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#11 lucy106

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    Posted 09 February 2008 - 10:40 AM

    Questions like this are why I love the forum...I sadly enough never thought of this so thanks bringing it to my pre-occupied attention!

    #12 LeXiee

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      Posted 09 February 2008 - 11:38 AM

      I have heard that in the kitchens, etc... they have filtration systems.. but not for the rooms. It would be too expensive to do this.

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      Posted 09 February 2008 - 11:48 AM

      One option would be to run plain water thru your in-room coffee pot (if your room has one). The heat from that will disinfect the water and then you can use that to clean your cups.

      Also, you can use a bit of hand sanitizer if you want to disinfect your cup (as opposed to washing away yesterday's pina colada to make room for today's mojit0).

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      #14 starchild

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        Posted 09 February 2008 - 11:49 AM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by LeXiee
        I have heard that in the kitchens, etc... they have filtration systems.. but not for the rooms. It would be too expensive to do this.
        That makes sense!

        #15 vale

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          Posted 09 February 2008 - 12:28 PM

          when I was washing my daughters cup for her milk every night, I would wash it with hot tap water and then rinse it with bottled water. She has never been ill. Also on the odd occasion that I had forgotton and used tap water for my teeth, it didn't affect me but would totally agree not to drink the tap water.

          Hope this helps.

          #16 starchild

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            Posted 09 February 2008 - 12:29 PM

            True Mo, alcohol does kill germs...lol I've eaten at taco stands in Mexico where there weren't any other tourists & the guy taking the money touched the food (which is like a huge no-no, so they say) and I never got sick, but then I met a lady who did the same and was sick well after she returned from Mexico. So maybe it's all in how lucky you are? Or how much alcohol you drink...lol

            #17 dragonfly

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              Posted 09 February 2008 - 01:48 PM

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              I have friends from Haiti and they don't even brush their teeth with tap water when they go home. Haiti is not DR but it's the same small island, not sure how their filtration systems differ.

              Also, when we landed in Jamaica anyone who had been to DR in the preceding 6 months (and some other countries) were detained at the airport by immigration officials because of health concerns. Not to scare you, but IMO I would give yourself the best shot at staying healthy because it is a small burden compared to the alternative.
              Our rep at the hotel told us that the hotel had a filtration system just not to drink the water but washing, and brushing was fine. I think alot of the resorts in the dr have their own filtration system's in place.

              #18 LadyCheese

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                Posted 09 February 2008 - 02:12 PM

                Glad I read this thread...I never drank the tap water when I went to Puerto Plata, DR but I did brush my teeth with it and was okay...but you never know I guess.

                #19 Copita

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                  Posted 12 February 2008 - 01:57 PM

                  I travel to DR frequently and have never had a problem with their tap water. Just don't drink it.




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