22 Feb '12, 8pm

Is it Safe to Drink? New App Guides Travelers in Tap Water Choices

Is it Safe to Drink? New App Guides Travelers in Tap Water Choices

Clean drinking water is something we might take for granted at home, but travelers need to be really careful about the source of their water. If they haven't done the groundwork to determine the safety of the tap water, they could be in for a world of hurt, as there are many places where the quality of the water coming out of the tap is sketchy. When you're on the road, how can you know if the tap water is safe to drink? If you're in the U.S.A., chances are you can trust that the local municipal water supply is completely safe to drink, but if you get off of the beaten path, it's a whole different ball game. But a new free iOS app from Vitens , called Water Advisor , could make the difference between being adequately hydrated while traveling or horribly sick from waterborne contamination. The app tells you whether the tap water is safe to drink, no matter where in the worl...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/gadgets/new-app-guides-traveler...

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