water is