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yunus



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19/06/2009 15:34

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any advise on the tap water in catalkoy. is it drinkable, can it be boiled and used also has anybody actually had it analised. any info would be appreciated as everybody i have asked has a different opinion.



No1Doyen


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19/06/2009 15:39

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Don't drink the tap water anywhere in the trnc.



vicky


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19/06/2009 18:00

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We live in catalkoy and drink the water. We also boil it in the kettle for making coffee etc but you do need to descale your kettle on a regular basis.



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ilovekibris


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19/06/2009 21:05

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msg1: "also has anybody actually had it analised"



Some bloke once tried it on with me after a few beers but a swift right hook sent him on his way.



TimothyCadman


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19/06/2009 21:38

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The water in Catalkoy is drinkable and has a pleasant taste but......in the long term drinking on a regular basis will not do you any good due to its high lime content. Boiling of vegetables in the water is fine and ok if you don't drink lots of tea and coffee.

Its best uses is for showering, watering the garden and filling of swimming pools.



canyavuz


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19/06/2009 23:47

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Not the best idea to drink tap water anywhere in Europe apart from the UK.

Water is EXTREMELY cheap anyway. 19L bottle of water can be as cheap as 1.75 TL (Turkis forces canteen, open to the public).



eastendjoker


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19/06/2009 23:55

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where are these turkis forces canteens and what else can you get in them ?



Thinker


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20/06/2009 15:54

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I thought the Turkish Forces canteens had been clamping down on people using them?



TimothyCadman


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20/06/2009 18:21

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Yes they have, unless you are a Cypriot or mainland Turk.

They cut it back as it was becoming too popular and they were running out of food for their own men, for whom it was set up in the first place.



kofaliking


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20/06/2009 19:44

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I would recommened you dont drink the water here. Its never a good idea to switch to foreign water. There is a high content things that dont do your body any good. The taste is also not anything to brag about.

You can nip into any supermarket here and buy bottles of EVSU for example.

Alternatively you can buy a water cooler (you know those things you see in offices) and keep that in your house.

It was recommened to me by a neihbour here when i first moved, and it is a very good idea. It is steep price at first, its going to be about 200 for the cooler itself, and then 16 each for the blue water containers that sit on top. But, once you have bought the water container it is yours to keep and it only costs 4 each time you want it filling. We have 4 now, and its approx 19 litres in each one, so it lasts!

It really is a better idea than going to the supermarket everyday and spending 3TL... Because after time, it will come to more than the cooler.



Hope that helps you!



Michael



spangles


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20/06/2009 22:47

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A 19 litre exchange "Bidon" to fit water coolers costs 4.50 tl in most supermarkets. Not 4.00.



nurseawful



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21/06/2009 09:13

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Message 5

"best used for watering the garden and FILLING SWIMMING pools."

You have got to be joking here in Lapta we get mains water on every 3 days if we are lucky! And we will be fined if caught watering the garden or filling pools then water meter taken away.

Last year while doing our residency we met 2 couples from Catalkoy who openly boasted about this, at the time we though they were talking Bull...t. Now not too sure



musy313


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24/06/2010 17:52

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Icy delivery price is 4,50 TL. and they have a campaign. when you buy one 19 Lt. you will see a code on the tap. write code name and surname and send a text message to 4441 from KKTCELL. they will send you one bottle free for first time and 10th of the September they have a draw and they give a big presents.



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